Central Highlands Football League joint-coach Johno Leoncini admits his side was outclassed in a match-winning opening half from the Southern competition on Saturday.
The hosts kicked seven goals to two in the first two terms before cruising to a 35-point victory in the AFL Victoria Country Championships under-19 clash. The Highlanders outscored the Southern FL after the main break, but were never in the hunt for victory.
SFL 3.5 7.9 9.11 12.13 (85)
CHFL 0.1 2.1 6.1 8.2 (50)
GOALS – SFL: R. Graham 3, J. Smith 2, B. Dolan 2, J. Morgan, T. Gavenlock, M. Rogerson, J. Chapman, M. Pettit. CHFL: J. Brown 2, J. Chester, Z. Boland, C. Lovig, L. Stranks, A. Milroy, B. Coffey.
BEST – SFL: N. Lloyd, N. Gay, T. Smith, A. Nyanjok, J. Smith, R. Graham. CHFL: L. Hull, B. Maher, D. Sangster, H. Rodgers, J. Chester, J. Brown.