The junior grades of the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association was back after a week off and there were some cracking hit-outs.
Nuriootpa v Kapunda
Nuriootpa continues to charge through the 2017 senior colts season, belting a win-less Kapunda by 194 points at home, on Saturday.
The Tigers dominated all areas as the Bombers failed to score, taking a triple-figure lead into the main break before charging to a convincing victory.
Oscar Barnett led the way for the home side, belting seven majors, while Daniel Roennfeldt (one goal) was best on ground – Alec Wendt was serviceable for the Bombers.
The win sees the Tigers in second position, on equal points with Tanunda, while Kapunda, unsurprisingly, are yet to get off the bottom of the ladder.
In the junior colts, Nuri remains unbeaten after thumping Kapunda by 114 points.
Harry van der Wijngaart was the standout for the Tigers, slotting five goals, while Aidan Mudge was the sole goal-kicker for the Bombers.
Nuri will hope for a win this weekend for the chance to claim top spot.
Gawler Central v Barossa District
It was an arm wrestle in the Tigers/Dogs senior colts clash, the red, white and blue eventual winners by 21 points.
Barossa’s six-goal to two first quarter set up the win, as Central played catch up for the remainder of the match.
Flynn Pratt’s five-goal haul put the Dogs in good stead, while Jacob Marsden (three goals) was strong in a losing side.
Both Barossa District and Gawler Central have struggled this year, sitting at sixth and seventh position, respectively.
In the junior colts, the Tigers had a convincing 45-point win over the Dogs.
Austin Hill and Jaye Matthews dominated the scoreboard for Central with two goals each, while Jackson Cooper Bell was the only goal-scorer for the Dogs.
Gawler Central continues to pressure the top three, in fourth position, while Barossa District looks to press into the top four, sitting in fifth.
South Gawler v Willaston
Reigning senior colts premiers Willaston remain top of the table after smashing South Gawler by 55 points.
An Ethan East-led forward line peppered the goals for the Donnybrooks, extending the margin at every break.
East slotted six majors, while Hudson Eeles (three goals), Owen Davis, Jackson Phillips and Hayden Piddington (two goals each) contributed well, while Lachlan Sullivan kicked three goals.
South Gawler continues to pressure the top competitors, sitting in fourth position.
In the junior colts, South Gawler overcame a 20-point first quarter deficit to defeat Willaston by 15 points.
The Lions gained control of the match in the third term, thanks to brilliant scoreboard pressure from Jordan Tippins, Joshua Pearson and Caleb Hearn (two goals each) – Deakin Davis (one goal) was strong for the Donnys.
The Donnybrooks have had minor hiccups during their title defence, but still remain just outside of the top two in third position.
Tanunda v Angaston
Tanunda’s strong start to the senior colts season hit a snag after losing to Angaston by eight points.
It was an even contest throughout, but the Panthers stretched away in the second half to claim the victory.
Brayden Cunningham (three goals) top-scored for Angaston, while Dylan Tuckwell dominated around the ground – Jayden Birchard was best for the Magpies.
Tanunda will look for a win this week for a chance to claim second spot, while Angaston sits just outside of the top four, in fifth position.
In the junior colts, top of the table Tanunda thumped Angaston by 58 points.
Shay Linke was strong in front of goal for the Pies, slotting three majors, while Lewis Cowham was best on ground – Ben Burgemeister was strong in a losing side.
The start of Angaston’s season has been less than ideal, recording just two wins to sit in seventh position.