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STRATHFIELDSAYE'S gun forward Lachlan Sharp nailed his second haul of 11 goals in as many weeks as the Storm belted Castlemaine by 217 points on Saturday.
Sharp had just five to his name by half-time at the Camp Reserve, but then added another six in the concluding two quarters to finish one short of a dozen.
And it wasn't just Sharp who tormented the Magpie defenders.
Bryce Curnow has relished his switch from centre half-back to the forward line this season and bagged nine majors, five after the long break.
With skipper Kallen Geary contributing five goals and another three coming from both Josh Formosa and Hugh Robertson, the Storm's final scoreline scooted well past 200 points.
Inter-league on-baller Jake O'Brien was the Maine's only multiple goalkicker. He finished with two as the Storm roared home 37.23 (245) to 4.4 (28).
The signs looked ominous for the Magpies by the halfway mark of the opening term.
Curnow had the first goal on the board two minutes in and when Geary, Patrick Blandford and Sharp (2) added four more Castlemaine was looking at a mounting deficit.
Riley Wilson and Sharp banged home two more Strathfieldsaye majors in red time, with goalless Castlemaine staring at a 52-point deficit at quarter-time.
Things just got more bleak for the Magpies. The Storm speared home 12.5 in the second stanza with Formosa drilling his trio of goals for the day before half-time.
Fortunately for the Maine O'Brien had landed a 60m long bomb at the pavilion end to prevent the home side going in without a goal to their name.
The Storm added another 17 goals to the Maine's three after the long break to add weight to playing coach Troy Coates' pre-match address.
"We spoke about it (our attack) before the game. We wanted to open up more avenues to goal and not just be Sharp-focussed. So one of the best things about today was that a few other guys got on the scoreboard."
And get on the scoreboard they did.
Strathfieldsaye added 8.5 in the third term kicking to the pavilion end and another 9.6 in the final quarter.
After Will Moran had landed a fine long shot for the Magpies from the railway flank at the scoreboard end the Storm got going again.
Geary landed two majors in quick succession, the second with a dribbling shot when he found himself alone in the goal square.
Patrick Blandford got his kick away, standing in a tackle, and snared his second goal of the day.
Jordan Wilson ran onto a loose ball and poked through the Storm's 26th goal before Sharp added two more to take his tally to seven by three-quarter time.
The Maine's only answer came from Angus Monfries, who soccered through a long, flat shot as time-on loomed.
Curnow nailed one of the goals-of-the-day early in the final term running around from beside a point post - after marking - and sinking his set shot.
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