THE Hastings Valley Vikings continue to dominate teams in its 20th anniversary year.
The latest win was a 88-0 drubbing of the Southern Cross University Marlins.
Despite the massive white-wash, in the end the Marlins did well to hold the rampaging Vikings outfit at bay for the first 20 minutes of the match played at Oxley Oval.
Vikings coach, Andrew Kable said the opposition started strong and showed plenty of enthusiasm.
“To be honest we were probably too big for them in the end,” he said. “They are a very young side with plenty of enthusiasm.
“But our forwards just dominated and our backline is looking really good.”
While Kable was happy with the whole teams contribution, he said a number of players deserved a special mention.
Even though Ben Purcell didn’t score a try in the game, it was his defensive efforts that awarded him the three points.
“He was outstanding,” Kable said. “Its not all about scoring tries. At one point he ran 50 metres to make a try saving tackle and then picked the ball up and ran another 60 metres back up the field.”
League convert Ethan Hyde played at inside centre and although played with a different style given his background, worked well.
He also gave special mention to Joel Stig and Adam McCormack scored three tries.
Waylon Skipps kicked 11 from 13 conversions on a windy afternoon and scored his own five-pointer giving him a personal tally of 27 points.