West kick away in big win against Port

LEAGUE: Damien Kroes and Dylan Cammarano in West's win against Port.
LEAGUE: Damien Kroes and Dylan Cammarano in West's win against Port.

It was a weekend of highs and lows for football in Port Augusta.

West Augusta Hawks opened their open their account in the win column this week by defeating Port who are yet to get a win on the board.

The 26-point win marks the first time West Augusta have heard their song since round three last season.

Best on ground for the Hawks in an all round team effort was Nick Collins, Jermaine Stuart, Braden Allen, Charlie Ryan and Jay Dalla Santa.

Ty Harrison scored three goals in his 100th league game for West, showing why he has claimed back-to-back Best and Fairest titles for the last two years.

But it wasn't all good news for West, Adam Bentley will miss the next few weeks with an injury to his collar bone leaving a big gap in the Hawk's attack.

South Augusta Bulldogs suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Solomontown in Port Pirie.

The premiership favourites went down by two points, 71-73, following three consecutive goals from Sollies at the end of the fourth quarter.

Best on ground was captain Caleb Ritter, putting in a solid effort in defence. Co-captain Darcy Kildea also got a mention as did Stefan Horner, Kareem Aitken and Vinnie Urbancic with three goals to his name.

Just like their cross town rivals, Central Augusta Bloods went down in a disappointing loss to Proprisdon Lions.

After coming off a big win last week against Solomontown, the Bloods had high hopes for this match-up.

But Lions came out firing, winning possession through the middle.

After an eight goal blitz from the Lions, Centrals were facing a 51-point deficit at quarter time.

Centrals dug deep after some stern words at the break, pulling the margin back in the second half to go down by a respectable 13-points.

New recruit Jordan Mandemaker had a good day on the turf, booting two goals and landing himself on the best player list.

Ryan Struck also put in a solid effort, supported by James Little, Todd Scott and Nathan Khan.

The loss isn't the only bad news for the Bloods, injury prone captain Jack Muirhead is under doubt for next week's clash against West Augusta.