Blazers look ahead to Cannons clash after mixed results

Brady Neill shoots at goal during the Blazersʼ clash with Bendigo on Saturday.

The Maryborough Blazers men’s side secured its seventh win for the 2018/19 home and away season on Sunday, despite also suffering its third loss the day before.

The Blazers had the homeground at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre at the weekend as they took on the Bendigo Braves on Saturday and Kyneton Tigers on Sunday.

Sitting ahead of Bendigo on the ladder, Maryborough may not have expected the fight the lower ranked Braves put up on Saturday.

Bendigo put the first score on the board in the opening minutes but the Blazers were quick to respond.

With the scores even two minutes into the game, the Blazers held Bendigo at five points while adding nine points of their own to get ahead 14-5.

The quarter ended in Maryborough’s favour 22-19, and taking that same energy into the second term Maryborough looked to be unstoppable.

The Blazers wouldn’t let the Braves anywhere near their tally and were still well ahead 43-34 by half time.

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