Horsham managed to secure its fourth win of the season when it played Warrack Eagles | Photos

A CONSISTENT four quarter display by Horsham helped the side to a 20-point victory over the Warrack Eagles on Saturday.

Horsham won the game 11.18 (84) to 9.10 (64).  

The win sees Horsham continue its early season form which has completed four wins from four games. 

The contest started evenly, with both teams coming out of the blocks ready to go. 

Horsham managed to score three goals in the first three quarters, it scored two in the final quarter. 

Ryan Kemp continued to pop up in the right place at the right time, he added another four goals to his season tally. 

Warrack Eagles struggled to slow down Horsham, Horsham played a smooth quick style of football. 

The young Horsham defence put in another good show as a unit, limiting Warrack Eagles players clear opportunities in front of the sticks. 

Horsham had plenty of chances early in the game to put the contest to bed but was unable to get the ball through the two middle sticks. 

Horsham coach Deek Roberts said the win was pleasing. 

“We had a lot of determination today, we stuck with our plans. We didn’t play the most skill-full game or the most free flowing game but our effort was always there,” he said. 

“We stuck with it and it came off in the end. It was a hard grind and sometimes you need to do that.” 

Roberts said he was happy with how his team defended. 

“We defended pretty well, our pressure was on and off but it was there when it needed to be,” he said. 

“I thought we had plenty of chances on goal but we just didn’t put them through. Our forward line structurally worked well together, it just took a little work putting the goals through.” 

Roberts said Warrack Eagles are a hard team to play against. 

“They play the ground well and you know when you play them you are very sore,” he said. 

Warrack Eagles coach Ryan McKenzie said he thought his team didn’t show up for three of the four quarters. 

“The second quarter was ordinary and the third quarter we tried a few different things but they didn’t quite work. Credit to Horsham, they defended pretty well and didn’t allow us to run,” he said. 

“In the last quarter we made a couple changes and felt like we got a little bit of run but it was too little too late.” 

McKenzie said he thought his team forced forward 50 entries instead of working its way into the forward 50. 

“There is definitely a few things to work on. If we play bad football it has to be only five minutes at a time, not a quarter at a time,” he said.