Laharum too good for Swifts

GOALS: Laharum forward Jason Przibilla, right, kicked four goals against Swifts to take his season tally to 50. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

GOALS: Laharum forward Jason Przibilla, right, kicked four goals against Swifts to take his season tally to 50. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

IT was sweet 16 for Laharum on Saturday when it beat Swifts by 44 points at North Park in Stawell.

The Mountain Men remain undefeated with a commanding percentage of 371.94 after 16 rounds of the Horsham District Football Netball League season.

Laharum set the tone for the day when it kept the Baggies goal-less in the first quarter, opening up a 32-point advantage.

The game was over by three-quarter time, with the Mountain Men leading by 59 points.

Laharum coach Shannon Argall said he was pleased with the win.

"We played a really good game for three quarters and probably just let the foot off in the last quarter," he said.

Swifts were plagued by inaccurate kicking, managing only four goals and 18 behinds for the match, and finished with only four less shots on goal than their opponents.

Argall said the Baggies were wasteful in front of goal, but it was due to an outstanding defensive effort from his side.

"They were wasteful, but at the end of the day it was because of our pressure," he said.

"It was probably attributed to our defence more than anything that they weren't kicking straight they had a lot of shots from wide angles."

Swifts coach Ben Martin said his side was unable to exert any scoreboard pressure on the visitors.

"We had opportunities and especially against the good sides you've got to take those opportunities," he said.

"Laharum controlled the game all day but at the same time we couldn't put any scoreboard pressure on them."

Martin watched the game from the boundary after he was suspended for a week for striking.

"It's extremely frustrating watching from the sidelines," he said.

"I would have liked to have been out there to help."

Despite their perfect win-loss record, Argall said Laharum was having no trouble remaining hungry for victories with two games left in the home and away season.

"We're probably more motivated than we've ever been," he said.

"There's a couple of weeks until finals and we're really gearing up to do the best we can.

"We want to keep beating sides."

Daniel Easson, 18, was best afield, playing a shutdown role on Swifts star Ricky Whitehead.

Argall said Easson, who had 50 senior games under his belt, was one of the club's young leaders.

"Our club is full of young men who are leaders and are going to be future captains and coaches of Laharum," he said.

Argall also named Oliver Braithwaite and Jason Przibilla, who booted four goals, as the game's standout players.

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