Diggers Firm in Finals Race


Another strong shooting display from Amy Carroll was enough to give Diggers Rest a good win over Riddell in the Riddell District Football Netball League on Saturday.

In an important game for both sides in the context of finals places, Diggers produced two dominant quarters to sew up the points and open up a two-game buffer on Riddell inside the top six.

Carroll was instrumental all day for the visiting side, shooting 34 goals to lead all comers in the 61-43 win for the Burras.

The first quarter showed no signs of the scoring onslaught that was to come, as the two sides traded blows and Diggers established a three-goal lead at quarter-time.

But the second term blew the game open, as Diggers extended their lead with a 19-10 run – Carroll scoring ten goals from her 11 shots.

While Riddell was able to stem the flow in the third as the two sides scored 12 goals each, another 18 goals to the visiting Burras in the final term put the result beyond doubt.

Diggers Rest now sits firmly in sixth place on the ladder, while Riddell will have to make up two games plus percentage in the last four games to play a part in the finals.

Written by Ewan McRae. Originally published by Star Weekly 17/7/2017 @ http://www.starweekly.com.au/sports/diggers-rest-firms-up-finals-berth-with-goal-onslaught/