Saints unable to run with Magpies

BIG STICKS: Dylan Bromley kicked four goals in Kalangadoo's big win over Nangwarry on the weekend. Picture: FILE

By Trevor Jackson

KALANGADOO 20.15 (135) D NANGWARRY 3.6 (24)

DESPITE the home-ground advantage, Nangwarry was unable to run with Kalangadoo in Round 9 of Mid South East football on Saturday.

The Magpies limited the Saints to just 24 points, while banging on 135 for a comfortable victory.

The Saints had no answer for the Magpies’ 12 individual goal kickers, as the Magpies simply did what they wanted.

Inaccuracy in front of goals by Kalangadoo helped the Saints keep in touch in the opening term, as the Magpies had 11 scoring shots for just two major scores, but the Saints could only manage two shots for two minor scores.

That left the home side 19 points in arrears at the first break and it did not improve in the second quarter.

In fact, the Magpies hit their stride and began to put the game to bed, with nine major scores for a 74-point lead at the main break.

In an interesting twist, the Saints outscored the Magpies in the third term, but still trailed by 68 points at the final break.

From there it was all about Kalangadoo.

While the Saints did add another major score to their tally, the Magpies put on another eight to run the game out in style.

Dylan Bromley did the damage up forward, with four major scores, while Lachy Jones chipped in with three.

Jack Casey, Tyler Jones and Sam McManus kicked three goals each, with seven other Magpies adding single goals.

For Nangwarry, Joel Virtanen kicked two goals.

Best for Kalangadoo were James Pratt, Tye McManus, Jones, Sam McManus, Casey and Thomas Williams, while Harry Hicks, George McWaters, Joel Virtanen, Marcus Thomson, Archer Virtanen and Lennox Lewis were best for the Saints.