Cable Beach hand Towns a shellacking

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Towns' Jack Tocas looks to make a quick handball as Greenbacks' Murray Gordon and Severo Corpus approach.
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Cable Beach Greenbacks thumped Towns under the Friday night lights at Father McMahon Oval.

Both teams began the contest with great pressure, with Towns’ Sean Williams an early stand-out in defence.

After a stalemate in the opening minutes, Cable Beach’s Sonny Dann broke through to kick the first goal of the match.

Dann would go on to boot an additional three goals during the quarter in a bid to break his own goal-kicking record.

Teammates Matthew Kennelly, Sam Fong, Benjamin Gasior and Bradley Horsman would also contribute to keep Towns goalless and lead by 49 points at the first break.

A string of behinds opened the second quarter until Towns’ Scott Bedford managed his team’s first goal of the match.

However, the Greenbacks continued to light up the field with a number of goals from Kennelly, Keilan Davey, Dion Parriman and Dann, to lead 12.7 (79) to 1.4 (10) at half-time. After the main break, Greenbacks’ Fong was quick to extend his team’s lead even further, booting a goal in the opening minutes, followed by another goal from teammate Gasior.

The Greenbacks continued to dominate the field, booting goal after goal while Towns struggled to keep up.

Although Towns’ Damien Crispin added a second goal to the Towns tally, they certainly had their work cut out for them for a late comeback, with the Greenbacks leading 18.10 (118) to 2.4 (16) at three-quarter-time.

In the final quarter, Cable Beach continued to rule the ground, shutting down Towns at every turn.

Additional goals helped Dann match his goal-kicking record of nine goals.

Late efforts enabled Towns’ Jason Angus to score a last-ditch goal but the result was already set in stone, with the Greenbacks taking the 121-point victory.

The Greenbacks will look to make it three wins in a row when they go up against Peninsula Bombers at Haynes Oval on Saturday, while Towns will hope to redeem themselves when they go up against Saints at Haynes Oval on Saturday.

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