What a round of Football. We had it all with upsets, an easy victory and a game where the scoreboard did not reflect game's closeness.
Kapunda and Gawler Central caused quite a stir when they upset their respective, more fancied, opponents in Freeling and South Gawler.
Kapunda probably played their best team football of this season. With Joey Brown, 'Mad' Maxey Neville and Adam Turrell controlling the midfield, Kapunda brushed aside Freeling with a polished display of football.
Kapunda were good, but Freeling's wheels have certainly fallen off.
Injuries and a confidence loss have contributed to their poor form lately, but their inability to back each other up in the contest is alarming. Often a player would have to battle with 2 or 3 opponents and with those odds, you are rarely going to win the ball.
Sammy Pratt, Jay 'Tass' Meaney and Matt Stent all played well for Kapunda in a very good team effort, while Joel Cochrane, Austin 'Powers' Poulton and Adam Cockshell had their moments for Freeling.
Gawler Central outclassed a very disappointing South at the Dog Track by 40 points.
Centrals lead at every change and if not for some unforced errors, they would have belted South by more.
The Tigers have won three games on the trot and, realistically, are a chance of sneaking into the final five with the teams above them finding new ways to lose games recently.
South went into this game clear favourites but they were outplayed by a team that backed each other, did the simple things in football, and had a full forward who led South's defence on a merry dance. Brad Mercer kicked 5 goals, but his ability to open up the forward line for his teammates was a telling factor. South have a very talented list but too much is left to too few.
Angaston and Nuriootpa had an absorbing clash, with both teams playing a quality brand of football that will hold them in good stead when finals come around.
The ball went from one end to the other and the team kicking against the breeze actually played good, attractive running football.
Angaston's finishing in front of goals Ultimately proved the difference between the two teams.
Angaston scored 10 goals from 15 attempts while Nuri managed only 4 from 16 in the first three quarters.
Jacky Miles played his best game for the season, while Jay Antonie found plenty of the ball from his wing and finished with 2 goals, big Matt 'Truck' Blenkiron used his size to good advantage and Bob 'Dylan' Tuckwell had the ball on a string.
Nuri were brave but not quite good enough when it counted, with Former Salisbury player Tim Dimasi clearly their best player.
Tanunda bounced back into top spot with a 76 points victory over Barossa. Tanunda had several very good players in Josh Trembath, Locky Agars and Luke Snowden.