Dimboola bounces back with win over Warrack Eagles

ON THE WAY BACK: Ryan Bell was among Dimboola's best performers in a win over Warrack Eagles. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

ON THE WAY BACK: Ryan Bell was among Dimboola's best performers in a win over Warrack Eagles. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A DOMINANT performance from reigning premier Dimboola has moved it a step closer to regaining a top five berth.

The Roos proved too strong for ladder-leader Warrack Eagles at home pushing them back to second on the ladder to take a crucial 15.6 (96) to 8.11 (59) win.

Leading by six points at the final change, the host produced six goals to one in the last quarter to prove they are by no means done and dusted in 2014.

Roos coach Stuart Farr said it was a strong performance from his charges.

"We played at the level we expect and it was pleasing to have a win it's been a while," he said.

"Our pressure was really good and we probably won the contested footy really well."

It was the Roos' first win for the year against one of last season's finalists.

Midfielder Andrew Seers was named the Roos' best player, while Farr said Tyler Blake and Ryan Bell also impressed.

"The guys in the middle really dominated the clearances," he said.

"We probably had six contributors in the middle as compared to two or three in previous weeks."

Full-forward Lachie Exell, six goals, again played a key role near goal, while Ash Clugston chipped in with three.

"Lachie was at his dangerous best and Ash bobbed up for a couple," Farr said.

"They looked really dangerous when we got it in there quickly, so hopefully that can be a regular occurrence."

The result ends the Eagles' winning streak of eight matches.

Eagles coach Tim Inkster said he had expected a better showing from his side.

"It was a bit of a reality check," he said.

"It seemed like we approached it like we were still having a week off we didn't come to play and they outworked us.

"They played the same way for the four quarters they were pretty consistent with their attack on the ball, their effort and their use going forward.

"I think the result was pretty much fitting of the way the game was."

The result was compounded by injuries to star Eagles Jesse Murphy and Ben Harrison, both hamstrings, while Inkster said new Melbourne recruit Stefan Denadic, who impressed on debut, could have a broken wrist.

Clayton Hinkley was named the Eagles' best, while Inkster said both defender Jacob Cheney and ruckman Scott Adams were valiant.

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