Harrow-Balmoral 98 d Natimuk United 20
HARROW-BALMORAL was at its defensive best and showed positive signs in its forward line in a 14.14 (98) to 2.8 (20) win over Natimuk United at the weekend.
The Roos booted an errant 4.9 in the first quarter but still dominated the term, and were never challenged after that.
The likes of Aaron McDonald and Quentin Willmott proved adept at stopping the Natimuk United forward line, while Scott Heath provided his customary rebound from the backline.
One of the major issues facing Harrow-Balmoral has been its forward line, and a good scoring spread showed the team could be potent in attack when it moved the ball effectively.
Roos coach Brent Forsyth said the team was slowly getting close to its early-season form.
“We realise we’re not going to turn our forward line around a full 180 degrees in one week, but we were able to share it around more effectively,” he said.
Natimuk United coach Tim Friend’s return from suspension could not inspire his side.
Friend is the Rams’ leading goal-kicker this year with 35, but was held goal-less on Saturday.
Justin Cozens, Jono Lovel and Ash Pekin were Natimuk United’s top three players.