Lakies prepare for big month

Learmonth finished strongly against Newlyn to register a 40-point victory in their weekend match.

The win now moves Learmonth into the top two on the Central Highlands Football League ladder.

The Lakies led by 15 points going into the last quarter, but kicked 5.3 to 1.2 in the final term to deliver a valuable victory.

Matthew Bond starred with nine goals, he now leads the goal-kicking with 36.

Coach Steve Biggin said he was pleased with the display, but added his side still had plenty to improve.

A clear top and bottom half of the league has arisen in recent weeks, with ninth two games clear of 10th.

With the top nine outlined, Biggin felt the true test for his group would come over the next month as it takes on four top nine teams.

Despite its 6-2 record, the Lakies two losses have come against top nine sides – the challenge awaits.

Learmonth expects to welcome back three players next week which will have it at “full strength”.

KEY PLAYER: Richard Zelencich was one of the best on ground for Learmonth as it proved too strong for Newlyn on Saturday.

KEY PLAYER: Richard Zelencich was one of the best on ground for Learmonth as it proved too strong for Newlyn on Saturday.