Goannas endure a tough round 16

Full press: the Goannas were too good for St. George in division one. Photo: Jacqui Carville.

Full press: the Goannas were too good for St. George in division one. Photo: Jacqui Carville.

The Holroyd Parramatta Goannas had a disappointing round 16 of AFL Sydney action.

Out of three senior division teams and and under-19s side the club only one came away with one victory for the round.

Division 1 Goannas were the successful team on Saturday, who further improved their chances of a top three finish.

They extended a winning streak to seven straight with a 16-point win over St George.

​With their top three hopes on the line the Goannas lifted in the third term to set up the win.

The home team was able to take control of the game, and a five goals to one quarter saw the Goannas take a 19 point lead into the last change and that was enough to hold on to.

Taigen Dubbelde was best on ground with a strong game through midfield, while Ben Rogers lead the way up front.

Division 4 are still in contention for a top three spot as well with two must win games coming up.

They took on an in form Campbelltown Blues side and unfortunately it was Campbelltown who got the jump, controlling the game and taking an early lead against a flat Goannas side.

The Blues lead by 25 points at quarter time and extended that further early in the second quarter.

The Goannas fought back late and had the better of the end of the quarter, but could not get the reward and trailed by 42 points at half time.

Up to the mark: A 31 points to seven third quarter pulled the Goannas clear of St. George. Photo: Jacqui Carville.

Up to the mark: A 31 points to seven third quarter pulled the Goannas clear of St. George. Photo: Jacqui Carville.

Two quick fourth quarter goals from the Goannas got things started but after trailing by 53 at the last change it was always going to be too tough an ask.

Despite working hard the Goannas ended up suffering a 31 point defeat. Harry Spiteri had an excellent game and was best on ground for the home team.

Division 5 hosted Sydney Uni and were looking to chalk up their second win. The Students got the better of the start, making the most of their opportunities to open up a 32 point lead at quarter time that held into halftime.

An early second half blitz from Sydney Uni opened the game up, and despite a late flurry from the home team it was the visitors up by 51 at the start of the last quarter to set up a 67 point final margin.

Stan Lee was fantastic for the home team and was best on ground, with Terrance Phan also continuing his good form.

The Under 19’s hosted Southern Power chasing that elusive breakthrough win for the year.

The Goannas certainly took it up to their more fancied opponents, however the Power were too classy for the young Goannas and came away with the points.

Jake Aubert was best on ground for the home team.

This Saturday will be the last time all four teams play at home for the year. Division 5 finish their season this weekend, while all other grades will have away games to finish the season.

Final Scores:

Division one - Goannas 10.11.71 def. St George 8.7.55

Division four - Goannas 5.4.34 lost to Campbelltown 9.11.65

Division five Goannas 5.6.36 lost to Sydney Uni 15.13.103

Uunder-19's - Goannas 1.6.12 lost to Southern Power 13.11.89

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