THE wet weather for the first time this season didn’t worry Williams as they completely overpowered premiership rival Kukerin/Dumbleyung to record a 99-point win at Williams on Sunday in round three of the Upper Great Southern Football League.
The first quarter was a tough physical encounter as players from both sides threw themselves into the game.
There was no room given as Williams finished the quarter just one point ahead.
From then on, Williams took control to restrict the Cougars to just two points for the next two quarters, while they dominated to kick nine goals 16 themselves.
The game was played almost continually in Cats’ forward line and Cougars’ defenders were under intense pressure to keep their side in the game.
In a purple patch midway through the final term, Cougars rallied to kick four goals, but Cats had rammed through another nine in that time to make their point as the side to beat again this year.
Mark Gilhome was in great form, being his sides best and finishing with seven goals and Williams’ running brigade again did all the damage.
Cougar coach Nathan Ditchburn tried hard to lift his side with support from Kim Gooding and Peter Joyce.
Brookton/Pingelly notched their first premiership points for the season.
They jumped Wagin from the first bounce and didn’t allow the Bulldogs to settle down into the form they showed last week.
Panthers kicked six goals in the opening term while holding Wagin to just three points and were never in trouble from that point on.
Wagin was inaccurate in kicking for goal, but the Panthers put them under pressure and took control of the game to win comfortably by 55 points and jump into the four.
Cameron Jetta continued his good form in front of goals with another four, with Ben Mitchell, Cain Pennington and Alex House the best for the winners.
For Wagin, captain Aaron Painter led from the front with support from Dwayne Wallam and Sean Price.
Wickepin and Narrogin Hawks staged a great tussle at Wickepin with less than a goal separating the two sides for the first three quarters.
However, Hawks were able to break the shackles in the final term and with a seven-goal burst, got home to win their first points for the season by 27 points.
Ralph Kickett top scored with three goals for Hawks with best players Cam Allison and Andrew Kirby.
Jamie Bolt kicked three goals for the home side, with Rowan Astbury making a great return as Wickepin’s best.
Boddington won a rare game down at Katanning to remain as one of the league’s undefeated sides.
A winning second quarter when they broke away from Wanderers to score nine goals and go in at half time with a lead of eight goals, gave them a strong hold on the game which they didn’t relinquish.
Kane Ranstead was again in very good touch in front of goals and kicked eight goals to be his side’s best player, with good support from Joe McCormick and ruckman Craig Egberts.
Dale Makimsovic was a focal point up forward for Wanderers with three goals and matched by Zac Hatfield.
Peter Kowald and Dillon Newman were their best.