Blues blitz the Tigers

A superb second half performance saw Ceduna get the better of Western United 10-19 (79) to 8-8 (56) in A grade Far West football on Saturday.

In a see-sawing contest, the Blues’ 23-point victory was their first against a team other than Thevenard this season.

Ceduna dominated the first quarter but was inaccurate in front of goal to finish with 3-8 while the Tigers managed just one goal.

That changed in the second quarter as Western United took command to slot home five goals to Ceduna’s two behinds and lead by nine points at the main break.

Yet the Blues came out firing after half-time and six goals in the third quarter restored their lead heading into the final term, where they added a further goal.

The Tigers managed only two goals in the third quarter and none in the fourth to lose their second match on the bounce.

Jarden Stoetzer grabbed two goals for Western United, while David Wright, Kingsley Ware and Darryl Dudley were among the best players for the Blues.

That result opened the door for Koonibba to extend their lead to eight points at the top of the table following a convincing 17-11 (113) to 5-7 (37) result against winless Thevenard.

The Roosters got off to a superb start thanks to six goals to one which gave them a 33-point advantage at quarter-time.

Thevenard bagged two goals in the second term yet it was Koonibba who enjoyed a 42-point lead at half-time following four majors.

The Roosters were steady in the second half as they added four goals in the third quarter and three more to finish the match, while the Magpies could only manage one goal in each quarter for a 76-point final margin.

Waylon Johncock and Steven Harrison helped Koonibba to victory, while Brenton Mullan kicked two goals for the defeated Magpies.

There was double delight for Ceduna with their 9-8 (62) to 3-8 (26) victory over Western United in the B grade.

The Blues got the jump in the first quarter to lead by 14 points and then by 16 at half-time.

The third quarter proved pivotal as Ceduna added 3-4 while the Tigers failed to score to make their task a difficult one in the final quarter.

Ceduna saw out the match to run out 36-point winners to join Western United on 10 points. Michael Pearce kicked three goals and Peter Jericho added two.

Koonibba eased past Thevenard by 57 points, winning 11-12 (78) to 3-3 (21).

The Roosters led by seven points at quarter-time and were helped by three goals to no score in the second quarter which took the margin out to 31 points.

The table-toppers added three goals in each of the final two quarters as Thevenard were again kept scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Jeremy Edwards and Timothy Murragilli were among Koonibba’s best players.