Kyby takes control

CONTEST: Mundulla's Fred Stephen and Kyby's Joseph Schultz go for the ball.

By Matt Beggs

KYBYBOLITE 9.8 (62) D MUNDULLA 7.15 (57)

KYBYBOLITE took control of top spot after defeating Mundulla in a top-of-the-table clash that was the highlight of Round 11 of Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara football on Saturday.

In a battle of the Tigers and a possible preview of the grand final, the game lived up to the hype across the four quarters.

Kybybolite was out to a two-goal lead by quarter time and led by 16 points by half time.

Mundulla rued its poor accuracy in front of the goals as they managed 0-8 in the second quarter and had scored 2-11 in the first half.

Mundulla got its act together in the third quarter and kicked 3-3 to 0-2 to take a slim lead into the final quarter.

Kybybolite regrouped and had a strong last quarter to hold off Mundulla and gain a five-point win.

Stephen Craig was huge in the victory with five goals.

Kybybolite’s best players were Andrew Bradley, Jared Deep and Tom Curnow.

Mundulla’s leading goal scorers were Billy Wiese and William Nankivell with two goals each.

Mundulla’s best players were Elliot Jaeschke, Jacob Grosser and Reagan Tink.

KEITH 15.11 (101) D BORDER DISTRICTS 9.9 (63)

Keith cemented third place on the ladder after a convincing 38-point victory over Border Districts.

Scores were tight in the first quarter before the Crows were able to gradually pull away over the following three terms to claim the victory and set themselves up for a strong run at the double chance.

Crows coach Lewis Hender had a big day in front of the goals by kicking six major scores, while Riley Wilsdon kicked four.

Best players or the Crows were Jack McAuley, Seb Schreiber and Riley Wilsdon.

Border Districts were served well in front of goals by Mackenzie Bower who kicked four majors, while Joshua Richards kicked two.

The best for the Eagles were Zac Richards, Sam Pridham and Carl Hausler.

BORDERTOWN 21.7 (133) D LUCINDALE 7.9 (51)

Bordertown got their season back on track after a commanding 82-point victory against Lucindale.

The Roosters had lost three of their past four games coming into the contest and were keen to find the form that saw them string five victories in a row earlier in the season.

Jacob Eats continued his big season with another bag of seven goals for the Roosters.

Jaidan Kappler returned from holidays to put through four goals.

Billy Hayes, Eats, Lachlan Murch and Carson Clark were the Roosters’ best players.

Lucindale recorded all single-goal kickers as Bradley Agnew, Matt Gould, Daniel McCarthy, Riley McFarlane, Riley Milne, Alexander Pitt and Travis Ware were added to the scorers’ list.

The best players for the Roos were Bradley Agnew, Jack Davidson and Tom Logan.

PENOLA 15.11 (101) D NARACOORTE 7.5 (47)

Penola had a strong victory over Naracoorte by 54 points.

The Eagles had the lead at every change and put in a strong four-quarter performance.

Eagles players Brodie Foster and Scott Merrett kicked three goals each.

Brad Bryant, Beau Shinnick and Jordan Galpin were best for Penola.

Aaron Slorach led the scoring for the Demons with three goals, while Brodie Pratter kicked two.

The Demons’ best players were Tommy Anderson, Matthew Maney and Kai Schmid.

KINGSTON 12.16 (88) D PADTHAWAY 10.10 (70)

Kingston got back onto the winner’s list after a come-from-behind performance to defeat Padthaway.

The scores were close at half time before Padthaway worked hard to open up a 13-point lead by three-quarter time.

Kingston then found some form in the fourth quarter as they kicked 5-3 to Padthaway’s 0-2 to get on top and run away with the victory.

Kingston had a good spread of goal kickers, as Jack Harding, Ethan Murdock, Ben Warner and William Watts kicked two goals each.

Kingston’s best players were William Watts, Campbell Watts, Ben Rogers and Ben Warner.

Padthaway fought hard all game and had some solid contributors in front of the goals as Brad Ficken kicked three majors, while Blake Harris and Jordan Hooper kicked two each.

The Lions’ best players were Wyatt Fraser, Tom Moyle-Read and Blake Harris.

There are no games this weekend due to the Country Championships.