Noradjuha-Quantong 104 d Taylors Lake 74
NORADJUHA-QUANTONG finished its season on a high note, beating Taylors Lake by 30 points on Saturday.
Inconsistency and poor ball use have plagued the Bombers this year, but they showed none of it in the first half against the Lakers.
Four goals to zero in the first term gave them a 22-point quarter-time lead.
They maintained a 21-point buffer at the main break before Taylors Lake made a belated run in the second half.
The Lakers booted five third-quarter goals to close the gap, but the Bombers dug deep and found five of their own.
They were never able to completely break the shackles, but six goals to Nathan Byrne and three to Brian Harrison kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely.
Jake Myerscough produced arguably his best game of the season for Noradjuha-Quantong, and was named in the best for a second consecutive round.
Utility Sam Weddell also continued his strong run of form.
Lakers coach Deek Roberts was again his side’s top performer.
Roberts said Dylan Carroll’s play at centre-half-forward was one of the best performances of the day.
Craig Britten, five goals, and Lachie Marks, three, were also good in the forward line.
Former coach Ian McCulloch was named in the best in his second senior appearance for the year.
Roberts said poor discipline and a slow start had cost the team.
“All in all it was a pretty disappointing performance,” he said.
“The first half was shocking, but I thought we actually played a good second half.”
Roberts said the Lakers had just failed to hit their pre-season goal of six wins, but were moving in the right direction after a winless 2013.