Lucky win for Westies and another dominant day for Souths

A GRADE: West Augusta co-captain Joe Packard takes a mark at the egde of the goal square. Photo: Marianne Curley.
A GRADE: West Augusta co-captain Joe Packard takes a mark at the egde of the goal square. Photo: Marianne Curley.

West Augusta struggled this week against bottom placed Port, managing to steal a win in the dying minutes of the game.

Westies struggled to find momentum throughout the course of the day.

Their unsettled performance could be a reflection of a tumultuous week for the club, with senior coach Corey McKenzie making a sudden departure.

The Hawks managed only two major scores in the first half, kept in the game by a hard working backline.

Hawks own innacuracy proved to be their biggest opponent on the day, failing to capitalise at key moments.

Despite heading into the final term 13-points down, Hawks were able to dig deep.

Spectators were on the edge of their seats, Westies two-points down with four minutes on the clock.

A goal from Joshua Milera put them infront, then Jay Dalla Santa sealed the deal with one of his own just moments before the final siren.

Aaron Toome put in his best game to date, with Charlie Ryan, Michael Curley, Slade Laube and Dylan Cammarano also valuable contributors.

Westies 9.7-61 def. Port 8.9-57

A GRADE: Matt Downey was in medal winning form against Solomontown at Port Pirie's Memorial oval on Saturday.

A GRADE: Matt Downey was in medal winning form against Solomontown at Port Pirie's Memorial oval on Saturday.

A slow start for South Augusta saw them enter the half time break even with Solomontown.

But were the Dogs mearely lulling the Cats into a false sense of security?

On 51-a-piece at half time, nobody expected the Dogs to run away with a 46-point win.

South seemed to be missing the speed and flare of Harry Holland, who has suffered a season ending knee injury.

They pulled away in the third, managing to keep their opponents to just one major score.

Goals from the boots of Garry Warren and Kahran Mckenzie gave the Dogs a boost - heading into the final term 12-points up.

Matt Downey was in his usual form, providing plenty of opportunities for Kriston Thompson and Darcy Kildea.

Determined to reverse their round two loss against Sollies, South put their foot down in the final term.

The Dogs kicked eight goals to the Cats two off the boot of six different goal scorers in what can only be described as a blood bath.

Souths 19.9-123 def. Sollies 11.11-77

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Centrals suffered a demoralising defeat at the hands of top placed PropRisden. The writing was on the wall from the first break.

The Bloods only managed one goal before the first siren, heading into the second quarter 22-points down.

Unfortunately it didn't get any better from there for the struggling Centrals.

Lions dominated with six goals to one in the second and held the Bloods scoreless in the third, kicking another six unanswered goals.

Staring down the barrel of a 100-plus margin in the fourth quarter, Centrals put in their best effort of the day - outscoring Lions by one goal.

The ever reliable Jack Muirhead was one of the few Centrals players to have any impact.

Lucas Hill, Joshua Berry and Caleb Williams also battled hard.

PropRisden 19.14-128 def. Centrals 6.2-38