IN the Black Diamond AFL Plate, Muswellbrook consolidated third place on the ladder with a solid 14.8.92 to 6.1.37 win over Warners Bay at Weeraman Field on Saturday.
The Cats set the tone early with a five-goal-to-one opening quarter.
And, from that point on, they were never troubled before kicking five majors to nil in the final term to prevail by 55 points.
Sam White booted five goals in an excellent display up front for the Cats.
Star utility Adam Higham kicked three majors while Jacob Connor chimed in with two as Muswellbrook remained undefeated in 2018, with only League heavyweights Newcastle City and Terrigal Avoca in front of them on the table.
The Cats were best served by Jacob Connor, Kyle Bray, Jordan Solly and Nigel Smith.
Muswellbrook 5.1, 6.5, 9.6, 14.8 (92)
Warners Bay 1.0, 3.1, 6.1, 6.1 (37)
Goals: Samuel White 5, Adam Higham 3, Jacob Connor 2, Matthew Dunn 1, Jake Gurtman 1, Jackson Channon 1, Mason Solly 1
Warners Bay: Riley Williams 2, Oliver Gilmour 2, Joshua Buchanan 1, Ethan Bray 1
Best: Jacob Connor, Kyle Bray, Jordan Solly, Nigel Smith, Tate Barry, Matthew Dunn
In the GE Women’s Competition, Muswellbrook welcomed Warners Bay to Weeraman Field.
Despite a big effort from the Cats, they proved no match for the Bulldogs, with Warners Bay winning 14.10.94 to 0.0.0.
Muswellbrook’s best players were Natalie Heard, Meghann Sawkins, Jessica Higham and Karli Anshaw.
Warners Bay 5.2, 8.5, 13.6, 14.10 (94)
Muswellbrook 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 (0)
Best: Natalie Heard, Meghann Sawkins, Jessica Higham, Karli Anshaw, Paris Adam, Brittany Creighton
Next week there is a general bye in all of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competitions.
The Cats will next be in action on May 26 when they travel to Cardiff.