ROCHERLEA flexed its muscle and warmed up for finals with a comprehensive 95-point victory over George Town in their NTFA division one clash at Rocherlea yesterday.
The suburban Tigers bounced out of the blocks kicking seven goals into the wind in the opening term and were never headed in a 25.15 (165) to 11.4 (70) victory against an undermanned Saints side.
Josh Holton continued to provide a target up forward finishing with five goals, as did Daniel Maynard.
Tom MacLaren was named as Rocherlea's best player with Holton, Maynard, Josh Ponting, Stuart Oates and Jordan Cousens other good performers.
Rocherlea coach Andrew Philpott was happy with the win and his team's performance despite a couple of lapses.
"The boys came to play today for sure," Philpott said.
"Credit to George Town - they went in with four or five out and they had a crack with some kids who had already played a game.
"They had a go and at times kicked a couple of goals in a row which never pleases a coach but we worked them over and I was really happy with the way the whole team went about it."
Philpott said he did not have any passengers and his side was able to outnumber the Saints at the contests.
"We certainly got numbers to the ball but at times our delivery wasn't brilliant.
"But I put that down to probably training in a gym for the past couple of weeks and not being able to kick over 20 metres.
"But the way we went about winning the ball was the most important thing.
"You can fix the delivery with a bit of sharpening up coming into finals - as long as you're winning the ball you're always happy with that."
Philpott praised the games of Maynard and Ethan Brown early getting into the right spots crumbing up forward, setting up goals and kicking some themselves.
"Andrea Miar worked hard in the ruck, our midfield was good, Cousens onball keeps racking up possession after possession and the whole backline did a good job and were very disciplined punching the ball when they needed to and attacking when it was the right time to attack."
Andrew Whitmore kicked three goals for George Town with Zane Allen and coach Anthony Axton two of the Saints' best.