Districts climb to second position

A powerful second quarter display helped send Western Districts to second position on the Mid West A grade football ladder.

The Tigers got the better of Wirrulla by 35 points on Saturday as the match ended 12-14 (86) to 6-15 (51).

Leading the way in front of goal was the duo of Scott Feltus and Bradyn Hedley-King, who kicked three goals apiece.

Only a point separated the teams at quarter-time, although Wirrulla would rue having double the amount of scoring shots without taking advantage.

Six behinds in the first quarter was followed by two more as the Tigers raced clear with kick six goals to increase the lead to 42 points at the main break.

The Bombers again had more scoring shots in the third quarter but were let down by their kicking.

They reduced the gap to 33 points by three-quarter time, however could not take advantage of Districts managing a solitary goal for the quarter as they kicked two goals and six behinds.

Western Districts saw out the final quarter to climb into second.

That was also aided by West Coast's 133-point demolition of Central Eyre.

The Bulldogs fell to third on the table as the Hawks secured a commanding 23-17 (133) to 3-4 (22) win.

Mark Dolling was on fire to bag nine goals and Braden Holmes chimed in with six.

The dominant league leaders made their intentions clear from the opening siren to boot eight first-quarter goals to Central Eyre's one.

Ahead by 47 points, the lead continued to build and five goals in the second term ended the match as a contest.

The Hawks showed no signs of slowing down after the break to add six goals to one, while they closed out the match with a further haul of four goals in the final quarter.

Wudinna United took a big step towards reaching the finals by crushing bottom club Elliston by 82 points.

The Magpies were in control from the outset and came away with an 18-15 (123) to 6-5 (41) victory.

Five goals to a single behind in each of the opening two quarters gave Wudinna the points, with the margin out to 67 points by half-time.

The Roosters did not give up and enjoyed the better of the third quarter to boot four goals to two.

Nonetheless, it was Wudinna's day and the visitors closed it with six goals to Elliston's two.

Wudinna pair Jonty Seal and Heath Zwar both grabbed five goals and Ryan Lymn added four, while Elliston's Thomas Bascomb booted three.

The result leaves the Magpies five points clear of Wirrulla in fourth place.

In the B grade, Central Eyre had no answer for West Coast, as the Hawks won 22-12 (144) to 0-0 (0).

Jay Johns led the demolition with 10 goals and Tyson Squire kicked three.

The Hawks kicked eight goals in the first quarter and added four after the break.

It remained one-way traffic in the second half, with West Coast booting five goals in each of the two remaining quarters.

Wudinna United dominated the third term to defeat Elliston 8-6 (54) to 4-2 (26).

After a tight first half the Magpies broke clear to win by 28 points.

Wudinna kicked the only two goals to half-time to lead by 12 points, then booted four goals to two in the third quarter.

That extended the gap to 25 points, with both teams adding a pair of majors to close out the match.

Phoenix Foster led with three goals for the Magpies.

Wirrulla defeated Western Districts via a forfeit.

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