Western Districts charge home for win

Mid West football

A strong start from Western Districts has set up a good six goal win against Elliston at Minnipa on Saturday.

The Tigers went into the match with one win for the season so far while Elliston were sitting in second spot.

It was all Districts in the first quarter as the Tigers controlled the majority of play and kicked seven goals while keeping the Roosters scoreless, giving them a commanding 49-point lead at quarter time.

Elliston fought back in the second with six goals but Districts kept their hold on the game with two more goals to lead by 17 points at half time.

Districts would set up the win after half time with another seven goal quarter while once again keeping Elliston scoreless, giving the Tigers a 59-point lead at the final break.

The final quarter saw a repeat of the second with Elliston charging home with six goals but Districts put through two of their own to get the win 17.18 (120) to 12.12 (84).

Charlie Williams top scored for Tigers with four goals with Kingsley Ware scoring three, while Andrew McLeod top scored for Elliston with three goals.

Wirrulla has leapfrogged over Elliston into second spot after a dominant 50-point win against reigning premiers Central Eyre at home.

The Bombers set up a good lead in the first quarter with six goals to none, but the Bulldogs kicked six of their own in the second quarter.

Wirrulla maintained pressure with three goals in the second quarter to lead by 22 points at half time.

The Bombers had a strong third quarter with seven goals with their forwards including Simon Webb firing.

With a 58-point lead the result was already determined but Central Eyre came home well with four goals while Wirrulla kicked three to win 19.11 (125) to 11.9 (75).

Webb top scored for Wirrulla with a bag of nine goals while Tasman Fitzgerald was the Bulldogs’ top goalkicker with six.

Finally West Coast Hawks remain undefeated on top of the ladder following an 84-point win at Wudinna.

It was a fairly even contest in the first quarter with Wudinna United outscoring the Hawks four goals to two, although would have wanted a stronger lead after also scoring six behinds.

The Hawks would set up the win in the second quarter with seven goals while their defence kept the Magpies from scoring, setting up a 32-point lead at half time.

The Magpies had a better third quarter, and a more accurate one, scoring four goals from five scoring opportunities but the Hawks kept the scores coming to lead by 30 points at the final break.

Repeating their performance in the second quarter the Hawks opened the floodgates with 25 shots on goal with 8 majors while the Magpies were kept to one behind to set up the win 20.20 (140) to 8.8 (56).

Joe McInnis topped scored for Hawks with four goals.

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