Bambridge burst leads Dusties into top six

The form of Kyle Beveridge has coincided nicely with a four-game winning streak for the Dusties. 356287 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By David Nagel

Warragul Industrials finds itself in the top-six of the WGFNC for the first time this season after the Dusties scored a fast-starting 15.13(103) to 8.12(60) victory over Dalyston at Western Park.

Minus their two legendary veterans, Shane Brewster and Luke Walker – playing in a Veterans Tournament in Bali – the Dusties welcomed back Will Jolley, alongside the talented young trio of Alix Tauru, Regan Awty and Tom Cornwall.

But it was their key-position forwards that made all the early running in the first quarter.

Talented-lefty Lachie Bambridge booted the opening two goals of the match, before Corie Intveen followed suit; ahead of Bambridge making it three to open up a 24-point advantage.

A late goal to Travis Ogden made it 31 points at quarter time.

The home-side controlled the contest from that point forward, stretching the margin to as much as 55 points, late in the third, before the Magpies kicked four of the last six goals to save some face on the scoreboard.

Bambridge finished with six for the afternoon, taking his tally to 16 from his last four outings; corresponding nicely with the Dusties four-game winning streak.

Kyle Beveridge continued his dynamite form through the midfield, adding two goals along the way, while Sam Russell was once again a rock-solid presence down back.

After a promising start, Dalyston has now lost five games on the trot.

Hayden Wallis and Dean Wylie snagged two each for the Pies, while Joe Alexander and Shaun Silver never gave up the ghost.

The Magpies host Kilcunda-Bass this week, while the Dusties begin a season-defining period with a tough trip to Cora Lynn.