Students thrash Illawarra to remain top

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Story adopted from Sydney AFL

Sydney University Australian Rules Club has remained top of the ladder after a 50 point thrashing of Illawarra at North Dalton.

Illawarra had first use of the wind but poor kicking in front of goal let them down, and the Lions scored 2.8 for the quarter. Against the run of play, the Students held a 5-point lead at quarter time; and the Students made the Lions pay for their inaccuracy in the second half when they raced the ball downfield time and time again to record 10 goals for the quarter and lead by 60 points at the long break.

The Lions made a better fist of their second turn with the wind, kicking 7 goals, but it wasn’t enough to get anywhere near the benchmark the Students had set.

In the end, although both sides had the same number of scoring shots, the Students won by 50 points; their amazing accuracy in front of goals handing them a bigger win than the run of play would have expected.

Peter Dugmore, in his biggest bag of goals since joining Sydney Uni, achieved a return of 10 goals. Dugmore, along with James Brain and Tim Barton, were among the Students’ best.

For the Lions, Jim Weavers, Josh Lewis and Troy Bartlett applied themselves well all afternoon.