Diggers Rest edged out Woodend/Hesket by 46-points in part one of Round 13 action in the RDFNL.
The Burras led for most of the game before recording its 10th victory of the season to move to within equal points of Macedon and Rupertswood at the top of the ladder.
Woodend/Hesket went into the game full of confidence after taking down Lancefield by 70-points in Round 12; while the Burras were overrun by Riddell who were on its way to its seventh consecutive win.
FIRST QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
- Four stoppages inside the opening minute.
- Brandon Kilty breaks clear from another stoppage inside the first 2.5 minutes. His second touch in the passage of play leads to brother Michael kicking the ball off the ground to register the first goal of the game.
- Michael Kilty added his second 2.5 minutes later as the Burras opened up a 12-point lead into a strong wind.
- Dan Toman gathered the ball for Woodend/Hesket deep in the forward 50; snapping around the body for the team’s first goal at the seven-minute mark.
- Ethan Gove kicks arguably the goal of the day when he took on four Diggers Rest defenders and kicked the ball from outside 50 off a step to put Woodend/Hesket in front by one-point.
- Cam Arnold adds two goals in six minutes as the visitors open up a handy 14-point quarter-time lead.
- Diggers Rest played well across half back, flooding more numbers to the backline and pushing those players forward.
- Both teams played interchange bench wing effectively.
- 15 ball ups/throw-ins for the quarter.
Woodend/Hesket 4.4.28 to Diggers Rest 2.2.14
SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
- Brandon and Michael Kilty add three-points in three-minutes with the wind.
- Pat Jackson kicks a goal on the run to cut the margin back to five-points for the home-team.
- Lachie Langford has a shot at goal in the left-forward pocket. He kicks truly from the same spot where one Hawk kicked the ball out on the full; and another, a point. Burras’ up by one-point.
- Diggers Rest dominate as Michael Kilty added two goals (four for the match to this point) and set up another.
- Jamie Lobb kicks a goal on the siren as the Burras slam home 7.6 to nothing.
- Hawks pushed the ball towards half-forward once; as the ball spends 99 percent of the game in Diggers Rest’s forward half.
- Diggers Rest kick 7.3 in 17.5 minutes.
- Diggers Rest enjoy a 48-point turn-around.
- 16 stoppages for a total of 31 for the match in the first half in 49.5 minutes of play.
Diggers Rest 9.8.62 v Woodend/Hesket 4.4.28
THIRD TERM HIGHLIGHTS
- Cam Arnold kicks his third goal for the Hawks at the six-minute mark of the term; 31.5 minutes between goals. At this point he had kicked the Hawks’ last three goals of the game.
- The Hawks end 30.5 minutes without kicking a score.
- Guy Donovan kicks a goal for the Hawks at right-half-forward at the 11-minute mark as the margin is cut back to 21-points. This would be the final score of the day for the visitors who went scoreless for 34 minutes.
- Nathan Maisano goals from a mark and 50 metre penalty at the 16.5 minute mark for Diggers Rest.
- Ethan Gove takes out the legs of Diggers Rest’s Tom Gleeson 60 metres out from goal at the 23.5 minute mark. Tensions rise as Gleeson goals from a 50-metre penalty and Hawk James Hepburn is yellow carded as the margin is back out to 34-points; the same as half-time.
- 13 stoppages for the quarter for a total of 44 in 74 minutes.
Diggers Rest 11.10.76 v Woodend/Hesket 6.6.42
FINAL TERM HIGHLIGHTS
- Woodend/Hesket kick the ball out of bounds on the full at least eight teams on the scoreboard defensive side of the ground for the term.
- Pat Jackson kicks the final goal of the game at the 10-minute mark of the term.
- A staggering 24 boundary throw-ins and ball-ups for the term for a total of 68 for the game across 95.5 minutes.
Diggers Rest 13.11 (89) defeated Woodend/Hesket 6.6 (42)
Scores level – 2.5 minutes
Woodend/Hesket – 16 minutes
Diggers Rest – 77 minutes
Free – 1
Play – 5
50 – 2
Play – 4
Mark – 2
Michael Kilty – Diggers Rest
“We’re slowly getting our team back together before the finals; if all things go to plan, we’ll get the full squad back together for the last couple of rounds,” Michael Kilty said after the game.
Written by Chris Yeend & Originally published by AFL Goldfields 24/7/2017 @ http://www.aflgoldfields.com.au/rdfnl-features-news/775-burra-machine-too-classy-for-hawks