Backs lead Roos to win

Leahy goalless for first time as Valley thumps Whorouly

HONOR: King Valley stalwart Evan Laverty is chaired off by Russell Wyllie and Adam Williams after his 300th match on Saturday. PHOTO: Scott Anderson

A SUPREME display of defensive football and another dominant display from Baker Medallist Adam Williams saw King Valley bounce back from back-to-back losses on Saturday, thrashing Whorouly by 51 points.

The Roos kept the Lions to just two scoring shots after halftime and six goals for the day, with Whorouly’s star full forward Richie Leahy kept goalless by King Valley’s Matt Smith.

It was the first time in his 45 Ovens and King matches that Leahy – the league’s record holder for most goals in a season – has registered a donut in the goals column.

The Roos were on top from start to finish, winning the ball out of the middle through the likes of Williams, Jono Rea and Ben Primmer, with Sam Evans, Rob Lang and Brendan Sessions on fire in attack.

Sessions badly injured his trusty left foot in a lawn mowing accident on Thursday, but it didn’t stop him booting four first half goals to give the Roos a 26-point buffer at halftime.

Lang slotted a couple of majors early in the final term to ice the match, and the game was scripted perfectly for King Valley’s 300-gamer Evan Laverty, who registered the last goal to seal the 13.14 (92) to 6.5 (41) win.

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