BORDER DISTRICTS has opened its account for 2014 after an 84-point thrashing of Kybybolite on the road on Saturday.
The Eagles came out firing with a six-goal-to-zero opening quarter, before the home side responded to reduce the margin to just 14 points at the major break.
But the visitors – who were winless after two games – extended their lead to 54 points at the final change before running out 24.17 (161) to 11.11 (71) winners.
Eagle Clint Barras, nine goals, continued his strong start to the season, while Elijah Ware chipped in with six majors.
At Padthaway, Kaniva-Leeor United suffered its first defeat, losing to the Lions by 51 points.
Trailing by 35 points at the first change, the Cougars fought back in the second term, but a seven-goal-to-one third term from the Lions ruined their chances of victory.
Former AFL forward Scott Welsh and Luke Harder both kicked three for the Lions in their 14.10 (94) to 5.13 (43) win.
In the round’s other matches, Bordertown upset Mundulla by five goals, Keith accounted for Kingston by 26 points and Penola handed Lucindale a 90-point defeat.