Koonibba clear of the pack

CEDUNA'S DAY: Ceduna player Garrett Bowden and Thevenard's Drew Allen battle over possession in the A grade match on Saturday, won by the Blues. Picture: Andrew Brooks

CEDUNA'S DAY: Ceduna player Garrett Bowden and Thevenard's Drew Allen battle over possession in the A grade match on Saturday, won by the Blues. Picture: Andrew Brooks

Koonibba’s fifth win of the Far West A grade football season has pushed it four points ahead of Western United at the top of the table.

The Roosters downed the Tigers in a close encounter on Saturday, leading at every change to eventually win by four points, 12-15 (87) to 12-11 (83).

Koonibba was 12 points clear at quarter-time, while the teams were separated by only seven at the main break.

It remained a close match in the blustery conditions with Koonibba leading by 14 points heading into the final quarter.

Four goals gave Western United a chance, however the Roosters added two of their own to get over the line.

Jarden Stoetzer continued his rich vein of form with four goals while Jake Warmington also played well for the Tigers.

Ceduna returned to the winners list with a 14-8 (92) to 6-9 (45) success against Thevenard.

The teams went goal-for-goal in the first quarter to see Ceduna clear by six points, with the Blues kicking clear after the break to set them down the path to victory.

A 4-4 to 0-4 quarter had Ceduna 30 points ahead at half-time and sitting pretty in difficult conditions.

The Magpies reduced the gap to 23 points by the final change but another dominant quarter saw Ceduna pick up its second win of the campaign, as Thevenard added just one behind.

Lachlan Norman, Daniel Smith, Kym Thiele and Brendon Kloeden all kicked two goals for the Blues, matched by Thevenard’s Josh Threadgold and Jacob Grills.

The result means Thevenard remains rooted to the bottom of the table without a win to its name this season.

Koonibba is clear at the top of the B grade table following a 6-4 (40) to 3-5 (23) win against Western United.

The Tigers led by three points at quarter-time, but the Roosters were able to turn that around and lead by three heading into each of the next two breaks.

Western United paid dearly for registering a solitary behind in the second quarter and no points in the last as the Roosters kicked clear to win by 17 points.

Joe Miller grabbed two goals for the visitors and Raymond Peel two of his own for the Tigers.

Ceduna is up to second place after coming from behind to defeat Thevenard 3-15 (33) to 4-2 (26).

Inaccurate kicking prevented the Blues from breaking clear, trailing by eight at quarter-time after putting through four behinds.

Thevenard added just one point in the next two quarters yet Ceduna could not find its way in attack to give the Magpies a sniff.

They got to within six points but could not complete the comeback.

Thevenard’s Brenton Mullan was the only player to kick more than one goal.

Koonibba hosts Thevenard at the Far West Aboriginal Sporting Complex in round six this Saturday, while Ceduna meets Western United at Smoky Bay.

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