Harcourt come up well short of Carisbrook

Harrison Butler works his way through traffic for Carisbrook in Saturdayʼs qualifying final against Harcourt. Butler was named in the Redbacksʼ best players.

Carisbrook has waltzed through its qualifying final encounter with Harcourt, flying to a 102-point victory with devastating ease on Saturday.

The gap between the MCDFNL’s first and fourth placed teams appears to be startlingly wide with the weekend’s 23.14 (152) to 7.8 (50) result the Redbacks’ third commanding victory over the Lions this season.

Having met in rounds four and 14 of the home and away season, Harcourt has now lost to Carisbrook by margins of 146 points, 91 points and 102 points in 2018.

Saturday’s contest was led by a six-goal haul to Carisbrook’s Ash Munari, which saw the gun-forward crack the 100-goal threshold.

Having finished the home and away season with the MCDFNL’s leading goal kicker honour in hand with 95 goals, Munari now has 101 majors in 2018.

In his first season with the Redbacks since crossing from Central Highlands FNL club Gordan at the start of the year, Munari now averages just under six goals per game.

He is the first senior footballer to record over 100 goals in a season, including finals, since 2012 when Lexton’s Matt Brown booted 106 goals in 18 appearances.

For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, August 28.

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