OFA 2023: Strong second term powers Lake Grace-Pingrup to impressive home win, Boxwood Hill remain unbeaten

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Lake Grace-Pingrup's Luke Bairstow was a key figure in his side’s win.
Camera IconLake Grace-Pingrup's Luke Bairstow was a key figure in his side’s win. Credit: Cameron Newbold /Albany Advertiser

Lake Grace-Pingrup produced a superb second quarter on their home turf to down reigning premiers Gnowangerup in round five of the Ongerup Football Association competition on Saturday.

Scores were level at quarter-time but a five goal to one second stanza from Lake Grace-Pingrup was the catalyst for their 22-point triumph.

Lake Grace-Pingrup dominated the second term and their five goals helped open up a 26-point buffer at the long break.

The Bulldogs fought back to win the third term and kick three goals as they cut the deficit to 22 heading into the all-important final stanza.

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However, the home side dug deep and despite kicking 1.6 in the fourth they went on to record their third win of the 2023 campaign.

The visitors booted two goals in the final term and kept challenging their opponents but ultimately went down, 8.6 (54) to 10.16 (76).

The result leaves Lake Grace-Pingrup one game clear of the Bulldogs in second spot on the ladder.

Meanwhile in the other fixture Boxwood Hill maintained their perfect record this season, absorbing a strong test from Newdegate at Newdegate.

The visitors led early before the Lions levelled scores by half-time with three majors in the second term.

Boxwood went to another level after the long break though, kicking five unanswered goals on their way to a 33-point win.

Nic Bertola, Rohan Vaux, captain George Bungey and Edward Moir led the way for the winners who remain unbeaten this season.

The Lions were best served by Nelson Kent, Jacob Conti, Blake Dunkeld and Jack Walter.

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