Former Northern Districts midfielder Jesse Price made an immediate impact for Wollongong Lions, with a best-on-ground performance on debut for his new club on Saturday.
Price played off a half-forward flank in his first game for 12 months.
And he showed plenty of class, as the Lions produced astonishing accuracy in front of goal in howling winds of up to 80 kilometres an hour, to thrash Bomaderry at North Dalton Park.
While all sport across the region confronted difficult conditions, the Lions finished with a 17.8 (110) to 4.1 (25) victory, including booting 15.5 after quarter time.
Ramez Dagher and Toby Bishop booted four each and Chris Cook three.
"The challenge was to brave kicking through the centre to get to the side of the ground where the wind helped," Lions coach Ray Burgess said.
"We'd seen in reserve grade almost the entire game was played on one side because of that wind, so we just had to lower the eyes and be brave enough to use the footy well. Jesse was great, he's been training with us for a few weeks and we had him on a flank without expectation as he learns our structures.
"But he just had real poise with the footy and certainly earned some trust with the boys on that effort."
Elsewhere, the Bulldogs frustrations up forward continued in a 8.11 (59) to 1.7 (13) loss to premiers Kiama.
And Figtree demolished struggling Shellharbour, keeping them scoreless in an 18.14 (122) to 0.0 (0) landslide.
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