SEBASTOPOL now have their eye on a top three finish in the McDonalds Ballarat Football League after a comprehensive forty-nine-point victory over the Lions on Saturday at the City Oval, winning 16.13 (109) to 9.6 (60).
Ex-Western Bulldog and multiple time VFL premiership player Brett Goodes stared up forward with four opening-half goals to give his side the ascendency for the remainder of the afternoon.
“The win is great against a contender in Redan, we worked to a plan and we knew pressure was what was going to win it for us as well as our defensive efforts, so we have been working on that and now we know we can mix it with the best teams,” Goodes said.
He combined all afternoon up forward with James Keeble and Michael Powell, with the dangerous trio booting 11 of the sides 16 majors, highlighting what was once identified as a weakness in the side’s arsenal is now one of their strengths.
“I think with our forward line we are pretty potent when we get it in quick and hard, so when we get it in quick with the likes of Jimmy Keeble, Powelly and few of the little whippets down there, that way it doesn’t matter who kicks them and it’s our forward philosophy to I guess kick those easy goals,” Goodes said.
The veteran also had big wraps for performances of defenders Hugo Papst and Grady Snowden down back, with the young defensive duo keeping their retrospective opponents very quiet all afternoon.