By Trevor Jackson
PORT MACDONNELL 26.11 (167) d GLENCOE 8.4 (52)
AFTER a break for the South East Zone carnival, Round 10 of Mid South East football produced four one-sided contest, with the smallest winning margin 61 points.
Down at Port MacDonnell the home side simply ran rampant against Glencoe, setting up its big victory in the opening term on the back of a 9.2 (56) to 0.2 (2) scoreline.
Rarely did the Murphies push the ball into their forward 50, with the weight of possession to the Demons taking its toll.
After such a strong opening term, surprisingly the Murphies matched it with the home side in the second quarter, as both put on four major scores to keep the margin hovering around the 50-point region.
The third term saw the home side step up the pace and pile on another nine majors to put the game to bed, with just the formalities remaining.
With so much possession up forward, big number were always going to come and Dylan Bromley led the field with seven goals.
Tim Sullivan added six, Matthew Stark five, Daron McElroy three and Brandon Newton two.
With a clear way forward and clean possession tough for the Murphies, Dylan Childs led the list with three goals, while Jack Edmonds and Alex Hentschke contributed two each.
MOUNT BURR 15.14 (104) d KONGORONG 6.7 (43)
Mount Burr claimed its win over Kongorong by 61 points and was never really threatened throughout the four quarters.
Even in the opening term the Mozzies were able to open up a handy 17-point lead and despite some issues with the prevailing breeze, managed to outscore the Hawks in every quarter.
By the final break the Mozzies were well on top and the Hawks had nothing left.
They did manage to find two major scores, but Mount Burr put on a further six to ram home their authority.
Jack Gregory topped the list for the victors with four goals, while Tom Hales (3) and Nathan Muhovics (2) contributed multiples.
Only John Simkin could manage multiple goals for Kongorong, with two to his name.
ROBE 22.12 (144) d TANTANOOLA 9.8 (62)
There was nothing Tantanoola could do to stop the rampaging Robe, as the Rooster recorded a big 82-point win.
The Tigers could manage just one behind in the opening term and trailed by 31 at the first break.
Both sides managed four goals in the second term, but the Roosters continued to build on their lead in the second half.
But it was the final term where much of the damage was done.
Robe led by 43 points at the final break, then banged on nine final-quarter goals to ice the game.
Billy Laurie kicked six for the victors, while Zac Deane kicked five.
Riley Dickinson added three, while Jack Kelly and Flynn Peel kicked two each.
Hayden Brown and Jak Ryan kicked two each for Tantanoola.
HATHERLEIGH 27.10 (172) d NANGWARRY 7.6 (48)
Hatherleigh recorded the biggest win of the round against Nangwarry, but the Saints continue to find ways to goal.
The opening term was somewhat even, with the Eagles up by three straight kicks.
However, a big second term put the game in focus, as the visitors led by 64 points at the long break.
From there it was a matter of how much and while the Saints added a further four majors in the second half, Hatherleigh banged on another 14.