Adam Roberts v Nth Hobart

The Glenorchy RSEA Magpies have celebrated three wins on the one day for the first time in almost two years after a trio of terrific triumphs at North Hobart Oval last week.

The senior side were almost impeccable across the opening three quarters - having 41 inside 50s to just 19 for North Hobart - with only some poor conversion in front of goal preventing them leading by much more than 43 points. 

While the Demons challenged early in the fourth term, a brilliant Cooper Meredith chasedown and goal put the result beyond doubt as the Pies cruised to a 25-point win.

The victory keeps the Magpies in the finals hunt, with a big challenge coming up this Saturday at KGV against North Launceston. First bounce is 1.30pm.

Earlier in the day
In development league, Glenorchy booted six goals to two after half-time to run away 13-point winners in a tense and physical encounter, moving two games clear inside the top four as skipper Josh Arnold made his return from a broken ankle.

Jude Saavedra, Josh Meredith and Zach Evans-Fenton were the stars, while Bayley Bester booted 4 majors in a crucial performance returning from injury.

The U18s slammed on eight goals to two after interval - after kicking a wasteful 2.8 in the opening half to negate their dominance around the field - to run away 33-point victors and sing the song for the first time this season.

Captain Fletcher Salter was superb, topping 30 possessions and booting 3 goals, including two brilliant running six-pointers in the decisive third term, while his fellow skipper Jacob Whitney set the standard as always.

Tale of the Tape
In the main game there were plenty of stars, Harrison Gunther with 9 marks and 5 goals in a classic spearhead's display, leading a quality day of forward production as Adam Roberts (13 pressure acts, 5 turnovers forced), Matt Dilger, Cal Daly and Meredith all booted 2 majors.

In the midfield, Ben Kamaric picked up 39 disposals, 10 clearances and 9 inside 50s, while Riley Oakley (14 pressure acts, 9 tackles), James Deegan (35 hit-outs, 13 pressure acts, 6 inside 50s, 5 clearances) and Callum Thompson (12 pressure acts, 8 tackles) all made life hard for the North Hobart mids.

Down back, precocious youngster Nathan Blowfield was everywhere, with 22 touches, 5 intercepts, 4 clearances and 3 inside 50s to propel many a Demon charge, well supported by Darrean Wyatt (18 disposals, 5 intercepts, 4 spoils) and Chris McKnight (9 pressure acts, 4 spoils).

Perhaps the most exciting tale of the tape were two classic Cal Daly goals, the first a sensational soccer volley from the pocket in the second quarter.

Click here to see Cal's brilliant goal

Glenorchy 14.11.95 d North Hobart 11.4.70
Goals: Gunther 5, Roberts 2, M Dilger 2, Daly 2, C Meredith 2, Oakley
Best: Gunther, Kamaric, Blowfield, Deegan, M Dilger, Oakley, Roberts, Wyatt

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