The only real surprise was Gidgegannup’s 72-point trouncing of the Mundaring Roos.
With just four points separating the two teams on the ladder, many expected a much closer contest.
However, Gidge put the issue beyond doubt with four quarters of consistent, dominant football.
They booted six goals to two in the opening stanza and five goals to two in the second quarter to put the game beyond the Roos’ reach by half time.
The second half was more of the same, with Gidge booting five goals to three in both the third and final quarters to win by a massive 72 points. Final scores were Gidgegannup 21.13 (139) to Mundaring 10.7 (67).
Chris Scott was a big target up front for Gidge with a season’s best nine goals. He was among the winner’s best, along with Jamie McMahon and Justin Pitt.
Ladder leader Chidlow Cougars were way too strong for the young Bullsbrook Saints, 29.14 (188) to 5.8 (38).
Injury has taken its toll on the Bully side in recent weeks, which forced the Saints to field one its more inexperienced sides for the game.
The Cougars got the jump in the first quarter kicking the first nine goals.
Bullsbrook coach Rob Gray was not impressed and at quarter time asked his team to fight harder in the contest.
The second quarter saw a more even contest with the Saints restricting Chidlow’s scoring to six goals while kicking two of their own.
However, a 10-goal third quarter by the Cougars allowed them to coast home with just four goals in the last for a big win. Adam McKinley was once again the star for Chidlow with 12 goals, taking his season’s tally to 94. With a game against lowly Forrestfield next weekend, he looks certain to top the ton ” a remarkable performance in just 11 games.
Bullsbrook’s Gray said while he was not happy with the score line, but was impressed with his young team’s effort, especially the tackle count, which was 42-28 in the Saints favour and the inside 50s ” after quarter time ” were even.
‘These stats are evidence that this young team has fight in them and, with a bit more experience, will start winning some of these games against top teams,’ he said.
Next weekend: Chidlow v Forrestfield, Mt Helena v Pickering Brook, Gidgegannup v Wundowie, Bullsbrook v Mundaring.