Nagambie managed to secure a 45-point win against Violet Town in front of a home crowd on Saturday.
After an impressive second quarter by Nagambie which saw them take four goals to Violet Town’s three points, the Lakers took the game 13.17-95 to 6.14-50.
Nagambie’s coach Linc Sullivan said the team put forward a big effort to get the win.
‘‘It was a good win against last year’s grand finalists; so good to get a win against them,’’ he said.
‘‘They had a few injuries so they’re probably not the side they were towards the end of last year.
‘‘They have good midfielders so we didn’t dominate in the midfield; it was just a lot of effort we put in.
‘‘Our forwards were probably just a tad stronger than theirs.’’
Sullivan said despite the win there’s still aspects of Nagambie’s game that need some work.
‘‘They didn’t score heaps but I think it’s just an overall defensive aspect that needs to improve by all of the players to win back the footy,’’ he said.
‘‘We’re just getting to full strength; Michael Hughes is back and had his first game and is getting better and better each week.’’
The full Nagambie side will be looking to take a break from footy for the bye round, as the Kyabram District Football Netball League take on Colac and District for an interleague match to be hosted by Colac.
Sullivan said that for many of the players the bye week has come at a great time.
‘‘We have an ageing list with lots of older guys so it’ll be good to have the week off,’’ he said.
‘‘We’ve only played five games but it still takes its toll.
“We’ll have a bit of a novelty week this week at training and then start ramping it back up on Tuesday.’’
Following the weekend off Nagambie will take on Avenel at Avenel Recreation Reserve on May 26.
Nagambie’s reserves had a huge win against Violet Town on the weekend, keeping them to just one goal.
The final score board showing 40.21-261 to 1.0-6.
Best on for Nagambie included Taylor-Lloyd, Morris, Sanderson, Mensfeld, Sloan and Noonan.