Mypolonga takes on Jervois in thriller

Strong: Mypolonga footballer Jake Altmann looks for a teammate during a clash with Jervois. Photo: William Bailey.

Strong: Mypolonga footballer Jake Altmann looks for a teammate during a clash with Jervois. Photo: William Bailey.

JERVOIS v MYPOLONGA

With new coach Ryan Willits and new players to the club, Jervois wanted to start the 2017 River Murray Football League year off on a positive.

The weather was perfect with little wind and sun beaming, there was no excuse for the Bluds on their home turf.

Mypolonga won the first clearance of the game but Jervois were able to clear the ball out of half back and the ball went up and down the ground for a time, before Jervois got the ball back inside their 50 where Bradley Gabell goaled from 30 metres out.

Mypolonga again got the ball straight out of the centre, but couldn’t make the most of it.

Jervois got the ball inside 50 and had another shot at goal, but hit the post.

They were able to hold the ball in their forward line for a period of time, before one of the new recruits Matthew Kemp was able to goal from the square.

Jervois got the next centre clearance and had another shot on goal, but missed again.

The Tigers then tried to settle the game down and hold the ball for a while.

They were able to get their first shot at goal for the game, but missed.

Jervois got the ball back down their end and a holding the ball decision to Owen Love put him in scoring range, just outside 50.

He goaled with a long bomb and Jervois were looking good.

Jervois was able to put another goal on the board through another new player, Thomas Dunne.

Mypolonga had the next shot at goal, but missed.

Mypolonga were desperate to stop Jervois from scoring any more for the quarter and the ball was held up in the middle of the ground and there was no further score for the quarter.

The quarter time score was Jervois, 4.2.26 to Mypolonga, 0.2.2.

Mypolonga was able to get the first goal of the second quarter through Ben Gogel and it was a much needed one.

A wrestle broke out in the middle of the ground and a player from both sides were given a yellow card and sent off for 10 minutes, both sides were now down to 17 players for the next 10 minutes.

Mypolonga were also awarded a 50-metre penalty and James Moss was able to put through another goal.

The score now was Jervois, 4.2.26 to Mypolonga, 2.2.14 five minutes into the second quarter.

Mypolonga was doing all of the attacking and had another shot at goal, which was rushed through for a behind.

Mypolonga were able to launch another attack and Moss put through another goal from the boundary line.

Not long after, they scored another goal through Lachlan Butler.

This put Mypolonga in front by a point and it was only 10 minutes into the second quarter.

Jervois had the next shot at goal, but it was punched through for a behind, this brought the scores level.

They had another shot to Peter Zarantonello, but he missed from 20 metres out.

The game was gaining intensity as both sides were trying to gain momentum before half time.

Three 50-metre penalties were given against Jervois for talking back to the umpire and this put Clint Diment right on the goal line where he made no mistake.

Mypolonga had the next three shots at goal before half time, but all missed however, and the score at half time was Mypolonga, 5.6.36 to Jervois, 4.4.28.

Jervois had the first shot at goal for the second half, but the kick didn’t make the distance from long range and Mypolonga were able to punch the ball through for a behind.

Jervois was able to hold the ball in and Thomas Dunne had a shot at goal, he kicked truly from 40 metres out.

Owen Love then had the next shot at goal for Jervois, but again Mypolonga were able to rush the ball through for a behind.

Dylan Barry was then able to put another goal through for Jervois and the momentum was definitely all with them, they came out a different side after half time.

They then had another shot at goal, but missed.

Mypolonga was eventually able to get the ball inside their 50 for the first time of the quarter and they had several entries before scoring their first goal of the quarter which was a quick snap from Simon Norris from the goal square.

Jervois quickly got the ball back inside 50, but the ball was rushed through for a behind.

They were then able to score another goal to Casey Robins who slotted one through from directly in front.

He then put one more goal through for Jervois and the score was now Jervois, 8.9.57 to Mypolonga, 6.6.42.

Jervois had all of the momentum, but Mypolonga was able to get one more goal in for the quarter to Ben Gogel and the three quarter time the score was Jervois, 8.9.57 to Mypolonga 7.6.48.

A big last quarter was looming.

Jervois was able to get the first inside 50 for the quarter from some good work from their on ball brigade.

Thomas Dunne put through the goal and it was a good start for the Bluds.

They were able to again create from the centre clearance and Peter Zarantonello put through one more goal for Jervois.

Mypolonga needed something and Ben Gogel was able to goal.

Yet again Jervois looked good at the centre clearance and was able to get the ball back inside 50, but they couldn’t score this time as Mypolonga repelled the ball back out of the 50.

The game was then played up and down the ground for a period of time, before Jervois was able to get the ball back inside 50 where Bradley Gabell marked in front of the behind post.

He had a tough kick for goal and the ball sailed out on the full.

The score was Jervois, 10.9.69 to Mypolonga, 8.6.54 half way through the final quarter.

Mypolonga got the ball inside their 50 and a quick snap to Simon Norris went through for six points.

They then had the next shot at goal, which was rushed through for a behind, but the momentum looked like it was swinging in their favour.

The score was now Jervois, 10.9.69 to Mypolonga, 9.7.61.

Mypolonga had the next shot at goal to Lachlan Butler, but there was enough pressure on his kick that he missed.

Both sides were as desperate as ever to hold on to the ball and there were a lot of stoppages.

Mypolonga got the next goal to Brad Martin and there was only five minutes left in the game.

Jervois got the centre clearance and had a shot at goal, which was punched through for a behind.

Jervois were only leading by two points and there was only a couple of minutes left to play.

Mypolonga took a mark and got a 50-metre penalty, but Butler’s kick did not make the distance.

Jackson Kluske took the mark in the defensive goal square for Jervois.

He kicked the ball outside 50, but Mypolonga were able to bring it back in and Norris scraped through the goal.

This put Mypolonga four points in front and there was only a minute or so left to play.

Mypolonga held on to win by four points, Mypolonga, 11.8.74 to Jervois, 10.10.70. 

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