CHFA. Redpa have swept aside a hapless Trowutta-City in a 325-point annihilation at home on Saturday.
Ashton Bransden’s contribution of 25 goals – a record this season – was a highlight in the percentage-boosting win, with the team’s total of 52.21 also a notable record this year.
The Redlegs have proved vulnerable at home in losing to Irishtown twice this season, but the team’s quality was on full display in round eight as they looked to maintain top spot on the ladder.
The Bulldogs were not entirely out of reach after the first quarter, managing a goal through coach Dale Poke to their opponent’s score of 8.5, but Redpa’s best was yet to come.
Ten goals in the second, 11 goals in the third and a massive 23-goal final term highlighted the home side’s dominance, simultaneously keeping TC scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Redpa’s Nathan Bransden (8 goals) and Rohan Willie (6) were next highest in a long list of goal kickers, while Michael Booth and Andrew Pilkington were named among the best on ground.
In the round’s other match, the travelling Scotchtown squad earned a morale-boosting 17-point win over Forest-Stanley for their second win of the season.
The Tigers signalled their intentions from the opening bounce, breaking away to a 27-point lead at quarter-time.
A total of 3.8 for the next three quarters for Scotchtown made for a nervy finish, but they were able to contain the Demons to just 5.6 at the other end of the field to hold on to a narrow win.
Tigers’ Kerry Randall and David Tuxworth kicked two goals each, with vice-captain Kieren Baldock and coach Brent Burgess named among the best.
Burgess said it was the first time in several years the Tigers had earned a clean sweep of wins throughout the different levels, with the Reserves and U/17s also grabbing impressive wins.
“It’s been a great turnaround,” he said. “The contribution from everyone across the board was the most pleasing bit.
“It was a really morale-boosting win for us. I can’t question the boys’ commitment over the last two weeks.”