A River Murray contender stamped their claims for a deep run into the finals, while two leagues saw their top fives as good as confirmed. Catch up with all of Saturday’s action here:
The Southern Mallee Suns have confirmed their premiership credentials in the River Murray Footy League, after holding off the defending champs Imperial in an 8-point thriller on Saturday.
The Double Blues came home strong after a sluggish second quarter put them 34 points back at the break, however the Suns held their nerve to win 13.10 88 to 12.8 80, and move into second on the ladder.
Other results saw Rambler scrap past Mallee Districts to win by 14 (8.7 55 to 5.11 41), while Jervois and the Coorong Cats both tallied comfortable wins.
The top five in the Great Southern has tightened up significantly, following two big matchups on Saturday in Round 13 action.
Mount Compass made the biggest statement with a huge 74-point win over Willunga (15.9 99 to 3.7 25), while Victor Harbor got the better of Myponga/Sellicks to win by 22 (11.7 73 to 8.3 51).
The gap between second and fifth now sits at one match and a small amount of percentage.
Other games saw McLaren Districts easily account for Strathalbyn (15.14 104 to 7.4 46), Langhorne Creek held off a resilient Yankalilla (12.17 89 to 10.6 66) and Encounter Bay pummelled Goolwa/Port Elliot (25.17 167 to 2.2 14).
HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Hahndorf has held on to their undefeated start to the season, with a gritty 35-point win over Mount Lofty at Heathfield in Division 1 action in the Hills Football League.
The Devils were within a kick at halftime, however couldn’t stay with the Magpies in the second half as they pulled away to a 9.9 63 to 3.10 28 win.
The 35-point margin is the closest anyone has come to Hahndorf this season.
Other matches from Division 1 saw Uraidla Districts close the door on the top five with a 25-point win over Blackwood (6.10 46 to 2.9 21), Mount Barker prevailed in a see-sawing matchup against Lobethal (11.4 70 to 9.5 59) and Onkaparinga Valley and Nairne Bremer picked up big wins.