The high of winning back-to-back games for the first time in several years came crashing down at the weekend for Maryborough, with an extremely tough 144-point loss to Strathfieldsaye.
Strath was dominant from the outset and throughout on Saturday, punishing a weakened Magpies squad with everything they had.
Already out in front by 64 points at the halftime break, the Storm rolled on through again in the final two terms, kicking 16 majors and reaching triple figures.
A positive for the Pies is that they managed to hit the board in every term, despite an obvious greed from Strath’s goalkickers, the most potent of which was league leading goal- kicker Lachlan Sharp who stacked on a bag of 16 at the weekend.
The result was always going to be tough for Maryborough who was without both Lachlan and Stewart Crameri and key defender Daniel Vadala.
The 6.10 (46) to 29.16 (190) loss was a harsh back drop for two milestone games, with club legend Cam Skinner clocking 400 club games for Maryborough and Luke Bucknall playing his 150th.
For more on this story see Page 22 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 18