Round Seven across the River Murray, Great Southern and Hills Football League helped clear up who are the contenders and pretenders within the early mid-season log jams. Check out the weekend’s results below.
The Coorong Cats have locked their place in the River Murray top four on Saturday, thanks to a rampant display from their captain in their win against Rambler.
Sam Sanders kicked 11 goals for the Cats on the road, which helped his side cruise to a 17.18 120 to 11.5 71 victory.
Other results from the round saw Mypolonga jump into the five with a 17.18 120 to 10.4 64 win over Mannum, Imperial beat Tailem Bend 14.9 93 to 6.9 45 and Southern Mallee smashed Mallee Districts 27.17 179 to 7.7 49.
Mount Compass have survived a stern scare to keep their spot in the Great Southern top three.
The Bulldogs were forced to come from behind at half time to sneak home against Encounter Bay, winning 8.6 54 to 7.7 49 on the road.
McLaren Districts’ 27-game winning streak came under serious pressure against the developing Goolwa/Port Elliot, eventually winning by 22 points (9.14 68 to 6.8 44) after being made to come from behind at the last change.
In other matches, Myponga/Sellicks sent a statement with a 16.8 104 to 5.8 38 win over Langhorne Creek, Willunga firmed their place in the top four with a 15.10 100 to 10.17 77 win over Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor cruised past Yankalilla 18.12 120 to 6.6 42.
HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Division One action in the Hills Football League on Saturday proved heavily lopsided, with Uraidla Districts’ key 62-point win over Lobethal (13.18 96 to 4.10 34) the closest matchup.
League leaders Hahndorf and Nairne Bremer both smashed two bottom sides in Echunga and Ironbank-Bridgewater, with the Pies winning by 129 (22.14 146 to 2.5 17) and the Rams winning by 137 (28.25 193 to 8.8 56).
Onkaparinga Valley and Mount Lofty also secured their places in the top four with comfortable wins over Blackwood (19.14 128 to 7.14 56) and Mount Barker (17.12 114 to 6.6 42) respectively.