Marble Range dominate Boston by 187 points

FLY: Marble Range's Zac Calderwood jumps up to take this grab against Boston's Marcus Ellis.
FLY: Marble Range's Zac Calderwood jumps up to take this grab against Boston's Marcus Ellis.

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Marble Range 33.20 (218) def Boston 5.4 (34)

MARBLE Range have put a dominant stamp on their minor round with a huge 184-point win against Boston at Wangary.

For the Rangers it all started with the ruck work of Jacob Watson, whose big taps would go wide, ready for a teammate to run onto it.

Cody Pilgrim, Todd Owen and Damon Scott were effective in winning the football in the middle as the Rangers set up their zones throughout the day and got their run and carry going with little issue.

Spearhead Kory Beard set up the win early with five first quarter goals, leading beautifully for the ball, while Kyle Castley, Billy Byass and Owen scored majors of their own.

Boston could not set up their inside 50s as the Rangers defence, led by Glen Schreiber, Zac Calderwood and Marc McEvoy intercepted most coming their way.

This combined gave Rangers the quarter time lead 8.1 (49) to 0.0 (0).

Rangers continued their dominance in the second quarter, starting with Byass getting his second goal.

Boston’s defence had some good moments, Jack Shanely prevented some inside 50s while Mitchell Wilbe continued to stand out with his attack and elusiveness.

After a couple inside 50s Boston were treated with their first goal from Sunny Singh.

Rangers would dominate the scoring from then on with four more goals, including two from Alex Sampson who had a great quarter working between the flanks.

However, Rangers could have blown the lead out by more, kicking eight behinds to lead by 80 points at half time.

The third quarter started with a Pilgrim centre clearance which hit Byass for his second goal.

All but two or three inside 50s for Marble Range resulted in scores as they piled on 11 goals for the quarter, including four for Tynan Keeley who was an effective marking option coming out of half forward.

Boston got a small reprieve with a centre clearance setting up Wilbe who ran into the open goal, but Rangers had set themselves up for a triple digit win, leading 24.16 (160) to 2.2 (14) at the final break.

Rangers finished the job in the final quarter, hitting their targets in the midfield and creating space for the run and carry, Ty George in particular was a standout with his disposals this quarter.

This quarter turned into the “Glen Schreiber show” as the defender was moved to full forward and kicked six goals, equalling Beard’s total for the day.

Boston had some sparks, Willy Woldt worked hard in the middle all day and was rewarded with two final quarter goals, Brodie Falciani continued to shine with his clearances and Jarrad Nicholls was competitive in the ruck contests.

However a nine-goal quarter for Rangers, including a fifth from Byass on the siren, led to the 184-point win.

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