FORMER AFL player Brad Dick turned in a sensational performance to lead the Murray league to a 13-point victory over Sunraysia at Mildura on Saturday.
Dick dominated with five goals playing across half-forward and through the midfield as the competition made amends for its 100-point loss to the same opposition two years ago.
“Brad was super,” victorious Murray league coach Scott Beattie said.
“His leadership was really good, he’s just a class player.
“He gelled with the boys and was excited to be a part of it.
“I struggled to find a passenger in our side — the boys were fantastic.”
Sunraysia came out all guns blazing to kick the opening three goals of the match before Murray settled and regained a one-point lead at the first change.
Beattie’s charges then made their move.
They slammed on six goals to two during the second term with Dick dangerous in attack, Daniel Bowles outstanding in defence alongside captain Ryan Prendergast and Farran Priest prolific at the fall of the ball.
Will Gorman and David Ismail also played well.
“Given we took a few young blokes who were in form and taking into account the result last time we played Sunraysia it was a really pleasing effort,” Beattie said.
“Sunraysia got within seven points so it was good to respond the way we did.
“We picked an in-form side from club level and they didn’t let us down.”