Demons put in solid four-quarter performance

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Rocky Caruso turns out of trouble for Waroona in their victory over Mandurah.
Camera IconRocky Caruso turns out of trouble for Waroona in their victory over Mandurah. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Waroona Demons recorded a well-earned 13.11 (89) to 11.6 (72) victory over Mandurah in their Peel Football League clash at Waroona Oval on Saturday.

Hard work on the training track finally paid off for the Demons, who flew out of the blocks within the first few minutes of the game’s start to take a 16-point lead at quarter time.

Jeremy Caratti kept the ball far from Mandurah’s reach while Rowan Gardiner and James Vincent managed a few impressive goals.

Building on their positive start, the Demons showed no signs of slowing down in the second quarter with coach Matt Templeton’s men bolting out to a seven-goal lead before the sound of the half-time siren.

After a brief, but stern, appraisal from Templeton at the half time huddle, the boys were back on the field with even more fight.

Continuing to get their hands on plenty of the ball in the third quarter, the Demons showed off their execution skills while keeping Mandurah at bay and holding a handy 26-point lead at the final change.

Mandurah fought back hard in the final quarter, but the dominating Demons were able to hold on and secure themselves a 17-point win, taking great pleasure in singing the club song.

After the game, Templeton said the win was well deserved.

“We had a few of our key players return for this week’s game and it gave us a bit more power,” Templeton said.

“It has been hard over the season with so many of our players away or injured, but it feels good to have a win.

“Having a strong start to the game was great, but being able to hold that throughout was what we have been trying to achieve in training so it was good to see the execution of the ball and the skills we’ve been working on pay off.”

Playing their first away game in three weeks, the Demons are up against Centrals on Sunday at Mundijong Oval.

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