A blistering premiership quarter from Kilcunda Bass has led the Panthers to a crucial win in round four of the Alex Scott & Staff West Gippsland Football Netball Competition.
The home side led by 10 points at half-time of the clash at Bass Recreation Reserve, but turned the screw in the third term, with five straight goals while keeping the visiting Stars scoreless.
Garfield fought back in the final quarter, but the 40-point three-quarter time deficit proved too much to overcome and it feel 14 points short, 14.4 (88) to 11.8 (74).
Panthers forward Jason Wells made it 12 goals in two games with seven majors in a best-on-ground performance.
Daniel Mock, Ben Law and Matt Edwards were the other standout performers, while Will Collis (two goals), Ned Marsh and Jarryd Drew were best for the Stars.
Kilcunda Bass doubled up with a 55-25 win on the netball court – it’s first of the A grade season.
Sunday’s highly anticipated clash between Cora Lynn and Koo Wee Rup failed to deliver the close contest many expected, with the Cobras running out a convincing, if inaccurate, 10.18 (78) to 6.7 (43) winner.
Jason Toan Chris Johnson and Jeremy Monckton led the way for the home side, which led at every change, and competition leading goal-kicker Nathan Langley continued his stellar form with four goals.
Jesse Hand, Nathan Muratore and Craig Dyker fought the good fight for the Demons, with Mitch Collins the only multiple goal-kicker with three for the day.
There was better news for the Demons on the netball court, where Mariah Bell (31 goals) and Bec Christie (15) led the A grade side to a 47-36 victory and second place on the ladder.
Koo Wee Rup continues to chase Korumburra Bena, which kept its perfect record intact with a hard-fought 45-34 win against Phillip Island.
The Giants led by four goals at half-time before extending the gap to 10 by the last change and held the Island at arm’s length from there.
Korumburra-Bena’s football side continues to plug away but once again came up short against a strong Bulldogs outfit.
Steven Pimm booted six and best-on-ground Jack Taylor four in the efficient 22.8 (140) to 5.5 (35) win, with Hayden Moore and Shaun Everington also prominent.
William Jeffs put in another great shift for the Giants, with help from Ben Fitzpatrick and Ash Snooks.
Dalyston once again impressed in both arenas against Bunyip.
Kyle Kirk, Clay Tait and Brad Fisher (six goals) caught the eye in the Magpies’ 13.16 (94) to 6.7 (43) win at Bunyip Recreation Reserve to make it four wins from four.
The A grade side also maintained pace at the top end of the ladder, with a 40-24 win.
A 16-7 opening term proved the difference for Inverloch Kongwak’s A grade side, which registered a 44-37 win on the back of Kelly Boyd’s 31 goals.
The high-flying football side needed a big final-quarter effort to maintain its perfect record.
The Sea Eagles shaded a high-scoring opening term and extended their lead to 14 points by half-time.
However, the home side only managed four behinds in the third term while the visiting Goon registered three goals to pinch the lead at the final change.
It was all Inverloch-Kongwak from there as the unbeaten ladder leader piled on eight goals from 13 scoring shots to win 15.19 (109) to 10.3 (63).
Shem Hawking led the charge, with support from Corey Casey and Josh Purcell, while Toby Mahoney finished with four goals.
Toby Sherer, Tom Dovaston (five goals) and Tyler Payroli were best for the Goon.
This week, Inverloch-Kongwak and Phillip Island host Kilcunda Bass and Garfield, while Cora Lynn, Nar Nar Goon and Bunyip travel to Korumburra-Bena, Dalyston and Koo Wee Rup.