Nirranda Blues hit top straps against Panmure

NEW MAN: Nirranda's Luke Weel was solid against Panmure. Picture: Amy Paton
NEW MAN: Nirranda's Luke Weel was solid against Panmure. Picture: Amy Paton

NIRRANDA coach Shane Threlfall wants slick outside ball movement to complement the Blues’ trademark contested work as it works to defend its premiership crown.

The Blues were at their vintage best on Saturday, using a fast start to condemn Panmure to a 114-point trouncing.

Threlfall said training had been centered heavily on improving ball movement.

“We were really good with that aspect of our game, and I think we probably matched it with them in the contests,” he said.

“They’re a good contested side so its something we’ve been working on to deliver.

“Getting a good start is crucial for momentum and that helped us as well.”

Forward duo Gary Robinson and Robbie Gregg combined for 12 majors, while several midfielders slotted multiple goals.

The Blues are wedged in third place of the Warrnambool and District football ladder.