Young stars shine for MSE

TOP FORM: MSEFL Under 15 Harry Carroll was named the player of the carnival for his age bracket. Picture: JAMES MURPHY

James Murphy


THE youngest representatives at Saturday’s South East Zone Regional Football Carnival competed in the Under 15 division.

At the end of the carnival it was the Mid South East Football League who came out on top after two strong displays.

It accounted for both Limestone Coast and Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara, by three and four goals respectively.

The first outing of the day was played between MSEFL and LCFNL, with the former prevailing by 20 points.

A two-goal lead was set up by half time, with MSEFL carrying that momentum into the second term.

Another three goals to LCFNL’s two kept them at bay, with Sam Haase and Ryan Lucas dealing most of the damage with two majors each for the game.

Jett Lewis also popped up with a goal,, while it was Kane Gilbert who was named best on ground for the clash.

James Butler was best for LCFNL, with Ari Robbins and Charles Waters kicking a goal each.

Next up was a meeting between LCFNL and KNTFL.

It was a close match-up, with LCFNL coming out on top by 10 points.

Just two points separated the sides at the break, before LCFNL added another two-goals-two to pull away from KNTFL who scored a single major for the term.

Goals were shared around with Ryder Lindner, Cruize McGregor and Robbins kicking one each for the victors, while Harrison Brodie slotted both for KNTFL.

Butler was again best on for LCFNL, while Thomas Maney was the top performer for KNTFL.

The final match of the day had MSEFL and KNTFL lock horns.

This resulted in the largest margin in the Under 15’s with the former winning by 31 points following a strong second half.

The opening period of play was an arm wrestle and at the break both sides had two goals each.

However, five behinds from MSEFL gave it a five point advantage, before it straightened its kicking in the second half.

A four-goal-three return had Mid South East pull away, while holding its rival to a single behind.

Lewis top scored with two goals, while Kallan Price was named best on ground for the winners.

Darcy DuRand was the best for the match in the KNTFL ranks.

After the games had been completed, MSEFL’S Harry Carroll was named best and fairest for his league, while he also took out the player of the carnival award after an impressive day out.

Quentin Mitchell was judged best and fairest for KNTFL, while the LCFNL looked to Butler as its best performer.