Horsham 190 d Stawell 63
HORSHAM remains Wimmera Football League’s only undefeated team after a massive 127-point victory against Stawell at Central Park on Saturday.
The Demons extended their lead at every change, running out 29.16 (190) to 9.9 (63) winners.
Nick Pekin starred for the visitors, kicking 10 goals, while Joel Geue and coach Brad Hartigan were also influential with five majors apiece.
Fellow coach Jordyn Burke said it was a pleasing performance.
“It was one of those days where we didn’t have any passengers,” he said.
“I thought we played really well and I was confident with the way we’ve been playing.
“But to be honest I wasn’t expecting that kind of result.”
Burke said his side was on top in the latter stages of the opening two quarters, before running away with the game in the second half.
“We made that a real focus at half-time – the boys really kept their foot on the pedal,” he said.
Darcy Taylor and Nathan Kelly were also named among the Demons’ best, while Burke was pleased with the performances of debutant Baillie Batchelor and second-game ruckman Daniel Souter.
Stawell coach Brad Cassidy said the result showed his side still had a long way to go.
“We’ve got to be realistic – they’re the best in the competition and they’ve got some fantastic footballers,” he said.
“They really showed us the level we need to continue to work and improve to get to.
“We just weren’t good enough.”
Cassidy said there were some positives for the Warriors – especially in the first quarter and a half – but his side needed to sustain its pressure for longer.
Brenton Potter provided a strong target for the host up forward, kicking five goals, while Aidan Potter, Jesse Eckel, Todd Cleary and Chris Ford were also among Stawell’s best.