The Fitzroy Stars came out of the blocks early as Reservoir struggled to keep pace with Reservoir kept scoreless throughout the second and third quarters in the Northern Football Netball League’s third division at Crispe Park.

Reservoir managed to kick three points in the final term, but the Stars had already run away with the game, Stars 18.17 (125) defeating Reservoir 5.4 (31). The Stars sit in seventh place, whilst Reservoir is in eighth place with two rounds to go.

“We’re having a lot of fun, laughing. But don’t let it be disrespectful. We’re not just playing against them, we’re playing against us,” the Stars coach told players at three-quarter time.

“Four goals six that quarter. We’re fucking around with it. Be more direct with it [the footy].”

“Let’s switch back on … shackles are off. We must hit the scoreboard and finish well.”

And finish off they did, keeping Reservoir goalless after halftime, whilst kicking four goals after the main break. Despite some valiant attempts from the Mustangs, they just couldn’t keep the Stars from shining.

Next week Reservoir faces the Old Eltham Collegians at Crispe Park whilst the Fitzroy Stars face Kilmore at J.J Clancy Reserve in Kilmore.

The Fitzroy Stars celebrate their win over Reservoir at Crispe Park. VIDEO: Ashley Geelan/VicNews

FITZROY STARS: 6.3 14.6 18.12 18.17 (125)
GOALS: T. Pickett 8, R. Taylor 3, J. Dau 2, H. Smith, A. Walker, R. Winmar, G. Bamblett, J. Ellis.
BEST: K. Morgan, T. Pickett, J. Burns, G. Bamblett, H. Welsh, R. Taylor.

RESERVOIR: 2.1 5.1 5.1 5.4 (31)
GOALS: T. Bryant, J. Sacca, M. MacDonald, D. Panayiotis, R. Holland.
BEST: T. Hollaway, R. Miller, J. Rogers, S. Heurtau, W. Parrello, D. Petrucciani.

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SOURCEAshley Geelan
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