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WILLASTON showed no remorse for a
struggling Barossa District in the Baros-
sa, Light & Gawler Football Association
on the weekend, ruthlessly dispatching
it by 165 points.
The Bulldogs were helpless against the
free-running Donnybrooks, who worked
hard and used the wide expanses of their
home deck to completely dismantle the
As it has a number of times this season,
Barossa started the match in competitive
fashion and restricted its opponent, al-
though it was still staring at a 25-point defi-
cit at the first change.
Willaston stamped its authority on pro-
ceedings in the second term, slamming on
eight goals to two to stretch the margin out
to 70 points at half-time.
The deficit could have been much larger
had the home side not also kicked nine be-
hinds for the term.
With Richard Rosewall on top in the
ruck, Ashley Fry and Shaun Baker were
dominant through the midfield and drove
the Donnybrooks forward on a consistent
Livewire Mark McCallum proved too
smart for the Barossa defence and finished
with seven goals.
The second half was all Willaston as it
piled on nine third-quarter goals and anoth-
er eight in the final term to complete one of
the biggest routs seen in the BL&GFA in
"We were very happy with the win," Wil-
laston goal-sneak Michael Howson said.
"We haven't really strung four quarters
together this year, but we were able to link
four quarters together and it paid divi-
"It is good to be sitting 5-1 and we are
looking forward to South and Nuri now."
It was hard to fault the home side, with
only its goal-kicking letting it down as it
finished with 25 behinds.
Adam Spencer and Ryan Watson worked
tirelessly through the middle for the Bull-
dogs, while Darren Sharp was their only
multiple goal kicker with two.
Nathan Emes was one of the few shining
lights for Barossa, restricting in-form Don-
nybrook forward Jamie Williams to five
goals despite the tide of inside 50 entries for
the home side.
Donnies smash hapless Dogs
SOUTH Gawler dominated in front
of its home crowd in the Barossa, Light
& Gawler Football Association on the
weekend, registering an impressive
74-point win over Kapunda.
A slow start from both teams saw an
even playing field early, with sloppy ball-
handling and long kicks down the line the
Workhorse Matt Naumann opened the
account early for the Lions, his first of five
for the day, but Kapunda posted an imme-
diate response from strong forward target
The Lions began to hit targets as the
quarter went on and embarked on a six-
goal run that saw them hold a 36-point
However, they rested on their lead and
took the foot off the gas in the second
term, allowing the Bombers to reduce the
margin to an achievable five majors going
into the main break.
South began the third quarter with the
most intensity, accuracy and physicality
that they had shown all day to increase
their lead to 51 points at the final change.
Kapunda showed some promising signs
late, but overall continued to struggle in
the final term as South dominated with
brilliant run and carry through the corri-
dor and direct and accurate footy.
South Gawler coach Scott Lee said his
team deserved the two points after their
solid work rate throughout the day and
was not too concerned by the second-
"It was a really good four-quarter effort
with a lot of good teamwork; it was hard
to pick best players because they all played
well," Lee said.
"We look forward to a tough game this
weekend against Tanunda."
Kapunda coach Jason Mackenzie was
pleased with his team's efforts during the
second term, but said the intensity shown
in that quarter was needed all day.
"We were outplayed by South, we didn't
handle the ball well and they capitalised
on a lot of our mistakes," Mackenzie said.
"It was a positive that we could play
that well for one quarter, but we're going
to need to play like that for four quarters
if we want to be competitive."
South co-captain Jackson Dare and Aar-
on Bevis led the attack for the Lions, as did
Heath Lawry and Matthew Foldesdy, who
scored five and two goals respectively.
Kapunda's Brad Valentine, Adam Tur-
rell and Brad Williams stood tall through-
out the game, while Farley finished with
Lions pummel struggling Bombers
After Barossa showed some fight in the first
term, Willaston blew the game apart with
eight second-quarter goals to set up a one-
sided last half.
WILLASTON v BAROSSA
The game was over by quarter-time, with
Gawler Central piling on 10 majors to just
one in the first term.
FREELING v GAWLER CENTRAL
A five-goal-to-one third quarter from South
Gawler put paid to any Kapunda resistance.
SOUTH GAWLER v KAPUNDA
TANUNDA v NURIOOTPA
In a game that ebbed and flowed all day,
Ryan Foulis had the chance to put his side
in front after the final siren, but could only
kick a point.
Willaston's Scott White and Barossa player Bradley
Traynor tangle on a dark day for Barossa District.
INSET: Willaston's Luke Turner dishes o a handball as
Barossa District skipper Adam Spencer closes in during
the Donnybrooks' massive win. PHOTOS: Lauren Gauci
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