Hawks, Tigers and Magpies too good in Mid West

Last weekend saw a top two clash finish with a 200-point result, Western Districts propel themselves into the top two and Wudinna United dominate the reigning premiers.

First at Warramboo the West Coast Hawks's charge to the 2019 Mid West premiership powered on with a devastating win against Central Eyre 33.16 (214) to 2.2 (14).

The Hawks had the match stiched up by the end of the first quarter, leading by 52 points which was extended to 91 points at half times, the Bulldogs kept to one goal for the first half.

It rained goals for the Hawks, including from Mark Dolling, Cody Colbung and Braden Holmes who kicked five goals apiece.

Jake Sampson and Corey Waters kicked Central Eyre's only goals for the game.

Western Districts have jumped into second spot on the ladder after a very good 28-point win against Wirrulla.

The Tigers set up the win in the first quarter with seven goals, the Bomber fought back well to come from being 38-points down at the first break to 24 at the final break.

However it was not enough as Districts applied defensive pressure, keeping Wirrulla to one goal from five scoring shots while slotting two majors of their own to win 10.14 (73) to 6.9 (45).

Damon King-O'Loughlin was the best in front of goal with six majors while Wirrulla's Simon Webb was kept to two goals with teammate Mitchell Gum also scoring two.

King-O'Loughlin is now equal third with Webb in goal kicking on 24 each, sitting behind the Hawks' aforementioned Dolling on 27 and Holmes on 25.

Finally at Elliston Wudinna United avenged their loss at the start of the season, defeating the reigning premiers by 78 points.

The first quarter was even with the Magpies leading by one point at the first break before a seven-goal-to-none second quarter blew their lead out to 49 points.

Despite Elliston's best efforts, including a four-goal-to-one third quarter they were ultimately no match for Wudinna United, who ran home with a nine-goal final quarter to win 18.15 (123) to 6.9 (45).

Jonty Seal was on fire for Wudinna United with an impressive bag of six goals while Izaac Boylan kicked five and Heath Zwar three.

For Elliston Jack Bascomb and Matthew Williams top scored with two goals apiece.

The win is sure to give Wudinna United some confidence and they now sit behind Wirrulla on percentage, giving them a sniff of entering the top four for the first time this year.

Next weekend will see the last games before the Mortlock Shield break as Elliston host Central Eyre, both hurting from losses last weekend, Western Districts will host Wudinna United at Poochera while West Coast Hawks will travel to Wirrulla.

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