It was the Ben Weightman show as Kyneton defeated Maryborough as it was expected to by 115 points. Weightman had a day out booting 10 goals. It could have been anything as he also kicked seven behinds while another shot missed the lot. He took high marks, snapped goals, beat opponents on the lead and also managed three goal assists. It was a display that kept the crowd involved on an otherwise predictable afternoon.
The game was over early. Kyneton enjoyed a 31 point advantage at quarter time after a four goal Weightman blitz. Ethan Forman was dominating his wing and Bryce Hinneburg started the game well.
The encouraging signs continued with a six goal second term. They repeated the dose in the third and banged on five more in the final term.
Mitch Scholard got better the longer the day went and kicked five goals in his best haul since his return from injury. Dan Davie was also back after a two match suspension and remains a very important player.
The Tigers have up to half a dozen first choice players to return to the team. Harrison Huntley, Tom And Max O'Sullivan, Hamish Govan. Jonno Nash and Jordan Mangan will be pressing their claims after the bye. A well rested and full strength Tigers will have a fantastic opportunity in the remaining seven games of the season. While they are not where they want to be they still have the chance to climb the ladder to see how deep they go in season 2017.
It takes a lot to put the Tigers together and the club would like to thank all their sponsors for their continued support. A big thank to Ascot Rise as the premier partner, to Kyneton Toyota and Hardwicks for their backing and to the club's other major sponsors Palmer Stevens Rennick and Prendergast Earthmoving.
The club is encouraging supporters to enjoy the break of next weekend's bye and then get around Kyneton as they make their run to the finals.