SOUTHERN Mallee Giants breezed past Nhill to book a spot in the Wimmera league semi-finals.
The Tigers had the Giants’ measure for much of the first term, kicking three goals to one. But the momentum turned sharply after quarter-time.
The Giants came out of the blocks fast in the second quarter and snagged a goal quickly. Another two followed as Nhill struggled to hit the scoreboard. As the sirens sounded on half-time, the Giants held an eight-point lead.
Despite the absence of any discernible breeze, the northern end of the ground proved to be the scoring end for the first half, with only one goal kicked at the opposite end.
But that went out the window in the third quarter, as the Giants kicked at the southern end with ease to extend their lead.
They wasted no time hitting the scoreboard in this quarter, bagging their first goal 40 seconds in.
Another few majors halfway through the term meant the game looked all but gone for the Tigers, as the Giants took their lead to 29 points.
Nhill finally hit the scoreboard with two minutes to play to cut the margin back to 23 points.
But another quick one to the Giants had them in a commanding position at the final change.
The Giants struck first in the final quarter with a goal at the five-minute mark. David Baulch then kicked truly shortly after to turn the screws even more.
The Giants would kick another two in the quarter before the siren sounded on a resounding victory.