JUNEE’S premiership credentials have been given another boost following an impressive display against Albury at Laurie Oval on Sunday.
Winger Tristan Dixon cut the Thunder down the edge as he scored three tries in the rout.
The Diesels were on a roll early and Albury couldn’t react to Junee’s sheer pace on the edges.
Junee were unstoppable in the first half, scoring 30 unanswered points.
Albury’s enthusiasm improved in the second half, and despite scoring 22 points of their own they were never a threat as the Diesels cruised to a 40-2 win.
Slow starts have been a problem for the Diesels, but wingers Tristan Dixon and Liam Sweeney swiftly changed that.
Dixon was electrifying with two long range efforts, including a 70-metre effort in the 7th minute.
Patrick Sagagi opened the scoring after four minutes to get the onslaught under way as the Diesels scored six tries in the first half.
Starting slow has been a problem for the Diesels, trailing 18-0 early in their last two games, and captain-coach Matt Hands was escatic with how his team were able to play Albury out of the game so early.
“I don’t think we could have played any better footy in that first half an hour and really set it up for the end of the game,” Hands said.
“We spoke about it and controlling possession as the last few weeks we’ve making some silly errors and letting teams get into the game so we spoke about grinding away as we have the team that points will come.
“If we do the little things right then we will put points on.”
And put points on they did.
Trent Schubach’s move from hooker to halfback worked well for the Diesels, with Hands and Schubach’s kicking games controlling as well as putting on plenty of points for the Diesels.
Sweeney’s two tries both came off grubber kicks as did Dixon’s third off a perfectly weight chip from Hands.
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