Magpies blast their way to leaders’ clash
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.