KANGAROO Flat flipped a narrow 15-point advantage five minutes into the third term into a convincing 48-point win against Maryborough at Beck Legal Oval on Saturday night.
After the Magpies’ Joe Collinson had soccered the opening goal of the second half the Roos went on a third term rampage.
With Brayden Knox (seven goals for the evening) and Cam Rinaldi (four) in form, the Flat slammed home eight, straight majors before the final change.
Maryborough had battled hard in the first half, but the constant supply from Roo midfielders Simon Davies, Nick Lang, co-captain Luke Lougoon and Ross Turner handed Knox and Rinaldi countless goalkicking opportunities.
Between them Knox and Rinaldi contributed all five of Flat’s first term goals.
Down by 22 points at quarter-time, Maryborough kept pace with Kangaroo Flat in the second term.
Both sides added 3.3. Skipper Luke Bucknall and co-midfielders Michael Noonan and Jayden Hooper got the Magpies going.
Two 50m penalties against Maryborough in the third quarter kick-started the Roos.
Matt Tregenza and Simon Davies slotted goals as a direct result of those infringements as Knox (3), Rinaldi, Davies with an around-the-body snap and James Saville launched the Roos to a 57-point buffer.
Kangaroo Flat did not score another major until the 18-minute mark of the final term when Lougoon burst through an open half-forward line to kick a fine goal.
Maryborough kicked three goals with Billy Mahoney on target for his second of the night.
Roo coach Jason Stevens was pleased with his side’s third-quarter performance, but not the last term effort.
“We were really good in the third quarter but then, unfortunately, the last quarter didn’t hold up to the third.
"Still, any win for us is a good win considering we’ve come from last on the ladder (in 2013). So it’s fantastic to get the four points.”