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GVL Data | Premiership quarter specialists strike again

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On the boot: Echuca's Cooper Barber gets the ball away. Photo: Steve Huntley

When it has needed it most, Echuca has called on its best footy in the third quarter, and the match against Kyabram was no different.

After an even first half, the Murray Bombers put the foot down after half-time, smashing Kyabram in the disposal count (104-57), marks (37-18) and ground ball gets (26-8).

Echuca’s 19 inside-50s saw the home side boast 12 scoring shots to one, with the final result being a 7.5 (47) to 0.1 (1) quarter.

The Murray Bombers laid the platform for their 44-point victory in a rampant third term — a habit the flag favourites have become accustomed to in 2022.

It took similar efforts against the Bombers in round three and Mooroopna in round nine, with both opposition clubs leading those contests at half-time.

It confirms that any would-be challengers will need a four-quarter performance to topple Echuca.

Echuca vs Kyabram by the numbers


Echuca: 323

Kyabram: 257

Uncontested possessions

Echuca: 187

Kyabram: 127


Echuca: 52

Kyabram: 45

Forward-50 marks

Echuca: 20

Kyabram: 4

One-percent acts

Echuca: 55

Kyabram: 34