LEETON-Whitton made their biggest statement this season with a 54-point win over Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong on Saturday.
The Crows produced a performance that suggests they are serious premiership contenders, running away from the Lions to win 18.17 (125) to 10.11 (71) at Ganmain Sportsground.
GGGM kicked the first goal of the last quarter to close within four kicks but the Crows responded with seven of the next eight to win comfortably.
Leeton-Whitton coach Dave Meline suggested the final scoreline did not reflect the contest.
“Look I’m happy but when they challenged us there we didn’t have too many answers for a while and Ganmain have a lot of quality players to come back in,” he said.
“There were good signs but we’re not going to get ahead of ourselves, we need to learn to stay in the whole game.
“It probably wasn’t as comfortable as the scoreline suggested in the end.”
5.6 7.9 11.14 18.17
2.1 5.2 8.7 10.11
Goals: (Leeton-Whitton) B O’Garey 4, N Irwin 3, M Wescombe 2, M Hardie 2, T Conroy 2, C Griggs 2, J Lehman, B Curley, K O’Malley; (GGGM) M White 4, A Watt 3, J Kotzur 2, H Stapleton.
Best: (Leeton-Whitton) N Irwin, B O’Garey, J Lehman, T Conroy, T Handsaker, L Meline; (GGGM) J Kotzur, S Hatty, C Steele, B Walsh, M White, N Kember.
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