On-fire forward line leads Baldivis in charge to easy win
Baldivis Football Club continued their winning form last Saturday night as they easily accounted for the Mandurah Mustangs 23.15 (153) to 7.5 (47) at Rushton Park.
Coming off a week’s break for the 2017 Landmark Country Football Championships, Baldivis picked up where they left off, punishing the Mustangs in a solid four- quarter display in which they ran out easy 106-point winners.
Baldivis coach Craig Hamersley said his side, led by Manny Collard, who booted six goals, clicked all across the ground, with the forward line in particular working well as a unit.
“Our forward line functioned really well, probably for the first time this year as a whole line group,” he said.
“Throughout the year we’ve had some really good individual efforts in the forward line but that was probably the first time they all fired together.”
Daniel Kimberley and Luke Robinson also starred for the visitors as they kicked five goals each, while Hayden Lynn put in another solid shift in the midfield.
“Mandurah rallied after halftime and caught us off-guard a bit in the first five minutes of the third quarter, but other than that it was pretty straightforward,” Hamer- sley said. “It’s always good to go down there.
“It’s the only opportunity we’ve got this year to play on Rushton Park. It’s always handy to get experience on those bigger ovals and tweak our game plan accordingly and see what happens.”
Baldivis will now prepare for a huge top-four clash against Pinjarra this weekend.
Bouncedown for the big game is at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon at Baldivis Oval.