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Lakers sink Undera in one-sided match

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June 09, 2017

Ben Hutton flies for the mark in front of teammate Zac Winter-Irving.

Mick Shiels was one of the Lakers’ best in his return from suspension.

Nagambie put on a footballing masterclass against Undera at the weekend.

The Lakers quickly tore the Lions apart, kicking seven goals to Undera’s one in the first quarter.

The fast-firing Lakers were unstoppable in a 10-goal second term.

In front by 113 points at the long break, they showed great discipline to stick to their structures.

‘‘We have personal stats we like to tick off throughout the game, those one per cent sort of stats that we gauge them on,’’ Nagambie coach Linc Sullivan said.

‘‘One of the goals we set ourselves before the games was we wanted to restrict their scoring and hit the scoreboard as much as we could.’’

The Lakers kept Undera goalless in the second half, while adding another 16 goals to their own tally.

A best-on-ground performance from Mathew Waterson saw him kick 10.8, while an even spread of multiple goalkickers contributed to the score.

‘‘Waterson was a little bit inaccurate, but he was marking extremely well,’’ Sullivan said.

It was a much-needed percentage-boosting win for the Lakers, who are tied on points with Violet Town on top of the ladder.

Coming into the back half of the season, some well-timed rotations gave a few of Sullivan’s men a rest.

This week, the Lakers take on Rushworth.

‘‘They’re an improving side,’’ Sullivan said.

‘‘We’ll have a few back but giving that they’re playing at home they’re probably a four or five-goal better side.’’

Score: Nagambie 33.25 (223) d Undera 2.0 (12)

Goals: M. Waterson 10; D. Lowry, M. Watson, K. Winter-Irving 3; M. Shadbolt, M. Sanderson, B. Harrison, B. Biggs 2; M. Shiels, J. Shiels, D. Haysom, B. Hutton, N. Fothergill, Z. Winter-Irving.

Best: M. Waterson, M. Shiels, B. Hutton, N. Fothergill, B. Biggs, M. Shadbolt.

Reserves

Nagambie’s reserves had a convincing 79-point win over Undera.

The Lakers kicked five goals to Undera’s one in the first quarter to look comfortable and in control at quarter-time.

Undera came back with two goals in the second but Nagambie again asserted its dominance with four majors.

A 35-point lead was not insurmountable with a half of football to go, but five goals in the third and fourth quarters sealed the deal for the Lakers.

Heath Lowry and Jarryd Shepherd steadied the ship on the way to victory with four goals each, while William Ulrich was superb for Nagambie.

Score: Nagambie 18.6 (114) d Undera 5.5 (35)

Goals: J. Shepherd, H. Lowry 4; D. Lowry 3; H. Taylor-Lloyd, T. Schintler 2; B. Taylor-Lloyd, M. Mensfeld, R. Bazeley.

Best: W. Ulrich, P. McLoughlin, H. Lowry, T. Muir, T. Schintler, K. Shepherd.

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