Tolland bounces back from early screamer

Tolland's Jason Cuttle.
Tolland's Jason Cuttle.

Tolland has emerged victorious over Junee despite conceding an early screamer for the second time in two weeks at Rawlings Park on Saturday.

Junee coach Lincoln Weir found the back of the net from 35 metres in the opening minutes, prompting an overwhelming dose of déjà vu for Tolland’s defenders, who watched South Wagga’s Luke Nichols score from just inside half-way last round.

But just as they did against South Wagga, Tolland fought back.

Wolves speedster Brett Wendt was quick to equalise, while Jaguars debutant Luke Roberts was handed an early red card for inappropriate language.

But that didn’t stop Junee from reclaiming the lead in the second half, Lochie Phillipse slotting one after surviving a series of tackles.

Tolland co-coach Kyle Harrison then nailed an equaliser with scores lock at 2-2, before Jason Cuttle and Colin Cummins inflicted a finishing pair of goals within the final ten minutes.