10 out of 10 for dominant West Coast

West Coast strengthened its claim as the team to beat in A grade Mid West football with a commanding 77-point victory against second-placed Central Eyre on Saturday.

The Hawks raced out of the blocks and were not troubled thereafter to win 17-15 (117) to 6-4 (40).

The leaders kept the Bulldogs scoreless in the first quarter while notching five goals at the other end, although Central Eyre did slightly reduce the deficit by half-time.

West Coast blew them out of the water in the third term with seven goals to one which took the margin out to 70 points.

A further three goals in the final quarter added the cherry on West Coast’s 10th successive win this season.

Western Districts edged past Wirrulla by 11 points.

The Tigers won 8-12 (60) to 7-7 (49) to stay clear in third position on the table.

Districts led at quarter-time, but Wirrulla went in six points clear at the main break.

The Tigers then kicked 4-7 in the third term without a Wirrulla reply to go 25 points clear, yet the Bombers fought back with three goals to one in the final quarter to make for a thrilling finale.

Elliston overcame jittery finishing to defeat Wudinna 13-21 (99) to 9-10 (64).

The Magpies led at quarter-time yet trailed by 14 points at the end of the second quarter.

The match remained tight as Elliston led by 18, before kicking clear in the final term.

West Coast defeated Central Eyre in a B grade thriller, winning by just two points.

The Hawks produced a superb final quarter performance to claim a 7-11 (53) to 7-9 (51) result.

They led by one point at half-time, yet then fell 16 points adrift by the final break.

However, Central Eyre could only add one goal to its tally in the final term as West Coast piled on 3-6 to sneak over the line.

Wirrulla got the better of fast-finishing Western Districts 9-13 (67) to 8-11 (59).

The Bombers led at every change yet almost squandered a 21-point lead at three-quarter-time to hold on by eight points.

Wudinna cruised to a 50-point win over Elliston.

The 11-10 (76) to 3-8 (26) result was built on a strong opening quarter in which the Magpies led by 29 points.

They kept the Roosters at arms length to secure a first win of the season.