A best on ground performance and an eight-goal haul by Josh King steered Glengarry to its first win of the season against Woodside in North Gippsland football.
The Magpies annihilated the Wildcats at Glengarry Recreation Reserve by 164 points, winning 29.26 (200) to 5.6 (36).
Glengarry made the most of its opportunities in front of goal, converting seven of its 15 shots in the first quarter, with Woodside’s scoring opportunities limited.
The Magpies led by six goals at the first change and were never in danger as they surged to a percentage-boosting win.
For the Wildcats Sam Hanratty stood tall in a three-vote game, while Ben Johnson and Max Lane worked hard in the contests.
Heyfield v Gormandale
After solid defeats in the opening round, the Heyfield and Gormandale coaches were forced to go back to the drawing board.
Gormandale could not make the most of its opportunities, adding only a major in what was a low scoring second term.
Heyfield took a commanding 37-point lead into main change, one that would extend to 80 points at the final siren, 15.25 (115) to 5.5 (35).
Pitted against a weakened backline without Steve Burgess and Rob Voss, veterans Steve Hore and Wayne Henry led the Tigers’ young players as they looked to contain Jesse Bedggood and new recruit Michael Delaney who kicked nine between them.
The Kangaroos came out hard in the third term booting six goals to three in an accurate display in front of goals.
Heyfield had an even spread of contributors through the midfield, Nic Dowse commanded respect, amassing possessions in a polished performance.
Dave Kelly found the ball time and time again, with the midfielder finding himself in the thick of the action as he claimed the contest against Gormandale’s Luke Heggarty.
Delaney finessed the ball in the forward line as he looked to make the forward 50 metres his own.
Gormandale missed the presence of its key forward and coach Richards on the field.
While the young recruits worked hard it was tough to match the class of their more experienced opposition.
Churchill v Rosedale
Drawing one of the toughest assignments on the road, Churchill at Gaskin Park, Rosedale was anything but over-awed by the occasion, kicking seven goals to two in a stellar second term.
Bursting out of the blocks, the home side looked the goods early in the contest, but a dominant second term led by Ross McDermott in the forward line laid the foundation for the Blues’ 20.16 (136) to 14.12 (96) victory.
The Cougars rallied in the final term to match Rosedale on the scoreboard but could not reel in the Blues’ half time lead.
Craig Bourne was named best on ground for the victors, with Justin Emery and Brad Scott making valuable contributions.
For the Cougars, Dale Paterson for the second week in a row stood tall in front of goals finishing the match with five.
Boisdale/Briag v Sale City
After a tight start to the match, the Dogs opened up a nine-goal lead at half time blitzing the Bombers across the ground with key play makers Jake Schuback and Josh Tollner causing plenty of headaches for the opposition defence.
The going did not get any easier for the Bombers in the second half, as the reigning premiers added a further 13 goals to five to stamp their authority at the top end of the match.
For the Bombers, Leigh Fulford and Kyle Ashton were standouts,while Danny Pratt was the only multiple goal kicker finishing with four.
Traralgon Tyers United v Cowwarr
In the upset of the round, TTU defeated its more fancied opponent Cowwarr.
Caught flat footed, TTU kicked away from its opposition with a six-goal to one first term which left the Saints playing catch up football.
Outscoring the Bombers in the second term, the Saints challenged after the main change matching the home side on the scoreboard in the second half.
However, it was the Bombers’ first quarter effort that put them in good stead to claim their second win.