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   Jul 05

Lively Devils’ midfield powers past Ballarat

Quick fire: Dangerous forward Jake Edwards found space for a couple of rapid goals to give the Devils an edge in the win. Picture: Lachlan Bence Darley’s Nathan Lyons
Nanjing Night Net

BALLARAT put up a gutsy fight against Darley at Alfredton Oval but were simply outclassed inthe end by the Devil’s high-quality midfield to the tune of 30 points on Saturday.

Devils Shane Page and Steve Kennedy were brilliant and brutishin Ballarat Football League.

Page did not making a discernible mistake for the match. Kennedy wasbreaking packsopen through sheer strength.

The Swans began the better of the two sides.Liam Youl was racking up possessions at will.

From the outset, Ballarat bottlenecked the Devils into the deep wings of the ground, forcingturnovers and scoring on the fast rebound.

The Devils quickly woke up to this though, attacking through the middle of the ground totrail by only a point at the first change.

Devils’ forward Jake Edwards waswell-held by Daniel Kennedy for most of the match. But Edwardsbooted two goals in five minutes to kick-start his team and enable a six-goal to two quarter for the Devils.

In the third term the Devilsextend their lead to 38 points at, but it was also littered withinjuries for the Devils.

Nathan Lyons, Jake Ancrum, Dane Grenfell and Jarrod Edwards allcame off looking sore, playing little part further in the match.

Jake Edwards booted his third goal from long range and the game looked finished. To theircredit the Swans hit back hard,kicking three goals in a row to challenge the Devils.

But standing tall down back, Jacob Zeestraaten and Mark Hansen held up against repeat pressure –otherwise the game would have been much closer.

A full ground transition from a turnover latein the game allowed Devil to Ryan Closter ice the victory, taking the final score to 14.8 (92) to 9.8 (62).

Devil Harley Inglis kicked four goals while Zane Thompson led the Swans with three majorsandwas in the Swans’best along with Youl and Shane Hutchinson.

Zeestraaten earned Devilbest on ground honours.

Devils’ playing-coachJarrod Edwards was pleased with the winbut excited that his charges still had“so muchimprovement left in them.”

The Devils need to work on starting stronger after staging a second-half comeback to catch out fellow finals contender Lake Wendouree last week and taking time to settle against Ballarat.

They enter a bye round and will return for a couple of massive tests, starting with a rivalry bout against an in-form Bacchus Marsh then a rematch against the Lakers, who will vieto take the Devils’ coveted third spot on the BFL ladder while the Devils are resting nest week.

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