SGL Round 15: West Augusta thumped by Lions

FOOTBALL: Corie Singleton leaps up to take a mark in West's dismal loss against Lions. PHOTO: Marianne Curley.

FOOTBALL: Corie Singleton leaps up to take a mark in West's dismal loss against Lions. PHOTO: Marianne Curley.

In their final game of a disappointing season, West travelled to Port Pirie to play a game that would sum up their year.

Their opponents, Lions, gained a lot of momentum heading into their elimination final with Port next week in the 134-point drubbing.

The star of the show was Tyson Horsnell, who kicked 10 for the match and finished with five times more goals than West.

Lions dominated the general play right from the opening siren, but were wasteful in the first quarter, only converting three of their nine shots into goals.

West were struggling to keep up with the fast-paced Lions and had very few attacking opportunities, and as a result, only had one point on the board at quarter time.

Things got even wore for the bottom-placed West side in the second quarter, as Lions turned up the tempo to capitalise on the scoreboard.

The ball was living in their front half, as they piled on the majors to take their lead out to 75 points at half time.

In an eight-goal quarter for the Lions, Horsnell began to hit his straps and was already proving to be a nuisance for the Hawks.

After being held to just one point in the first quarter and scoreless in the second, West were looking for some improvement on the scoreboard, but unfortunately for them, it was just more of the same after half time.

The home team passed the triple-figure mark before three quarter time, while West were still searching for their first major.

However, some positive news came through Tariek Newchurch, who was very impressive in just his second League game. West finally found two goals in the last quarter through Fraser Sinkinson and Corie Singleton, but they were merely consolation prizes.

Joe Packard was best for the Hawks, while Jake McKenna played his role in the ruck very well and Dylan McKerlie had one of his better games this season.

Hornsell was obviously the best player on the ground, while Patrick Browne capped off a brilliant season with another strong performance.