Giant destruction

PRESSURE: Giants Rory Shannon and Sam Weddell dive in to the contest on Saturday. Picture: GEORGIA HALLAMSOUTHERN Mallee sent shivers through the Horsham District Football Netball League following its huge 203-point win against Rupanyup on Saturday.

After making the move south from the defunct Mallee Football League, the Giants were the biggest unknown heading into round one.

Their dominant display will have cleared up any doubt in their ability to be premiership contenders come September.

Coach Geoff Burdett said the club had just been really excited to startits first season off in a competition that was going to guarantee the future of the Giants.

“We had a hell of a crowd out there to watch the game,” he said.

“So the following was good, it will be good all year, because for the Mallee peopletravel isn’t an option, it is our future and the future for our generation.

“By coming here we are guaranteeing ourselves a football league for a long time.

“We believe it is a long-term thing for us.”

With both the seniors and reserves winning, it was the perfect start to the club’s Horsham District league football life.

The Giants also proved they would be a forceto be reckoned with after it won three of the four netball grades against Rupanyup.

Only the B Grade side failed to get a win.

The footy started ominously well for the Giants as they blew Rupanyup away from the first bounce.

They piled on 10 goals to one in the opening term, leaving the Panthers shell shocked.

Rupanyup’s only goal for the game came in that tough first quarter.

In the secondthe Giants continued the carnage, bagging another nine majors.

At half-time the game was well and truly over, the Giants having taken an massive 115-point lead.

Only the third provided some positives for the Panthers.

After conceding so many early goals, they tightened up and restricted the Giants to four goals for the quarter.

Following the flood of first-half goals it seemed like a slow quarter with only four booted for the term.

Only injuries were able to slowthe Giants’juggernaut, with ruckman Simon Cook being pulled from the game after a concussion.

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