Robbie Mackinlay’s Hume Football League report

Holbrook had a slight dampener put on its 125-year anniversary celebrations when defending premiers Brocklesby Burrumbuttock defeated them at Holbrook by 58 points.

In front of a massive home crowd Holbrook gave their chances a huge boost by kicking the first three goals before the visitors settled to lead at quarter-time.

The Saints who went into the match minus Luke Schilg and Justin Koschitzke made the Brookers pay heavily for errant turnovers.

Their small forwards had a field day with Tyson Bradsworth kicking five goals, Dan Hitchens four and livewire Ron Boulton three.

Nico Sedgwick was superb in midfield with his clearance work and carry, while Jarrod Koschitzke stood firm in defence.

Defenders Nick Pugh and David Tassell did well against solid opponents, while Andrew Mackinlay with four goals and Josh Jones never stopped trying.

Murray Magpies completed a massive form reversal to upset the highly fancied Henty at Henty by 10 points in a timely win for the visitors.

Riddled by poor discipline in previous weeks the Magpies led by Daniel and Josh Maher kept alive its finals hope with the win.

Young forward Will McGrath again showed the way with four goals, as the Magpies kept alive its 2017 season after successive losses to Culcairn and Holbrook.

For Henty, it was possibly its poorest performance this season and has put a large dint in its top-two prospects come finals.

The win has put Magpies back inside the top six after Howlong were beaten by a rampant second half performance from Rand Walbundrie Walla at Walbundrie.

The Giants were in big trouble at half time, trailing by four goals after Howlong started far the better with Bradley Fyffe and Tyson Logie on fire.

A rejuvenated Giants turned on a brilliant second half to boot eleven goals to three to run out convincing 26-point winners.

Ryan Lavery was again dominant for the Giants, with recent addition Lewis Gardiner also playing a starring role.

Jindera put an end to Culcairn’s recent good run of form with a 93-point hammering at Culcairn after the home team led at quarter-time.

After trailing by 13 points at the first change, Jindera cut loose to kick a staggering 18 of the final 20 goals in the game.

Live wire small forward Sam Crawshaw put in an Eddie Betts like performance to dazzle the Lions defence with six goals in a classy display.

Bulldogs defender Matt Osborne completely blanketed the dangerous John Robbins, while Sam Myor dominated the midfield for Jindera.

The Bulldogs look to have a ready-made side for Walbundrie success with its speed and carry the best and most potent in the league along with Osborne.

Tim Haines was again outstanding for the home side, along with ruckman Matt Hensel and Dane Hallinan.

Osborne and Lockhart played out a dour local derby at Lockhart with the visitors prevailing by 53 points to stay unbeaten.

Duncan McMaster continued his great season for Osborne with a best afield effort. Matt Clark, Matt Rava and Trent Haddrill were other stars.

Lockhart were held goalless after half-time despite the excellent efforts of Simon Hounsell, Jordan Harrington and Jack Muldoon.

The remaining match saw CDHBU get back on the winners’ list with a hard-fought victory over old Coreen FL rivals Billabong Crows at Urana.

Apart from the first quarter when CDHBU kicked six goals to one, the Crows matched the combine in every other facet of the game to lose by nine points.

Jeremy Stevenson and Tim Cooper kicked four goals each for CDHBU, while Tim Austin was most effective for the Crows with three goals.


Jindera v Holbrook

Brock Burrum v Henty (Burrum)

CDHBU v Lockhart

Osborne v Rand Walb Walla

Howlong v Culcairn

Murray Magpies v Billabong Crows