TEN of the best from forward Hamish Moore powered Tarrawingee to a 14.12 (96) to 5.17 (47) victory over Whorouly in the Ovens and King league on Saturday.
But as the Bulldogs racked up their sixth win from seven outings, first year coach Kyle Raven has challenged his team to step up another gear.
“The season so far has been fairly good,” Raven said.
“If someone had said at the start of the year you’d be 6-1 you’d take that every day of the week.
“But there are patches in games where we’re letting ourselves down.
“So we’ve got a bit of work to catch up with teams like Milawa and Glenrowan.”
Raven said it took the Bulldogs until the second quarter to kick away from the Lions.
“We were really good in patches again but we let them back into the game with our lapses,” he said.
“It was a really contested game early, but eventually we were able to break it up and got quick movement and used the middle of the ground and that was really pleasing.”
If someone had said at the start of the year you’d be 6-1 you’d take that every day of the week. But there are patches in games where we’re letting ourselves down.
Daniel McCormick continued his good form from the back flank while Moore’s 10 goals were a tipping point.
“It was probably Moore’s best marking game for the year,” Raven said.
“They play good team football and help out their back line really well, I was pretty impressed by the way they went about it.”
Richard Leahy kicked three goals for the Lions, while Liam Harrington was their best performer.