Gnowangerup brush aside nearest rivals Lake Grace-Pingrup with commanding 65-point win in OFA

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Gnowangerup's Fraser House was again in dominant form.
Camera IconGnowangerup's Fraser House was again in dominant form. Credit: Richard Poulish

Reigning premiers Gnowangerup have produced a dominant second half on their way to a crushing 65-point win over Lake Grace-Pingrup in the top-of-the-table clash in the Ongerup Football Association at Gnowangerup on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were relentless after half-time as they kicked 11 goals and conceded just three on their way to an eighth-straight victory in the 2022 competition.

Just seven points separated the two sides at quarter-time but three goals in the second stanza helped the home side stretch the margin to 13 points by the long break.

The Bombers kicked two majors in the third term but the Bulldogs added five as they began to assert their dominance around the ball.

The margin was 34 points at three-quarter-time and it was all the Bulldogs in a rampant final term as they kicked six goals to one to seal another emphatic win.

Key forward Lewis Davis was again the main avenue to goal for the winners booting five, while Liam Phillips (four goals) and Damien Stewart (three) also chipped in as the Bulldogs ran out winners 17.10 (112) to 7.5 (47).

Midfielder Fraser House was superb for the home side and joined in the best players by Liam Phillips and Ethan Caldwell.

Luke Bairstow and Mitch O’Neill were the major goal kickers for the visitors with two goals each and they both were influential.

The win puts the Bulldogs four games clear on top of the table.

Boxwood Hill moved to third after recording their third win of the season, beating Jerramungup by 57 points.

The Eagles started strongly at home in search of their first win of the year but Boxwood kicked clear after half-time.

Boxwood added nine goals to three in the second half on their way to a convincing win, 13.16 (94) to 5.7 (37), as Shane Davy bagged five majors for the visitors.

Boxwood were also well served by Brett Plane and Beau Vaux.

The Eagles’ best players were Willem Liebenberg, Michael Lester and Aaron Winters.

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