Tanunda gets over the line |BL&G GALLERY

Well what a weekend of great exciting football, with three games decided by less than a kick in a display that reinforces the opinion that the BLGFA is by far the best competition outside Adelaide.

As good as the football is in the BLCFA, its about time they went to the three umpires in A grade.

This is by no means a slur on the umpires, but a fact about the improvement in the play.

No matter how well the umpires officiate in the game they are still caught out of position far too many times.

Within a tight football match this can mean either a lucky win or a very unlucky loss because the umpire was unable to make better position due to the quick ball movement.

So come on, swallow your pride and get in line with other leagues who have gone to the three umpire for the betterment of our great game.

A best on ground performance and the final goal of the game by Leigh Westhoff saw Tanunda get over the line against a valiant Angaston team.

Westhoff along with Sammy Dunn were the best big men on the ground who continually gave the Tanunda smaller brigade first use of the ball, whether in defence or in attack.

With time running out, Westhoff kicked the goal which broke the hearts of the Angaston players and supporters.

Angaston were fantastic and really deserved to share the points with their much fancier rivals.

Thought to one of the easy beats this season, Angaston's run and carry of the ball has them rated as a real chance of final's action, even in this early stage of the season.

Steve Rusca, "Patty" Ryder Eberhard, Tommy "Gun" Ryan and Jayden Antonie have given the young Cats team more skill around the ball.

Whether it is by foot, hand or use of the body and they will bother and probably beat every team in the BLGFA during this season at some stage.

Tanunda's Josh Trembath (4 goals) and David Willmott were the best forwards on the ground, while Craig Harvey 's experience is invaluable to the younger Angaston players.

Barossa Districts opened their account with a hard fought win over a tenacious South Gawler by five points.

The dogs were without their champion ruckman Toddy Miles.

Yet the Traynor brothers Jarrod and Hayden stepped up along with Ryan Christie, Mick Bratton and Darren "I'm retired" Sharp (four goals) to secure the points for Barossa.

South were impressive but made far too many unforced errors which ultimately gave the points to Barossa.

Once again, the gun recruits of Son of Troy, Josh Wittwer, Patrick White and Dom Costanzo were outstanding for South and South are not far away from opening their win account for the season.

Willaston served it up to the reining premiers all day only to fail in the finish by four points in a thrilling game that had everything.

Strong pack marks, strong body hits and strong running was the highlight of this game.

Willaston came home like a wet sail in the last quarter, but some inaccurate kicking for goal probably cost them any chance of victory.

If they had lost, Nuriootpa would have been unlucky as they played the better football for the majority of the game.

Sammy "Flash" Gordon and Beau Shinnick were a focal point in attack for Nuri.

Mitch "The" Norton used his bulk extremely well to win the football and Brad "The Lad" Brysky won many important one on contests.

The Donnybrooks best were Josh Waldhuter, Jason Elbrow, Chad Norsworthy and Micky Howson was lively in attack to finish with four goals.

Freeling feasted on a inept Gawler Central to the tune of 92 points.

Brady Scott, who produced seven goals, Dutschke, four goals and Adam Cockshell, three goals, all managed to dine out on a miserable Tiger's defence who were placed under too much pressure by their own players further up the field.

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