Perfect 10 for Power


By Jackson Russell

Laurimar thumped Lalor by 77 points in horrendous conditions at home en route to its 10th straight victory on Saturday.

Laurimar’s Zac Hill tries to get rid of the ball in slippery conditions.

The Power got off to a sluggish start kicking 1.7 as they tried to adapt to the weather but Lalor’s start was even slower, held scoreless to quarter time.

Two more goals in the second term gave Laurimar a comfortable 20-point buffer at half-time while the Bloods broke through and kicked 1.1.

Laurimar came out of half-time looking to put the result beyond doubt and did just that, kicking five goals to one to take a 48 point lead into the final break.

Five unanswered Laurimar goals sealed the win for the undefeated Power.

Laurimar coach Justin Sherman said it was the Power’s best four-quarter performance all year.

“We were happy to get the win the way we did and play our brand of footy,” he said.

“We won all four quarters, our KPIs were good, our tackles were up and I’m just proud of the boys because they’ve been putting in the work and they were rewarded for their efforts.

“I thought all 22 contributed really well so that’s why we were really happy on the weekend. We’ve been asking for that and it was the first or second time all 22 contributed and did what was expected.”

Laurimar are now two games clear on top of the Northern Football Netball League division three ladder at 10-0, ahead of Kilmore.

The Power take on Old Eltham Collegians at home this week.

Sherman said the Power hadn’t been taking much notice of their perfect record.

“We’re taking it one week at a time and seeing where we can improve,” he said.

“We haven’t played our best footy consistently, it’s been brilliant in patches but hopefully this shows the boys what we expect going forward.”

Laurimar 13.15 (93) def Lalor 2.4 (16)

Goals: D. King 2, J. Cecil 2, M. Golby 2, J. Leather 2, J. Sherman 2, M. Brennan, K. Sheehan, M. Mura
Best: E. Frawley, W. Jacovou, T. McMahon, M. Golby, M. Thompson, K. Sheehan

Goals: C. Pisano, H. Twomey
Best: D. Langborne, L. Evans, B. Curtiss, D. Thomas, J. Freebairn, T. Anderson