GLENROWAN kept its fairytale season alive with a 45-point victory against Whorouly in their Ovens and King league semi-final at Tarrawingee on Saturday.
With the lethal combination of Mitchell Potts, Dean Gladman and Nathan Carroll snaring 15 of the team’s 16 majors, the Tigers stormed clear in the second quarter to set up a shot at Tarrawingee in the preliminary final.
Potts came off the ground at the last change with seven goals to his credit as a precautionary measure after being plagued by hamstring injuries.
Coach Nigel Robinson said his team was growing in belief with its attack starting to click.
“It was a good effort,” Robinson said.
“We always knew we had the blokes who could break the game open and they did that in the second quarter.
“With our forwards up and going, we are having patches where we are starting to kick goals in a hurry and that wasn’t happening a while ago.
“We have a lot more firepower now.”
Glenrowan, who played the last 10 minutes with 17 men as a precautionary measure against injuries, were led superbly by captain Rory Cunningham who dominated at centre half-back.
He was given support from fullback Corey Munro and the elusive Jordan Bradley.
Whorouly was best served by Matt Dal- bosco, Kieren Schulz and Luke Bryce.
Robinson said he was confident the Tigers would bounce back from last weekend’s narrow loss to Milawa.
“We weren’t far off them,” he said.
“We have Tarrawingee this week and it will take another good effort to get over them.”
In yesterday’s final, Moyhu turned in a mighty performance to hammer King Valley by 59 points.
It was all one-way traffic for the Hoppers after quarter-time with Ryan Craig, Ben Waite and Leroy Dowling playing starring roles for the victors.
Peter Sullivan and Dwayne Tammy bagged four goals each in dominant displays.
King Valley started well and led by five points at the first change, but were un-able to sustain the effort as the workload took its toll.
Russell Wyllie had his moments in attack with four majors.