HARD SLOG: Ballandean's senior colts side proved far too strong for Carlton in a dominant performance.
HARD SLOG: Ballandean's senior colts side proved far too strong for Carlton in a dominant performance. Julie-Ann Spiller

Nothing separating men in end-to-end encounter

Ballandean v Carlton:

THE visitors had a perfect start to their day on Saturday, with Carlton claiming two big wins in Fillies and Junior Colts.

Eliza Telfer bagged five goals for the Bears in their 8-nil Fillies win while Sonny Fraguas stared for Carlton in the Junior Colts tie, also netting five times in a 9-nil victory.

It would be the reverse in the Senior Colts game as Ballandean trounced their opponents, reaching double figures in an 11-nil win.

Carlton worked hard all match and their players were a credit to their club. Louise Day and Amber Weston were the stand outs while for Ballandean Harry Whitaker and brother Byron had superlative games.

Ballandean once again started their ladies game with 10 and had the best possible start with Richelle Reardon finishing off a sweeping move after Sarah Day and Anika Spiller combined before Reardon slot the ball home.

With the lack of numbers Carlton gained ascendancy and, with the weight of position, were able to counter attack around Ballandean's defence with some good combinations to level the score.

Ballandean finished the second half with eight players. Ballandean's coach went on the attack with 15 minutes to go, giving Georgette free reign in the front third.

This paid off with about five to go when Georgette got onto the ball on top of the 18 yard box, beat her opposing player and was able to slot her shot past the keeper giving Ballandean a hard-fought win.

The last game of the day started at a frantic pace with Carlton's men edging out Ballandean in the opening stages with Ballandean working their way into the match by the midway point.

Carlton had the best chances late in the second half but Ballandean's Jakob Taylor handled himself with aplomb in goal.

Neither side could be separated in a nil-all draw.

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