Blues bounce back

By Jackson Russell

Kilmore continue to show why its a contender with a 63-point win over Lalor on Saturday.

Playing at Lalor, the Blues started well, kicking four goals to none in the first term to take a 27-point lead into quarter time.

The Bloods tried to fight their way back in the second term, kicking four goals of their own to close the margin to 17 points at half-time.

Kilmore shut down any hope of a Lalor comeback in the third term, holding the Bloods scoreless and booting six goals to lead by 60 points through three quarters.

Kilmore coach Nathan Phillips said it was the first time the Blues had played four quarters of footy all season.

“We let our guard down for five minutes in the second and allowed them to kick three unanswered so we put a focus on putting it beyond doubt in the third and not giving them those chances and the boys responded,” he said.

Despite allowing four Lalor goals, Kilmore had done enough and kicked five of their own in the final term to put a lid on the victory.

Marcus Webb kicked six goals for the Blues in his third game back from injury.

“Marcus made the most of his opportunities and kicked some goals out of nothing which is something we haven’t been able to do this year,” Phillips said.

Kilmore is now 4-2, pushing to make a finals run later in the season, and will take on second-placed Panton Hill at home this week.

“We obviously know each week we have to continue to win but we think we’re talented enough to match it with the best but we’ve got make sure we put all that talk into action,” Phillips said.

“We’re looking forward to another good day against Panton Hill at home, we haven’t been home for a couple weeks and we want to see our supporters there to cheer us on.”

Lalor 8.10 (58) def by Kilmore 18.13 (121)

LALOR Goals: S. Rexhepi 3, S. Christopher, A. Bektash, L. Evans, R. Todd, H. Twomey.
Best: D. Langborne, H. Twomey, S. Whitnall, A. Bektash, R. Todd, J. Novelli.
KILMORE Goals: M. Webb 6, M. Swindells 4, M. McCulloch 2, L. Chapman, J. Kinnear, C. Ryall, L. Gough, T. McMillan, N. Zaharakis.
Best: C. Ryall, L. Irons, M. Webb, M. Swindells, S. Skidmore, K. Moran.