Brown bags 10 goals as Lexton thrashes Maldon

A 10-goal haul from full-forward Matthew Brown spearheaded Lexton to a 125-point win over Maldon in the Maryborough-Castlemaine District Football League on Saturday.

Maldon kicked just two goals in its 22.14 (146) to 2.9 (21) loss as its winless start to the season continued.

Brown's 10 goals took him to 25 for the season, with the victory the Tigers' third in a row following their round one loss to Navarre.

Along with Brown, the best for the Tigers - who kicked 14 of their 22 goals in the second half - included Daniel Chester, James Templeton and Lachlan Murray.

Andrew Hall and Michael Rorke kicked the two goals for the Bombers, whose score was their lowest since they were held to 2.5 (17) by Carisbrook in round 13, 2005.

• Harcourt won its first game of the season, defeating Avoca by 14 points in a low-scoring contest.

The game was up for grabs at three quarter-time, with the Lions in front by one point after Avoca fought back from a slow start.

But it was the Lions who finished stronger, kicking 2.2 to 0.1 in the final term to win 8.8 (56) to 6.6 (42).

Alex Birch, Sam Gale, Paul Chaplin and Brayden Wootton were the best for the Lions, who climbed off the bottom of the ladder with the hard-fought win.

Avoca - which is now 0-4 - had Bryce Howell, Hugh Bucknall and Thomas Nankivell play well.

• Natte Bealiba improved to 3-1 with its 56-point victory over Dunolly, 15.14 (104) to 7.6 (48).

Stephen Ross and Ryan Weir kicked four goals each for the Swans, who having led by 18 points at half-time added nine goals to four after the main break.

Jared Hall (three goals), Ross, Dean Graco and Lachlan Cameron were the standouts for the Swans.

The better players for the Eagles were led by Matthew Halacas, Jay Pitto (two goals), Michael Campbell and coach Tony Bellenger.

• Newstead maintained its unbeaten start to the season, defeating Rovers by 58 points - 20.11 (131) to 11.7 (73).

Mark Ramsey (four), Adrian Conn (three) and Ethan Ford (three) combined for 10 goals between them for the Steaders.

Ford was Newstead's best, with David Wall (two goals), Joel Smith and Bradley Richardson (two goals) also impressing.

Rovers stuck to its task well against the Steaders, with Karson Guareschi providing a strong target up forward with six goals.

Grant Ryan, David Popovski and Ryan Guareschi were also prominent for the winless Rovers.

• A dominant third quarter set up Carisbrook's 53-point win over Talbot.

The Redbacks led by just five points at half-time, but busted the game open in the third quarter with 6.2 to 0.2 on the way to a 15.10 (100) to 7.5 (47) victory.

Jackson Bowen (four goals) was outstanding again for the Redbacks, who also had Ryan Hudson-Morgan, Jeremy McInnes and Clayton Furniss play leading roles in the win.

The loss was Talbot's third in a row, with the Hawks' better players led by Tom Sutherland, Matthew Smith, Josh Sullivan and Boe Gilmour.

• Royal Park moved to 4-0 and inflicted Trentham's first loss with a 16.11 (107) to 12.11 (83) win.

Bushy kicked nine goals to five after half-time after they had led by five points at the main break.

Zac Stewart kicked five goals for Bushy to be one of their best. Brendan Murdoch, Taylor Stewart and Brendan Birch were also good in the first time Royal Park has won four games in a row since 2005.

Scott Witmitz and Mark Strickland (three goals) were the best for Trentham.

• On Sunday, Navarre beat Campbells Creek by 105 points, 27.10 (172) to 10.7 (67), with Ashley Driscoll (seven), Cody Driscoll (six) and Kris Brennan (six) kicking 19 goals between them for the Grasshoppers.

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