North Ballarat Rebels buried its demons of last week to come away with a 10-point win over the Western Jets in Stawell, 14.12 (96) – 12.14 (86).
The match was following an all to familiar path for the Rebels, who had its lead eroded away against Sandringham a week prior.
North Ballarat extended its lead to five goals at the 20-minute mark of the third term, before the Western Jets gradually worked the margin down to five points mid-way through the last quarter.
But the Rebels steadied to kick the next two goals and open up a 17-point buffer to assure their sixth win of the season.
Coach Gerard FitzGerald was very pleased with the group’s composure in the latter stages of the match, saying the side had clearly amended some of the factors that saw it stumble in the dying stages of its clash with the Dragons.
FitzGerald commended the sides effort around the contest, laying 112 tackles - underlining the ferocious mindset the group brought to Central Park.
James Gow wasted no time asserting himself at TAC Cup level, following a stint in the VFL, racking up 33 touches in a best on ground performance.
While fellow inclusion Todd Clode and Naish McRoberts laid a team-high 12 tackles.
The Rebels will now look to claim their first win over a side above it against Murray Bushrangers next week.
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