A SOUTH Augusta side inspired by some Brendon Colson brilliance ran over West Augusta, as both sides run towards the finals.
Colson was unstoppable on his way to a 10-goal haul, with his side in front for all but the beginning of the match to end up 37-point victors.
After West’s promising youngster Clayton Nundle booted the first goal, the Colson show began.
The Spencer Gulf Football League (SGL) leading goal kicker – converting 66 goals in 15 games – scored four of the next five goals to give his side an 18-point buffer at the first change.
West were keen to prove the game was not over yet, winning the second term to give them a boost heading into half time.
For the Bulldogs, Clayton Milera’s game was impressive and breakout star Harry Holland continued some good form.
West’s defence saw plenty of the action on the day, as Joe Packard and Ty Harrison stood up and did what they could to stop South’s attack.
The second half began with Colson taking centre stage again as he had another four-goal spurt, which took the wind out the Hawks’ sails.
A 32-point three quarter time lead to the Dogs was made insurmountable with two quick majors to start the last term.
Other stand out performers for South were Gary Warren and Craig Shirley, while Michael Curley, Tom Hore and Slade Laube stood up for the Hawks in defeat.
Another disappointing loss for West has kept their premiership chances slim, as South seem to be the only team capable of challenging the near-unstoppable Solomontown.
In the final minor round of the season, West takes on PropRisdon Lions at Port Oval in a preview to the Elimination Final that will occur the following week.
South takes on old rivals Central Augusta next week, with nothing but bragging rights on the line.
South Augusta leads the way in the SGL Seconds division, defeating third-placed West Augusta by 18 points in a low-scoring affair.
The Bulldogs led the way from the get-go, and with neither team able to register a score in the final term, South held on to win the game and the minor premiership.
Chris Heron, Kahran Mckenzie, Brenton Taylor, Brett Jones and Scott Treleaven all put in good shifts for South, as well as Bradley Amos who booted three goals. Nathanial Schmerl, Joshua Milera, Dempsey Kelly, Hamish Nunn and Joshua Spooner performed well for West.
Central Augusta missed the chance to climb into second position, losing to Solomontown by 44 points in Port Pirie.
James Little, Ryan Harrison, Kenny Beattie-Dadleh, Samuel Carter and Matt Pentland were Central’s best players on the day.
All three Port Augusta sides, along with the Cats, are guaranteed finals berths in the Seconds.