At Broughton Oval, a potent second quarter kicking towards the netball courts end, where the Roosters slammed on seven goals to two set up a ruthless 74-point victory by Crystal Brook over their 2016 grand final nemesis Broughton Mundoora.
Just to add to the slice in this contest, it included a quarter time melee as well.
Crystal Brook won the match convincingly, with the final scoreboard reading 19.8 (122) to 7.6 (48).
Siblings William and Campbell Combe had a big influence on the proceedings, kicking seven goals between them to be in the Brooks’ best players.
Potent key forward Brad Eagle was as impressive at centre half forward where he finished with three goals.
Promoted from the seconds, Chad Tobin did a manful job in ruck for the Roosters.
Another former Mail medallist, Luke Kapitola, was consistent and creative through the middle as well.
Daniel Hill only kicked three goals in this game, but now has 25 after the first four matches and is already 10 goals ahead of his nearest rival, Eagle Chris Elliott, on 15.
Roosters second tier midfielder Isaac Arbon chimed in with a pair as well.
For hosts Broughton Mundoora, Dylan Hewett and coach Rian Crane, were their best performers.
Thomas Wheelen and Andrew Wilson were durable in defence.
Assistant coach Ben O'Donohue worked industriously, having an influence in his on-ball role.
Elliott, the grand final hero last year kicked four of his team’s seven goals in this contest.
Crystal Brook captain Luke Kapitola:
“We were a little undermanned with Luke Slattery in China and Matt Gates with work commitments, while Shane Biasci is still injured.
“It was a very satisfying to grab a win like we did.
“We only had one player on the bench after half time, losing centre half back Ben Arbon and David Jeffries from our ruck division in the first half.”
Southern Flinders v Jamestown Peterborough
In an enthralling clash at Laura Oval, hosts Southern Flinders held on to defeat a gallant Jamestown Peterborough side by seven points.
The Magpies had the lead at both quarter and half time, but with a three goals to one third term Scott Brand’s troops edged out to a one-goal advantage.
Both teams kicked a single goal in the last term, with the final score Southern Flinders 7.12 (54) defeating Jamestown Peterborough 7.5 (47).
Back to his marking best, Shane Ballantyne, was influential in the key forward post, while centre half back Tai Martin-Page wasn’t far behind him.
On a half back flank Koby Millington, and across half forward Rhys Millington both had an impact on the contest, while in ruck this this week Lachlan Pole did a great job.
Rotating on the ball Ziek Kay also had his moments.
Controlling plenty of the ball across half back Sam Redden was the Magpies best, closely followed by on-ball talents Patrick McInerney and Nicholas Rynne.
Teenage wingman Edward Bray was polished and creative, while Sam O'Grady had his share of the ball.
For the Tigers, they have seven different goal scorers, while Joshua Reeves and the athletic Henry Moore both kicked two goals for the visitors.
Southern Flinders coach Scott Brand:
“The boys are showing plenty of character and scrapping out wins.
“To be three (wins) and one (loss) at this point shows we are having a crack.
“We have four of our top six from last season best and fairest count on a long term injury list, and only one of them will be back this season at all.
“There are another three in the shorter term category.
“Young indigenous talent Robbie Nash had an operation on a collar bone last Monday.
“Jarren Turner has knee and ankle issues at the moment and Keenan Smith did a medium grade hammy and is expected to miss three weeks.
“It will be a tough one this week against the Brook.”
Orroroo v BMW
The Roos collected a second win for the season, defeating the Booleroo-Melrose-Willington Lions by 32 points, after only eight points separated the combatants after an engrossing first half.
Orroroo kicked five goals to one after the half time break, with four coming in the final stanza.
The Roos won 12.10 (82) to the BMW Lions 7.8 (50).
Declan Duffy, in a new role at centre half back, and Luke Bowman, full forward, with a round-high five goals yield were the stand outs in the contest.
Other Roos to have an impact included Andrew Catford, Ashley Barton and Tom Reid, who’s personal effort included a pair of majors.
Jonathon Byerlee was an important cog as well with a trice of majors.
Eric Brereton led the way for the expected cellar dwellers, followed by Kyle Blesing, Joseph Koch and Darcy Shute.
Edward Trupp kicked four of the Lions seven goals, while former Spencer Gulf Mail medallist Graham Cooke chimed in with two goals.
A negative from the game is that Billy Tapscott had a significant tear of his hamstring and will miss upwards of a month.
Orroroo coach Luke Ellery:
“Declan gave a defensive mindset and a composure to our forward line, definitely being best on ground, producing a consistent game across the four quarters.
“The Lions gave us a surprise with their tackling pressure, run and turnovers created in the first half especially.
“The Lions’ use of the ball was their strength and an area we need to work on diligently.
“Our usual suspects, Andrew Catford across half back, along with captains Tom Reid and Darren Hughes were good again
“Ash Barton linked up well across half forward and the wing.
“Damien Ellery and Graham Cooke had a good dual in their one-on-one battle, with Damian getting upper hand in the end.”