Redeyes’ United rampage
Blighty had all guns blazing at their home ground on Saturday when they belted Picola United to the tune of 125 points in Picola and District Football League action.
Despite trailing by just one point at quarter-time, the Blues were held goalless in the second and last quarters.
Final scores, Blighty 25.23 (173) to Picola 7.6 (48).
Blighty coach Stewart Craig praised his side’s defensive and midfield pressure throughout the game.
‘‘It was an even effort all over the ground,’’ he said.
‘‘Just simple football. Nothing too special.
‘‘It wasn’t brilliant, they just basically did the job and as a coach that’s all you can ask.
‘‘I guess the best part of the game was that there were no injuries and everyone had a good crack.’’
The Redeyes shared the scoring around with nine individual goalkickers, including a bag of six from big man Brody Lumber, five from Josh Peers and four from wingman Brett Napier.
Tristan Wilson and Jake Plattfuss slotted three each, while Ed Mcculloch, Ben Lucas, Beau Close and Keith Baron all middled one each. Sam Singleton, Wilson and Close were among Blighty’s best players alongside Plattfuss, Peers and Kyel Bain
‘‘It was a good even performance from everyone,’’ Craig said.
‘‘It’s hard to pick a standout player really.’’
In the reserves, Blighty beat Picola by 81 points to take top spot on the north-west division ladder.
Final score: Blighty 14.11 (95) defeated Picola United 2.2 (14).
After holding the Blue scoreless in the opening term, the Redeyes piled on a further three goals to take a 43-point half-time lead.
Six-goals-to-one in the secondhalf ensured Blighty would take the four points.
Robert Wettenhall slotted four goals, while Josh Phillips, Brodie Bennett and Kynan Mckenzie kicked two each.
Tim Hanns, Mckenzie, Matt Wooden, Matt Miller, Stewart Crowhurst and Lachlan Mcallister were Blighty’s better players.