Timboon Demons put in strong defensive display in win over Allansford Cats

LOOKING FOR OPTIONS: Timboon Demons centre Kelly Gowland tries to get the ball safely into attack against Allansford on Saturday. Pictures: Amy Paton

LOOKING FOR OPTIONS: Timboon Demons centre Kelly Gowland tries to get the ball safely into attack against Allansford on Saturday. Pictures: Amy Paton

TIMBOON Demons won’t grow complacent after another good win as they strive to shore up a spot in the Warrnambool and District league top five.

The Demons steadily pulled away from Allansford each quarter at the Cats’ home court on Saturday, winning 45-29 with defenders Cloe Marr and Sharni Smethurst leading the way.

The visitors were a little off the boil early on in the contest, but soon found their feet and took a narrow lead into the first break. They were up by five at half-time, nine at three-quarter-time and 16 by the final buzzer.

“We weren’t quite as fast out of the blocks as I would’ve liked, but having said that, we managed to increase our lead at every stage,” Demons coach Kelly Gowland said.

“The defensive effort this week was really good. Cloe and Emily (Jansen Van Beek) got their hands to a lot of defensive turnovers.”

Gowland said they Demons would be on their guard against Panmure next round after the Bulldogs’ upset win over South Rovers.