Monteath dominant in Bulls’ win
Mt Barker moved within striking distance of regaining a place in the top two on the Great Southern Football League ladder after breaking clear of Albany to record a 55-point win on Saturday at Sounness Park.
The Bulls sit only percentage out of the top two after North Albany’s shock loss to Royals, with their comfortable win set up by a dominant third term.
The task of stopping Bulls spearhead Kym Monteath proved too much for the Sharks as he booted nine of his side’s 16 goals as their only multiple goal scorer.
Monteath added three of the Bulls’ five goals in the third quarter to kick clear by 59 points at the final change.
The margin was nine points the last time the two sides clashed in round 4, when the Sharks almost pinched a remarkable come-from-behind win, but Monteath proved the difference in attack on this occasion. Wise midfield heads Nic Chidgzey and captain Peter Taylor gave the Bulls the mid-field impetus throughout the contest.
Despite proving dangerous in periods, the Sharks struggled to find a winner in attack until teenager Kieran Gowdie asserted himself on the contest to boot four final-quarter goals to break the Bulls’ run of 10 consecutive majors.
The young key forward marked strongly after some long-awaited delivery to his advantage to finish with five goals for the match.
Dylan Gowdie was superb deep in defence for the Sharks while youngster Bryce Blaszkow toiled hard in the midfield.
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