The Finley fourths scored a convincing win against a young and developing Mulwala outfit at Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre on Saturday.
The Cats were led strongly by captains Archie Mason and Shadeau Brain. Both were in scintillating form as they took control of the match from an early stage.
Ed Haynes and Rob Hammon used their strength to great advantage as the Cats shared the ball amongst all players on the field.
Lenny Dettoli continued his consistent season and Ben Chesworth was dangerous when moved forward.
The home side had many contributors with 13 goal scorers in an impressive display.
Final score, Finley 22.15 (147) to Mulwala 0.3 (3).
The thirds had a good win against Mulwala and came out with a point to prove.
The midfield got the game going early with Marcus Anderson winning the ruck all over the ground and the likes of Dan O’Bryan, Luke Bramley, Hugh Jamieson and Taylor Kleinschmidt getting the ball forward.
From there forwards Duncan Clarke (three goals) and Dylan Sibraa (two) took advantage.
The backs were solid again all day with Dylan Maxwell, Nick Gray and Cody Cain rebounding well.
Final score, Finley 15.15 (105) to Mulwala no score.
The Finley reserves struggled, going down to the Lions by 46 points.
The Cats started the game kicking with a strong breeze but weren’t able to capitalise on the scoreboard, going into quarter time one point in front.
Lachlan Varley and Nick Campbell dominated the ruck contests which saw the Cats take control of the clearances.
Finley couldn’t capitalise on the scoreboard however, going into half time down by 15 points.
The third quarter saw the Cats only manage two goals with the breeze.
The Cats were reduced to no interchange with injuries to Ryan Donkin and Callum Robertson.
In the last term the Lions kicked accurately and ran away with the game kicking six goals to one.
Better players for Finley were Cougar McGrath, Stephen Parr, Simon Fuller, Nick Campbell and Lachlan Varley.
Final score, Mulwala 13.7 (85) to Finley 6.3 (39).