Quarter by quarter updates of the round five BFL clash between Sandhurst and Kangaroo Flat at the QEO.
The game gets under way at 2.20pm.
The Dragons enter the game on top of the ladder at 4-0, while Kangaroo Flat is fourth with a 3-1 record, with today the first of back-to-back trips to the QEO for the Roos.
B: A. O’Connor P. Jennings A. O’Sullivan
Hb: C. Price M. Thornton J. Bateson
C: H. O’Meara B. Holmes A. Wharton
Hf: J. McLean B. Anderson L. Coghlan
F: M. Dole R. Haythorpe L. Ross
Foll: T. Martin R. Maldenis N. Stagg
Interchange: J. Wharton, A. Weddell, B. Montague,
In: S. Greene
Out: T. Hartney (injured)
B: A. Pearson L. Frost J. Bowyer
Hb: D. Clohesy R. Turner T. Brooks
C: L. Lougoon C. Greer S. Davies
Hf: J. Wiegard C. Rinaldi A. Benbow
F: M. Giri B. Knox C. Fleming
Foll: N. Lang J. Saville B. White
Interchange: T. Dargaville, L. Collins, C. Argus, M. Tregenza
Quater-tme: Super start for the Dragons, who lead 7.3 (45) to 2.1 (13).
All the Dragons big guns in Tim MartinBlair Holmes, Nick Stagg, Ryan Maldenis and Mitch Dole among those who are firing, while Ryan Haythorpe is proving a handful inside 50.
Haythorpe has had six shots at goal for 2.3 and one that didnt make distance.
Other goalkickers for the Dragons are Harry OMeara, Lee Coghlan, Brodie Montague, Ben Anderson and Joel Wharton.
The Dragons playing a very slick brand of football with quick ball movement.
The Dragons had 4.1 on the board before Kangaroo Flat scored.
The Roos two goalkickers are Braydan Knox and Jarryd Wiegard.
Big challenge for Kangaroo Flat now, which had been good starters to games in its first four matches, but was outplayed early today.
Half-time: Conest is done and dusted here at the QEO as Sandhurst leads 12.11 (83) to 2.4 (16).
The Dragons kicked 5.8 to 0.3 tha quarter and have smashed the Roos in every department in the first half.
Ryan Haythorpe has three goals for the Dragons to be the only multiple goalkicker for the game.
Centre clearances: Sandhurst 8, Kangaroo Flat 7.
Inside 50s: Sandhurst 33, Kangaroo Flat 17.
Stoppages: Sandhurst 18, Kangaroo Flat 10.
Ryan Maldenis, Tim Martin, Nick Stagg, Blair Holmes and co again outstandng in the midfield for the Dragons.
Nick Lang is competing hard in the ruck against Martin.
This is a massive reality check for the Roos today after their promising 3-1 start to the season, but well off the pace of the top side Dragons today.
Three quarter-time: Margin over 100 points as Sandhurst leads 19.13 (127) to 3.5 (23).
Dragons not taking foot off pedal, kicking 7.2 to 1.1 that quarter in another strong quarter.
Ryan Maldenis kicked three of the Dragons goals that quarter, while Ryan Haythorpe added two more and now has five.
Nick Stagg produced one of the highlights of the game that term with his goal deep in he old rotunda pocket.
Flats sole goal that quarter was kicked by Cameron Rinaldi, which ended 52 minutes wthout a goal for the Roos.
Pencil Maldenis in for the 3 Michelsen Medal votes today.
Sandhurst showing why there were wound into $2 for the flag this week.
Full time: Sandhurst win by 107 poins, 20.19 (139) to 4.8 (32).
Lacklustre final term by the Dragons who kicked 1.6 to 1.3.
Ryan Haythorpe (five) and Ryan Maldenis (four) kicked nine goals between them for the Dragons.
Game promised plenty on paper leadng into it, but it was a fizzer.
Sandhurst far too goo and is now 5-0, while the Roos are 3-2.