BEULAH has made a statement to the rest of the Mallee league competition after thrashing Sea Lake-Nandaly Tigers by 82 points at Sea Lake Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
Both teams went into the clash undefeated, but it was the Blues who came out firing and never looked back, running out 20.10 (130) to 6.12 (48) winners.
The visitors kicked eight goals to zero in the opening term with a slight breeze, taking a 53-point advantage.
In the second quarter, the Tigers fought back, reducing the margin to 45 points, but the Blues responded after the major break before kicking further ahead in the final term.
The Blues were cleaner by foot and ran the Tigers off their legs, constantly finding space in the vast expanses of the Sea Lake oval.
Shaun Monahan, five goals, and former Warrack Eagle Brock Orval, four goals, starred for the Blues up forward, as did Tyler Lehmann around the ground.
Denis Redden, three goals, also made his presence felt up forward, while Aaron Hughes chipped in with three majors.
The Tigers’ ruck and in-and-under onballers competed tirelessly, with Luke Martin, Liam Barry and Darcy Ryan among the best.
At Jeparit Recreation Reserve, Hopetoun recorded back-to-back wins with a 35-point triumph over the winless Jeparit-Rainbow.
The Devils extended their lead at every change on their way to a 14.13 (97) to 9.8 (62) victory.
Liam Price, Adam Dufty and Coleman Schache were named the Devils’ best players, with Ben Webster snagging three goals.
The Lakers were well served by Heath Clugston, five goals, while Trevor Johnson and Tyler Edelsten continued their impressive form.
Woomelang-Lascelles jumped into second spot on the ladder with a 15-goal win against Walpeup-Underbool at Underbool Recreation Reserve.
The hosts held a narrow two-point advantage at the first change, but the visitors took control after the break, winning 23.8 (146) to 8.6 (54).
Jack Shannahan, five goals, was named the Cats’ best, while Corey Kelly, seven goals, and Jayden Lonergan kicked seven and six majors respectively.
For the Roos, Joshua Plozza and David Piasente led the way, while Kane Munro and Chris Vorwerk kicked two apiece.