North Central pipped by Geelong District in thriller by four points

IT took a remarkably accurate performance in front of goal for Geelong District to beat North Central in their inter-league match.

North Central came home with a wet sail, booting the last five goals of the game, but in the end it was Geelong District’s accuracy in which it kicked 15 goals from 16 scoring shots that proved telling.

Geelong District clung on to win 15.1 (91) to 13.9 (87) at Wedderburn on Saturday.

• Match details:

Geelong District 5.0, 9.0, 14.1, 15.1 (91) 

North Central 3.4, 6.7, 8.9, 13.9  (87) 

GOALS – Geelong District: Kieran Fulton 3, Jayden Ettridge 3, Michael Grozdanovski 2, Robert Logue 2, Ashley Brown 2, Reece Holwell 1, Jack Brauman 1, Dalton Grundell 1. North Central: Darcy Harrison 3, Ricky Allan 3, Lachlan Foott 2, Matt Riordan 1, Billy McInnes 1, Kyle Brasser 1, Brody Haddow 1, Chris Howgate 1. 

BEST – Geelong District: Michael Best, Kieran Fulton, Samuel Jacka, Jack Brauman, Paddy Dwyer, Jayden Ettridge  North Central: Kyle Brasser, Ricky Allan, Keiren Wilson, Nathan Holt, Riley Hogan, Brody Haddow.

• Other games:

Under-18 football –  North Central 15.12 (102) d Geelong District 4.8 (32).

Open netball – Geelong District 54 d North Central 45. 17-under netball – North Central 40 d Geelong District 39.