Hawks and Bulldogs win, Tigers and Magpies draw

Mid West football

WEST Coast Hawks made it seven in a row, Central Eyre had a strong win on the road while Western Districts and Wudinna United fought to a draw in Mid West football.

At Wirrulla the Hawks got off to a good start with a six goal to one first quarter, the scoring opportunities continued in the second quarter but accuracy was an issue as they only converted one goal from eight opportunities, leading by 36-points at half time.

Wirrulla fought back in the third, kicking three goals while accuracy continued to be an issue for the Hawks with six behinds for the quarter, the lead was down to 23 points at the final break.

The Bombers continued to fight but a six goal to four final quarter saw the Hawks run home strong to win 13.16 (94) to 9.5 (59).

Braden Holmes top scored for Hawks with four goals while Aiden Whitford kicked three, for Wirrulla Mitchell Gum, Ryleigh Myles and Simon Webb each kicked two.

At Elliston only a goal separated the Roosters and Bulldogs at quarter time but Central Eyre slowly pulled away as the game continued, leading by 23 points at half time.

Central Eyre extended the lead to 30 points at the final break before keeping Elliston goalless in the final quarter and finishing with four more majors to win 16.6 (102) to 7.7 (49).

The game of the round was at Poochera, in a hard fought match between Western Districts and Wudinna United.

Both sides kicked three goals for the first quarter with the Magpies leading by one point at the first break, the sides then scored two each in the second but it was the Tigers who would lead at half time, by three points.

Wudinna United had the edge in the third quarter with two goals to one and had a three-point lead at three quarter time.

Districts regained the momentum in the final quarter with six scoring opportunities, but only converted three into goals.

The Magpies kicked three goals of their own for the quarter with the two teams finishing with a draw, Wudinna United 10.6 (66) to Western Districts 9.12 (66).

Damon King-O'Loughlin had another big day in front of the sticks for Districts kicking four goals while Jonty Seal was Wudinna United's best with three majors of his own.

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