Goorambat has maintained its 100 per cent win start to the season with a 22-point win over Bonnie Doon.
Only North Wangaratta has had a worse start to the season than visiting Bonnie Doon, but on Saturday, the Bombers turned up and played hard against the Bats.
And come the end of the first period of play, the Bombers led the home side by five points.
The second quarter was much the same, as Ben Reaburn had his hands full in the backline, Andrew Ramzy and Travers Nolan were also kept busy.
Goorambat held an eight-point advantage at half-time, but the lead changed hands in the third thanks to Bonnie Doon winning the ball out of the middle and booting four quick goals.
In that time, Goorambat only managed a goal and three points. Doon had an 11-point lead going into the last.
With efficient delivery into the forward line, Cam Symes began kicking goals. Next to him, James Dalton was doing his job on his opponent and was well supported by Brett Pollard.
The game was a physical one, and to the Bats’ credit, they stuck to it and came away with the win.
The win sees the Bats stay joint top of the Ovens and King Football League, alongside Tarrawingee and cross-town rivals the Benalla All Blacks.
Meanwhile, in the reserves the Bats fell a long way short of a strong Bonnie Doon outfit.
The visitors put the backline under pressure from the start. With the bats’ defenders working hard to limit Bonnie Doon’s scoring opportunities.
Les Lawford was playing his hardest with support from Simon Briggs and Patty Heaney.
The boys came out after half-time and to their credit they limited Bonnie Doon to three goals while kicking two themselves.
But ultimately it was not enough to stop Bonnie Doon. They ran out 77-25 winners.