Gargoyles clip Hamilton to end losing skid

GUELPH – The Grand River Gargoyles put an end to their four-game losing streak in the AFL Ontario Australian football league when they downed the Hamilton Wildcats 72-17 Saturday at Margaret Greene Park.

The win was the first for the Gargs since they opened the season with a 97-7 victory over the Central Blues at home May 26.

The Gargs jumped ahead early and never looked back. They were up 22-0 at the end of the first quarter, 37-8 at halftime and 52-17 after the third quarter.

Greg Logel led the locals with three goals while Stephen Mcleod scored two. Getting one apiece were Nathan Millar, Sam Wood, Alex Butenko, Derek Govier and Tyler Schwartzentruber.

Connor Lowry and Jeff Winstanley scored the goals for Hamilton.

The win lifts the Gargs into sixth place in the nine-team league with a 2-4-0 record and 67.67 percentage. Hamilton is fourth at 3-4-0 and 128.65.

Grand River’s losing streak included two losses to the Toronto Eagles (6-0-0) and one each to the Etobicoke Kangaroos (6-1-0) and Toronto Rebels (1-4-0).

The Gargs get a chance to avenge the loss to the Rebels Saturday when the two teams are to meet in a 12 p.m. game at Humber College.

  • Guelph Sports Journal