Hoppers just too far off the mark

RENNIE coach Ryan Forsyth was left to lament missed opportunities after the Hoppers went down to Katamatite by 21 points at Rennie on Saturday.

The Hoppers were plagued by inaccuracy in front of goal with centre half-forward Tom Harbrow the exception with five majors.

“It was pretty disappointing to be honest,” Forsyth said.

“While it was a much-improved effort on last week, our skills in front of goal let us down badly and it kept them in the game.

“Our skills were a bit off and it came back to haunt us.”

Rennie led by one point at half-time but could manage only one goal to six in the third quarter as Katamatite started to win the ball out of the centre.

Jarryd Fountain, Joe Cunnington and Leon Wolfe held up well for the Hoppers while Andrew Taylor and Jeff Younger were best for Katamatite.

Tungamah defeated Waaia by 82 points.

After a slow opening to the match, the Bears hit top gear in the second term with Kade Rowe and Lee James dominating in attack with good supply coming from Wahgunyah recruit Terence Jones.

Matthew Clark and Bodhi Butts also impressed.

Katunga defeated Dookie United and Shepparton East accounted for Katandra.