Huge 2nd half gives Cobras big win.
Ballarat displayed a competitive 1st half against last years grand finalists, finishing strongly in the 2nd quarter to be within 3 goals. However the experienced players of Bacchus Marsh took control of the game and finishing with 10 goals in the last quarter to run out convincing winners.
|Bacchus Marsh||6 – 3 – 39||10 – 4 – 64||17 – 6 – 108||27 – 10 – 172|
|Ballarat||2 – 0 – 12||7 – 5 – 47||8 – 10 – 58||9 – 12 – 66|
Goal Kickers: B. Van de Heuvel 2, W. Garner, J. Sutherland, M. Bowman, S. Hutchinson, N. Garner, T. Conroy, S. James.
Best Players: M. Bowman, N. Garner, S. Hutchinson, D. Kennedy, K. Mellington, W. Garner.
Goal Kickers: B. Speight 5, A. Willitts 5, J. Owen 5, H. King 3, S. Sherlock 3, R. Stuhldreier 2, D. Phyland, B. Griffiths, M. Chrisari, D. Bishop.
Best Players: S. Sherlock, D. Burton, B. Speight, J. Owen, D. Velden, N. Stuhldreier.
The Ballarat Courier Report
Bacchus Marsh saved its best for last in handing Ballarat a 106-point thumping in the BFL at Maddingley Park on Saturday.
Now heading the ladder, the Cobras highlighted the gap between the sides in the second half.
The Swans bounced back from a slow start with a rush of goals late in the second term to slash a six-goal deficit to 13 points.
However, that was where Ballarat’s challenge ended as Bacchus Marsh added 17 goals in the second half.
The Cobras shared the goals around with Ben Speight, Jake Owen and Aaron Willitts snagging five apiece as Scott Sherlock ensured there was no shortage of supply.
Daniel Burton also made the most of Ballarat’s shortage of big-man power to have a big say in proceedings.
Mitch Bowman had his best game since joining the Swans this year, while Will Garner worked hard at ground level with coach Shane Hutchinson with the odds stacked against them.