TARRAWINGEE produced what coach Finton Eames described as the club’s “best performance of the season” to thump King Valley by 74 points at Whitfield on Saturday, further strengthening its top four spot.
The Bulldogs got the jump on the Roos with four goals to one in the opening term, with Hamish Moore enjoying a brilliant start to his first match with the club, booting three majors in the opening term.
With Mark Anderson, Dan McCormick, Trevor Edwards and Jamie Anderson giving Tarrawingee plenty of drive out of the backline, the Bulldogs continued to pile on the misery for the home side, extending their lead to 28 points at halftime.
King Valley, led by Simon Hunter, Jarrod Branson, Josh Kelly and Brett Sessions, was down, but not out in the third term, and still held some hope of a dramatic turnaround when it trailed by 35 points at the last change.
But the Bulldogs ran all over the Roos, with Moore, Jesse Hemmens and Daniel Barassi combining beautifully in attack as the visitors slammed on another seven goals to one to completely blow out the margin.
Coach Finton Eames admitted to being surprised by how much his side won by in the end.
“During the week we prepared for what was going to be a really tough game,” Eames said.