Kangas fend off the Lions in emotional victory
North Albany has comfortably accounted for Royals in the top-of-the-table clash with a 42-point victory at Centennial Stadium this afternoon to complete round 10 of the Great Southern Football League.
A four goal to none third quarter set up the crucial win as the Kangas finished ahead 14.8 (92) to 7.8 (50).
The Kangas dedicated the win to former player and clubman Paul Barnett who passed away suddenly on Friday.
Luke Cameron finished with four goals in the triumph while Jesse Wynne and Lions' Harry Broomhall both kicked three.
Meanwhile yesterday Mt Barker bounced back from consecutive defeats to produce an ultra-impressive 60-point win over Railways at Tigerland.
The Bulls led by 16 points after an even first half but they booted 10 goals in a dominant last half on their way to a vital 16.11 (107) to 7.5 (47) result.
The Tigers kicked two goals early in the third term before the Bulls fired back with five unanswered goals heading into three quarter time as they opened up a 38-point buffer.
Goals to Nic Chidgzey, Corey Byrne and Sam Lehmann in the last quarter capped strong performances from that trio while Russell Wynne ran riot on a wing and David Stone won a plethora of hit outs to give his midfield clear ascendancy all day.
Midfielder Logan Stubber (two goals) and defender Bodhi Stubber were the Tigers best but the loss was a severe blow to their top two aspirations.
Denmark-Walpole recorded their first win in two months, kicking away to a 38-point win over a gallant Albany in a dour struggle at McLean Park, 12.15 (87) to 7.7 (49).
Four goals in as many minutes late in the third term proved the difference as the Magpies withstood a determined Sharks outfit who closed the margin to three points early in the third term.
However experienced campaigners Brody Hickey and Tyler Stone (four goals) stepped up to wrestle the game back in the home side's favour with a dominant five minute period.
Midfielders Jack Banks and Michael Simpson along with ruckman Stewart Davies were instrumental and pushed their side within hope of a second ever win.
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