West Augusta suffers loss against Solomontown

FOOTBALL: Despite Tyron Warren's dominance in the ruck against Solomontown at Port Pirie, West Augusta suffered its first loss of the Spencer Gulf League season.

FOOTBALL: Despite Tyron Warren's dominance in the ruck against Solomontown at Port Pirie, West Augusta suffered its first loss of the Spencer Gulf League season.

Solomontown have ended West Augusta’s undefeated start to the 2017 season with a three-point win at Port Oval.

It was a low scoring affair, but a great match nonetheless, as Sollies proved that they can be a top side in the competition.

It all seemed to go the Cats way as everything clicked and their star players had a big impact.

Sollies brought under 18 Brenton Binell back in, while West were pleased to slot Jarryd Warren, Rhys Dadleh and Kerwin Stuart into their line-up – all of whom showed that they belong at the top level.

West started the game strongly as many expected and held a slight lead at half time. However, Sollies kept coming at the flag favourites and continued to chip away at West’s small lead.

At three quarter time, it was all set up for an epic finish and that’s just what we got. Sollies kicked three goals to one in the final term to put their noses in front and just kept West from getting back in front.

Hayden Warren continued his fantastic goal kicking form by booting three of West’s eight goals and once again Adam Bentley, Rhys Dadleh and Slade Laube hit the scoreboard.

Tyron Warren clearly won the ruck battle and helped Nic Collins gain plenty of possessions.

Robert Alexander was in good touch for Sollies and has shown some great form in recent weeks. 

PROPRISDON VS SOUTH AUGUSTA

South have held off a fast finishing Lions to get back-to-back wins and move into third position on the ladder. 

Lions trailed for the entire match but weren’t going to give in, kicking five last-quarter goals to send some nerves through the Bulldogs camp, but South managed to keep them at bay.

Shane Robinson came in for his first A-Grade game for South after performing well in the reserves, while two big inclusions in Ryan Eyre and Matt White gave the Lions line-up a significant boost.

South had the perfect start to the match kicking four goals in the first quarter and keeping Lions to none. Brendon Colson was on fire early for the Dogs and was a fantastic scoring option for them all day. 

Things continued to go South’s way after quarter time and it was looking like it might become a blow out. Credit to the Lions however as they won the second half, but South had done enough in the first to run out nine-point winners.

Brendon Colson was clear best for South as he booted seven goals and has kicked 12 in his last three games. Kahran McKenzie, Josh Ackland and Matt Downey all played their roles in the midfield excellently and are in blistering form.

South now have three wins on the board and have a number of players in good form. Match of the round next week will be when they take on West on Saturday.

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