Laharum 175 d Noradjuha-Quantong 32
PREMIERSHIP favourite Laharum flexed its muscle at the weekend, demolishing Noradjuha-Quantong by 143 points.
The hapless Bombers were completely outclassed as the Mountain Men piled on 15 second-half goals to send a warning to their opponents with six home and away games remaining for the season.
Laharum coach Shannon Argall stood tall in the ruck, giving his midfielders first use at the stoppages.
On a day when there was little to celebrate for the Bombers, Nathan Byrne arguably played his best game for the club.
A clinical display saw the Mountain Men stop the Bombers from being as competitive as they were last time the teams met in round eight.
Laharum dismantled Noradjuha-Quantong’s defence, putting 27 goals past the Bombers’ backline.
“Once we were able to clear the ball, our ball movement and running style was able to open the game up,” he said.
“We cut them down over their half-forward line and our defence was outstanding.”
Argall said nine players were missing from the team that beat Kalkee in round one.
“We’ve got four or five to come back in next time we play so it’s going to make it really difficult to choose that team,” he said.
For the first time this year, brothers Joe, Fred and Ollie Harrison played together for Laharum.
Noradjuha-Quantong coach Jarred Combe said it was one of the team’s most disappointing games for the year.
“We were just outclassed by a better team,” he said.
“We were probably competitive for one quarter, but the other three quarters it was pretty much one-way traffic and we couldn’t restrict Laharum’s ball flow into the forward line.”