Benalla Saints have started their season strongly with a 73-point win over Seymour.April 16, 2014 3:17am
A 73-point victory in round one of the Goulburn Valley Football League is far from Benalla Saints’ best, coach Luke Morgan believes.
After getting knocked out of finals in straight sets last season, the Saints sent an ominous message to their opposition with victory over Seymour at Kings Park on Saturday.
However, while Morgan said the win was a good way to start the season, it was far from his side’s best.
‘‘I thought we didn’t fire on all cylinders at all during the game,’’ he said.
‘‘Defensively we let too many goals through; we should have been able to restrict Seymour a bit more than that.
‘‘We can get cleaner with the footy going forward.’’
The Saints got the early jump on Seymour, largely thanks to new recruit Josh Marchbank’s strength in the ruck.
‘‘The start was very good; being 8-0 in the first quarter in centre clearances was a fantastic start by the midfield group lead by Josh Marchbank,’’ Morgan said.
Marchbank was best on field in his debut, and provided midfield brothers James and Will Martiniello with first hands at the ball.
Down forward the Saints were happy to share the ball, with their 24 goals coming from 13 different players.
‘‘I was also happy to be able to kick goals coming from 13 different goalkickers, a good spread was pretty impressive,’’ Morgan said.
‘‘I was impressed with the way everyone contributed but I still think we can get a lot better.’’
After leading by 30 points at half-time the Saints booted seven goals to Seymour’s two to stretch the lead to 60 points at three quarter time and put the game beyond doubt.
For full story see this week’s Ensign.
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