Koonibba and Western United strengthen ladder positions

Koonibba secured an important 36-point victory against Thevenard as Far West football action resumed on Saturday.

The Roosters bounced back from a loss to Western United with a 10.20 (80) to 6.8 (44) result to go four points clear of Thevenard in second position.

The first quarter proved tight in difficult conditions and by the siren the Roosters led by only five points.

Koonibba then dominated the second term as they kept the Magpies scoreless, however failed to fully capitalise at the other end with only two goals kicked in addition to seven behinds.

That left Thevenard 24 points adrift at half-time and while they showed fight in the third quarter to add two goals, Koonibba extended the lead to 32 points thanks to three majors.

It was a similar story in the final term as Koonibba grabbed the goals to keep them clear of a battling Magpies outfit.

Lionel Wilson and Jonathon Wells were among the best players for Koonibba, with Dom Denton and Josh Threadgold playing well for the Magpies.

Swayne Day led the way for the Roosters in the final third with three goals, while Troy Newchurch, Tyron Winfield and Brandon Willis kicked two goals apiece.

Denton kicked three of Thevenard’s six goals.

The Roosters are chasing table-topping Western United, who annihilated the Blues by 121 points to maintain the four-point gap.

Jarden Stoetzer was unstoppable in kicking nine goals as the Tigers cruised to a 19.16 (130) to 1.3 (9) victory at Penong.

The Tigers’ dominance was clear from the outset as they had the better of the first quarter to kick five goals to just one behind.

The home side added five more goals in the second term, while the Blues grabbed their only goal through Dylan Zippel.

Western United were inaccurate in the third term as they kicked only two majors to go with eight behinds yet at three-quarter time led by 77 points.

The Tigers stormed home in the fourth quarter with seven goals to take the margin past 100 points.

Stoetzer and Todd Warmington were two of Western United’s best, while Josh Penna supported Stoetzer with three goals.

Waylon Drew and Dylan Cook were among those to stand up for the Blues.

Koonibba cruised to a 60-point B grade victory over Thevenard.

The Magpies went scoreless in the first half as it ended 12.8 (80) to 3.2 (20).

Koonibba led by 36 points at the main break and extended the lead in the final two quarters, with Derek Grey on song with four goals.

Western United broke clear after half-time to defeat the Blues 10.6 (66) to 1.7 (13).

Just nine points separated the sides at the end of the second quarter yet the Tigers kicked seven goals to just two behinds in the second half to secure the victory.