Bats struggle

By Benalla Ensign

Youth was the redeeming factor in Goorambat’s second 100-plus-point loss of the new season.

The 15-129 loss at the hands of King Valley backed up from the opening round 223-29 defeat for the Bats at the hands of Milawa.

The Roos were ruthless throughout the match, slamming home 12 goals in the second half, while conceding just seven points in that same time.

King Valley’s Daniel Bruce bagged seven goals for the Roos to rub salt in the wound for the Bats.

Andrew Cook booted a double for the Bats, while youngsters Patrick Bromley and Perry Knox featured as lone fighters for the away team.

Last year’s best and fairest Ben Reaburn also got himself onto the best list for the Bats in his returning game for the side.

Saturday’s match will be played against seventh-placed Bright, which has won and lost in the opening two rounds, away from home.

That match will be played at Bright Recreational Reserve, and kicks off at 2pm.

Goorambat head coach Shayne McKean could not be reached by The Ensign.