Thevenard breaks through for first Far West football win of 2019

Thevenard has broken its Far West A grade football season duck by winning a dramatic contest against the Blues at Thevenard on Saturday.

With both teams desperate to register a first win in 2019 it was the Magpies who emerged victorious by only five points as it ended 12-5 (77) to 10-12 (72).

Such was the nature of the match, the final margin was the widest gap between the teams at the end of any quarter.

Thevenard had Dom Denton and Jarrad Trowbridge to thank for each kicking four goals, while Jaxon Bennett grabbed three for the Blues.

It was the home side which enjoyed a slender three-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, however the Blues turned things around in the second term as the goals started to flow.

The Blues led by four points at the main break and both teams fought tooth and nail to grab the ascendancy after half-time to no avail.

Three Thevenard goals to the Blues' two saw the teams locked on 52 points heading into the final quarter.

The hosts made their chances count in the fourth quarter with four goals to three to win by a slender margin.

The tally of behinds which slowly kept rising for the Blues throughout the afternoon proved costly as they had more scoring shots - 22 to 17 - but did not claim the points.

Western United had no trouble in disposing of Koonibba by 91 points at Penong.

Both teams went into the match with two wins from two only for the Tigers to dominate from the outset as they won 23-21 (159) to 11-2 (68).

Goals were flowing for Tigers pair Tom Woods and Jarden Stoetzer who kicked eight and seven goals respectively, while Koonibba's Tyron Winfield booted six.

The Tigers were in control from the outset and kicked eight goals to two in the first quarter to lead by 42 points at quarter-time.

The home side reached triple figures by half-time as they powered clear following seven goals to Koonibba's four.

At three-quarter time the margin would have been greater if not for wayward Western United kicking, as the Tigers added two goals and seven behinds.

Westies started to find the middle again in the final term with a five-goal display to show that after three rounds of the season, they are the team to beat.

Meanwhile, a big third quarter helped the Blues to a first B grade win of the season against Thevenard.

The Blues turned around a quarter-time deficit on their way to a 13-6 (84) to 9-7 (61) victory.

The Magpies shaded the first quarter to lead by five points, but were kept goalless in the second term to fall three points behind.

The Blues kicked six goals to three in the third quarter which blew the game open and they were able to see out the fourth term to win by 23 points.

Jaiden Hansen kicked three for the Blues, while Thevenard's Neville Bryant bettered him by one.

Koonibba cruised to a third win of the season, defeating Western United by 101 points.

The Tigers failed to score in two quarters as it ended 18-15 (123) to 3-4 (22).

Koonibba kicked five goals in each of the opening two quarters and was helped by Westies grabbing just one major to half-time.

Leading by 62 points, Koonibba continued to pile on the misery, including six goals to no score in the fourth quarter.

The Roosters shared the goals around, led by three from Cecil Smith.

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