Hume 3 have sent a strong message to the rest of the competition, after a dominant 28-goal victory over Greensborough 2 in a top of the table Section 6 clash at La Trobe Sports Stadium.
It would be the second and third terms that proved to be Hume’s strongest, scoring 22 majors while conceding just three in the two periods, to prevail 40-12.
The win all but confirms the Section 6 minor premiership for Hume, meanwhile Greensborough have dropped from second to fifth with one round remaining and are in danger of missing the finals despite being in the top four since grading.
The versatile Kristabelle Francis was a force for Hume throughout the entire match. Playing at wing defence, centre and goal defence within the four quarters, she gathered many intercepts and deflections while creating multiple attacking opportunities from all three positions.
Hume shooter Alisha Izlemek also continued her stellar season, scoring the majority of her side’s goals at a high shooting efficiency rate throughout the contest.
The Boro kept their heads up throughout the second half, with their efforts in the final quarter ensuring Hume wouldn’t be waltzing to the final whistle.
It would be the ladder leaders who settled into the match the quickest with Francis and Izlemek causing many headaches for the Boro attack and defence.
After rushing out to a five-goal advantage halfway through the term, Greensborough were able to even up the contest around the court. Some late Hume goals however gave them a seven-goal advantage at the first change.
The second quarter belonged entirely to Hume, with their dominance on full show as they kept Greensborough scoreless while producing 12 majors of their own to bring the lead out to 19 goals at half time.
Hume continued to charge forward as the second half commenced, with their ability to create multiple attacking chances in quick succession putting the Boro defence on the backfoot.
Greensborough were able to break their scoring drought at the midway point of the third term and from there, were able to slowly even out the contest.
More late goals from Hume however, again extended their margin to 26 majors.
The Boro’s most positive quarter came in the fourth, when they only conceded seven majors from their opposition while also producing their highest scoring quarter with five goals.
But by winning all four quarters, Hume solidified their stance as a premiership contender in Section 6 with finals around the corner.