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GALLERY, VIDEO: Orange City overcome slow start to run down Cowra Eagles

GALLERY, VIDEO: Orange City overcome slow start to run down Cowra Eagles

GALLERY, VIDEO: Orange City overcome slow start to run down Cowra Eagles Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby16
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Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby17

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby18

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby7

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby1

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby2

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby3

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby9

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby10

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby14

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby5

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby8

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby11

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby13

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby6

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby12

Orange City took on Cowra in Blowes Clothing Cup action. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0718rugby15

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Mounts score crucial victory

Mounts score crucial victory

FOCUSED: North Bendigo’s Jacqueline Button sets up another attack in the match against Heathcote. Picture: GLENN DANIELS MOUNT Pleasant is still a chance of figuring in this season’s Heathcote District Netball Association A-grade finals series.
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The Blues scored a crucial 23-goal victory in Saturday’s play against Elmore at Toolleen.

A 43-20 result lifted Mounts’ points tally to 22.

The seventh-placed Blues moved within two points of Huntly and Lockington-Bamawm United at the end of the 13th round.

Line-ups in second to fourth on the ladder recorded emphatic victories.

The second-placed North Bendigo scored a 58-goal win at Superior Roofing Oval in Atkins Street.

Colbinabbin won at Lockington by 21 goals.

The third-placed Grasshoppers beat the Cats, 51-30.

Closest contest of the afternoon was at Leitchville-Gunbower where the fourth-placed Bombers beat Huntly by 13 goals.

White Hills had the bye.

A-grade ladder: White Hills 11 won 1 lost 0 drawn 1 bye 182 per cent 52 points; North Bendigo 11 2 0 1 185 48; Colbinabbin 10 3 0 1 168 44; Leitchville-Gunbower 8 3 1 2 141 42; Huntly 5 8 0 1 101 24; LBU 4 8 0 2 88 24; Mt Pleasant 4 8 1 1 85 22; Elmore 1 11 0 2 37 12; Heathcote 1 11 0 2 31 12.

Highlight of next Saturday’s 15th round will be the showdown between top teams, White Hills and North Bendigo at Scott Street.

The fifth-placed Huntly and sixth-placed Lockington-Bamawm Unitedclash on the Hawks’ court at Strauch Reserve.

Elmore hosts Leitchville-Gunbower, and Heathcote faces Mount Pleasant.

Colbinabbin has the bye.

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Royal Blues stun St Arnaud

Royal Blues stun St Arnaud

PADDLE: Donald’s Josh Reichman tries to keep the ball alive against Wedderburn’s Ben Dearaugo in round 13. Picture: JASON SMITHDONALD has announced itself as a legitimate premiership contender in the North Central Football League, comfortably beating St Arnaud by 55 points on Saturday.
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The two sidesfought out a thrilling top-of-the-table-clash earlier in the season, with the Saints prevailing by 20 points.

But as the toptwo sides met again at Lord Nelson Park at St Arnaud, itwas the Royal Blues who proved too strong on Saturday, winning 14.11 (95) to 5.10 (40).

Donald did what most sides this year have struggled to do, quelling the Saints’ ability to score heavily.

St Arnaud had just one goal to its name by the main break as the Royal Blues slammed home six to lead by 31 points.

Donald hung tough again to win the third term despite a lift by the Saints, with the 38-point, three-quarter-time margin proving too large to reel in.

Seamus Young booted four goals for the Royal Blues as Glen Wyatt, BrodyHaddow and Josh Reichman chimed in with two-apiece.

For the Saints, five players booted singles as Nick Baldwin and Caleb Bloomer were the standout performers.

St Arnaud remains atop the table in the league, but has had is advantage cut to one game.

Donald remains second.

In other matches, Boort trailed by just 24 points at half-time against Charlton, but was blown away in the second half to go down by 102 points.

Wycheproof-Narraport shocked Wedderburn with a 96-point belting.

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Cummings takes Tour de France stage victory

Cummings takes Tour de France stage victory

JUBILANT: Stephen Cummings celebrates victory at the finish of stage 14 in the Tour de France at Mende.Stephen Cummings celebrated Nelson Mandela Day in style for his African team MTN-Qhubeka by taking a historic first Tour de France stage victory on Saturday.
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The 34-year-old Briton timed his effort to perfection as he outwitted French pair Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot to win the 178.5km trek from Rodez to Mende.

“It’s my first time (winning a Tour stage) and just to be here it’s a dream,” said Cummings.

“When I did it in Vuelta (a Espana), I thought ‘I did it in the Vuelta, so why not in the Tour’, but it’s not as simple as that,” he added.

Michael Rogers (30th overall) and Adam Hansen were the best of the Australians just under 10 minutes behind Cummings.

Compatriot Richie Porte was well back at the tail of the field after getting a puncture while trying to rejoin his teammates with bidons.

Chris Froome tightened his grip on the leader’s yellow jersey but Nairo Quintana jumped over Tejay Van Garderen into second.

With the Alps looming in a few days, Froome said the Colombian was now his major rival.

“Nairo seems to be the biggest threat to me at this stage, he was really strong up the climb today,” said Froome, who leads the Colombian by 3min 10sec.

“But having said that, I don’t think I can write off any of the guys in the top ten.”

Quintana lost only one second to Froome while his Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde lost just 4sec and is fourth at 4min 02sec.

And Quintana has not given up hopes of winning come Paris a week on Sunday.

“We’ve shown that we can fight for the yellow jersey,” said the 25-year-old.

Cummings, who was part of a 20-man breakaway that contested the victory, admitted he didn’t think he could win the stage as he’s not a known climber and the brutally tough 3km ascent just before the finish did not suit his strengths, unlike Bardet and Pinot.

“I knew the climb was really hard and that I wasn’t the best climber. I wasn’t thinking of victory, just my effort and arriving at the top on the limit rather than blowing halfway up.

“There were a lot of climbers better than me but I didn’t get excited because it’s the Tour.

“I went full gas at the top of the climb. I could still see Pinot and when the road tipped and went down, the race changed in my favour because I have more kilos and I’m probably more aerodynamic than those two.

“They didn’t cooperate in front and when I caught them I went straight to front because I knew there were a few corners and Pinot’s a bit cautious in the corners.

“So I tried to do the corners as fast as I could, without taking any risks, and when I came out the last one I saw he (Pinot) wasn’t in my wheel and I just went for it.

“I know from the track that with 400-500m to the finish it’s difficult for a climber to stay in a track rider’s wheel.”

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Inaccuracy hurts Swans

Inaccuracy hurts Swans

BEHIND EARLY: Griffith’s Sam Daniel trying to evade a tackle from Coolamon’s Zac Stibbard in their round 13 clash.
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Griffith’s James Fallon

The Griffith Swans’ battle for a finals spot took a blow on Saturday in their round 13 clash against Coolamon, going down by 48 points at Kindra Park.

The Swans never got going in the game, trailing after each period before eventually succumbing 12.10 (82) to 4.10 (30).

Griffith came into the game sitting fifth and trailing the fourth placed Coolamon by just four points.

After the loss on Saturday they now see themselves sitting seventh on the ladder.

The first quarter saw the Swans fall behind big as Coolamon were near perfect in front of goals, kicking 6.1 (37) for the period.

On the other end, the Swans kicked just 1.3 (9) in front of the sticks.

The second period provided glimpses of the Swans turning it around, but it was the accuracy in front of goals that would come back to haunt them.

Despite having only two fewerscoring shots than Collamon, the Swans found themselves trailing by 32 at the half.

The break didn’t seem to do either team any favours, with both teams amassing just ten points between them in the third period.

It was the Swans that fell behind further as they could only account for one behind in the period.

The fourth period told the same story as the Swans managed just 1.3 (9) to Coolamon’s 2.5 (17).

Joshua Hamilton, James Toscan, Daniel Peruzzi and Chris Cerato each slotted home one goal apiece, but it was Coolamon’s Rick Pritchett who stole the show, nailing seven goals, with four coming in the first period.

Swans assistant coach Tom Groves said Coolamon started the game much better than they did.

“It was avery disappointing loss and we wentin there with full confidence that we could win,” he said.

“They came out of the blocks fast right from the start and we couldn’t weather storm quickly enough.”

He said a lack of finishing definitely hurt their cause.

“They really hit us hard early and kicked some vital goals,” he said.

“We had similar inside 50’s but we just didn’t take our opportunities.”

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