Sharks get aggressive as they maul Magpies

South Launceston's Stephen Heppel pulls down a screamer in yesterday's match against Rocherlea. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

South Launceston's Stephen Heppel pulls down a screamer in yesterday's match against Rocherlea. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

HILLWOOD flexed its muscle and showed it is building momentum toward top form with a big 159-point victory over Scottsdale in their NTFA division 1 clash at Scottsdale yesterday.

The Sharks were simply too strong, dominating after quarter time booting 26 goals to four to run out convincing winners 31.17 (203) to 7.2 (44).

Hillwood shared the goalkicking around with Tom Bennett the best finishing with nine goals for the game, Josh Moore kicked six, Brady Squires five and Josh Chugg four.

Jake Pearce was outstanding in the midfield in a best on ground performance for the Sharks with Bennett at full- forward, Squires across half- forward, Moore on a wing, Mark Walsh off half-back and Andrew Whitmore rounding out their top six.

Hillwood coach Max Pearce praised the performance of his players after the game.

"I was very happy and we probably played 95 minutes of a 108 minutes of football and everybody played really well," he said.

"The way we moved the ball from the backline was really good and set up our forwards.

"A lot of our forwards kicked multiple goals and we are building momentum.

"But we probably lost a couple of players today with a couple of niggling injuries but at least we are getting back to a little bit of run and carry which is really good."

Matthew Taylor kicked four goals for Scottsdale with Cody Kerrison, Brad Woolley, Damien Brown and Josh Whelan among their best.

The win sees the Sharks sitting fourth on the ladder with a 4-3 record and hosting Bracknell at Hillwood next week as they look to string three wins in a row together.

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