BROOKTON/Pingelly continued their great start to the football season by beating the previously undefeated Boddington at home on Saturday.
The first quarter was tight with both sides moving the ball round quickly from one end to the other, but better accuracy in front of goals saw the home side in front with a slight lead at the end of the first term.
Panthers then consolidated their lead with better teamwork in the second term to go in at half time leading by some five goals.
They were putting pressure on Boddington with a strong running game and Eagles who were missing some of their leading players, had trouble matching them.
The game tightened up in the third quarter but Panthers maintained their hold on the game and ran the game out well to finish 42 points in front.
Leigh McCallum kicked four goals for the winners with Blake Dunkeld and Mark Allington putting in good four quarter efforts.
Boddington’s goals were shared between five players and Tim Bruce and Zac Douglas tried hard all day.
Williams repeated their effort of round one when they easily overcame Narrogin in Narrogin by 73 points.
Cats bounded out with a nine-goal first quarter and never looked in danger.
Mark Gilhome turned in another good effort kicking six goals and proving hard to counter.
Gerard Medlen and Jamie Anderson contributed three goals each with Brad Kain and Bryan Hardie the best in a very good team effort.
Blair Forrest, Cameron Allison and Perrin Quartermaine worked hard to lift their side but lacked consistent support.
Kukerin/Dumbleyung also repeated their effort of round one when they comfortably accounted for Wickepin.
Both sides went into the game missing senior players but Cougars were able to settle down early and after a first quarter effort with Ward and Nathan Ditchburn proving a handful up forward, they gradually increased their lead at each quarter and were 77 points ahead when the final siren sounded.
The win takes Cougars back into second place on the ladder and Wickepin still looking to open their account.
Jon Ward top scored with four goals and was among the best players with Ross Gooding and Chad Davidson.
Kendall Ballard was the only multiple goal scorer for Wickepin and Jolon Fleay and Fraser Wittwer rated as their best.
The game at Matera Oval between Wanderers and Wagin was expected to be a close affair, but Wanderers were convincing winners by some 44 points.
Wanderers went to a handy lead by the end of the first term, leading by some five goals, but Wagin came back hard in the second term to reduce the deficit to just one point at the long break.
But then Wanderers blew the game apart with a nine-goal term holding Wagin to only two goals and went into the final term with a seven-goal advantage which they maintained to the end.
Travis Justins turned in a great game kicking five goals for the winners and was his side’s best player along with Chris Poot and Josh Bellve.
Lance Daly also kicked five goals and served his side well as did Todd Richards and Shaun Robinson.