REIGNING premier Woomelang-Lascelles and Ouyen United both had comfortable wins in round three of Mallee Football League action.
With Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers, Walpeup-Underbool and Beulah facing byes, Woomelang-Lascelles played Hopetoun and Ouyen United faced Jeparit-Rainbow in the weekend’s only matches.
Woomelang-Lascelles was tested early by Hopetoun before eventually establishing the ascendancy.
The Cats conceded 11 scoring shots to three in the opening term, but were helped by the Devils’ inaccuracy that saw them boot 5.6.
They came roaring back in the second term, but led by only eight points at the final change.
The Cats finally put the Devils away with a five-goal-to-one final term.
Woomelang-Lascelles stars Jayden Lonergan, Jeremy Phelan and Corey Kelly lifted their team with a combined 12 goals.
Coleman Schache, who booted two goals, was named Hopetoun’s best.
Ouyen United improved its season record to 2-1 by holding Jeparit-Rainbow at arm’s length for most of the afternoon.
Big scores in the first and third quarters were enough to deliver the Demons an 113-72 win.
Defender Andrew Jardine was influential for Ouyen United all day, helping restrict the Lakers to 10 goals.
Marcus Healy’s five goals earned him a place in the Demons’ best.
Jeparit-Rainbow midfielder Elliott Bath booted a goal and was his side’s best, along with defenders Luke Werner and Tyler Edelsten.