North and South stamp their authority

North Bulldogs extend their position atop the ladder with a crushing defeat against the Central Magpies, while a mid-table clash saw the South Roos get over the top of West Robins.


With both sides 2-2 going into this contest, South looked to have a point to prove from the outset at Jubilee Oval, starting strong on the way to recording a 69-point victory against West.

A goalless second quarter by the Robins allowed for the Roos’ lead to grow going into the main break, able to cruise forward and hit the scoreboard with ease.

West was able to more closely match South through the second half of the match, though the halftime buffer the visiting team was holding onto was maintained until the final siren.

South’s Matthew Reavill played a strong game up forward, kicking six goals on the day to help get his team across the line. He was well backed-up by Adam McInnes, Tyson Schorn, and Nate Sparrow who kicked two goals each. For West, Kingsley Hocking (three goals) and Linden Cox (two goals) were the side’s top contributors on the scoreboard.

WEST 1.1 1.2 4.2 7.2 44
SOUTH 5.2 8.4 14.7 16.9 105

Goals: Matthew Reavill (South) 6, Kingsley Hocking (West) 3, Linden Cox (West) 2


North Bulldogs looked likely to record a large score and margin from the very first bounce, finishing up with a 153-point win against the Central Magpies. The Magpies scored just the one major across four quarters as they were overrun by the might of the competition’s ladder-leaders.

The Bulldogs never took their foot off the pedal on the way to their biggest total and largest winning margin of the season so far, recording 41 scoring shots to the Magpies’ three. Central scored its first and only goal in the second quarter after a scoreless first term, with the margin 75 points as the teams entered the rooms for halftime.

Individual behinds in each of the remaining two quarters for the Magpies showed they were getting possession and going forward still, however, the Bulldogs were the more damaging team, identified by an eight-goal fourth term, proving they were hungry for more goals and to increase their stronghold on the competition.

It was bags of goals galore for North, with Conrad Coombes and Fletcher Kolinac each kicking four majors, Brett Johnson and Benjamin Jurd contributing three goals each, and Jaxon Cain, Dakoda Hocking, and Will Milkins chipping in with two goals each.

CENTRAL 0.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 8
NORTH 6.5 12.9 16.14 24.17 161

Goals: Conrad Coombes (North), Fletcher Kolinac (North) 4, Brett Johnson (North), Benjamin Jurd (North) 3

Due to the King’s Birthday long weekend, the AFL Broken Hill Men’s Reserves season takes a break this week, returning on Saturday, June 17, with a clash between West and North at Jubilee Oval, with South hosting Central at Alma Oval. Both matches kick off at 12.45pm.

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