Great Flinders football
Cummins Kapinnie 18-9 (117) def Lock 4-10 (34)
WITH a comprehensive win of 83 points over the Lock Roos, Cummins Kapinnie Cougars kept their hope of a final four position alive.
In a match that did not reach any dizzying heights, Cougars dominated the match after quarter time.
In perfect footy conditions, neither side could find the big sticks and five consecutive points graced the scoreboard before two white flags appeared.
Plenty of play through Brown, Morton, Reynolds and Wright against Sellen, Monfries, Bache and L. Paech in the midfield kept the ball between the two forward lines.
Both defences were kept busy with the Lock Roos’ Pearson, L. and A. Heath and Kelly on top for this quarter.
The Lock Roos took an eight point lead into the first break, but were barely seen for the rest of the day.
A fast clearance from the first bounce saw West goal, followed by Monfries within a minute.
Moroney found his kicking boots that had been missing in the first quarter and Paech joined in the party for the Cougars haul of seven goals for the quarter.
They were first to ball and accurate passes made it easy for team-mates who were leading in front of their opponents.
Anderson, Montgomerie and Wedd had a good quarter, with Sellen a great asset in the air.
Other than Reynolds and Siebert, the Lock Roos looked flat footed and with no midfield pressure their defence was continually bombarded with well-placed incoming passes.
At the long break Cougars had turned their position around to a six-goal advantage.
The first 10 minutes of the third quarter again saw a lot of play for only three points.
Reynolds, Pearson, Brown and L. Heath were giving the Roos drive while Paech was playing a captain’s game ably supported by Anderson, Konitzka and West.
Cougars finally got into gear and booted four unanswered goals to extend their lead to eight goals at the final break.
The final quarter was a mere formality with Cougars adding another six majors with the Lock Roos doubling their goal score with another two.
Cougars were first to the ball and their mostly clean disposal set up their percentage boosting win.
Montgomerie, Anderson and Bache had a good quarter along with Monfries and Paech, with the West goal haul continuing.
Youngsters Reynolds and Siebert continued to run for the Lock Roos, with Pearson and Morton providing attacking passages of play and A. and L. Heath along with Kelly strong for the Lock Roos defence.
Final scores were Cummins Kapinnie Cougars 18-9 (117) to Lock Roos 4-10 (34).
Scribe votes: L. Paech, 3, Jake Sellen, 2, Cain Reynolds, 1.
Great Flinders football has one game left of the home and away round before finals start.