Montmorency 1 have stormed home to a resounding 90-point win in their clash with Greensborough at Anthony Beale Reserve, as they now gain a comfortable gap from sides outside of the top four in the Winning Edge Division 1 women’s competition.
The Magpies looked the goods from start to finish as they piled on 13 goals and 13 behinds before conceding a solitary behind in the final minute of the game to win 13.13 (91) to 0.1 (1).
Tahlia Morgan and Ashleigh Bayes were dominant for the visitors while Jemma Laffey continued her brilliant goalkicking form, kicking an equal season high four majors.
Jordan Henry had her best game for the Borough with Lanarose Picioane and Bree Unthank continuing to push through despite the hefty margin.
Montmorency now have a two-game gap from the fifth placed Borough and with a healthy percentage of over 300, the Magpies would likely need to win just two of the final four home and away games to secure a finals spot.
Eliza Wood opened the scoring for the afternoon before Laffey converted a set shot of her own to quickly put two on the board for the visitors.
At the other end, Montmorency’s defence was tidy, holding Greensborough scoreless to lead by 15 points at quarter time.
In the second term, the pressure from the Borough’s back six improved, as they made the Magpies work hard for their entries inside 50.
After registering only four behinds, Nicole Brattusa kicked a set shot in the dying stages of the half, providing a reward for Montmorency who had threatened to convert for a long period in the second stanza.
Greensborough came closer to scoring in the quarter, but Montmorency’s defence continued their strong form to prevent the home side from chalking up any score in the first half and led by 25 points at half time.
The Magpies had all the control in the third term as Greensborough’s defence was overworked. While their defenders tried their best to limit the damage, the sheer volume at which Montmorency’s midfield brought the ball inside 50 was far too much for the home side to handle.
Shae Collinson scored two goals in the space of a minute before Laffey added another two to take her personal tally to three.
Jessica Nursey added the cherry on top of the third quarter with two impressive goals that gave her side a 64-point lead at three quarter time as Greensborough were still unable to register a score.
The final term saw Montmorency continue to push the margin further out, setting the tone for their relentless for goals with Laffey snapping her fourth major.
Brattusa, Wood and Taylah Harris all joined in on the action, converting majors to stretch the lead out to 91 points.
A forward 50 entries in the final moments of the game saw Greensborough at least manage to prevent a scoreless afternoon, registering a behind with the siren sounding not long afterwards.