Bombers get up by five against Wudinna

Wirrulla got the better of Wudinna by five points in a Mid West A grade football thriller on Saturday.

Following a tight first half the Bombers kicked clear in the third quarter and held on to claim a 12-9 (81) to 10-16 (76) victory, their second of the season.

Just four points separated the teams at both quarter-time and half-time, with Wudinna leading at the first change and Wirrulla grabbing six goals to four to then lead at the main break.

Four Wirrulla goals to one in the third quarter proved important as the home side led by 20 points at three quarter-time.

Wudinna hit back in the last quarter with three goals as they searched for a first win of the campaign but Wirrulla did just enough to hold on to the points.

Simon Webb made the difference in front of goal for the Bombers with six majors.

West Coast made light work of Elliston, thumping the Roosters to win 30-22 (202) to 7-4 (46).

The 156-point rout continued the Hawks’ perfect start with a ninth win this season.

Nicholas Schumann and Aiden Whitford led the way in front of goal with four apiece for the Hawks.

A commanding first quarter set the tone as West Coast raced to a 48-point lead, which increased to 80 points by half-time.

The league leaders showed no mercy after the main break as they piled on 10 more goals to Elliston’s one to lead by 141 points heading into the final quarter.

The Roosters added four goals yet the relentless Hawks increased their total.

Central Eyre is only two points behind West Coast following their 22-13 (145) to 8-6 (54) triumph against Western Districts.

The Bulldogs were impressive throughout as Zac Fitzgerald grabbed six goals in the victory.

The visitors started well to lead by 25 points at quarter-time and then added five goals to two in the second quarter to take a 48-point margin into half-time.

Central Eyre piled on 11 goals to four in the second half to take the points.

Wirrulla eased to a 21-11 (137) to 20-4 (16) success over Wudinna in the B grade.

Thirty-three points clear at quarter-time, the Bombers pushed on as Wudinna failed to score for the following two quarters.

Six goals to one in the fourth completed the rout.

Central Eyre powered past Western Districts in a 17-13 (115) to 5-2 (32) result.

The Bulldogs led by 17 points at the first break and with the Tigers only managing one goal in the next two quarters their task was made much easier.

The league leaders added five goals in the fourth quarter to cruise home, as Kane Grocke booted eight goals.

West Coast defeated Elliston via a forfeit.