League Review | Magnificent spring weather greeted week one of the SS&A OMFNL finals with Myrtleford eliminated in the football and Albury in the netball.
Wangaratta Rovers playing its first finals since 2014 were as impressive as any of the four teams in action with a business like 22-point win over Myrtleford at the Albury Sportsground on Sunday. The first quarter was one of the best of the season with Rovers booting six goals to five as the ball pinged from one end to the other.
Alex Marklew kicked three of his five goals in that quarter and along with Tom Boyd (four goals) they looked the most potent and dangerous for the Rovers all season. Jack Gerrish relished the conditions to be best afield that included a game sealing fifty-metre goal in the last quarter to derail the Saints comeback.
In midfield Brodie Filo, Todd Bryant, and a penetrating Sam Murray off half back played a massive part in the Rovers mid game dominance. Rovers young defender Jase McQuade continues to build his supporter base with a superb display keeping Saints Riley Sharp to little impact. The Saints finished strongly in the final term to outscore the Hawks, but the margin and damage had been done in the second and third quarters when Rovers had 17 – 4 scoring shots.