A quick 3 goal lead was extended over to a strong 15 goals to 11 lead at the break. Defensive pressure was strong with Combat struggling to shoot over Joshua Wells in Goal Keeper and Dana Button flying for the intercepts in Goal Defence.
In the second, Combat changed up their holding and moving in the circle to get around the big defence and put more scoreboard pressure, but Greensborough kept scoring to take a high scoring 15 to 12 quarter.
To further confuse the oppositions attacking end, Greensborough changed their defensive line with Button moving to Keeper and Anthony Williams moving to Defender. With enormous pressure right through the game from Wing Defence Dom Barton, Combat was finding it hard to move through the centre court to take advantage of any turnovers, and Boro moved further ahead with an 11 to 7 quarter.
The timing and movement of Alex Nichols in Goal Attack was a bit slower than usual, but Julian Taylor stepped it up to play a fast moving shooter.
The shooters were supported by excellent passing into space from mid-courters Ash and Kade Rowe. Combat had improved their game since the first round, and kept pressing and working to break down the defensive pressure of Greensborough.
But the tenacity and fitness of Rowe and Barton stopped Combat getting advantage from loose balls and soft passes, so ‘Boro finished strongly winning all four quarters, 10 to 9 in the last.
The smooth timing and passing from previous weeks may have been missing, but Greensborough kept their heads and were calm under pressure throughout the game to extend their percentage and stay top of the ladder.