Powerful opening

Laurimar opened its Northern Football Netball League season with a strong 88-point win over Reservoir at home on Saturday.

The Power were able to open up seven-point lead at quarter time but really turned on the jets in the second term, kicking 8.5.53 to 3.1.19 to take a 41-point lead into half-time.

It was more of the same for Laurimar coming out of the sheds for the second half, as the Power extended their lead to nine goals with a 4.2.26 to 2.1.13 third term.

Laurimar put the result beyond doubt but could’ve boosted the percentage a bit more after a 5.10.40 to one goal fourth quarter.

Josh Williamson was dominant up forward, booting eight majors in a best on ground performance.

Laurimar 20.21.141 def Reservoir 8.5.53

LAURIMAR
Goal Kickers: J. Williamson 8, B. Kotas 2, J. Cecil 2, J. McKinnon 2, N. Murray, J. Lawson, M. Thompson, J. Regan, J. Sherman, J. Richards
Best Players: J. Williamson, M. Thompson, K. Sheehan, J. Wilkins, N. Murray, J. Richards

RESERVOIR
Goal Kickers: B. Mowlam 4, T. Hollaway 2, L. Walmsley, B. Noy
Best Players: T. Luckman, S. McDowell, H. Evans, R. Toet, R. Miller, B. Mowlam

Mernda is 0-1 after suffering a 34-point loss to Heidelberg West in their first NFNL division three clash.

The Demons were two goals down at quarter time but were able to rein the Hawks in to bring the margin back to two points at half-time after a six-goal second term.

Heidelberg West responded by holding Mernda goalless in the third term to lead by 21 points at the final change.

The deficit was too much for Mernda as the Hawks piled on five more goals to run away with the win. Kyl Ewart was hard to stop, kicking seven goals for the Hawks.

Heidelberg West 5.18.108 def Mernda 11.8.74

HEIDELBERG WEST
Goal Kickers: K. Ewart 7, A. Purtell 2, C. Taylor, Z. Tranter, B. Fogarty, J. Marris, M. Reinke, J. Coulson
Best Players: J. Allen, A. Purtell, L. McKenna, K. Ewart, D. Offer, Z. Tranter

MERNDA
Goal Kickers: R. Black 3, A. Marino 2, B. Dimech 2, R. Kannegiesser 2, M. Dean, M. Campbell
Best Players: B. Dimech, C. Roussos, D. Rigby, J. Duclos, T. Sparkes, A. Marino