Wynyard sinks Swans by record 374 points

WYNYARD set a club record yesterday, smashing East Devonport by an astounding 374 points at the Wynyard Recreation Ground.

Penguin's Jack Templeton   breaks away with the ball in yesterday's clash against Smithton.

Penguin's Jack Templeton breaks away with the ball in yesterday's clash against Smithton.

The Cats had control of the match from the opening bounce, kicking 15.9 in the first quarter  as East Devonport was kept scoreless.

Wynyard added 12.8 in the second quarter to lead by a massive 172 points at  half-time.

There was no coming back for the Swans after the break, as the Cats extended their lead by another 18 goals and Nick Gregson, who had only returned to East Devonport this year, was helped off by trainers after three Swans were crunched in a pack.

The 58.38 (386) to 1.6 (12) defeat will see East Devonport retain its spot at the bottom of the ladder and Wynyard its stop at the top.

Wynyard senior coach Errol Bourn said the guys had played a great game.

``We got a good start and our players didn't relent right until the end,'' Bourn said.

``(East Devonport) kicked one for the day, which is disappointing and we did start to feel sorry for them because it's not too good for football.''

Michael Bloomfield was the only one to kick a goal for the Swans, while best on ground for the Cats was Zane Murphy, who kicked 10 and had over 40 possessions.

Murphy was reported for striking Matthew Stephenson in the first term, but Bourn said the charge had been thrown out.

Gregg Sharman was also good with the ball for Wynyard kicking eight goals.

SMITHTON defeated Penguin 23.13 (151)  to   12.17 (89) at Penguin yesterday, but it wasn't until the third quarter that the  Saints pulled away.

After a fairly even  first half, where  Smithton led 10.6 (66) to Penguin's 7.10 (52), the  Saints kicked  eight  goals in the third quarter to  extend its  lead to 65 points.

Five goals wasn't enough for the Two Blues to stay in the contest in the final term as the Saints kicked the same.

Smithton's Scott Bryan finished with four goals for best on ground honours, while Kurt Gorrie kicked five majors for the Two Blues.

ULVERSTONE will take on Latrobe at the Latrobe Football Ground today in the final game of the round.

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