Laharum still has room for improvement

DESPITE a final victory margin of 154 points against Rupanyup, Laharum feels it has room for improvement.

The Mountain Men did it easily in the final three quarters of the match, with Rhys Bennett booting 10 goals.

But coach Shannon Argall said his side was slow to work its way into the game and could improve on the effort.

"In the first quarter they put a lot of pressure on us and a score of 30-10 probably flattered us," he said.

"We had a much better effort in the second quarter and kept them scoreless, which was a credit to our defensive pressure."

Argall said the Mountain Men dominated the running game and contested ball after quarter time.

Fourteen goal kickers emphasised the talent Laharum has around the ground.

While the Panthers were comprehensively defeated, coach Mick Finnigan said he had seen plenty to like in his side.

"We got a hiding at the end of the day, but in saying that, the first quarter was really good from our young fellas," he said.

"We had the same number of scoring shots as they did in the first quarter, but kicked a few points instead of goals."

Rupanyup was led by its senior players including James Delahunty who was excellent in the ruck - Daniel Schaper, David Lang and Drew Tyler.

Emerging players Campbell Matthews, Dennis Finnigan and James Gray also stood up.

Bennett's 10 goals made him an obvious best on ground candidate, while fellow Laharum forward Dylan Parish, five goals, was also impressive and the likes of Robbie Miller and Daniel Griffiths were prominent.

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