Bulls recruits lead way in huge win
Mt Barker sent a strong message to the rest of the Great Southern Football League as they demolished Albany by 172 points in a clinical display at Sounness Park on Saturday afternoon.
Led by new recruits Kym Monteath and Daniel Parker, who combined for 20 goals, the Bulls led from the outset and finished ahead 30.24 (204) to 5.2 (32).
Monteath kicked four of his 11 majors in the opening term courtesy of some solid work in the ruck from David Stone and the Bulls’ midfield brigade.
The Sharks were able to peg back two late goals in the first quarter to keep some hope alive, but an eight-goals-to-one second quarter put the Bulls in complete control at the main break.
The Bulls used the wide expanses of Sounness Park with precision as they worked their way into the forward 50 with ease and piled on another 14 goals in the second half to run away with a convincing win.
Parker finished the day with nine goals, while John Lee also chipped in with four majors.
Peter Taylor and Matt Smith were excellent through the middle of the ground, while Brendan and Russell Wynne were also influential.
Sharks half-back Tait McLean provided a contest as their defensive 50 was under siege all day.
Bulls coach Shane Thompson was pleased with Parker and Monteath’s output for the day.
“We kept the scoreboard ticking all day and just worked on moving the ball the way we want to,” he said. “We understand what we’re getting with Daniel and Kym.
“They’re both quality players.
“I thought when they were there to be used, we used them well.”
Sharks coach Scott Sedgwick said his side struggled to keep up with the Bulls in the second half.
“We just ran out of puff — our fitness got to us again,” he said.
“A hot day and a fast ground — we struggled with that.”
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