Another bag of four goals from Ben Cavarra has helped Footscray VFL record a 48-point win in their scratch match hit-out against North Melbourne.
With temperatures reaching close to 30°C at VU Whitten Oval on Good Friday, the hosts kept their cool while storming home eight goals to one in the second half of the 16.8 (104) to 8.8 (56) triumph.
A somewhat scrappy start saw majors exchanged early, before three consecutive Bulldog goals to end the opening term.
The Kangaroos clawed their way back in the second quarter, closing the gap to just eight points at the main break. But it was all red, white and blue after that.
Cavarra’s quartet of goals brings him to a total of eight in two weeks, while Lin Jong contributed with three of his own and was the dominant midfielder on the ground.
Josh Schache and Jamarra Ugle-Hagan also added two goals each. Rhylee West found plenty of the footy, while Buku Khamis was strong in defence.
Footscray VFL will open their 2021 campaign against the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday 17 April at VU Whitten Oval.
FOOTSCRAY 5.3 8.6 12.8 16.8 (104)
NORTH MELBOURNE 3.2 7.4 8.6 8.8 (56)
GOALS: Cavarra 4, Jong 3, Ugle-Hagan 2, Schache 2, Butler, Garcia, Wallis, Weightman, Boyd.