By Trevor Jackson
KALANGADOO 10.10 (70) d MOUNT BURR 8.5 (53)
IN challenging conditions, Kalangadoo continued its impressive season run, claiming a hard-fought win over Mount Burr in Round 12 of Mid South East football.
While the Magpies would have been expected to claim the win, the conditions brought everyone back to earth and Mount Burr took advantage early.
The Mozzies kicked away to a four-point advantage at the first break on the back of three major scores to each side, but a bit more possession up forward for Mount Burr.
Kalangadoo turned it around in the second term, but could only create a five-point lead at the long break.
However, it was the third term where the Magpies made their move and sealed the game.
Four goals and two behinds to one straight major from the Mozzies provided a handy 25-point advantage considering the ordinary conditions.
Mount Burr fought back in the final stanza but the margin was too great and the Magpies claimed the win.
Ben Gregory, Michael Krieger, Billy Galpin and Joshua La Rocca kicked two goals each for the victors.
For Mount Burr, Hamish Smith and Jack Gregory kicked three each.
GLENCOE 14.14 (98) d TANTANOOLA 10.6 (66)
Glencoe chalked up its third win of the season with a strong victory over Tantanoola.
The 36-point margin could have been larger was it not for some inaccuracy in front of goals, understandable in the conditions.
The Murphies were on top from the outset, with a handy nine-point lead at the first break then continued to build the margin from there.
By three-quarter-time the margin was 37 points and while the Tigers held on in the final stanza, there was no pulling back the deficit.
The Murphies were well served in front of goals by Michael McRae who banged home five majors, while Alex Hentachke (3), Patrick Mitchell (2) and Dylan Childs (2) were also on target.
For Tantanoola, Jak Ryan also kicked five goals, while Jack Dawe added two.
KONGORONG 17.12 (114) d NANGWARRY 6.7 (43)
Nangwarry hosted Kongorong and were in the contest for the first half.
Three straight goals in the first term kept the Saints in touch, while another two in the second quarter saw the margin at just 15 points.
However, after the long break the Hawks kicked on, with a three-goal third quarter and a seven-goal final term to ice the game.
Paul Ellis and Donald Pochec-Gordon kicked four goals each for the victors, while Bradley Long, Harrison Evans and Daniel Hann added two each.
For Nangwarry, Joel Virtanen was the only multiple goal kicker with two.
ROBE 10.17 (77) d HATHERLEIGH 8.3 (51)
Robe used the weight of possession in front of goals to claim a solid win over Hatherleigh.
The Eagles had the home-ground advantage and used it well in the opening term, trailing by just seven points at the first break.
The Roosters then opened the game up in the second quarter with four goals, while holding Hatherleigh to just one, but the Eagles again hit back in the third to reduce the margin to 17 points.
Robe had the better of the final term and held the hosts at bay to claim a hard-fought victory.
Billy Laurie and Riley Dickinson kicked three goals each for the victors, as did Jed Telfer for Hatherleigh.