Wayward Dragons remain unbeaten

HEAVEN help the rest of the Bendigo Football Netball League if Sandhurst starts to kick straight in front of goal.

The Dragons retained their unbeaten status with a 51-point win over Maryborough on Sunday.

The 11.24 (90) to 5.9 (39) scoreline could have read worse for Maryborough had the Dragons kicked straight.

In all four of their wins this season the Dragons have failed to kick more goals than behinds.

The Dragons total scoreline over their four games is 58.74.

While the windy conditions on Sunday gave the Dragons some excuse for the poor kicking at goal, it’s something coach Brett Fitzpatrick would quickly want to eradicate from their game.

Ruckman Tim Martin once again led the way for the Dragons.

Last year’s Michelsen Medal winner has made a stellar start to the season and would already have a swag full of votes to his name.

For the second week in succession Lachlan Roos made a key contribution across half-forward.

Codie Price gave the Dragons plenty of run off half-back and Alex Wharton and Nick Stagg were the pick of a strong midfield brigade.

Maryborough clearly lack the class and run of the Dragons, but the Magpies’ commitment and work ethic couldn’t be questioned.

The Magpies should have led at quarter-time, but wasted some easy chances in front of goal and they were still in the contest on the scoreboard until late in the third term.

Lachlan Edwards, Cody Perry, Jayden Hooper and Matthew Jukes led the way for the Pies, who were hampered by the absence of star midfielder Joel Malone.

If they can repeat that desire to compete against other teams, the Magpies won’t stay winless for long.

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