GLENROWAN has proven itself a genuine premiership contender with arguably its strongest showing yet, downing Tarrawingee by 34 points at the Norm Minns Oval on Saturday night.
The Tigers put up a dominant opening quarter, racking up 10 scoring shots to the Bulldogs’ two, to lead by 23 points at the first change.
While Tarrawingee came storming back to be within 10 points at halftime, Glenrowan regained the ascendancy in the second half, with three unanswered goals in the third term effectively sealing the contest.
Coach Nigel Robinson was sensational for the Tigers, standing tall across half forward and providing a physical presence when he went into the midfield, while Rory Cunningham was solid as a rock in defence.
After a quiet first half Scott Bradley began to rack up plenty of touches in the third quarter, Lachie Cohen was excellent at half back and Paul Johnston fired in attack, booting six goals.
But Johnston also sprayed a number of shots, including three sitters, to finish with seven behinds.
Overall the Tigers had nearly twice as many scoring shots as the Bulldogs, with 30 to 16, and inaccuracy was once again their biggest problem.