Peckers win in a thriller

MARK: Dean Miller takes a mark for Wayback in their four-point loss to Mallee Park on Saturday. Picture: Jack Davies

MARK: Dean Miller takes a mark for Wayback in their four-point loss to Mallee Park on Saturday. Picture: Jack Davies

Port Lincoln football

Mallee Park 13-4 (82) def Wayback 11-12 (78)

AFTER a thrilling game at Mallee Park, the Peckers walked away with a four-point win against Wayback on Saturday.

It was a game of momentum as it swung between the two teams during the match.

In the second quarter, Mallee Park were more dominant, kicking six goals to Wayback’s two but Wayback were very disciplined in tough conditions.

Wayback had a great start kicking the first couple of goals through Jonty Seal, with Mallee Park only kicking one goal in the first quarter.

The Wayback midfield of Jason Perkins, James Blewit and Shaun Maxfield were controlling the contested ball and the game and Tanner Schlink was very dominant in the ruck.

In the second quarter, Mallee Park were more dominant, kicking six goals to Wayback’s two but Wayback were very disciplined in tough conditions.

Ian Jericho and Dean Rodd were solid at the back and Greg Maxfield created options along the wing using his pace.

After half time both teams came out firing as either team could have taken control.

Wayback began playing as the hard ball winners with determination and it showed as they kicked four goals, one of which came from Dean Miller who was playing against his former club.

However, by the end of the quarter, they conceded two to give Mallee Park a chance.

In the last quarter, the Peckers used the last of their energy to run over Wayback.

Mallee Park kicked six goals to Wayback’s one to come from behind to take the win, in a thrilling game to watch.

The best players for Mallee Park were Kingsley Bilney Jnr, Otis Carter, Ky Miller, Jayden Roderick, Jerome Ah Kit-Burgoyne and Graham Johncock.

Johncock showed his class kicking three goals and playing well for the whole game

The best players for Waybacks were Ian Jericho, Dean Rodd, Greg Maxfield, Jason Perkins, James Blewit and Shaun Maxfield.

Lincoln South 8-13 (61) def Tasman 8-10 (58)

The Lincoln South versus Tasman match at Centenary was even closer with only a three-point margin separating the two teams at the final siren.

Marble Range 14-13 (97) def Boston 4-4 (28)

Marble Range’s 69-point win over Boston was the most convincing of the day in the Port Lincoln Football League.

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