Roos on top in GFL colts season-opener

Neale HarveyKalgoorlie Miner
Kalgoorlie’s Tishjahne Clark during the 2023 Goldfields Football League colts grand final.
Camera IconKalgoorlie’s Tishjahne Clark during the 2023 Goldfields Football League colts grand final. Credit: Amber Lilley/Kalgoorlie Miner

Reigning premiers Kalgoorlie made a big statement as Tishjahne Clark enjoyed a day out up forward in a 59-point win, 14.10 (94) to 5.5 (35), over Railways last Saturday to open the Goldfields Football League’s colts campaign.

In a replay of the 2023 grand final, the Roos piled on nine goals to half-time that paved the way for a 27-point lead.

It was a tough first assignment for Railways, who were held to 1.1 in the second half as Clark starred in attack for the black-and-whites with five goals.

Brady Hicks booted three goals for the winners and Zinzan Clark two.

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Kailen Leahy was the Panthers’ best forward with two majors.

In the other clash, Mines Rovers overcame a six-point deficit at half-time to edge out Boulder by 13 points, 12.12 (84) to 10.11 (71).

It was a powerful display from the Diorites, whose hard-running second half produced eight goals.

Jett Stevens led Mines Rovers’ forwards with three goals, while in the Tigers’ camp Vic Smith, Mason Kinninmont and Boyden George bagged two apiece.

Round one in the reserves was underpinned by Glenn Gascoyne’s five goals for Kalgoorlie in a 30-point win against Railways, 10.7 (67) to 4.13 (37).

After setting up a match-winning lead, Kalgoorlie finished the game strongly with a four-goal to one last quarter.

Mines Rovers defeated Boulder by 18 points, 8.11 (59) to 5.11 (41).

Jacob Potts bagged four goals for Mines Rovers and Lewis Johns kicked three for Boulder.

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