Seventh Evans as Bonnie Doon dash Whorouly’s finals hopes

STEPPING UP: Leigh Hughes addresses the Bonnie Doon players at quarter time after a strong start against Whorouly.PHOTO: Scott Anderson

WHOROULY’S hopes of reaching the Ovens and King finals suffered a blow on Saturday, with the Lions unable to overcome Bonnie Doon in what was a season-defining match.

The 41-point loss leaves Whorouly languishing in seventh position, and with a tough clash against Tarrawingee coming up next, the Lions’ chances at cracking the top six appear to be shot.

They started off well at home amid the welcome sunshine on Saturday.

Richard Jackson was getting his fist to the ball first in the ruck, Matt Charleston and Bryce Hooper were up and about and Josh Kelly was winning the hard ball.

But after scoring two goals in the first five minutes of the match, the Lions were shut down by Bonnie Doon’s brilliant transition football.

The Bombers were loading up off half back, with Justin Collis and Josh Alam allowed far too much room to operate, setting up attacking thrusts along the outer side wing.

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