Myrtleford Times

Lions tear Bright apart in 67-point victory

- By NATHAN DE VRIES

WHOROULY proved far too good for Bright on Saturday, defeating the Mountain Men by 67 points, 19.5 (119) to 7.10 (52), in their senior footy fixture.

The Lions came charging out of the blocks in the first quarter, capitalisi­ng on inside 50s to take a 3.3 to 0.4 lead.

The second quarter didn’t offer Bright any solace, slipping to 40-points behind going into half-time.

The contest was physical all over the ground, with players from both sides giving it their all; Whorouly’s Andrew Newton was escorted off the ground after taking a nasty knock to the head in the second quarter, but returned to the ground later in the match and finished with three goals.

The Lions always outnumbere­d Bright around the ball when it mattered most, as clean kicking from Jack Reiter and Jake Burns kept Whorouly a healthy distance ahead of the Mountain Men.

Bright outscored the Lions by three scoring shots in the third quarter, but weren’t able to find the space between the poles they were looking for.

A massive nine goals were kicked in the final quarter, with Whorouly picking up 7.1 to run out clear and comfortabl­e winners.

Despite some fourth quarter efforts from player/ coach Paul Harrison (three goals), Bright were outmatched, and Harrison knows what his team needs to improve on.

“We were just so wasteful with the football, we just turned it over way too much,” he said after the match.

“We turned the ball over in the wrong parts of the ground; we were trying to come back through the middle and we weren’t just missing kicks, we were missing them by a mile.

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