Koonibba, Western United earn wins in Far West

TACKLE: Blues' Jaxon Bennett hits the dirt with Western United's Sam Mahar after laying a tackle in the A grade. Photo: Andrea Warmington

TACKLE: Blues' Jaxon Bennett hits the dirt with Western United's Sam Mahar after laying a tackle in the A grade. Photo: Andrea Warmington

Far West football

Koonibba have earned a second win in-a-row after defeating home side Thevenard by 34 points on Saturday.

The Roosters scored a big win against top side Western United last weekend while the Magpies were coming off a 96-point loss to the Blues.

Koonibba led after a close first quarter where they kicked two goals to Thevenard’s one but started to pull away in the second.

Six goals from nine scoring opportunities saw the Roosters set up a handy lead while Thevenard were kept to two goals for the quarter.

The margin was 32-points at half time.

Koonibba continued to set up shots on goal in the third quarter although Thevenard continued to set up their own opportunities, although many went begging as they kicked four goals and six behinds for the quarter.

Meanwhile Koonibba scored five goals from eight scoring shots to go to a 35-point lead at the final break.

The final quarter saw Koonibba continue have more attacking passages than Thevenard, but missed out on extending their lead by more as they scored three goals from eight opportunities.

Thevenard only had three scoring shots but made them count, slotting all three to keep the final margin to 34-points.

Tyron Winfield starred in front of goal for Koonibba with six majors while Jarrad Trowbridge continued to be impressive for Thevenard with four goals of his own.

In the remaining game of the round, Western United have bounced back from last weekend’s loss in dominant fashion with a 90-point win against Blues at Smoky Bay.

Westies had the chance to set up a good lead early but the Blues managed to keep them to just one goal for the first quarter, keeping the margin to five points at the first break.

It was in the second quarter that the Tigers began to roar as they controlled the majority of play and continued to set up inside 50s and opportunities for their forwards to make the Blues hurt on the scoreboard.

Westies finished the quarter with 15 scoring shots and seven goals from seven different players while keeping their opposition scoreless to go to a 55-point lead at half time.

A more even third quarter saw the Blues keep up with the Tigers and get more opportunities in front of goal.

Both teams put through three goals with the margin at 57 points going into the final quarter.

Westies reestablished dominance in the final quarter with their forwards firing and defence keeping Blues from setting up anything significant.

Jesse Chandler capped off a great game with four last quarter goals, bringing his total for the day to seven.

Westies put through six last quarter goals while Thomas Andrassic-Smith would score Blues only major for the quarter.

A strong win for the Tigers, who now sit one win clear on top of the ladder, while the Blues sit in third following Koonibba’s win at the weekend.

This weekend will see Far West take on Mid West in interassociation matches at Thevenard Oval, in preparation for the Mortlock Shield in June.

Under 15s begin at 11am, under 17s at 12.30pm and A grade at 2pm.

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