Results - Round 3
Round 3 action saw the Thirds continue their unbeaten start, the Colts have a big win, while the League and Reserves went down.
The BGC League side gave Hamersley Carine a head start that they would never recover from, going down to the Hawks by 52 points at Burrendah Reserve.
Hamersley Carine kicked 7 goals to one in a disastrous opening term for the Blues, who trailed by 34 points at quarter time, which grew to a 42 point deficit at the main break.
The Blues fought back in the third term, holding the Hawks goalless while adding 4 of their own to reduce the deficit to 20 points at the final change. However, the comeback was all to brief, with the Hawks kicking 7 goals to 2 in the final term to secure a 52 point win.
Trent Fry and Daniel Hug kicked 2 goals each, whie Harly Anderson and Brandon Webster inpressed in their first games for the year.
|Hamersley Carine||7.1||9.6||9.10||16.12 (108)|
Goals: Fry 2, D. Hug 2, Myors, Gotti, Ho, Webster.
Best: D. Hug, Bond, Anderson, Webster.
The Your Local Finance Reserves also trailed from wire to wire on Saturday, going down to the Hawks by 35 points.
Relying on 4 players doubling up from the Colts, the Blues were behind the 8 ball right from the start, trailing by 7 points at quarter time before that deficit was extended to 12 points at the half.
The Hawks won every quarter, leading by 34 points at the final change, before that margin was increased to 35 at the final siren.
Cam Pallister and playing coach Kane Lombardo chipped in with 2 goals each, while MacKenzie Henderson was impressive in his second game of the day.
|Hamersley Carine||3.2||6.3||10.8||13.11 (89)|
Goals: Pallister 2, Lombardo 2, Henderson, M. Burvill, Brooks, Broderick.
Best: Legg, Casey, Pallister, Henderson.
The Tj&K Auto Repairs Colts side had an impressive win, overcoming a shaky start in front of goal to account for Hamersley Carine by 91 points on Saturday morning.
It was a nervous start in front of the sticks for the Blues, kicking just 1.8 in the opening term to lead by 13 points. The Baby Blues then settled, kicking 6 unanswered goals in the second term while holding the Hawks goalless for the entire first half to lead by 50 points at the main break.
The Blues then pressed on in the second half, leading by 68 points at three quarter time, before that lead was stretched beyond 15 goals by the final siren.
Travis Jones kicked 4 goals, while captain Elliot Harris and debutant Carl Green kicked 3 each. MacKenzie Henderson was dominant in the ruck, while the back six were solid all day.
|Hamersley Carine||0.1||0.2||2.2||2.3 (15)|
Goals: T. Jones 4, Green 3, Harris 3, Windsor, Henderson, de Braganca, S. Jones, Miller.
Best: Henderson, T. Jones, Green, Harris.
The CY O'Connor Village Pub Thirds continued on their merry way, obliterating an undermanned West Coast Cowan by 120 points on the junior oval to go to the top of the E2 ladder ahead of a date with 2nd placed Fremantle CBC.
The Blues started shabbily, commiting numerous turnovers in the opening term and giving the 15-man Tigers every chance to make an impact on the scoreboard. However, the Blues 3-man advantage, as well as some stingy defence saw the Blues lead by 20 points at the opening break.
The Blues then turned on the gas, kicking 5 unanswered goals to lead by 54 points at half time. That lead was extended to 76 points at the final change after kicking 4 goals to 1 in the third term.
The final term was one way traffic, with the Blues kicking 7 unanswered goals to run away with the 20 goal victory.
11 different players kicked goals for the Blues, with John Dawkins leading the way with a bag of six, while Joel Horsley was brilliant at full back and in the ruck.
|West Coast Cowan||0.1||0.2||1.2||1.3 (9)|
Goals: Dawkins 6, Lawson 3, Janssan 2, Jensen, Parker, J. Perhavec, Hill, Ravn, Kyle, Horsley, Correia.
Best: Dawkins, Horsley, Lawson, Janssan, Boulton.