IT WASN’T just the former AFL players who caused headaches for the Korumburra-Bena on Saturday.
Kilcunda-Bass big man Adam Miller provided a focal point across half forward, Jacob Dakin grabbed an impressive 13 marks around the ground and Chris Endres was awarded the medal for best on ground.
In fact, Endres impressed Aaron Davey so much that he asked the Alberton FNL Best and Fairest winner to consider playing in Darwin during the summer.
Their efforts combined with the trio of Aaron Davey, Austin Wonaeamirri and Liam Jurrah ensured the Panthers held a healthy 47 point lead at the main break and restricted the Giants to a solitary goal.
The visitors cause wasn’t helped when its best player Ben Fitzpatrick was a late call-up for his first match for the Box Hill Hawks Reserves.
The talented midfielder notched his first win of the season as the Hawks defeated Port Melbourne by 11 points.
The Giants were more competitive in the third quarter and outscored the Panthers four goals to three as the home side took their foot off the pedal.
But the Panthers ran out the match to come away with an 84 point win.
For the Giants, Scott Braithwaite was a mainstay throughout the contest, Josh Hopkins continued his fine form and captain Beau Anthony led from the front.