Barossa District v Kapunda
After an indifferent start to the season, Barossa District will take a confidence-boosting win out of the round – belting a win-less Kapunda by 178 points at home, on Saturday.
The Bulldogs led in all areas, keeping the Bombers scoreless in the first half, while recording an almost triple-figure lead by the main break.
Joshua Dyer booted a monster nine goals for the Dogs, while Riley Robinson (four), Declan Kennedy and Flynn Pratt (three goals each) were strong in support.
In the junior colts, the Bombers’ woes continue – handed a 56-point loss by the Bulldogs.
Barossa’s Craig Dowse and Rohan Nelson were best afield, while Tyson Hunt (two goals) was a strong contributor on the scoreboard.
Freeling v Willaston
Willaston remains a close to unstoppable force – defeating Feeling by 45 points, on Saturday.
The ladder-leaders’ strong start set up the win, as the Redlegs played catch-up all day.
Freeling came back in the second quarter, trailing by just eight points at half-time.
However, the Donnybrooks kicked 10 goals to four in the second half to cruise to victory.
Lachlan McCluskey (four), Lachlan McCredie and Zac East (three goals) were strong up forward, while Samuel Daff was best in a losing side.
In the junior colts, Willaston had a six-goal win over Freeling.
Deakin Davis, Mitchell Hill, and Joshua Schmidt (two majors each) contributed well for the Donnybrooks.
Gawler Central v Angaston
Angaston is on equal points with second place after defeating Gawler Central by two goals.
The Panthers led at every change, slowly extending the margin before withstanding a late Tigers charge to take a strong, confidence-building victory.
Justin Monaghan and Jackson Gray (two goals each) were Angaston’s only multiple goal-kickers, while Dylan Tuckwell was best around the ground.
Jack Evans kicked two majors for the Tigers, while Samuel Dowden was best in a losing side.
In the junior colts, Gawler Central belted Angaston by 76 points, as the side continues to pressure the top three.
Jaye Mathews and Lachlan Wilson kicked four goals each for the Tigers, while Henry Ratcliff was strong in a losing side.
Nuriootpa v Tanunda
Tanunda continues to pressure the top two after recording an eight-point win over the higher-placed Nurioopta.
The Tigers had a strong start to the match, keeping up with the Magpies, but failed to score in the second term, which would ultimately be their undoing.
It was a five-point game at three-quarter time, but the Pies managed to keep the home side at bay to etch out a win.
Joshua Clasohm and Fraser Smith were best for Tanunda, while Louis Kalleske and Rhys Cannizzaro were strong in a losing side.
The Pies sit in fourth position, while the Tigers are third on the ladder.
In the junior colts, Nuri remains unbeaten after thumping Tanunda by 81 points.
Tyler Billing and Harry van der Wijngaart kicked two majors each for the Tigers, while Lachlan Kirk was best around the ground.