Souths down Boston by 30 at Poole Oval

DIVE: Lincoln South's Swayne Ackland leaps for the mark in front of Boston's Sam Kolega.
DIVE: Lincoln South's Swayne Ackland leaps for the mark in front of Boston's Sam Kolega.

Port Lincoln football

Lincoln South 14.9 (93) def Boston 8.15 (63)

LINCOLN South put on a great four quarter effort to defeat Boston by 30 points at Poole Oval on Saturday.

From the opening quarter South set up a good game play, getting numbers around the stoppages and having the options to win the football and utilise quick passes.

Boston would be first on the board following a big kick from Brodie Falciani that bounced through for a goal and a follow up from Willy Woldt had Tiger fans excited.

But South soon regained momentum and a good run by Kaleb Hope set up Brodie Drewitt for the first goal.

South’s defence was on point throughout the match, Paul White lead with his attack of the football out of defence and Tim Kidney was also instrumental in getting the ball back in Eagle hands.

Aiden Baker was a standout for South throughout the match with his effective disposals and clearances, driving the attack through the middle.

South outscored Boston four goals to three to lead by six points at quarter time.

Boston had the wind advantage in the second quarter but thanks to pressure mounted in the midfield and defence by South it was a wasteful quarter.

Mitchell Wilbe and Sunny Singh worked to get the football and create opportunities in the 50, but from eight scoring shots Boston only managed one goal through Singh.

Meanwhile South continued to be a bit more effective in the contests and proved more accurate in front of goal, kicking five majors.

South went into half time with a 19-point lead and Boston were one man down for the second half following a red card for Peter Rowe.

Boston looked impressive at the start of the third, getting a goal through Singh and showing great movement down the wings.

Thomas Reynolds-Rowe was moving the ball well and Falciani was constantly in the thick of it to drive the Tigers forward.

The Tiger defenders, including Jack Shanley and Adam Davies did their best to keep South at bay but it was not long before the Eagles had the momentum again.

Led by Baker, Anton Story and Luke Wilkins Souths commanded the football in the second half of the quarter to once again outscore Boston three goals to lead by 26-points at the final break.

The final quarter again saw Boston not making it count on the scoreboard despite having more shots on goal, finishing with another two goals.

South had the quicker legs and wiser disposals as they put through three final quarter goals to set up the 30-point win.

Baker top scored with three goals while Falciani topped Boston’s goalkicking with two.

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