FISH Creek was at home to MDU on Saturday and after plenty of rain in the days leading up, the ground was heavy and the conditions not ideal for both players or supporters, but it didn’t slow the Roos who had a big win.
The Combine have struggled in the past couple of years at the senior level but with Stevie Wright coming onboard as the head coach in season 2018 they are on the improve.
Coming up against the ladder leader however on Saturday it was going to be a very tough task.
Even though the Kangaroos were missing several players it was a one-sided affair for much of the day that ended with a 106-point victory to Fish Creek.
MDU won the toss but they didn’t win much more for the day, the Kangaroos jumped out of the gates very quickly and after a couple of missed shots on goal it was Cooper who managed the first goal only two minutes in.
Inaccurate in the opening quarter the Kangaroos put on 5.7 with most of the points easily getable.
The fitness of Tom Cameron is improving with every game and the run that he provides for his team is first class. Gareth Park is another that after returning from injury is making a greater impact with every game and he was fantastic in the midfield all day.
The game never really reached any lofty heights and when MDU did got forward the Fish Creek backline led by Hayes, Walker, McPhee and Gay were solid keeping the Demons scoreless until the late in the final quarter when Josh Wright was awarded a mark.
He played on and snapped truly to register their only score of the day.
The Kangaroos were simply just too strong all over the ground.
With only three rounds left to play in the home and away season the Demons will be looking to continue to improve and get experience into their young team while the Kangaroos will now be looking to fine tune their team and their structures before the final series.
The Kangaroos are at home again next week to Foster while things don’t get any easier for MDU who are also at home to Toora.
Kangaroos crush the Demons