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   Jul 05

Costly loss for Launceston

LAUNCESTON kicked four straight goals in the final quarter but it wasn’t enough to secure them victory as the Blues went down to the Tigers in their State League clash at the Twin Ovals on Saturday.
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Only four points separated the two teams in a close first half but the Tigers had the better of the third quarter, kicking four goals to two to open up a 20-point lead at the final change.

The Blues rallied and came home strongly but fell short by a goal in the 11.13 (79) to 11.7 (73) result.

Cameron Downie, Will Edmunds and Jake Smith kicked two goals each for Launceston.

Jake Rice was one of the Blues’ best players along with Sonny Whiting, Joe Groenewegen and Smith.

The defeat was a costly one for Launceston leaving them two games outside of the five and with a poor percentage.

The win made it consecutive victories for the Tigers after upsetting Lauderdale last week – the first time they have achieved the feat since joining the TSL last year.

WESTERN Storm was unable to back up from its first win of the season last week over Devonport, going down to Hobart City by 32 points in their game at North Hobart Oval.

The Demons led throughout the contest and finished comfortable winners 14.14 (98) to 10.6 (66).

Dwayne Bosen kicked five for the Demons to be one of their best players along with Gareth Delaney.

Jobi Harper, Zane Brown and Jay Blackberry kicked two goals each for the Storm.

Clinton Drake was the Storm’s best player with Brown, Blackberry and Jake Huett other good contributors.

BURNIE stormed home over Lauderdale kicking eight goals to one in the final quarter to record a good come-from-behind win in their game at Lauderdale Oval.

In a tight contest for three quarters, only five points separated the two teams at three-quarter time but the Dockers put the foot down in the last quarter to run out winners 14.11 (95) to 8.10 (58).

Chris McDonald kicked three goals for Burnie with two each to Andy Lee, Romain Grenville and Kyle Harman.

Dylan Smith continued his good form to be one of the Dockers’ best players along with Harry Walters, Rudy Barrett and Nick McKenna.

The win consolidated Burnie’s position in second on the ladder with Glenorchy and Clarence to finish the round with their game at KGV on Sunday.

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