Orroroo put up an extraordinary fight as round one kicked off and the Roos faced Crystal Brook in a grand final match. The Roos dominated in an epic battle at Roo Park where they led for the first three quarters.
Orroroo was off to a red-hot start, booting six goals to the Roosters' two. Crystal Brook slowly chipped away at the margin for the rest of the day, going from 24 points down at quarter time to seven points down at the long break following the second quarter where the Roosters started its come-back kicking four goals to the Roos' one.
The Roosters managed another four in the third with the Roos having a five-point lead coming into the final quarter.
A tense quarter ensued as the Roos wanted to redemption from last year's grand final loss. The Roosters managed two goals to the Roos' one, getting the Brookies over the line to win by six points.
Will Combe was best in front of the goals for the Roosters and booted four and also took out best player honours. For the Roos, Thomas Moten kicked three and Josh Lawson was best.
Tigers put on dominant display
Southern Flinders triumphed in spectacular fashion as the opened their season with a 93-point win over Jamestown-Peterborough at Victoria Park. The Magpies were held scoreless in the first quarter as the Tigers kicked four goals.
The Tigers added another two goals to the scoreboard in the second while Jamestown-Peterborough scored their first goal. Southern Flinders went into the long break with a 34-point lead.
The Tigers continued to build momentum in the round one clash, kicking four in the third while the Magpies managed just two behinds. Another six goals were piled on in the final quarter by the Tigers to the Magpies' one goal, sealing the win for Southern Flinders.
Best for the Tigers was Joel Palmer while William Serle kicked six goals. For the Magpies, Nathan Sparks was best and Andrew Parsons kicked two goals.
Broughton-Mundoora kicked off its 2019 season with a 71-point victory over BMW at Port Broughton. The Eagles got off to a steady start, kicking four goals to the Lions' two.
They both added one a-piece in the second, with the Eagles managing a 17-point lead at half-time.
Another four goals were added to the board by the Eagles in third as the Lions managed two. Broughton-Mundoora piled on eight goals in the final quarter to the Lions' one goal.
Best for the Eagles was Tom Button. For the Lions, Ashley Ayles kicked two goals and Lukas Kangur took out best player honours.