Tocumwal stormed home to a third consecutive win in the Picola and District Football League north-west division, hammering Mathoura by 92 points on Saturday.
With the Timbercutters missing playing coach Phil Hazelman, who was injured the weekend before, it was always going to be a challenge taking on an in-form Bloods outfit at Tocumwal Recreation Reserve.
Tocumwal was sitting fourth on the ladder with four wins ahead of Saturday’s game while Mathoura hadn’t tasted success since round three when they trounced Yarroweyah by 156 points.
The home side took control of the game from the onset, taking a 31-point lead into the first break.
The Bloods restricted Mathoura’s use of the footy, containing them to just one goal in the opening term while kicking five of their own.
Tocumwal continued to push out the margin in the second quarter, kicking 4.2 to 1.1, and multiple scoreline contributors made it tough for Mathoura’s defenders.
Scores looked grim for Mathoura heading into the second half, 50 points in arrears, and the blow-out continued with Tocumwal kicking another eight goals and restricting the visitors to two.
Final score, Tocumwal 17.18 (120) to Mathoura 4.4 (28).
Dane Maxwell starred in his most consistent game of the year with solid contributions from veteran David Farrell, the ever consistent Zeke Flanagan and Paddy O’Brien along with Ollie Rennie and skipper Sean Logie.
Logie, Farrell and Sam Boake each kicked three goals from 10 goal scorers in total for the Bloods.
Jack Jennings (two goals), Ben Vesty and Scott Betson shared Mathoura’s majors and Jack Keogh was the most consistent on the ground to be the Timbercutters’ biggest contributor.
Grady Ward, Daniel Barwick, Clay Poidevin and Darcy Robinson were also among the best players for the visitors.
Tocumwal is fourth on the ladder at the half way mark of the season.
The Bloods host third placed Strathmerton this weekend in what is a big clash for both clubs.