Murray prove too strong for Wimmera

MURRAY has stopped its slide down the representative rankings by defeating Wimmera by 22 points at at Moama Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

After losing to the Hampden and South East leagues in the past two seasons, coach Jason Limbrick was delighted to stop the rot.

Brodie A'vard was best afield.

Ned Nihill, Ashley Froud, Rhys Archard, Tyrone Downie and Tom Nihill also stood up for the victors.

Wimmera had won its past three interleague contests against North Central, Bellarine and Sunraysia.

Murray  2.3,  8.4,  12.9,  16.10  (106)

Wimmera 3.3,  5.5,  9.5,  13.6  (84)

GOALS, Murray: Ashley Froud 5, William Gorman 3, Brodie Ross 2, Zachary Mihocek 2, Tyrone Downie 1, Sam Ferguson 1, Tom Nihill 1, Mitchell Price 1; Wimmera: Sam Winfield 2, David Andrivon 2, Kieran Delahunty 2, Joel Geue 2, Jack Mentha 2, Deek Roberts 1, Ryan Kemp 1, Jesse Murphy 1

BEST, Murray: Brodie A'Vard, Ned Nihill, Ashley Froud, Rhys Archard, Tyrone Downie, Tom Nihil; Wimmera FNL: Kieran Delahunty, Rhona Conboy, Sam Winfield, Warwick Stone, Thomas Eckel, Ryan Kemp

Meanwhile, Geelong has stamped its authority as the best community football league in Victoria, after defeating Mornington Peninsula Nepean by 24 points.

The reigning champions got out of the blocks early to pile on five majors in the opening term to take a 21-point lead.

Mornington wrestled back momentum in the second quarter with a host of inside-50 entries, yet missed opportunities in front of goal saw the boys from the south east trail by 21-points at the main break.