Robinvale-Euston back in the four with South Mildura thrashing

Picture: Ben Gross

Picture: Ben Gross

ROBINVALE-Euston climbed back into the top four with a conclusive 86-point thrashing of South Mildura in round 8 of SFNL senior football.

Fresh from a week off, the Eagles flew out of the blocks with 13 scoring shots to two (6.7 to 2.0) in the first quarter to wrest control of the contest at Sarah Oval and were never troubled as they outworked a sloppy Bulldogs outfit.

Justin Neyland booted six goals and Donny Falvo kicked five in the 22.12 (144) to 8.10 (58) victory, which lifted the Eagles above Irymple, who have the round 8 bye, into fourth on percentage.

"We wanted to set ourselves up, in that first quarter, for the whole day and once we got the ascendancy early we didn't want to let them back in or get a sniff," Robinvale-Euston coach Andrew Richardson said.

"We probably took the foot off the accelerator a little bit in the last quarter, but all in all it was a really positive day."

Meanwhile, Ouyen United are the only remaining unbeaten side after handing Imperials their first loss in convincing fashion, 19.13 (127) to 10.14 (74), at Blackburn Park.

Six goals to Will Farrer fired the Kangas clear on top of the ladder, while Imps remain second on percentage.

In the twilight game at George Gordon Oval, Red Cliffs pulled away from Wentworth after a tight first half to run out 73-point winners, 18.15 (123) to 7.8 (50).

Red Cliffs kicked nine goals to one in the second half to move equal on points with Imperials.

Elsewhere, Mildura prevailed 11.12 (78) to 10.9 (69) against Merbein, who are still searching for their first win, after a tight tussle at City Oval.

Merbein led by 16 points at half time but scores were level at the last change, before the Demons kicked two goals to one in the final term to clinch a hard-fought victory.

Around the courts in A Grade netball, Ouyen United were too strong in a 48-36 win over Imperials, South Mildura defeated Robinvale-Euston 58-43, Merbein were 68-34 winners over Mildura and Wentworth were too good for Red Cliffs, winning 63-34.

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