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Kangas catch Panthers on the hop

FISH Creek is the real deal and after its Saturday performance, will be renamed The Thumpers.
That is the word out of the Alberton Football League after the Kangaroos’ dominant win over the Kilcunda-Bass Panthers on Saturday.
Wet and wintry conditions greeted the sides as they ran out for what was billed to be a ‘match of the round’ type game.
Unfortunately for the spectators it did not turn out that way with Fish Creek completely dominating the game from start to finish and running out the 85 point winner.
It puts the Kangaroos on top of the ladder by percentage, but more importantly it left their opponents with plenty to think about for the remainder of the season.
Poor kicking hurt the home side in the first quarter, as it registered six behinds and just two goals.
Matt Kreymborg was the danger man up forward, providing a leading target but also crumbing and tackling where needed.
At quarter time the Panthers appeared shell-shocked, however, they were committed to righting the wrongs of the first stanza.
Ryan Fitzgerald led the way for his side in the second, burrowing in and clearing the ball a few times, however the Fish Creek midfield was too strong in numbers.
Tom Cameron’s class shone through in an otherwise dire day for skills related football.
He was able to lace targets under pressure and with the heavy ball.
He had plenty of friends across the midfield and by running in waves they were able to cut the visitors in half and take a 53-0 lead into the half-time break.
Much of the same football carried on in the third quarter with Kilcunda-Bass unable to fire a shot.
It defended admirably but could not plug what became a very leaky boat.
A six goal Fishy term was only countered by a behind, the Panthers’ first score of the game, and at the last change Kangaroos coach Reggie Hoskin was impressed, but far from satisfied.
He implored his charges to run out the game and make sure their opponents did not get a late run on.
In a slight win for the visitors they did win the last term but as the old saying goes, it was too little too late and they ended up with a very comprehensive thumping.
They will be spending this week regaining their composure before taking on MDU in another away game, while Fishy will play in the ‘Battle of the Creeks’ at Stony.

Top roo: Fish Creek’s captain Callan Park was shepherded by teammate Matt Kreymborg in this gather. Park kicked two goals in the Kangaroos’ massive win over Kilcunda-Bass.

Top roo: Fish Creek’s captain Callan Park was shepherded by teammate Matt Kreymborg in this gather. Park kicked two goals in the Kangaroos’ massive win over Kilcunda-Bass.

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