CORO Club/MIA Directional Boring drilled hole after hole into a hapless Foley’s Corner Vineyard defence in Monday afternoon’s comfortable 17-7 victory in men’s fourth division touch football at Collina.
In a low tempo but high scoring game, the Coro Club scored 12 unanswered touchdowns to run away with an easy win.
Many of them came on the left side, which proved to be the Vineyarders’ Achilles heel in the first 20 minutes.
Coro’s superior fitness, pace and communication meant the match was never truly a contest.
The first try was a preview of what was to come with Coro’s Brad Saunders burning two defenders down the wing to go over next to the left corner.
However, the side in green found an instant reply through Peter Harris, who dodged Sam Bryant to burst through the line and even the ledger.
But then the floodgates opened.
Joel Bernardi carved up the left side again for the Coro Club to give his side a 2-1 edge, and from there the tries kept on coming.
Matt Sanders provided the next with a run from deep inside his own half, showing youngster Nathan Campbell a clean pair of heels on the way to the in-goal.
Then Bernadi bagged his second try and Saunders completed a first-half hat-trick with another run down Foley’s problem area.
By the interval, the Vineyarders were down 9-1 - but as soon as the two sides returned to their places for the second 20-minute spell, it was straight back to business.
Bernadi, Saunders and Bryant were among the tryscorers as the Coro Club piled on four in a row to stretch the lead to 13-1.
But Foley’s fought back late, with young Campbell playing a starring role in his side’s mini-revival.
Straight after his side scored their first touchdown since the opening minutes, Campbell took advantage of Coro Club’s slow restart by streaking away for the easiest score of his life.
Campbell added another two tries and also turned provider, twisting and turning his marker before palming off to Glen Collis – but of course, the damage had been done long ago.