Three on the trot for Magpies after 10-point win

Three on the trot for Magpies after 10-point win

North Whyalla maintained its perfect start to the Whyalla Football League A grade season with a 10-point win against Central Whyalla at Memorial Oval on Saturday.

The battle between the league's early pacesetters went the way of the Magpies with a 7.14 (56) to 7.4 (46) result.

Frederick Ward was pivotal for North with three majors and he was helped by teammate Sam Venning's two goals, while Kade Gale-Jones kicked three at the other end.

North had the better of the first term to lead by 13 points at the first break, before kicking clear in the second quarter.

They extended the lead to 31 points at half-time yet the margin may have been more had it not been for seven of their nine scoring shots ending as behinds.

The Roosters hit back with a strong third quarter which reduced the deficit to only seven points, after kicking four goals to one behind.

That set the stage for a frantic fourth term and with a goal apiece it was North making it three wins from three to start the season.

Elsewhere, a see-sawing encounter between South Whyalla and Roopena ended with a win for the Demons by 12 points at Bennett Oval.

South dominated the final term to win 7.9 (51) to 5.9 (39) and register their first points of the season.

Roopena started well and led by 11 points at quarter-time after seven scoring shots to one, but it was all South Whyalla after the break as they added three goals and seven behinds to their tally while keeping Roopena scoreless to take the score to 4.7 (31) to 2.5 (17).

Three goals to one in the third term saw the Roos edge back in front at the final break by two points.

Yet much like the second quarter they failed to fire in the fourth term and two goals for the Demons allowed them to take a tight win, with Roopena remaining winless.

Kareem Aitken led the way for Souths with two goals and was matched by Roopena's Dj Smith.

Meanwhile, West Whyalla pushed clear after half-time to defeat Weeroona Bay 11.6 (72) to 2.7 (19) at Bennett Oval on Friday night.

The 53-point triumph was the Dragons' second successive victory after they kept the Tigers goalless in the final two quarters.

West Whyalla had the better of the first term with three goals to three behinds ensuring a 15-point lead at quarter-time, before both teams added a pair of majors in the second term.

That gave the Dragons a 14-point advantage, which they extended in the third term thanks to another three goals, as Weeroona Bay could only manage two behinds.

Trailing by 34 points at the final break, the Tigers failed to add to their score in the fourth term as West Whyalla saw out the match with a trio of goals.

Leading the way in front of goal with three apiece were Shannon Winders and Ben English.