Hopper heroes tame Tigers

Moyhu thumps Glenrowan in Ovens & King finals warm up

FOCUS: Moyhu coach Joel Fisher addresses his troops at three quarter time. PHOTO: Scott Anderson

MOYHU achieved something on Saturday no other Ovens and King side has this season – it made Glenrowan look ordinary.

The Hoppers tackled, pressured and ran the Tigers into the ground, dominating all four quarters of play on their way to a stunning 78-point victory over the side that sat atop the ladder previously.

The Kelly Tigers had only lost one match heading in, going down to Milawa by 48 points in round nine, but on that occasion they were right in the contest up until the end of the third quarter.

Not so this time around.

While Glenrowan had more of the play in the first 10 minutes, Moyhu proved far more efficient going forward, with Anthony Welsh, Ben Waite, Jeremy Wilson and Matt Curran all getting on the scoreboard as the Hoppers opened up a 14-point buffer by the first change.

Up by 67 points at three quarter time, the Hoppers unveiled a bit of showtime to open the final stanza, with a clean centre break leading to Jeremy Wilson slamming through a long range goal on the run inside 15 seconds.

With the sting taken out of the contest, the Tigers were able to hold their own for much of the period, but further goals to Jim Gales, Sullivan and Jaimon McGeehan ensured the Hoppers won every quarter and ran away with their best win of the year, 20.12 (132) to 7.12 (54).

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