Mag­pies blast their way to lead­ers’ clash

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Football -

IM­PE­RI­ALS have read­ied them­selves for this weekend’s top of the ta­ble clash against South­ern­ers with a scin­til­lat­ing dis­play of flow­ing foot­ball to run over the top of a de­vel­op­ing Tigers out­fit by 144 points dur­ing round 8 of the Lower South West Foot­ball League.

The Mag­pies were re­lent­less in their at­tack on the con­test and cour­tesy of a pro­duc­tive mid­field raced to a 28.19 (187) to 6.7 (43) vic­tory with some ease.

The home side’s im­pos­ing sea­son record in open­ing term scor­ing con­tin­ued as they quickly gath­ered mo­men­tum to blast out eight ma­jors to set up a 44-point lead.

Se­cur­ing mid­field dom­i­nance was at the fore­front of the Mag­pies’ early on­slaught as Austin Styles, Troy Wil­son and Daniel Mcgin­lay set the tone for the onesided pro­ceed­ings.

Tigers were strug­gling to deal with the Mag­pies’ pace and ground level skills and as a con­se­quence were in a chase mode from the out­set.

Dy­lan Robin­son, Zane Russo and Reece Ed­wards were spir­ited in their endeavours but the depth of the Mag­pies ros­ter was al­ways go­ing to be a moun­tain­ous chal­lenge as was stated on the score­board through­out the game.

Boast­ing ob­vi­ous mid­field supremacy, the Mag­pies rolled for­ward at will, pick­ing off key for­wards who de­liv­ered with a rush of ma­jors.

Ryan King, Jack Waide­man and Styles en­joyed the Mag­pies’ dom­i­nance, each bag­ging mul­ti­ple goals while Daniel Mcgin­lay con­tin­ued his sea­son’s rich form with some crisp pas­sages to fur­ther in­crease the lead.

With the game se­curely in their keep­ing, the Mag­pies went in train­ing drill mode as they raced up the ground to score as they pleased.

Evan Phillips Johns and Jarrad Stephen gave solid per­for­mances for the home side while for Tigers Jai­dyn Pa­radella, Tristin Drake, Daniel Jones and Paul Starkie toiled away in the face a high fly­ing Mag­pie out­fit.

MBT Award: Austin Styles (Im­pe­ri­als) 3, Jack Waide­man (Im­pe­ri­als) 2, Daniel Mcginnlay (Im­pe­ri­als) 1.

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