CHFA. Scotchtown has earned their first win of the season, emerging with a hard-fought 25-point win over Trowutta City.
Both sides went into the match on Saturday without a victory in the league, but it was the Tigers who took the early advantage, breaking away to lead by 15 points by quarter time.
The Bulldogs were able to keep within 20 points of their opponents at every change, however they struggled to gain momentum, with the Tigers’ forward pressure too much for the home side.
Scotchtown coach Brent Burgess led by example to boot five goals with vice-captain Kieren Baldock also impressing, while TC’s Nathan Tonks finished with a game-hgih six goals.
In the remaining Round 5 clash, Irishtown won comfortably over Forest-Stanley at home, punishing the Demons to the tune of 107 points to take top spot on the league ladder.
FS fought hard early to take a surprising 13-point lead into the first quarter, triggering a strong response from the Canaries as they kept the away side scoreless while kicking seven goals of their own in the second.
The Demons failed to find the scoreboard again until the final quarter, with Irishtown creating plenty of chances of their own to finish with a total of 19.20 for the match.
Marty Hardy and Lincoln Jackson were forced to work hard for the Demons’ defence, but they could not contain a rampant eight-goal haul performance from Shannon Walsh, who now tops the league’s goal kickers with 21 for the season.