HIGHLY rated midfielder Caleb Serong produced a brilliant individual performance as Vic Country remained unbeaten at this year's NAB AFL Under-18 Championships with a 97-point thumping of the Allies at UTAS Stadium on Sunday.
Serong showed his class as he collected 22 disposals, seven marks, six tackles and three goals as Vic Country registered an easy 18.8 (116) to 2.7 (19) victory.
Vic Country failed to pick up a win at the 2018 Championships, but have already shown they are an improved side this year as they followed up last week's upset victory over Vic Metro with an easy triumph over the Allies in Launceston.
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And it was the class of Serong that proved pivotal in the win, as the Vic Country co-captain - who has been likened to Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray - shone for a second consecutive week.
Serong had plenty of helpers, with Lachie Ash (29 disposals) and Riley Baldi (29 touches and 13 marks) also winning plenty of the ball and Bendigo Pioneers product Brodie Kemp (20 possessions and 10 marks) dominant down back.
Small forward Cody Weightman also chipped in with four goals.
Ned Cahill from Vic Country flies high during his team's big win over the Allies. Picture: Solstice Digital
The Allies failed to score a goal during the opening half and only managed their second major midway through the final quarter when the game was well and truly over.
GWS Academy player and top-10 draft prospect Tom Green battled hard for the Allies to finish with 18 disposals and nine clearances, while Tasmanian local Mitchell O'Neill (26 touches) found plenty of the ball.
But it was all in vain as an impressive Vic Country outfit made it two wins from as many matches in 2019 with another excellent showing.
ALLIES 0.2 0.4 1.6 2.7 (19)
VIC COUNTRY 4.1 9.2 12.4 18.8 (116)
Allies: Barling, Cumberland
Vic Country: Weightman 4, Serong 3, Martin 3, Rantall 2, Williams, Sparkes, Wild, Smith, Cahill, Dow
Allies: O'Neill, Murray, Green, Griffiths, Budarick
Vic Country: Serong, Kemp, Ash, Baldi, Young, Weightman, Clark