Kalkee thumps Natimuk-United

STANDOUT: Kalkee's Steve Schultz had a field day against Natimuk United at the weekend. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

STANDOUT: Kalkee's Steve Schultz had a field day against Natimuk United at the weekend. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

KALKEE made a statement to its rivals on Saturday after thrashing Natimuk United by 115 points.

Kees coach Trevor O'Brien said he was happy with his side's performance.

"We played pretty well, especially in the first and third quarters," he said.

Seventeen of the side's 23 goals were kicked in the first and third terms as it opened up a 98-point buffer at the final break.

Natimuk United has now lost four games in a row as its season heads towards a disappointing end.

Steve Schultz had a day out, dominating possession and kicking seven goals.

"I'd hate to think how many possessions he had and he was also strong up forward kicking seven," O'Brien said.

Ashley Hastie, Nick Thomson and Liam French all kicked four goals each.

The Rams were better in the last quarter, kicking three goals to four when the game was well and truly over.

Kalkee is emerging as the side that might be able challenge the all-conquering Laharum with the finals approaching.

But O'Brien played down the side's chances in a prospective finals clash with the Mountain Men, insisting the Kees were not yet at their best.

"Laharum is such a complete footy team they've got strengths everywhere," he said.

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