Mastering the wet

MUDLARK: Nathan Jones gets the ball forward amid the Pioneer Park quagmire during Saturday’s clash with Greta.

DESPITE heavy conditions at Bright’s Pioneer Park on Saturday the Mountain Men made light work of Greta in their round 12 match up, recording victory by 72 points.

After substantial overnight rain and further showers and even hail throughout the match the game was always going to be a slog-fest.

But Bright once again proved it is well accustomed to wet and boggy conditions and after a tight first quarter in which no team registered a goal the Mountain Men totally controlled the contest.

Bright captain Ben Bond finally kicked the first major of the match early in the second quarter while two more from Tom Buckley, including one on the halftime siren, gave the home side a 23-point advantage at the main break.

The Mountain Men’s midfield of Ben Jones, Jai Dykstra, Grant Harris and Bond were totally dominant around the stoppages in the second half, driving their team into attack and providing their forwards with plenty of scoring opportunities.

Defenders Brad Nightingale and Dylan Bursill repelled almost every Greta forward entry with ease to help their side to their ninth win of the season.

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