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Local side set league record win kicking 54 goals

  • Local side set league record win kicking 54 goals

    Photo: Lawrence Pinder

4th Division of the Eastern Football League has always thrown up some big margins over the last few years, but none bigger than the one that Forest Hill put together on Saturday afternoon against the lowly Nunawading.

Forest Hill piled on an astounding 54 goals in Saturday's 329 point win over the Lions, kicking an incredible 19 goals in the final term to enhance the margin. 

In the first quarter, Nunawading managed to kick their first goal of the season after being held goal-less by Coldstream last week in the season opener, however the Zebras kicked 11 and the margin was already a healthy 65 points at the first change.

It got marginally better for Nunawading, stringing together another two goals and showing some real fight in what was a losing battle, being down by 125 points at the main change.

Unfortunately for the Lions, they managed just one more point for the rest of the match while the Zebras piled on 32.13 in the second half.

Zebras forward Matt Carnelly finished with a nice bag of 22 goals for the day, while Forest Hill had a further 12 individual goal-kickers throughout the match.

Nunawading managed to just get a team together for the beginning of the season, coming close to folding as a club during the off-season.

The Lions will play the Whitehorse Pioneers next week as they look to bounce back from their horrendous loss before taking on competition favourites Ferntree Gully.

SUMMARY:

Forest Hill: 11.6     22.13      35.21      54.26. (350)
Nunawading: 1.1     3.2      3.2        3.3.  (21)

Goals:

Forest Hill: Carnelly 22,  Adams 6, Harley 5, Smyth 4, Pincott, Rowe 3, Mitchell, Laws, Burger, Newman 2, Davis, Fishers, Mathers
Nunawading: Nicholls 2, Alderton

Best:

Forest Hill: Carnelly, Stoneham, Adams, Gibbons, Fisher, Davis
Nunawading: Alderton, Janssen, Fox, Persson, Mackenzie, Canning 

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