Harrow-Balmoral continues good start with win against Taylors Lake

TOUGH START: Taylors Lake's Alex Hill battles with Jeparit-Rainbow's Daniel Batson in round one. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
TOUGH START: Taylors Lake's Alex Hill battles with Jeparit-Rainbow's Daniel Batson in round one. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

HARROW-BALMORAL has continued its winning start to the season, defeating Taylors Lake by 130 points away from home on Saturday. 

It was a similar story for Taylors Lake, with its young side not able to play consistently for four quarters. 

Taylors Lake managed just a single behind in the first quarter, but fought back in the second term, kicking three goals to the Southern Roos’ four. 

From then on, Harrow-Balmoral dominated the contest and kicked away.

Taylors Lake coach Jye Smith said his side dropped off.

“We started well and the first half we were pretty close to them,” he said.

“We let them score a few easy goals. Towards the end of the second quarter it was the same story with a couple guys going down. We couldn’t keep our running and pressure up. 

“Overall I’m pretty happy. We need to tinker with a few things and make sure we have some more confidence.”

Smith said with his young side the goal was to see improvement each week.

“Our average age is probably around the 21 mark, so we are a really young side,” he said. 

“We don’t have a benchmark of where we want to be, but we are improving.”

Harrow-Balmoral playing coach Nick Pekin was among the best on ground, as well as teammates Simon Close and William Plush. Smith, Trae Martin and Matt McCulloch were the best for Taylors Lake.