TALENTED Hawk Jye Shields narrowly missed a 10-goal bag in Kiewa-Sandy Creek’s 84-point hiding of Chiltern at Chiltern.
After rarely being off target all day, Shields sprayed a shot from 30 metres in the dying minutes and had to be content with nine as Trent Turner, Jack Andrew, Chris Lewis and Jason Bartel peppered him with scoring opportunities.
“Jye was good, but everyone is playing their role at the minute,” coach Ryan Richardson said.
“I think the boys enjoyed playing on the big ground at Chiltern.
“I thought we controlled play fairly well after the first 10 minutes.”
Chiltern coach Kirk Wilson tried to lift his charges while Dane O’Neill and Ethan Boxall also fought the match out for the Swans.
Mark Doolan started at full-forward before spending time in the midfield and chipped in with three goals.
Jye was very good, but everyone is playing their role at the minute. I think the boys enjoyed playing on the big ground at Chiltern.Ryan Richardson
Mitta United overcame a disastrous start to defeat Beechworth by 28 points at Beechworth.
The Blues were caught napping and trailed by 24 points at the first change before slamming on eight unanswered goals in the second term to take a 27-point buffer into the long break.
Danny Stewart was outstanding for the victors with Aiden Adams and youngster Louis Miller also performing well.
Beechworth’s best were Matt Hunt, Nick Cibiras and Joel Whitehead.