Strong start to season comes back to bite Roos

Sandhurst's Harry O'Meara

Sandhurst's Harry O'Meara

KANGAROO Flat copped a 107-point flogging off Sandhurst in the Bendigo Football League on Saturday, with the Roos' promising start to the season partly to blame for their hiding.

With the Roos entering the game with a 3-1 record - and their only loss by a goal - the Dragons were primed and ready to take on Kangaroo Flat at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Playing with the mindset and intensity of the Roos as a genuine threat, the Dragons produced an awesome display in their 20.19 (139) to 4.8 (32) whitewash.

"The boys were all really tuned up today because Kangaroo Flat had announced themselves as a side to be given serious consideration to," Sandhurst coach Brett Fitzpatrick said.

"I was really pleased with the effort of the boys. They went about it with the attitude and the way you'd like a side to go about it if they're serious about playing finals."  

The Dragons are now 5-0 and with a monster percentage of 269.7 in what's their best start to a season since their last premiership year in 2004 when they were also 5-0.

Kangaroo Flat coach Jason Stevens said it was a disappointing performance by the Roos that can't happen again at the QEO this Saturday when they meet South Bendigo.

"We've got to regroup and respond next week... with the history of Kangaroo Flat, we can't allow one bad game to turn into multiple bad games," Stevens said.

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