Bombers edge past the Blues in tight Western Eyre football clash | PHOTOS

Wirrulla got the better of the Blues to win a keenly-contested Western Eyre A grade football match on Saturday by seven points.

The clash at Wirrulla saw the hosts come from behind at the first break to win 9.6 (60) to 7.11 (53).

The Blues had the better of the opening quarter and their three goals to Wirrulla's one ensured a 13-point gap at the first break.

The Bombers impressed in the second term as they not only eradicated the deficit, but pushed ahead to lead by 12 points at half-time after they booted five goals to one.

A third-quarter arm wrestle saw only one goal kicked, going the way of the Blues, to help reduce the margin to four points by the final break.

That made for an intriguing final quarter as the teams - with a win and a loss apiece to start the 2021 campaign - battled for a second victory.

Wirrulla shaded the quarter with three goals to two to win an entertaining contest.

Simon Webb led the way for the Bombers with three goals and was supported by two each from Mitchell Gum and Mackenzie Best, while Charlie Williams booted two for the Blues.

Elsewhere, Western United controlled their contest with Thevenard after quarter-time to win 12.12 (84) to 2.3 (15) at Penong.

The Magpies failed to kick a goal after the first term as Westies claimed a third win of the season.

A single goal separated the teams at the first break, only for the Tigers to race into the distance from that point on.

Thevenard could not generate any attacking momentum and registered a solitary behind in the second and fourth quarters, while failing to score in the third.

There were no such issues for Western United as they cruised to a comfortable win, kicking three goals in each of the final three terms for a final margin of 69 points.

Bagging four goals for the Tigers was Logan Elliott, while Jett Shipard added three and Jay Polkinghorne grabbed two.

Jarrad Trowbridge and Brenton Mullan kicked truly for the Magpies.

Meanwhile, West Coast sits alongside Western United with three wins after dismantling Koonibba by 140 points at Piednippie.

Led by Mark Dolling, the Hawks had little trouble in getting past the Roosters as it finished 29.17 (191) to 7.9 (51).

Koonibba had no answer to the midfield supply to Dolling or his finishing as he booted 12 goals, while Cody Colbung was also in good form as he kicked six.

Tyron Winfield grabbed two goals for the Roosters.

B grade

A second-half comeback saw the Blues defeat Wirrulla by seven points.

The Blues trailed at the end of the opening three terms only to emerge with a 9.6 (59) to 8.4 (52) victory.

Down by 27 points at half-time, the Blues started the comeback with five goals to one in the third term and kicked the only goal of the final quarter to grab the points.

Greg Skinner booted three for the Blues, as did Wirrulla pair Shane Pittaway and Craig Johnson.

Elsewhere, Western United demolished Thevenard to win by 84 points.

The Magpies went scoreless as it ended 12.12 (84) to 0.0 (0).

Peter Dobbins was on form with three goals for the Tigers in the big win.

The other match saw Koonibba win a close contest against West Coast by seven points.

The Hawks suffered a first loss of the season as it finished in a 6.7 (43) to 5.6 (36) result.

Isiah Bridley kicked three goals for the Roosters.