Redeyes run all over Blues

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A six-goal haul from Blighty skip­per Kyel Bain was the high­light of the Redeyes’ 118-point walk-in-the-park against Pi­cola United on Satur­day.

The per­cent­age-boost­ing win at Blighty Re­cre­ation Re­serve has the Redeyes sit­ting one game out­side the top three, and with Tocumwal (3rd) hav­ing a bye in round 17 the prized dou­ble chance is def­i­nitely in reach.

The re­sult also makes it dif­fi­cult for Pi­cola to sneak into the top five, all but ce­ment­ing this year’s Pi­cola & District Foot­ball League fi­nals con­tenders.

Fi­nal score: Blighty 25.17 (167) def. Pi­cola United 8.1 (49).

A monster first term saw the Redeyes pile on eight goals to the vis­i­tors’ one be­fore a fur­ther four had them leading by 58 points at half-time.

Any ideas about Blighty run­ning out of steam in the sec­ond half were un­founded with the Redeyes ham­mer­ing home five more ma­jors in the third stanza and eight in the last.

Jar­rod Wil­son was Blighty’s best player and fin­ished with four goals, while Keith Baron and Mick Mad­den also kicked four.

Judd Barnes tore up the far wing and Sam Sin­gle­ton fought hard in the mid­dle.

For Pi­cola United, David Lowe and John Walker were the stand­outs while Dy­lan Cunningham man­aged to split the mid­dle four times, tak­ing his sea­son tally to 61.

In the re­serves, Blighty came out on top in an im­por­tant fourth ver­sus fifth clash, 7.7 (49) def. 1.2 (8).

A rip­ping start saw the Redeyes put 3.2 on the score­board in the open­ing quar­ter, while the vis­i­tors went score­less.

Two quar­ters later, Blighty had built a 34-point lead and the Blues were still search­ing for their first goal.

A fur­ther two ma­jors in the fi­nal quar­ter was the ic­ing on the cake for the Redeyes, with Bret Leech the main goal­kicker with two.

The Redeyes were best served by Ben Littmann, Scott Loader, Ky­nan McKen­zie and Lu­cas Pea­cock.

Bet­ter play­ers for the vis­i­tors were Brett McPher­son, Scott Bax­ter and Matt Smith.

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