WANGARATTA Rovers’ season came to a grinding halt in yesterday’s Ovens and Murray semi final as they suffered a punishing 85-point loss to an ultra impressive Lavington at Corowa.
In a match that was called off halfway through the final term after Lavington’s Adam Butler was knocked unconscious, the Hawks were simply no match for the Panthers.
Lavington dominated the first quarter, holding the Hawks goalless, and then put the match away with a scintillating seven-goal burst in the third quarter.
Mitch Palmer and Luke Garland both booted three goals for Lavington while Jay Banks, Joel Hartley, Myles Aalbers and Justin Ellis all finished with two goals.
Ash Pollard was the Hawks’ only multiple goal kicker with two majors as the Panthers won 18.10 (118) to 4.9 (33).