A THRILLING finish between Nangwarry and Glencoe headlined the third round of the 2020 Mid South Eastern Junior Football League season on Saturday.
The Senior Colts clash between the Saints and the Murphies at Tantanoola kept onlookers on the edge of their seats.
Little separated the pair throughout the entire battle and Glencoe led by just two points at the final break.
Both sides threw everything at each other in the fourth quarter and eventually Nangwarry’s pressure prevailed to win by 12 points.
Guillaume Ros-Smith was the standout with one goal to complement his best-on-ground performance, while Zaidyn Tweed kicked truly on three occasions.
The Murphies had four individual goal scorers and Mark Arthurson was the team’s leader.
Robe knocked over Mount Burr in the opening game at Hatherleigh.
The Roosters jumped to an early lead, but it was reduced to a single point by half time.
The Mozzies could not maintain their momentum and kicked one more goal for the rest of the game as Robe secured a 20-point win.
Kaden Woodward was Robe’s best player, while Mount Burr was led by Jett Bowering.
Hatherleigh struggled on home turf against Kongorong in the second match at the venue.
The Hawks swooped on their prey to record a comfortable 65-13 triumph.
Will Vickery was one of Kongorong’s nine goal scorers and claimed best-on-ground honours, while Ryan Lindner performed for the home side.
Kalangadoo was no match for a fired-up Tantanoola side in familiar conditions.
The Tigers dominated proceedings on their home patch and had little trouble in wrapping up a 106-point victory.
Luke Hale was prolific in front of goal with five majors, while Jack Cytrowski starred with four.
Large victory margins were also the story in the Junior Colts competition.
Hatherleigh performed in front of its home crowd and kept Kongorong goalless.
Four players scored two goals each for the Eagles and they won by 83 points led by Zak Bowering.
William Von Stanke was the top Hawk.
Tantanoola completed a perfect day against Kalangadoo with another comprehensive win.
Cade Kelly had a day out with four goals and best-on-ground to lead the Tigers to an 89-point triumph.
The Magpies only goal scorer was Matthew Thomas.
Robe muscled its way to a win over Mount Burr.
The Roosters trailed at quarter time, but did not allow the Mozzies to score again to win 81-13.
James Dutton was the star with a five-goal bag.
Nangwary struggled to stop Glencoe at Tantanoola.
The Murphies opened up a big lead early and did not let it go to record a 63-point victory.
Alice Tentye stood out with four goals, while Digby Richards-Fennell kicked three and claimed top votes.
Robe and Nangwarry will host round four on Saturday.