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GVL | Bombers continue upwards trajectory

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Good performance: Kyabram’s Jason Morgan was named among the side’s best on Saturday. Photo by Megan Fisher

Kyabram produced another impressive Goulburn Valley League performance on Saturday, cruising to victory against Seymour at home.

The Bombers, who have been quietly going about their business this season, were simply too strong on Saturday afternoon, running out 11.23 (89) to 4.10 (34) victors.

A solid first term got the Bombers off to a strong start before holding an 18-point lead at half time.

At that stage Seymour was still well and truly in the contest, however a dominant second half solidified an impressive win for the Bombers.

Kyabram was inaccurate on the day, kicking one goal and seven points in the third term, along with keeping Seymour scoreless, before outscoring the visitors by four goals in the final quarter.

Kyabram coach Paul Newman said he was pretty happy with his side’s second-half performance.

“Defensively I thought we were pretty good across the ground,” Newman said.

“We didn’t get a lot of reward for our opportunities, our goal kicking wasn’t fantastic, I don’t think.

“But all in all it was a pretty solid performance.”

Newman said Lachlan Smith put in a fantastic shift on the field, with the number 16 “unreal” across half-back.

Smith was joined by Thomas Holman, Jason Morgan, Josh Dillon and Anthony DePasquale as the best players for Kyabram, with the whole team contributing at different stages.

Despite missing a number of players, including goal-scoring ace Kyle Mueller, Kyabram continues to string together wins.

Newman acknowledged the whole league faced the same issue.

“Everyone’s sort of battling,” Newman said.

“We had eight out of our senior team on the weekend and so everyone is in a similar boat with availability.

“You’ve just got to keep trying to find a way to bank the points when you can, so we’ll just take whatever we can get at this stage.

“We probably don’t have a whole lot coming back this week but we’ll probably get five or six back after the bye, which we look forward to.”

For Seymour, despite the disappointing loss, Jack Murphy, Ben Rigoni, James Wooster, Riley Mason and Nicholas Quigg all stood out.

Seymour has been heavily impacted by injuries so far this season, and will be looking to start putting some wins together once it gets closer to full strength.