Angaston move to top of the premiership table

Angaston moved to the top of the premiership table with a hard fought 35 point victory over Kapunda in trying conditions. With Tanunda having a bye, Angaston's grasp on the top position is a very slender one with less than 0.16 per cent separating them from Tanunda.

Angaston's classier ball use was the difference between the teams, with Paddy 'Ryder' Eberhard playing more time in the midfield proved to be a major driving force. Eberhard, Jack Miles, Jimmy Paprotny and Benny Antonie continually drove into attack where their forwards did enough to kick a winning score.

Experienced hands, Steve Summerton, Craig Harvey and Matthew Blenkiron used their solid frames to allow the fleet-footed Angaston runners access to the ball.

Lane Curtis, Tate Michael and Josh Freeman picked up numerous touch all over the field for Kapunda while Adam Turrell used his considerable bulk to get Kapunda into a scoring position.

The way Kapunda has fought out games in the second half of the season is a credit to them and their coaching staff.

Barossa Districts virtually secured a finals spot with a 18 point victory over a gallant Gawler Central. In heavy conditions, the Tigers got off to a flyer; racking up 6 first quarter goals.

In the second quarter Centrals did not fire a shot and the Doggies belted through 8 unanswered goals to hold a 22 point advantage at half time.

Brad Mercer almost single handily dragged the Tigers back into the game with a 6 goal effort and at three quarter time they held a slender 4 point lead and every chance of winning the game.

Todd Miles was a tower of strength at every contest that came his way, the Traynor Brothers, Daniel Kickel, Nathan 'Levi' Casboult and Mick Baraglia won important touches at critical times.

Brad Mercer starred for the Tigers and if not for injury earlier in the season I believe that Gawler Central would have finished a lot higher for his efforts. Trae Mason, Nick Hooker, Cooper Slate and Brad Mitchell all played well.

Willaston overcame a half time deficit to continue Freeling's fall from grace to win by 13. Freeling were the early season pace-setters but the wheels have fallen off somewhat as the season has progressed.

Sure, injuries have held them back, but they are not playing with the same flair they demonstrated early in the season. A 7 goal third quarter saw Willaston take control of the game and they surged to victory.

Micky Howson with 4 goals finished off some really good work by Chad Norsworthy, Ash Fry and Hayden Moss while Travis Muster, Adam Cockshell and Mick O'Malley came under notice for Freeling.

Nuriootpa virtually ended South Gawler's final chances with a fighting 7 point victory. South dominated early but Nuri fought back in the second half to snatch an unlikely victory.