Ouyen United too good for Walpeup-Underbool

STRONG HANDS: Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers' Zac May marks over two Jeparit-Rainbow opponents on Saturday. Picture: CAROL ELLIOTT

STRONG HANDS: Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers' Zac May marks over two Jeparit-Rainbow opponents on Saturday. Picture: CAROL ELLIOTT

OUYEN UNITED ran out comfortable winners against Walpeup-Underbool in round 16 Mallee league action on Saturday.

Both teams wanted to bounce back from narrow losses last round and a close match ensued.

The teams kicked two goals apiece for the opening term, with intensity high at every contest.

The Demons were the first to gain the upper hand as they lifted in the second quarter and pulled away to a 39-point half-time lead after keeping the Roos goal-less.

After the break, the Roos set about reducing the deficit and were able to work their way back into the match.

But the Demons had all the answers in the last term and won by 48 points.

The win saw the Demons move to third on the ladder.

Ouyen United's Relton Roberts, Marcus Healy, Peter Caldow and Bradley Vallance all kicked three goals.

Alexander Morrish and Jordan Manley were the Demons' better players on the day.

For Walpeup-Underbool, Jeremy Brown and Travis Latta both kicked three goals, while Ryan Stacey and Latta were in the best players list.

Woomelang-Lascelles had the daunting challenge of taking on ladder-leader Beulah on its home ground, and were not helped by a number of injuries.

Never a team to take a backwards step, the Cats immediately stamped their authority on the match as they dominated the first term and quickly got out to a 10-point lead.

Beulah came back fighting, but wasteful shots on goal saw them head into half-time with only a six-point lead.

The Blues were dominant in the final term and ran out 48-point victors.

Blue Gareth Hose kicked five goals, while Rory Shannon was also among the best players.

Christopher Foott and Joshua Ratcliffe were the best Cats.

Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers did not waste any time in getting down to business in their match against Jeparit-Rainbow.

They put on four goals to the Lakers' one in the first quarter and looked strong across the ground.

The Lakers were able to work their way back into the game during the second term, but the Tigers extended their lead to 25 points.

The Tigers took their game to another level in the third term and held the Lakers goal-less to run out 75-point winners.

Cliff Ryan was back to his best for the Tigers with 11 goals.

Heath Clugston kicked two for the Lakers, while Ben Marra and Luke Werner battled hard all day.

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