Edenhope-Apsley 127 d Taylors Lake 40
EDENHOPE-APSLEY’S class showed through in an 87-point victory over Taylors Lake at the weekend.
The Saints held their opponents to one first-half goal, and went on to push the margin higher than the 51 points they beat the Lakers by in round six.
Edenhope-Apsley booted six goals to three in the third quarter and six to two in the last.
Bart Nolan was given the job of tagging in-form Taylors Lake coach Deek Roberts and responded in the best possible way, slowing Roberts down and then pushing forward to kick a goal and set up two others.
Chris Oliver stood out at half-back for the Saints in his 100th game.
Cameron Domaschenz made up for the absence of Tom Clissold in the Edenhope-Apsley forward line with five goals, and spent some time in the midfield.
Jason Kannar was clearly the Lakers’ best performer.
The game became physical in the second half, with both coaches unhappy with the opposition tactics.
“Last time they took it up to us even when they were losing and kept playing the footy, but it was like a different team this time,” Edenhope-Apsley coach Grant Coxon said.
“I was a little bit disappointed with the way their players conducted themselves.”
Roberts said the Saints were equally culpable.
“I think it’s fair to say it went both ways, and we had a couple of blokes who copped some cheap hits,” he said.
“I think they see what they want to see.”
Coxon praised the defensive intensity of his players.