SOLOMONTOWN continued their incredible run after a brilliant second half performance led to a big win over Central Augusta at Port Oval.
The Cats led by 21 points at the main break, but they extended the difference to 48 by the final siren.
Scott McIntyre’s run of goals continued, booting another seven to get his side over the line.
It wasn’t without some Central highlights though, as the Bloods hung in the contest, but were simply outplayed by the premiership favourites.
With just two games remaining in their season, Central were keen to give their supporters something to cheer about and came out strong to trail by just 12 at the first change.
Sollies’ skipper Lindsay Bearman started well, while the McIntyre brothers were a handful for the Bloods.
Sollies retained steady control for most of the game and were up for anything Central threw at them. A five-goal third term made the task too difficult for Central as the Cats got home.
Another trip to Pirie resulting in a loss for Central means they would have one eye on next season and leave 2017 behind them.
Central’s last match of the season is against South Augusta at Central Oval on Saturday, September 2.
Patrick’s Picks – Round 17
The top four has already been decided going in to the last round before finals, meaning those in finals will be keen to gain some momentum, while those outside will want to finish the season on a high.
Central Augusta come up against a very strong South side who look like making it to the final game of the year.
The Bloods have had a very disappointing season so they will come in as massive underdogs and South will be too good you would think.
Last Time: South 19.14 (128) def. Central 13.7 (85)
Patrick’s Pick: South by 45 points
In a match that will decide the third position on the ladder, neither Lions or West are coming in at their best.
Lions just escaped with a win over bottom-placed Port, while West are coming off a severe loss to South.
We’ve been wondering if West could get back to the way they played at the beginning of the season and if they can’t, I think Lions might do the job.
Last Time: West 9.8 (62) def. by Lions 14.24 (108)
Patrick’s Pick: Lions by 14 points
Sollies will complete a near perfect season of just one defeat if they can hand Port the wooden spoon.
Win, lose or draw, the Cats will be premiership favourites and they shouldn’t lose this one.
Last Time: Port 5.3 (33) def. by Sollies 21.12 (138)
Patrick’s Pick: Sollies by 80 points