Storm shows grit to win on road at Lauderdale

THE Western Storm came away from a challenging road trip to Lauderdale with an impressive 16-point victory over the Southern Bombers yesterday.

The Storm bounced back from last week's loss to Launceston and showed some true grit and fight to record a 14.10 (94) to 10.18 (78) victory over Lauderdale.

Lauderdale started the better with a four-goal to one first quarter but the Storm fought back with eight goals in the second to lead by 21 points at half-time.

The Southern Bombers were wasteful in the third managing 4.11 for the quarter and that inaccuracy proved costly as Western Storm came home with the breeze in the final quarter to record a win that would have made coach Mitch Hills a happy man.

Thane Bardenhagen, Alex Russell and Bart McCulloch finished with two goals each.

Matt Hanson and Hills among the Storm's best players along with Zane Brown, Bardenhagen and Jacob Huett.

CLARENCE saw off a determined challenge by Hobart City to record its second win of the season with a 20.16 (136) to 13.13 (91) victory in their game at Queenborough.

The Roos led all day and were able to assert their control in the second half booting 11 goals to five.

James Charlesworth again showed his value as a recruit with six goals and Trent Standen finished with five.

Brady Jones was named best on the ground with Hugh Williams the best for Hobart City.

- PHIL EDWARDS.

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