Westies fall from the four and Bulldogs back on top

A GRADE: West Augusta's Dylan Cammarano evades Solomontown's Tyler Sciangalepore. Photo: Marianne Curley.
A GRADE: West Augusta's Dylan Cammarano evades Solomontown's Tyler Sciangalepore. Photo: Marianne Curley.

The South Augusta Football Club have emerged hot favourites for the flag this year after beating PropRisdon in a top of the table clash on Saturday.

After a tightly fought first half, the Bulldogs went into the main break 7-points down.

Clayton Milera and Jaylon Wingfield both had goals to their names, but Souths needed an excitement injection if they were to stave off a Lions attack.

Enter Kriston Thompson. As usual Thompson provided electrifying speed throughout the ground, aided by fellow quick Aziel Stuart.

Matt Downey was also in his best form, giving plenty of opportunity from the ruck.

Ronald Fuschtei and Kahran Mckenzie were invaluable upfront. The pair put the Bulldogs in front by 8-points at three quarter time.

Mckenzie finished the day with four and Souths finished the day 22-points ahead of the Lions, putting themselves back at the top of the Spencer Gulf Football League table.

Craig Shirley had an outstanding day in defence and Rowan Irvine rounded out the best player list for the three-time reigning premiers.

South Augusta 9.12-66 def. PropRisdon 6.8-44

Aloss for West Augusta this weekend has seen the hard-up Hawks slide to fifth place on the premiership table.

West Augusta went down to Solomontown by 19-points after being in front for most of the match.

The lead changed hands in each of the first three quarters before the Cats kicked away in the fourth, booting five unanswered goals.

West started strong with a goal from Declan Duffy and two from Hayden Warren.

Warren gave spectators a glimpse of his best form, burning through he leather and finishing the day with seven.

Fraser Sinkinson returned to form, landing himself on the best player list with Dylan Cammarano, Richie Hobbs, Duffy and Warren.

West will need a good win against PropRisdon next week to re-enter the top four.

They have enough percentage to beat out cross town rivals Centrals for a finals berth, who face a tougher run in the lead up to September.

Solomontown 12.13-85 def. West Augusta 9.12-66

Central Augusta got a confidence boost this week with a big win over bottom-placed Port.

The 38-point victory propelled the Bloods to fourth position on the ladder, with three wins from their last four matches.

Centrals are finding their form and Jack Muirhead continues to be a fearless leader, captaining the side with gusto and providing an exceptional example for the young Bloods.

He was well assisted by veterans Mark Fuller and Ryan Struck who have also found a string of red hot form.

Josh Rigden and Lucas Hill rounded out the best player list while Jared Reid proved valuable up front with three goals for the day.

Central Augusta 13.15-93 def. Port 8.7-55