Moree Suns recorded their biggest win in the club’s history on Saturday, with a 130-point thrashing of the Tamworth Swans.
The Suns proved too good for the visiting Swans in Saturday’s clash at Taylor Oval, winning 27.31-193 to 9.9-63 in front of a home crowd.
The win puts the Suns at fourth place on the Tamworth AFL competition ladder, and in with a good shot at finals if they can stay in the top four.
This is the Suns’ second win, which co-coach Angus Croft said has further boosted the team’s confidence, following on from their defeat of Narrabri in round three of the competition.
“We’re going really well and finals is definitely something we can be aiming for,” Croft said.
“We’re definitely going better than anyone thought, now that we’ve had two big wins, the attitude of the team is changing a bit more.”
Croft contributes much of the team’s success to the growing number of new players joining the side each week.
“We’ve been getting a lot of interest,” he said.
“It’s making a massive difference – the more numbers we can get, the more blokes to pick from.”
Being such a young side, with more than half the team under 20, fitness is a major advantage for the Suns who outran the Swans on Saturday.
While their running was their strength on the weekend, Croft said the Suns still need to work on their midfield.
“The first half we blew them away but they kept their head and put more points on us than we should have let them,” he said.
Young Adrian Smith was the standout on the day, kicking an impressive six goals which now puts him among the top five goal kickers in the competition.
“He’s dominating at the moment,” Croft said.
“He’s got best on ground for the last couple of weeks.”
Zac Sampson also had a great game, kicking his first goal in what was only his second ever match.
He was voted best on ground by the opposition.
Zac Collier was another key player, kicking four of Moree’s goals.
The Suns will travel to Tamworth this Saturday to take on last year’s grand finalist, the Tamworth Kangaroos in what Croft expects will be an interesting match.
The women’s side will also play their first game of the season against the Kangaroos.
Anyone interested in joining the side is encouraged to go along to training at Ron Harbourne Oval at 5.30pm on Tuesdays and Thurdays.