Williams boots Burras to big win

MELTON & MOORABOOL, SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES

May 30, 2016 9.33 AM

BY LIAM TWOMEY

DIGGERS REST  RDFL

Diggers Rest’s Cale Morton fires out a handball while being tackled. (Damian Visentini) 
Picture Damian Visentini

 

Diggers Rest’s Cale Morton fires out a handball while being tackled. (Damian Visentini) Picture Damian Visentini

A best-on-ground performance from Jason Williams lifted Diggers Rest to a powerful win over Melton Centrals in the Riddell District Football League on Saturday.

Williams booted six goals in a dominant display inside the forward 50-metre arc as the Burras ran away 20.15 (135)-10.8 (68).

Both teams took time to find their range in wet and windy conditions at Bloomdale Oval.

After a scrappy opening term, Diggers Rest clicked into gear first, booting five second -quarter goals to take a 22-point lead into the half-time break.

Once the Burras had the momentum, they showed no interest in giving it back.

Diggers Rest continued to dominate in the second half, adding five goals in the third term and eight in the last.

While Rex Hickman and Matt Gilmore provided strong targets up forward for Centrals, Melton was unable to find other avenues to goal.

It was the opposite case for the Burras, who had nine goalkickers in the win.

Williams was well supported inside 50 by Brent Tuckey, who finished with four goals, while Joseph Piccolo kicked three.

Around the ground, Joshua Wallace and Cole Laurie were also impressive for the winners.

Saturday’s victory maintains Diggers Rest’s perfect start to the season.

The Burras are on top of the ladder after six rounds, level with Macedon.

They will take on eighth-placed Woodend-Hesket this week.

Tenth-placed Centrals will have the ideal chance to secure their second win of the year when they take on fellow struggler Romsey.

In other round six results, Sunbury Kangaroos defeated Rockbank, Broadford got the better of Lancefield, Riddell was too good for Woodend-Hesket, Rupertswood edged Romsey and Macedon beat Wallan.

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