SEA Lake-Nandaly Tigers showed they belong in second place on the Mallee Football League ladder with an easy win over reigning premier Woomelang-Lascelles at the weekend.
The Tigers outclassed the Cats after a close first quarter.
Woomelang-Lascelles recorded more scoring shots in the first term, but booted a wasteful 1.4, while Sea Lake-Nandaly was on target with three straight goals to open up an eight-point lead.
They added another five goals to one in the second quarter, and never let the Cats back into the match.
Tiger Cliff Ryan did not match his 15-goal heroics of the weeks before, but was more than handy with four goals up forward.
Sea Lake-Nandaly captain Col Durie was outstanding for the visitors, as were Jordan Doering and Glen Carrick who kicked two goals.
Jamie Church led Woomelang-Lascelles’ efforts with two goals, but was one of only five Cats to record a major.
Corey Kelley also had two, and Rohan Coburn played a good game.
Walpeup-Underbool put Jeparit-Rainbow to the sword in the first quarter of their encounter on Saturday before cruising to the finish line.
The Roos led 8.5 (53) to 0.0 (0) at the end of the first quarter, but only extended the margin by a further 16 points for the rest of the game.
Roo Kane Munro’s 10-goal haul earned him best afield honours, while Wyatt Bacon led the Lakers.
No Jeparit-Rainbow player managed to kick multiple goals.
Ouyen United was too strong for Hopetoun, winning 14.12 (96) to 9.8 (62).
The teams were evenly matched in the first and last quarters, but it was the middle of the game when the Demons did their damage.
Former AFL player Relton Roberts booted five for Ouyen United.
Liam Price was Hopetoun’s best player.