Dimboola on the way with back-to-back wins

DOMINANT: Dimboola's Ash Clugston. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
DOMINANT: Dimboola's Ash Clugston. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Dimboola 157 d Nhill 48

DIMBOOLA has secured back-to-back wins after a 109-point thumping of Nhill at Davis Park on Saturday.

The Roos got off to a flying start, kicking five goals to zero in the opening 10 minutes, and were rarely challenged on their way to a comfortable 24.13 (157) to 6.12 (48) win.

Facing a 100-point deficit at the final change, the home team fought out the last quarter but it was too little, too late.

Ash Clugston, seven goals, and Lachie Exell, five goals, capitalised on the visitors’ dominance across the ground.

Andrew Seers, Tom Magee and Tyler Blake were strong contributors in the Roos’ dominant midfield display, as was ruckman Justin Chilver.

Roos coach Stuart Farr said the even performance was a sign his side’s confidence was returning.

“We’re still gaining a bit of confidence and things are slowly starting to fall into place,” he said.

“Everyone’s talking about how quick the competition is, and we want to be known as that hard contested side and we’ve really upped our pressure.”

A downside for the Roos was an arm injury to midfielder Josh Rentsch.

Farr said was undergoing surgery on Sunday.

Nhill coach Shane Grover paid full credit to Dimboola, saying his side was simply not good enough.

“They were just way too strong in all areas,” he said.

“They were a far better side and they’re playing their way back into top form. 

“We’re trying, but we’re just not good enough and that’s the plain and simple truth.”

Jayden Fischer and Lachie Barber were among the Tigers’ better performers, while skipper Simon Brearley could not be faulted for effort in his 150th game.

Sam Turmine was the host’s only multiple goal-kicker, finishing with two.


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