Yankalilla defeated Myponga/Sellicks in A grade football

Roo star Tyson Levy centres the football on Saturday.
Roo star Tyson Levy centres the football on Saturday.

The Mudlarks had the first major within seconds, through Phillips in the derby game against Yankalilla.

The Tigers settled things down a little by maintaining possession, but were thwarted at every attempt to score.

The Tigers finally opened their account through Trent Kelly, but the Mudlarks were winning centre clearances and kept scoreboard pressure on.

Possession was hot with players from both sides getting sacked. Braendler took a fine mark and from nowhere the Tigers took the lead. But an instant reply by O'Hanlon and another through Phillips, put the ascendancy back in Mudlark territory.

This proved to be the Mudlarks best quarter as the Tigers class slowly took control. Myponga/Sellicks up by eight points.

Yank made first statement in the second through Kelly again and Braendler's magic put the Tigers in front. It was failed opportunities by Yank until Fitzgerald kicked true, followed by Gotch and it was all the Tigers.

The Mudlarks only managed two points for the term, while Yankalilla kicked 8-6. The lead at half time was 44 points.

Tigers continued on their way in the second half with three quick goals. Micka James was making a great return to the side, he was suddenly everywhere off that half backline.

Yankalilla just kept pushing the Mudlarks into mistakes as, they only managed two entries into their 50 for the quarter and trailed by 79 points at three quarter time.

In the last the Tigers owned the game and firm defence with the likes of Wilson and Durdin did not allow the Mudlarks to score a goal since the opening quarter. Braendler had a day out with eight goals and Laba was everywhere for the Tigers.

The Tigers won by 99 points and the line up is set to get stronger with Sidebottom cleared to return. Tiger coach Kay leads by example.

Clarke and Harman battled all day in the green jumper, along with Fitzpatrick, Squires and Hill. It's hard to see the Tigers not in the mix this year on this effort, while the Mudlarks have lost some height, but they always have that never say die attitude.


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