It was a nice day in Chiltern on Saturday with the works on the ground having it in excellent condition.
The only issue there was a strong breeze favouring the town end of the ground.
Captain Jake unfortunately lost the toss and Rutherglen had to kick into the breeze.
The backline stood up magnificently with some great football fed to the forwards allowing the Cats to take a two goal lead into the first break.
From there it was good to see a very even contribution from all Rutherglen players to take control of an undermanned Chiltern side that was missing some of its most experienced players.
Chris Oats was again superb with his running, foot and hand skills and Ron Fuge kicked another bag of eight to feature in the best.
Score: Cats 22.12.144 defeated Chiltern 6.13.49.
Only two games left to play so it is vitally important to keep building, starting with this week’s all important Organ Donation Awareness game against Beechworth at Barkley Park.
Awards: Complete Body Craft – Chris Oats; Rutherglen IGA – Ron Fuge; Griffin Transport – Sam Bowers; Poachers Paradise Hotel – Cam Barrett; Rutherglen Pizza – Jak Hancock; Hungry Jacks Barnawartha – Jared Farwell; Auction Player – Chris Oats.
Score: Cats 16.8.104 defeated Chiltern 6.2.38.
Awards: Border Natural Therapies Centre – Reece Brennan; Baker Seeds – Jake Turton; Poachers Paradise Hotel – James Sammon; Victoria Hotel – Bennett Thomas; Rutherglen Pizza – Sam Scott; Parker Pies – Callum Dunstan; Auction Player – Jake Turton.
Score: Cats 14.7.91 defeated Chiltern 6.6.42.
Awards: Border Natural Therapies Centre – Shannon Leahy; Rutherglen Pizza – Tim Wilson; Silver Key Cafe – James Tanner; Sportspower Corowa – Hayden Weller; Parker Pies – Matt Tanner; Hungry Jacks Barnawartha – Ned Jennings; Coach/Runner Award – Lachie Vissenga.
Score: Cats 0.1.1 defeated by Chiltern 5.5.35.
Awards: Rutherglen Pizza – Tyler Benbow; Katrina Johnson Hairdresser – James Plummer; Rutherglen Newsagent Award –Issac Williams; Parker Pies – Ethan Marguesson.
The defenders fought hard all day but unfortunately the team couldn’t convert the goals.
Chiltern – 34 defeated Cats – 22.
Awards: Sports Power – Tiarnie Brockley; Spudz Wodonga – Leah Keating; Boorhaman Hotel – Dani Gay; Auction – Leah Keating.
Tough game and unfortunately the girls did not come away with a win.
Tam had a great day moving into the defensive goal ring.
Cats – 32 defeated by Chiltern – 44.
Awards: Tuileries Restaurant – Tamsyn Renshaw; Perfection – Jose Lewis; Arbonne – Jane McInnes
Arbonne – Shae Talbot; Auction – Tamsyn Renshaw.
The girls came up against a strong team in Chiltern and unfortunately couldn’t get over the finish line.
Tayce played an awesome game getting a lot of turnovers and was well assisted by Claire and Brit. Kat played a great game in attack, really helping move the ball down the court.
Chiltern – 43 defeated Cats – 37.
Awards: Border Natural Therapies – Tayce Gallagher; Silken Dragonfly – Kat Green; Rutherglen Vic Hotel – Claire Hodgkin; Arbonne – Brit Renshaw; Auction – Kat Green.
Great game by all.
Hannah and Chelsea fought hard in the defence all day, providing plenty of turn over’s and flow down the court.
Attackers had a strong second half converting well.
Cats - 46 defeated Chiltern – 32.
Awards: Poachers Paradise Hotel – Hannah Kilner; Arbonne – Chelsea Smith.