Horsham District league | Harrow-Balmoral 184 def Rupanyup 33

STANDOUT: Harrow-Balmoral's James Cleaver - pictured playing against Edenhope-Apsley in June - had plenty of the ball against Rupanyup. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

STANDOUT: Harrow-Balmoral's James Cleaver - pictured playing against Edenhope-Apsley in June - had plenty of the ball against Rupanyup. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

HARROW-BALMORAL established its dominance early on against Rupanyup on Saturday to set up a convincing win.

The round 15 fixture helped the Southern Roos secure second position on the Horsham District league ladder. 

The final scoreboard read Harrow-Balmoral 28.16 (184) to Rupanyup 5.3 (33). 

The Southern Roos scored five goals in the opening quarter, while the Panthers managed one goal. 

The Southern Roos led 5.5 (35) to 1.3 (9) at quarter-time. 

Harrow-Balmoral continued to tighten the screws in the second quarter.

Both teams had their best attacking quarter and worst defensive quarter, with the Panthers managing two goals while the Southern Roos scored 11 goals. 

Reaching triple digits by the halfway point of the match set the Southern Roos up for the remainder of the day.

The Panthers managed to put a goal on the scoreboard in each quarter, something some of the teams deeper in the table have failed to do against the Southern Roos and the Southern Mallee Giants. 

The Southern Roos added another seven goals to their scoreline in the third quarter to lead 23.10 (148) to 4.3 (27) at the final break.

Harrow-Balmoral rounded out the game with five more goals to win by 151 points.

Southern Roos backman James Cleaver was named best on field in his side’s win. 

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