Tigers boot their biggest score for eight years

KYNETON kicked its biggest score for eight years in its 36-point win over Castlemaine in the Bendigo Football League on Saturday.

Set up by a dominant second quarter that busted the game open, the Tigers won 19.15 (129) to 14.9 (93) at the Kyneton Showgrounds.

The last time the Tigers kicked a score bigger than Saturday's 129 was round 13, 2006, when they booted 27.12 (174) against North City.

In what was a clash between two sides both coming off losses by more than 100 points last week, the Tigers led the Magpies by one goal, 4.3 to 3.3, after an even opening term.

But they made what was the match-winning move during the second quarter when they assumed control, adding 8.4 to 3.2 to open a 38-point buffer at half-time.

Midfielder Ryan Carafa (three goals) was the Tigers' best for the second week in a row, while Ben Weightman again showed his class with six goals, taking him to 23 for the season.

Defender Josh Houlden, the versatile Kane Ransted and Luke Edmondson (three goals) were also among the standouts for the Tigers, who improved to 3-4 with the win.

While beaten, it was a more productive day on the scoreboard for Castlemaine, with the Magpies' score of 93 coming after they had averaged just 30.6 points in their previous three games.

In fact, the Magpies kicked more than their average score of the past three games in the last quarter alone when they finished with 5.3.

Nicholas Oliver and Tallen Wright kicked three goals each for the Magpies, with both among their best.

Also playing well for Castlemaine were the consistent Jarryd Graham, Zach Hansford and Rhys Jenkins.

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