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Ammunition in a thriller – K ROCK 95.5

Ammunition in a thriller – K ROCK 95.5

Geelong Amateur co-coach Riley Kershaw hopes the thrilling one-point win over premiership favorites Torquay will be a “stepping stone” in the build-up to the Bellarine final.

The Pegs moved to second in the standings with a 12.11 (83) to 11.16 (82) victory, ending the Tigers’ 15-game winning streak that stretched back to the final round last year.

“We have a talented roster and I think at times we thought we were as good as we could be,” Kershaw said.

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“It’s actually a stepping stone. While it may not seem like the biggest stepping stone, it is certainly something we want to build on.

“But the competition is so even. Even though it’s a great win, there’s no way you can get complacent.

“But it is certainly a step in the right direction.”

When Torquay trailed by three points in the 16th minute, Jesse Dawson scored a free kick for Torquay. Less than three minutes later, Geelong Amateur scored the winning goal.

After a break about 25 yards from the Pegs goal, Tom Gribble evaded a ruck tap from Jai Sheahan and really snapped.

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Kershaw says it was a performance where structure was thrown aside, and he likens the intensity to a finale.

“It was just game after game,” he said. “Maybe the cards fell our way at certain points.

“If it had ended in a draw, everyone would have said that was the right result. It was just a very good game of football.

“I can’t say there was anything definitive where we got them from, and vice versa; I think Dom (Gleeson) would say the same.

Kershaw was full of praise for captain Harry Kershaw, who raised his hand to play a defensive role following the late withdrawal of Xavier Muhor (illness).

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“It solved a little headache that we didn’t need going into the game,” he said.

“That was leadership at its best.”

Sheahan, mid-season recruit Luke Hillier and Max Hungerford each kicked three goals for Ammos.

Dawson finished with three majors for the Tigers, while Weylin Doyle contributed two.

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Queencliff has claimed his second scalp in as many weeks after taking longer Corner Sea with 22 points in The Couta Bowl.

Leading by seven points at three-quarter time, the Coutas scored three goals to one in the final period for a result of 11.12 (78) to 8.8 (56).

Veteran former captain Jake Hedley scored three goals for the winner, while youngster Jordan Monahan and Ocean Grove signing Bailey Prato each scored two goals.

Jack Baker and Simon Umbers each scored two for the Roos, leaving Barwon Heads, Modewarre of Drysdale the chance to grab the double.

A late goal from Connor Joseph broke the deadlock and gave Fashion war a crucial six-point victory Portarlington at the Mount Moriac Reservation.

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With the score at 88 apiece after 25 minutes, Joseph really snapped after scoring his fifth goal of the afternoon with a boundary shot.

It would prove to be the final score in the 13.16 (94) to 13.10 (88) win.

Connor Menadue scored four goals for the Demons, while captain Mitch Turnbull contributed three.

Barwon heads a brave overcomer Ocean forest to claim the Battle of the Bridge by 33 points at Howard Harmer Oval, 16.11 (107) to 11.8 (74)

The Seagulls trailed by 11 points at half-time before regaining the momentum with a seven goals to two third quarter.

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Experienced co-coach Mitch Herbison scored five goals and Brock Close contributed four for Barwon Heads.

Grubber Brady Pritchard scored four goals for the third time this season, taking his total to 26.

Droogsdale maintain contact with the top five after taking care of Nieuwcomb with 46 points at Drysdale Recreation Reserve.

The inaccurate Hawks claimed their seventh win of the season, 16.19 (115) to 10.9 (69).

Ricky Reid scored four goals in his career, with Nick Aringo, James Breust and Jake Hargreaves each contributing three majors.

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