Seymour annihilated Shepparton Swans, belting the hapless visitors by 153 points.
Straight kicking could have seen Seymour win by a lot more — the Lions booted 24.17 for the match — but despite the wayward kicking, Seymour was simply too good.
The Swans’ solitary goal came midway through the second term, while the Lions’ forwards and mids ran rampant, finishing with an eight-goal last quarter. Max Jones had a field day up forward with five goals, while the Lions had 11 individual goalkickers share in the spoils.
Score: Seymour 24.17 (161) d Shepparton Swans 1.2 (8)
Goals: M. Jones 5; M. McLean, T. Clarke, M. Waite 3; J. Durham, A. Rimes, A. Galofaro 2; J. Brooks, A. Gatt, L. Hockley, H. McLean
Best: D. McLarty, H. McLean, M. Waite, L. Hockley, T. Clarke, A. Rimes
Little separated Seymour and the Swans throughout Saturday’s match, and absolutely nothing separated them at the final whistle, with the sides playing out a thrilling draw,
The Lions held a slender four-point lead going in to the final term, and that margin quickly got out to a game-high 16 points early in the last after Seymour booted two goals in the first three minutes.
But the Swans refused to lie down, surging home to close the gap just before the final siren to escape with a draw.
The Davey boys, Tom and Nick, were impressive for Seymour, while Keegan Grant and Mitch Itter were also standouts.
Score: Seymour 7.10 (52) draw Shepparton Swans 7.10 (52)
Goals: K. Grant 2; F. Lewis, M. Itter, B. Bowe, S. Durham, D. Cook.
Best: K. Grant, M. Itter, N. Davey, T. Davey