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HARD SLOG: Steve Nightingale gets a kick forward for the Mountain men during Saturday’s big loss to Glenrowan. PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

BRIGHT coach Regan Alexander says the interleague bye has come at the right time for his underperforming team.

The Mountain Men have battled form issues and injuries over the first seven rounds of the season and were handed their worst loss in more than two years on Saturday.

Their 81-point defeat to reigning premier Glenrowan at Pioneer Park was the team’s biggest loss since going down to Milawa by 101 points in round six of 2014.

The home side was completely outplayed for the duration of the contest, suffering their second straight defeat 6.13 (49) to 19.16 (130).

Glenrowan kicked four straight goals to start the match before Bright could even register a score, and the Kelly Tigers controlled the game from there.

The halftime margin was 56 points and while Bright produced their best quarter of footy in the third kicking three goals the deficit blew out further as Glenrowan piled on eight.

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