SEA Lake-Nandaly Tigers moved into second place after beating last year’s premier and in-form team Woomelang-Lascelles on Saturday.
The Tigers got an early pounce on the Cats with a five-goal-to-one opening term, which they were able to extend to a 33-point half-time lead.
Sea Lake was prepared for any ensuing fightback from the Cats, and restricted them to a solitary behind in the third quarter.
The Tigers ran out comfortable 54-point victors, with Cliff Ryan typically dominant with five goals, and Darcy Ryan chipping in with two.
Jayden Lonergan was the only multiple goal-scorer with two goals for Woomelang-Lascelles, while Nyaburu Kelly was in the best players list again.
Caylan Lyons also impressive.
Walpeup-Underbool ventured south to lock horns with Jeparit-Rainbow.
Both teams were searching for their maiden victory, and both got off to a flyer in the first term.
It was Walpeup-Underbool which took momentum into the first break with a slight nine-point advantage.
The second quarter was a different story, as the Roos reminded everyone what they were capable of with a six-goal-to-two term.
From that point on, Jeparit-Rainbow was not able to get back into the game and their opponent stretched the margin at every break to win by 57 points.
Kane Munro and Darren Latta kicked six and five goals respectively.
Matt Palmer, David Piasente, and Kane Munro were three of the Roos’ best.
Lucas Edelsten was best on ground for the Lakers. Ouyen United was able to string good passages of play together from the start of its match against Hopetoun.
The Devils were unable to get into the match, partly because of poor goal-kicking, as Ouyen opened up a 31-point half-time lead.
Hopetoun continued to fight in the second half, but Ouyen United ran out comfortable 38-point victors.
Brad Vallance kicked five goals for the Demons, and Hopetoun’s Coleman Schache was named best on ground.