Mid West football
A dominant 225-point win to league leaders West Coast Hawks and a narrow win for Western Districts were some of the higlights to come out of the latest weekend of Mid West football.
First at Elliston the Hawks flexed their muscles against the Roosters, kicking six goals to none in the first quarter and blowing the margin out to more than 100 points by half time.
Mark Dolling had a standout day in front of of the big sticks, kicking an impressive bag of 11 goals.
Other major goal kickers including Braden Holmes with five goals and Dylan Montgomerie with four, the Hawks piling on 33 goals altogether while the Roosters were kept to one behind.
Elliston had standouts including Steve Paul, Kye Higgins and Andrew McLeod but the Hawks were just too strong.
The Hawks continue to look like premiership favourites and sit comfortably on top of the ladder.
It was not as good of a weekend for second placed Central Eyre, who suffered their second loss of the season at the hands of Western Districts at Warramboo.
The Bulldogs had a narrow one-goal lead at quarter time before the Tigers had a strong second quarter, kicking six goals to three to lead by 13 points at half time.
The seesawing match continued in the third as the Bulldogs kicked five goals while the Tigers were kept to two goals, the Central Eyre defence limiting Districts' shots on goal.
However the Tigers were not out of it and got the game back in their favour in the final quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs to run home eight-point winners.
Damon King-O'Loughlin top scored with four goals for the Tigers while the Bulldogs' Chandler May mirrored this effort with four of his own.
The win puts Districts one win clear in third place and sitting behind the Bulldogs on percentage as the Tigers will keep their eye on entering the top two .
In the final game of the round Wirrulla had a good trip to Wudinna, finishing with a 32-point win against Wudinna United.
One point separated the two teams at quarter time and Wudinna United kept up with Wirrulla for much of the first half as the Bombers held an eight-point lead at half time.
The Bombers started to pull away with the game in the third quarter, piling on five goals to two for a commanding 26-point lead at the final break, finishing with a 32-point win.
Simon Webb, who now shares the top of the goal kicking with Mark Dolling, top scored with four goals.