Mallee Park, Tasman earn wins in Port Lincoln footy

PHYSICAL: Mallee Park's David Dudley Jnr puts the tackle on Boston's Willy Woldt in the game on Saturday.
PHYSICAL: Mallee Park's David Dudley Jnr puts the tackle on Boston's Willy Woldt in the game on Saturday.

Port Lincoln football

Mallee Park 15-12 (102) def Boston 7-10 (52)

THE BOSTON Tigers were tested in parts of this game against the Mallee Park Peckers who finally got the best of them to win by 50 points.

The Peckers led by 19 points at the first break and it was obvious that forward Malcolm Miller was up and about and would go on to kick four of his team's 15 goals and set up others to kick goals with a list of another nine players on the goal kicking list.

Boston could only manage to kick seven goals to go with their 10 points kicked, showing they could get the ball forward against a Peckers running back half six.

The Tigers trailing by 21 points at the long break came out firing in the third quarter to be the equal of the Peckers kicking two goals.

Boston were well in the game in the last quarter but could only manage the one goal to go with five points, again showing they could get the ball forward but Mallee Park kicked four goals out of their six scoring shots to win 15-12 (102) to Boston 7-10 (52).

Perhaps the Boston Tigers missed great opportunities to hit the scoreboard more often but the influence of the Peckers' Malcolm Miller and with his reading of the game was putting every possession to good use and would lead the Peckers to a comprehensive 50 point win.

Boston could only manage to kick seven goals to go with their 10 points kicked, showing they could get the ball forward against a Peckers running back half six.

In this game there were seven under 21 players representing Boston with Marko Visic named as their fourth best player.

Mallee Park had two under 21 players in Tyrone Miller-Warren and Raheem Betts with both players kicking a goal each with David Murray, Kingsley Bilney Jnr, Darryl Dudley and Malcolm Miller named as their best four.

Next Saturday, June 29 Mallee Park play Tasman at Mallee Park, Wayback play Lincoln South at Centenary and Boston travel to Wangary to take on Marble Range.

After round nine Port Lincoln football then has a 21-day break with the Kinlough Cup played at Karkoo and the Country State Championships played at Port Pirie, followed by a bye on July 13 before PLFL restarts on July 20 with round 10.

Tasman 24-10 (154) def Lincoln South 8-10 (58)

Souths kicked to the Southern end with a partially favourable breeze.

Kelsh won the first tap to Miller and onto Daniels who got the scoreboard turning over for the first goal.

The Eagles immediately responded with their first major courtesy of young gun Shillabeer. Miller responded with a beautiful pass to Wagner who kicked truly.

A neutral ruck contest then saw the mercurial White grab it out of the middle to Wayne Ackland who kicked a major.

Souths pace early was troubling the Roosters and it looked like it was game on.

Young Webb came on into the ruck and the half back line of Tasman then began to tighten up and in the last 15 minutes of the quarter goals to Mason, Harris, Wagner, Games and Collins and a single to Ackland (Lincoln South) saw the scores 8-2 (50) to 3-0 (18).

The second quarter saw Jenner produce plenty of hard work and the bulk of Mason to generate multiple options going forward.

Rosalia was the first to benefit followed shortly by Mitch Jude. Daniels then brought the Tasman total to 11 goals before Shillabeer kicked South's fourth, Wilkins and Kenny worked hard but were unable to penetrate the Tasman defence.

As the game opened up Wagner passed to Harris onto James who then got it onto Mitch Jude.

A purple patch by South's McDonald and White saw the Eagles grab two goals in a row courtesy of Ackland and Drewitt to narrow the margin.

Three quick ones back from Wilks, Harris and Wagner saw the half time score 14-4 (88) to 6-3 (39).

Coming out after the break Tasman put the foot down with majors to Wilks, Harris, Wagner and Jude.

Frost, Dodd and Reinke were proving to be a real stumbling block for the Eagles young forward line while White, Wilkins and McDonald's hard work paid off as he kicked truly.

At three quarter time the scores were Tasman 20-5 to South 7-8.

The bigger bodies of the Roosters were starting to have effect but the sting was going out of the game.

Wagner kicked the first goal, then Pratt from Souths responded, however that was to be their last as the Roosters kicked the last three to run out victors by 96 points, 24-10 (154) to 8-10 (58).