West Augusta smash Central Augusta by just over 12 goals

RUCK: Tyron Warren was at his influential best as he helped West Augusta move to 3-0, putting them in equal first position on the Spencer Gulf League Ladder.

RUCK: Tyron Warren was at his influential best as he helped West Augusta move to 3-0, putting them in equal first position on the Spencer Gulf League Ladder.

Another dominant display from West Augusta have caused Central Augusta to take another big defeat.

West were yet again too good for their opponent and were able to come away with a 77 point win, with the final score finishing at 132-55.

For West, Hayden Warren booted seven goals and was unstoppable while Rhys Dadleh continued his goal-kicking ways with four. 

Coming off their hard-fought win against Lions, Jarryd Warren and Fraser Sinkinson both came back into the West line-up.

Central brought Isaiah Fielding, Ashley Grantham, debutant Karl Finlay and co-captain Jack Muirhead all in for their first A-Grade games of the season.

In the opening quarter, Central finally showed that they can be a competitive side as they were out to prove that they were no walk-overs.

Ashley Grantham seemed to be a bit of a handful for the West defenders as he had three shots on goal in the first term.

West pulled the game back into their favour after the break and were back playing the brand of football that has brought them their success early in the season.

Jason Dare-Ryan and Jordan Warren found plenty of uncontested ball and were always around the play in the middle of the ground.

Slade Laube was also having an impact up forward on his way to a three-goal game.

In the second half, West had the game right on their terms and blew the game away from Central.

Their midfielders were far too quick for Central and, once again, the Bloods’ field kicking let them down as they struggled to hit targets.

Hayden Warren was in a class of his own up forward and seemed to take every marking opportunity inside 50 he was given.

The game was out of Central’s reach by three quarter time but they weren’t going to give in. They started the final term well and kicked two goals, but once again West powered on and finished with five of their own.

Ashley Grantham was impressive in the absence of tall forward, Clayton Crabbe, and kicked three and Matt Pentland’s first goal for the Bloods was a big highlight for them.

The one shining light for Central was Karl Finlay who was incredible on debut. Coach, Woody Turner, was so impressed that Finlay was awarded Central’s best player for the afternoon.

Karl’s brother Thomas also played well in the ruck up against Tyron Warren, and Lucas Hill played a very handy role by keeping Nick Collins’ impact on the game to very little.

Jordan Warren and Jason Dare-Ryan gathered plenty of possessions and ran away from their Central opponents and with Hayden Warren and Slade Laube hitting the scoreboard consistently, West were far too strong for a struggling Central outfit.

For a report on Port v South Augusta and a SGL round five preview, head to page 22 for this week’s Patrick’s Picks

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