By Jackson Russell
Romsey has evened out its record to 1-1 with a 116-point thrashing over Woodend-Hesket in the Redbacks’ home opener on Saturday.
A close start saw Romsey take a 13-point lead into quarter time before the Redbacks pulled away with a six goal to one second term to take a 48-point half-time lead.
Smelling blood in the water, Romsey ran over the top of the Hawks in the third term, booting ten goals to one to blow the lead out to 103 points at three-quarter time.
The blow-out third term saw some frustrations vented by both teams with a couple of spot fires and melees leading to a Romsey goal.
With the game all but wrapped up, the Redbacks cruised home with a 5.5.35 final term for the win.
Romsey coach Corey O’Sullivan said it was a good way to bounce back from last week’s loss.
“We were disappointed to lose last week after playing good footy and the boys wanted to make amends for that and the horrible game we played against Woodend last year when they knocked us off,” he said.
“We played good footy all day. Right from the get-go we tackled really well and that continued throughout the game.
“On the back of pressure and work rate, we were able to hit the board hard in the third but we were consistent over the four quarters which was pleasing.”
The Redbacks travel to Macedon next week for a game O’Sullivan knows will be a challenge.
“It’s a tough game, it’s hard to win in Macedon. They’ve got some injuries, we’ve got a few out too but it’s certainly going to be a cracking game,” he said.
Romsey 25.15.165 def Woodend Hesket 7.7.49
Goals: M. Jensen 7, J. Caruana 4, M. Burkett 4, B. Way 3, J. Mills 2, R. Stott 2, N. Rayment 2, J. Naylor
Best: J. Caruana, C. Whelan, M. Jensen, M. Burkett, M. Goodwin, J. O”Sullivan
Goals: T. Chapman 2, T. O”Loughlin, J. O’Sullivan, F. Urie, S. Adams, D. Toman
Best: B. Toman, S. Adams, T. Carland, M. Stapleton, J. Hunt, F. Urie.
Lancefield suffered a 185-point loss to Riddell at home on Saturday. Riddell remain undefeated for the season.
Chris Collins kicked the Tigers’ lone goal for the game in the third term.
Lancefield 1.2.8 def by Riddell 29.19.193
Goal: C. Collins
Best: J. Badger, C. Collins, L. Clement, N. Malone, T. Page, J. Dalgleish
Goals: D. Tarczon 8, H. Ross 3, M. Panuccio 3, N. Croft 3, C. Millward 2, L. Tarczon 2, E. Foreman 2, M. Sahlberg 2, T. Alkemade, R. Paterson, T. Cassidy, R. Miller
Best: D. Tarczon, H. Ross, M. Panuccio, M. Sahlberg, E. Foreman, L. Fleming