Kilmore Blues roll through Reservoir


By Jackson Russell

KILMORE continued its winning way after a convincing 98-point victory over Reservoir at JJ Clancy Reserve on Saturday.

The Blues opened the scoring with a goal by Jaxson Kinnear before a quick Reservoir reply.

Kilmore got one right back as Michael McCulloch kicked the first of his six for the day.

After kicking two more majors, the Blues went into the first break with a 13-point lead.

Luke Chapman sends on inside 50 for Kilmore on Saturday.

Kilmore put its foot down in the second term, dominating play to kick eight goals to just one behind to take an 11-goal lead into half time.

The goals kept coming for the Blues with a 5.5.35 to 3.3.21 third term.

Kilmore put the game to rest in the fourth quarter, booting another five goals to seal the win.

Kilmore coach Nathan Phillips said it was good to get a decent win on the board.

“We started a bit slow. We were a little bit asleep and we can’t afford to do that against good sides so that’s one thing we need to work on,” he said.

“We had a few key things that we wanted to work on, we just wanted to hit up our targets a but more often and use a bit more overlapping run.

“We weren’t doing them in the first and started to do them in the second so that’s what put us in front.

“McCulloch and Nick Zaharakis were pretty good up forward and gave us some targets. Through the midfield, Jeremy Topham and Luke Chapman were outstanding all day. Stephen McIntyre was good down back early in the game when the heat was on.”

Kilmore are now fourth on the division three ladder and take on undefeated Laurimar on the road next week.

“It was good to get a solid game and we’ve got a tough test against Laurimar this week and we’re looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

Kilmore 22.17.149 def Reservoir 7.9.51

Goal Kickers: M. McCulloch 6, N. Zaharakis 5, L. Chapman 2, J. Kinnear 2, B. Cooney 2, K. Binion 2, L. Gough, M. Webb, M. Swindells
Best Players: L. Chapman, J. Topham, M. McCulloch, L. Irons, S. McIntyre, N. Zaharakis

Goal Kickers: B. Mowlam 3, J. Pryor 2, L. Walmsley, M. Hands
Best Players: E. Black, M. Hawkins, Z. Cookson, J. Pryor, B. Mowlam, D. Stuart