Cats too strong for Lions

CATS TRIUMPH: Lions' Alex Simmons and Solomontown's Riley Bernahrdt contest the ball in Saturday's clash at Port Oval.
CATS TRIUMPH: Lions' Alex Simmons and Solomontown's Riley Bernahrdt contest the ball in Saturday's clash at Port Oval.

Games went according to the ladder this week and teams are now locked and loaded with one round to go for finals.

The Solomontown Cats long run of victories over the Prop Risdon Lions continued on Saturday with the disciplined boys from Main Road getting the job done by 17 points.

Lions started well and with four goals to three would have been pleased to lead into the wind at quarter-time only for Sollies to up their own game in the second bagging four to one to have a handy 10-point break.

Sollies continued that theme after half time with another good quarter to lead by more than five goals before Lions closed the gap in the last.

Nitschke (3) and Hoare (2) continue to add goal to give Sollies a much more reliable forward line coupled with skipper Bearman (2).

Having both Davey and Knibbs back now also gives more depth and even allowed victory despite Hayes being a touch quieter than usual. Francis was best afield along with good games again from Caputo and Redman and the talls in Lawson Munzberg and Bernhardt rounded out a good team effort.

For Lions it was very much a case of the usual suspects with Horsnell bagging three and better players being Patterson, Browne, Eckert, Fuller, defender Browne and skipper Shaun Edwards.

Lions had a few out and were close enough to give themselves a chance of upsetting the Cats in a final should their paths cross again. Sollies 13.9.87 Lions 10.10.70

Runaway South continue on their way over Port

Both of the league’s Bulldog teams faced off in Port Augusta on Sunday in a very blustery day for footy with an entertaining clash being witnessed. As has been the case on quite a few occasions, this year teams are able to scrap and fight to stay with South for two or three quarters into the game before the Reds put their foot down and power away in the last. They are supremely confident in their ability to run out games and to overpower teams the longer it goes.

Port led at quarter time and trailed at the half, both times by under a goal before South slowly wound up and drew away to win by six goals which could have been more with 29 scoring shots to 13. The big man Downey continued his dominance in ruck and must be a chance for his second medal for South. Shirley was good in defence and Ritter and Warren chimed in for one of their better games for the year. Brown, McKenzie and Hamilton all chimed in for three goals in an even forward display.

For Port Grove also bagged three and Woodards two whilst their best were those around the ball a fair bit in Vivar, Coe, Hutchinson and Mitch Collins whilst Jared was good down back.

Each game brings South closer to a loss, not sure it will be this year though. South 11.18.84 Port 7.6.48