Eagles stamp authority on competition

BIG DAY: Hatherleigh's Mitch Pulmer was named best player for the Eagles in their big win over Kongorong on Saturday. (File 417946)

By Trevor Jackson

HATHERLEIGH 16.13 (109) D KALANGADOO 10.7 (67)

ROUND 12 of Mid South East football saw Hatherleigh stamp its authority on the competition, with a strong victory over the resurgent Kalangadoo.

The Magpies have shown plenty of intent after a slow start to the season, but after six wins on the trot, their run came to an end.

The writing was on the wall after the opening term, where the Eagles kicked away with a six-goal term, while the Magpies could only muster two major scores.

However, the next two quarters suggested the Magpies were not out of the contest as they held the Eagles goal-less in the second term to close the margin to 15 points.

The third term saw the Magpies up to the task again, but they were outscored by a solitary point for the quarter and trailed by 16 at the final break.

The game was certainly up for grabs, but the Eagles were not about to let their undefeated record be affected and began to bang on the goals.

They kicked six major scores to Kalangadoo’s two for a comfortable 42-point victory.

Goals for the victors came from Sam Telfer with four, while Louis Brown, Patrick Chay and Brad Mitchell kicked three each.

Dylan Bromely (3) and Ben Gregory (2) were focal points up forward for Kalangadoo.

Best for Hatherleigh were Mitch Pulmer, Jack Gray, Lewis Walker, Thomas Hutchesson, Telfer and William Chay, with Sam McManus, Robert Hein, Tye McManus, Connor Gentile, Justin Bromley and Nate Von Stanke-Dowie best for Kalangadoo.