Big wins in last round

Last Sunday’s Chidlow-Mundaring clash.
Last Sunday’s Chidlow-Mundaring clash.

But it was Forrestfield that stole the show with the Rhinos chalking up their maiden win against Mt Helena by 27 points.

For the 22 players, who will have their names etched in history, it was a day of much pride and validation after suffering heavy losses this season.

After solid efforts against Bullsbrook and Wundowie and a spirited effort against Gidge, the Rhinos knew they had a chance against Mt Helena.

Some disciplined footy saw the game go Forrestfield’s way early with the team leading, albeit by a single goal, at first change.

After half time, the Rhinos dug deep. By three-quarters, it became clear the only thing standing between the Rhinos and history was 25 minutes of play.

With each scoring shot in the final term, it began to sink in the goal of a maiden HFA win had been achieved.

But Forrestfield’s celebration could be short, with tough matches coming up against Pickering Brook, Chidlow and Gidgegannup in the next month.

Ladder leader Chidlow continued their relentless march to the finals with an almost 20-goal win over third-placed Mundaring.

The Roos matched it with Chidlow in the first stanza, despite being outscored three goals to one. But after trailing by six goals at half-time, Mundaring were over-run in the second half.

The Cougars booted six goals to two in the third quarter before slamming home 11 goals to two in the final stanza.

Final scores were Chidlow 27.12 (174) to Mundaring 8.9 (57).

The Mckinleys once again stole the show, with Brett booting nine goals and Adam six.

Adam has now booted 82 goals for the season to lead the league and looks set to easily break the ton.

Brett is a distant second in the competition with 47 goals.

Best players for Cougars: Brett McKinlay, Alex Radonic, Matt Mallaby and Shane Fitzgerald.

Gidgegannup scored a 126-point win over a hapless Bullsbrook, 24.11 (155) to 4.5 (29).

The Saints came out firing with three quick goals in the first five minutes but that is where the goal-fest ended. By quarter the Bulldogs had a four-goal lead.

It was not from a lack of skill that Gidgee got away from the Saints but more to do with a lack of run.

Bullsbrook’s performance was still 60 points better than the previous match against Gidge. In the other game, Pickering Brook 24.11 (155) beat Wundowie 7.7(49).

Tomorrow’s HFA round 11 games: Mt Helena v Wundowie, Bullsbrook v Chidlow, Mundaring v Gidgegannup, Forrestfield v Pickering Brook.