Hamilton Kangaroos secure its first win of the season

Darcy Russell was one of the Hamilton Kangaroos' best players on Saturday..  Picture: Christine Ansorge
Darcy Russell was one of the Hamilton Kangaroos' best players on Saturday.. Picture: Christine Ansorge

After seven weeks without a win the Hamilton Kangaroos finally find themselves on the Hampden league winner’s list.

Kangaroos mentor Matt Dunn said it was hard to find a passenger on the Hamilton train that surged to a 14.17 (101) to 10.13 (73) away victory over Cobden.

But Dunn said his side still had lapses but when it mattered most the Kangaroos old and young brigade were able to answer

“It was close to a four quarter effort and there was certainty times where Cobden had control of the game,” he said.

“But it was an even performance from our experienced leaders in Hamish Waldron, Brad Thomas, Hugh Douglas and Jason McIntosh and our young kids Rory Gill, Dylan, Starkie and Seth Fiegert also had some really good moments throughout the game.”

Despite securing the win Dunn still believes his side can improve on one of its strengths.

“We were a bit down around the stoppages and centre clearances, so that’s an area of Cobden’s strength but it’s also an area we have been fairly good this year and we need to make sure we get that right for next week,” the third-year coach said.

Dunn said the Kangaroos were weary and also eager to play North Warrnambool Eagles, who recorded their eighth loss in a row on Saturday, next weekend.

“They may be at the bottom of the ladder but they are still a strong team and we know what they are capable of, but we’ve had a taste of it (winning) and we want it again,” he said.