There is now a more prominent distinction between third-placed North Wagga and fourth-placed Coleambally, as the Saints have beaten the Blues for the second time this season.
Saints captain Troy Curtis kicked seven goals on Saturday, making a pivotal contribution to his team’s 19 point victory over Coleambally, 13.12 (90) to 10.11 (71).
“Good delivery all day led to goal-scoring opportunities,” Curtis said.
“I had a lot of room to move.”
In round two of the Farrer League competition, North Wagga won the game by 10 points at home, and in round 11, Curtis was overjoyed to widen the margin and take the glory in Coleambally.
“Coming out to Coleambally was always going to be a tough trip,” Curtis said.
“Were getting better and better each week, we’ve lifted tenfold since we played them last.”
Coleambally certainly didn’t just hand the game to North Wagga; there was just a goal separating the teams at half time.
Curtis believes fitness saw them through again.
“Our run and fitness was a lot better than theirs,” Curtis said.
“We locked it down especially when it came to crunch time; we worked for one another.”
North Wagga’s pressure in the back line spoiled Coleambally’s efforts.
“We led from the back, they lost it when it came in their attacking zone,” Curtis said.
North Wagga have earned their position on the Farrer League ladder with just two losses in nine games in comparison Coleambally’s five losses from 10 games.
Curtis commended a couple of the team’s youngest players for a standout game including fellow forward Lachie Gaffney, and back Harry Grentell.
“Lachie floated across everywhere,” he said.
Curtis was also grateful to have Kirk Hamblin on ground working as goal-assist, and nabbing a goal to boot.
“He was good all round in the middle, Kirk’s a forward-thinking player,” Curtis said.
3.2, 5.6, 8.10, 13.12 (90)
2.3, 4.6, 6.9, 10.11 (71)
Goals: (North Wagga) Troy Curtis 7, Chris Willis 2, Kirk Hamblin, Ryan Pollack, Jacob May, Matthew Thomas; (Coleambally) Nathan Jones 4, William Lyell 2, Dean Pound 2, Thomas Fuller, Simon Mackie
Best: (North Wagga) Matthew Thomas, Chris Willis, Brayden Skeers, Troy Curtis, Charles Shaw, Jacob May; (Coleambally) Dean Pound, Todd Clark, Drew Kenna, Carl Pound, Brendan Hardy, Simon Mackie
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