Kaniva-Leeor in top five after win

STRONG PERFORMANCE: Kaniva-Leeor United put on a show against Mundulla at the weekend. Picture: STEVE BROWN

STRONG PERFORMANCE: Kaniva-Leeor United put on a show against Mundulla at the weekend. Picture: STEVE BROWN

KANIVA-LEEOR United has moved into the top five after a 46-point win over Mundulla on the road on Saturday.

The Cougars led by just one goal after the first quarter before opening up a 33-point lead at the major break and extending it to 41 points at the final break.

The 17.10 (112) to 10.6 (66) result secured the Cougars’ first back-to-back wins since late 2012.

Cougars coach Neil Reeve said it was his side’s best performance for the season.

“We put a big emphasis on starting fast and being physical at the footy and I think we did that,” he said

“It was probably our best four-quarter effort and team game for the year.

“It’s always good to win down there – it’s a really strong team and has been around the top of the ladder for a long time.”

Dylan Williams booted five goals for the Cougars – taking his season tally to 14 from four matches – while four other players kicked two apiece.

James Lyon, who won the Trevor Dodson Medal for best on ground, Paul Adlington and Steve Stallion were named the side’s best.

Reeve said Lyon was superb through the middle and across half-back, while he said Adlington played arguably his best game for the club.

For the host, Jonathon Mock slotted three goals, while Timothy Ballinger was named its best.

In other results, Keith beat Lucindale by 38 points, while the round’s three other matches were decided by more than 20 goals.

Bordertown thumped Kybybolite by 129 points, Penola maintained top spot with a 124-point thrashing of Naracoorte and Padthaway accounted for Kingston by 123 points.

Border Districts had a bye.

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