Injury-hit Kangas prevail over Sharks, Lions remain unbeaten

Staff reportersAlbany Advertiser

Defending premiers North Albany are one of three sides locked on two wins after three rounds of the Great Southern Football League competition, securing their second win of the season against Albany this afternoon.

The Kangas produced a dominant second half as they ran out comfortable 105-point winners over the Sharks in warm conditions at Centennial Stadium to wrap up round 3.

After a hotly contested first half that saw the Sharks down by 39 points at the main break, the Kangas superior fitness showed as they piled on 10 goals to one after the break to run away with a 20.20 (140) to 5.5 (35) win.

Jake Becroft finished with five majors, Corey Hitchcock chipped in with three playing through the middle while Jack McPhee and Alec Haskins were strong contributions for the Kangas.

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Shaquille Narrier bagged four of the Sharks five goals while Jordan Oldfield used the ball well all day.

The Kangas join Railways and Mt Barker with eight points after those two sides had contrasting afternoon’s yesterday.

At McLean Park, the Tigers were stunned by a fired-up Magpies side in the opening term as the home side piled on six goals to two and were in total control.

But things changed dramatically after quarter time as the Tigers hit top gear, kicking nine goals to one in the second term to take a 25-point buffer into half time.

The visitors kept the Magpies at bay in the last half as midfielder Zane Marwick was at his prolific best and younger brother Coen Marwick booted six goals in the 47-point victory.

Ryan Gaerth was terrific around the stoppages for the Magpies and Hendrix Ropiha began brightly in the first term but their side let it all slip, going down 19.12 (126) to 12.7 (79).

The Bulls suffered their first loss of the season, going down to Royals in the highly-anticipated top of the table clash at Centennial Stadium on Saturday.

The Lions produced the first surprise of the GSFL season, dismantling the Bulls by 35 points to be the only unbeaten team in the competition.

The 8.14 (62) to 4.3 (27) win was set up by a dominant first half with livewire forward Sam Baddeley-Holmes booting four majors.

On top of their disappointing performance, the Bulls finished the match with plenty of injury concerns heading into a grand final rematch with the Kangas this Sunday.

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