Baldivis Brumbies make it four from four
Baldivis Football Club 12.8 (80) made it four wins on the bounce as they overcame a spirited Halls 8.9 (57) by 23 points at Hot Klobba Stadium on Anzac Day.
The Brumbies made the trip south to face the Mandurah-based outfit barely three days after beating Pinjarra in a nail biter - and they had to work hard for it in a close first half.
Led by a best-on-ground performance from Brendan Tingey, who kicked three goals, the Brumbies began to turn the screw late on and kick away in the fourth term.
Baldivis coach Craig Hamersley said while his team were a little disappointed with their performance in the first half and for patches of the third quarter, he was pleased to see his side break it open later on.
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“We were a little bit disappointed in our first half and patches of our third as well,” he said.
“We felt like we were winning a majority of possession and a majority of the play but we were just messing about on half forward a bit.
“We fixed a few things up and it took a little while but last quarter we were able to break it open a bit more and it felt like a few more things fell into place for us.
“The transition for us going from our small oval to a bigger oval took a little while for us to work out.”
Brieghton Shea continued his goal scoring form for Baldivis as he kicked four goals in the win, with Eddy Dann and Sam Eccles also performing well.
Hamersley also praised Max Nixon for his defensive duties on the Lightning’s Mathew Allen.
With four wins from the first four matches, Hamersley said his side was tracking well but wouldn’t be getting carried away.
“Four from four we are really happy with,” he said.
“We are focusing heavily on getting some really good rehab in over the next 10 days - getting some fresh legs back and really just keeping our feet on the ground.
“We don’t want to get too far ahead ourselves.”
The Brumbies’ next clash is against local rivals Rockingham Rams on May 5.
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