• Demons’ hot start trumps Blues in top-six clash


    WITH the goal to jump Greta early and put the game away before half time, Milawa co-coach Josh Owen was pleased with how his side executed against the Blues.

    Like the Demons have done for much of the first third of the season, they have come out of the change rooms and attempted to blow sides out of the water with their class and their pace.

    On Saturday, it was another such instance with the Demons keeping the Blues to just 1.1 while they booted 3.5 in the opening stanza.

    The match was Greta’s second big test in a row with a promising 40-point defeat at the hands of Benalla last week setting up for a classic country football encounter, but like last week Greta’s opposition showed that they were just a step above in their ball winning ability and poise.

    A scoreless quarter from the Blues, added to their woe, with the Demons pressing the issue firing home 6.4 and opening up a 57-point half time lead.

    “We knew that Greta were going to come out hard and if they got their noses in front then they would stick around all game,” Josh Owen said.

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