Violet Town shows them how it’s done
Nagambie was dealt its first loss of the season against an inform Violet Town on Saturday.
The loss breaks a three-game winning streak for the Lakers who have looked a sharp outfit so far this season.
The Lakers came out strong, kicking five goals to three in the first quarter, but couldn’t match Violet Town for its hard work and intensity as they overtook them on the scoreboard in the second quarter.
Nagambie managed just one goal in the third quarter while Violet Town piled on five to turn the game firmly in its favour, going down by 33-points at home.
‘‘We don’t really have a lot of excuses,’’ Nagambie coach Linc Sullivan said.
‘‘We had a good side in, but they were probably just too good for us on the day.
‘‘We were maybe three or four per cent off them and that was enough.’’
Violet Town produced a lot of opportunities to go inside 50 and score.
Stand-out performances from Alex Tattersall, who was a workhorse in the ruck, and Kyle Winter-Irving, who kicked four goals from centre-half-forward, rounded out an otherwise dismal day out for the Lakers.
There’ll be no time for the Lakers to recoup either as they head north to face the as-yet undefeated Tallygaroopna this Saturday.
‘‘We’ll probably make a couple of changes,’’ Sullivan said.
‘‘We’ll have to see how blokes pull up through training.
‘‘But you do want to face the good sides. We’ve had a good run in, so we’ll have another head check of where we’re at this weekend.’’
Score: Nagambie 9.11 (65) lt Violet Town 14.14 (98).
Goals: K. Winter-Irving 4; D. Haysom, A. Haysom 2; B. Connors.
Best: K. Winter-Irving, A. Tattersall, B. Hutton, B. Biggs, M. Nolan, N. Fothergill.
Nagambie has notched up its first victory of the season with a convincing win against Violet Town.
The Lakers gained an early lead over the visitors to be up by 20 points at the first change.
Violet Town remained in touch in the second and third but couldn’t close down Nagambie, which after a slow start to the year has finally found its scoring boots.
The Lakers kicked seven goals in the final term to register their best quarter for the season, taking their lead to an unassailable 51-points by the final whistle.
Jarryd Shepherd starred for Nagambie, kicking five goals earning him the best on ground.
Score: Nagambie 14.16 (100) d Violet Town 7.7 (49).
Goals: J. Shepherd 5, M. Watson 4, J. Lloyd 2, H. Heathcote, R. Bazeley, J. Shiels.
Best: J. Shepherd, Z. WinterIrving, M. Martin, M. Sloan, M. Watson, J. Shiels.
Powerful: Mitch Sanderson unleashes a kick out of Pictures:
He’s quick: Anthony Haysom edges ahead of his