Magpies down spirited Bombers

TANUNDA produced a dominant second half display to comfortably dispatch of Kapunda by 37 points in Barossa, Light & Gawler A-grade football on Saturday.

The Bombers and Magpies could barely be split in the opening term, with the latter taking a one-point lead into the first break.

Skill errors riddled both sides in the second term, but it didn’t halt the goals as Tanunda kicked away to a 15-point lead by half-time.

The Magpies, led by Josh Trembath – who would end the game with seven goals – then kicked clear, booting seven majors to four after half-time to secure a comfortable win.

Kapunda’s Adam Jolly and Mark Cussadia kicked six goals between them, while Matthew Westhoff and Riley McFarlane joined Trembath on the multiple goal-kicker list for Tanunda.

“It was a good win, I think Kapunda came out all guns blazing early…the first half was pretty scrappy,” Magpies playing-coach Dean Terlich said.

“Both teams had some skill errors, but both had the effort.

“Our skills improved and we kicked away a bit in the third.”

Meanwhile, Kapunda coach Dave Leslie was left frustrated with his side’s basic skill errors.

“From our point of view it was our skill errors, they were horrendous,” he said.

“I think we had more of a share of the ball than they did, but we butchered it.

“It hurt us on the counter attack and we need to address that, and I’ve spoken to the boys about it at training.

“It was horrible and we continually turned it over across half forward.”

Despite conceding seven goals to Trembath, Leslie said Cam Matters was his side’s best player.

“He played really well, but he stood Trembath,” he said.

“He was just battling there, he didn’t get much support from the backline.

“Adam Jolly up forward was pretty good with four goals as well.”

 

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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