Tasman best Mallee Park by 34

TAP: Tasman's Marcus Gobin goes up in the ruck against Mallee Park's Alwyn Richards in the under 17 second semi final.

TAP: Tasman's Marcus Gobin goes up in the ruck against Mallee Park's Alwyn Richards in the under 17 second semi final.

This match started with the intensity worthy of a final with all the stars getting their hands on the ball for both sides.

An early Waylon Miller goal equalled out with a strong mark and goal from Roosters forward Jacob Collins.

A big part of the rest of the quarter was played between the two 50 metre arcs with Peckers on-ballers Grant Wanganeen and Leonard Wells Jnr getting plenty of it.

Tasman ruck Marcus Gobin and the elusive Kody Rosalia had an influence for their side and a late Rosalia goal had them leading by a kick at quarter time.

The second quarter belonged to the intercept king Levi Brown who repelled numerous Pecker attacks while the battle between Hippy Wanganeen Jnr and Coen George in the Pecker forward 50 was a highlight.

Half time arrived after a two goal quarter to Roosters’ Collins and James Ryan while Wanganeen hit the board for Peckers.

The third term was all Roosters as the Peckers’ fitness was exposed and Gobin became the dominant player on the ground.

His influence brought under 17 medalist Sean Ambrose into the match as they held the Peckers scoreless while Collins and George Wilks managed majors.

If not for the defensive efforts of Bryce Sellen and Ronald Carbine Jnr, the Peckers would have been in more trouble as the Roosters held on to a 28-point lead going into the last quarter.

The final term was full of highlights as the Peckers best on the day Paul Hull continued to work hard and dangerous forward Wanganeen managed two majors.

James Ryan capped off a big second half with a nice goal, Ambrose took mark of the day standing on an opponent’s head and Gobin topped off a best on ground performance with a 55 metre goal.

Tasman recorded a 34-point victory and now enjoy a week off to prepare for back-to-back premierships while the Peckers get a chance to redeem themselves with a preliminary final against Lincoln South.

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