It was a goalsfest for Strathmerton as they booted 28 majors against a hapless Yarroweyah in the match up between neighbours in the Picola District north west division.
The Bulldogs never really took their feet off the gas, kicking 10 majors in the first quarter, six in the second, four in the third and eight in the final to run out victors 28.13 (181) to 4.4 (28).
In impressive display in front of the posts, Tyron Hill and Daniel Ellis slotted five each, while Adrian Crestani contributed four, Adam Laidlaw and Matt O’Kane three, and Brock Palmer and James Daniel two each.
Palmer, O’Kan, Hill and Ellis all featured among the best players, along with a dominant performance from Isaac Bunge.
Struggling with injuries and missing a few players, Yarroweyah fought hard and found a burst of energy to boot three goals in the final quarter.
In a disappointing match for the Hoppers, Geoff Benson, Nicholas Macheda, Travis Hollands, Harley Constable and Ben Anderson all put in strong performances.
Coach Paul Massingham said the last quarter saw a more open free flowing match and with quick ball movement where Yarroweyah’s forwards Andrew Jones and Benson registered goals but it was an unlikely hero in Linc Humphries who got the crowd on their feet with what he described as an Eddie Betts-type goal.
In the south-east league, Katamatite also had a tough day against Dookie United, going down 16.10 (106) to 7.14 (56).
Jedd Wright and Daniel Bye led the way for the Tigers with three and two majors respectively, while Pat Riordan, Wright, Matt Dwyer, Daniel Parnell, Nick Clurey and Tory Morris were named best on.
This week, Katamatite will travel to meet Rennie, a tough ask against a team sitting second on the ladder.
Strathmerton will host Deni Rovers, while Yarroweyah will travel to Berrigan looking to register its first win of the season.