Classy Roos jump Blues

CLARENCE had too much class and was too good for Launceston, winning their TSL clash at Bellerive Oval yesterday by 71 points.

The Roos led at every change and were never threatened in a 20.16 (136) to 10.5 (65) victory.

But it was a better effort and intensity from the Blues than last week and coach Scott Stephens could see improvement from his charges.

"A much better performance but at the end of the day it is still an 11-goal loss," Stephens said.

"In my opinion, and that of our coaching panel, we reckon 80 per cent of the game was a real, hard contest and very even, but 20 per cent we were completely outplayed and their class came to the top."

Stephens said a period in time-on in the second quarter the Roos banged on five quick goals, extending what had been a five-point deficit out to nearly 40 points.

"That's become a bit of a trend and we need to focus on that area and there was a period in the third quarter when they kicked three or four unanswered goals."

Stephens praised the game of Jack Dyer, who was outstanding around half- forward, kicking two goals.

Tom Cleary, in a new role at centre half-back, was another good player, along with Jake Rice for his defensive role on Jake Cox and Jake Smith who played on James Charlesworth and finished with four goals for Clarence.

BURNIE grabbed its first win of the season, beating the Tigers 22.20 (152) to 7.6(48).

Brad Harvey booted five goals and Andrew Lee four in the big victory, with Darren Banham named best on the ground.

GLENORCHY continued on its winning way with a 14.9 (93) to 6.17 (53) win over Lauderdale at KGV.

Brayden Webb kicked four goals for the Magpies in a best-on-ground performance with Jaye Bowden booting three in another good performance.

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