Rohan his boat from Apple Isle to Stanhope

February 28, 2018

Stanhope coach Rob Montgonery (centre) is anticipating a swag of goals this season from recruit Rohan Baldock.

Expect a lot more goals coming during Stanhope games this season.

The Lions have secured the services of Rohan Baldock, the man famous for kicking 241 goals for South Burnie in Tasmania’s Darwin Football Association in 2016.

Baldock was just nine goals away from topping the record of Trevor Sutton, who slotted through 249 majors for Deniliquin in the Murray Football League in 1982.

Stanhope co-coach Rob Montgomery said it was via the influence of fellow coach Troy Auld that Baldock would be looking to tear up Kyabram District Football League.

‘‘That was Troy’s connections that got onto him, he threw it out to him and he was more than happy to come over,’’ Montgomery said.

The Lions are fast assembling a potent forward line in order to contend with Nagambie, Avenel and Violet Town.

Cobey Aynsley has come across from Shepparton East after booting 65 goals last season, while Numurkah co-coach Lucas White will join in on the fun having snared 33 majors for the Blues.

Montgomery said he was rapt to have all three on board as he and Auld take over as coaches from Brenton Gray.

‘‘He’ll (Baldock) be that main target and with Cobey Aynsley and Lucas White thrown into the mix as well, we’ll have a tall forward line that we can pick and choose who to go to and not look at setting the focus on one guy,’’ he said.

Baldock broke his arm while representing the North West Football League during an interleague match in May, meaning he was restricted to four games with Penguin Football Club.

While Jack and Jayden Exell are headed to Bendigo Football League, Montgomery has complete faith in the recruits Stanhope has brought across.

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