Development Lions thrash Dolphins

Development Lions thrash Dolphins

Coburg Lions development side have thrashed Frankston Dolphins in the last practice game of the pre-season.

The development Lions lead from siren to siren in a strong last hit out before the start of the regular season.

Coburg dominated a fast paced start to the game, with Jesse Corigliano goaling from a 50 metre penalty within the opening minutes.

The frantic nature continue early with play end to end before Dion Hill kicked consecutives and Mitch Conn found the scoreboard off the back of some slick work out of the midfield.

Jake Lew and Dylan Tarczon finished more clean midfield work to give the Lions a 7 goal lead heading into the first break of the game.

Coburg managed to jump Frankston again in the second term with better efficiency from the contest, big man Mark
Kovacevic giving first use out of the ruck to the likes of Ercolano, Schraven and Conn.

Tireless work from the defensive end and accurate kicking saw Coburg go into the half 13.3 81 to Frankston’s four behinds.

The development Lions once again raced out of the gates, dominating between the arcs leading to Julian Hemala snapping his first major of the game.

George Romios and Joel Madden controlled the defensive 50, contesting on the ground and in the air ensuring that the Dolphins would not score again in the third term.

Coburg finished the game out strong in the final term kicking a further four goals, with beautiful handball chains and run and carry being the theme of the days play.

The eventual margin, 124 points.

The development Lions have a bye for round 1 next week, with the seniors are at home for a clash with North Ballarat.

Final score: Coburg: 21.10.136 Frankston: 1.6.12
Best: Posar, McDonagh, Romios, Ryan, Tarczon, Hill, Lew
Goals: J.Lew, D.Tarczon 5 D.Hill 4 M.McMasters 2, J.Corigliano, M.Conn, R.Schraven, J.Hemala, L.Ryan