ROCKINGHAM has continued its domination of the Peel Football League to remain undefeated at the top of the table.
The side recorded its sixth straight win on Saturday night when they defeated Halls Head 19.8 (122) to 5.3 (33) at Anniversary Park.
It was a tight opening term and Halls Head were off to a great start, but by quarter time Rockingham had the lead by seven points.
Inaccuracy in the second term cost the home side a bigger lead as Rockingham kicked 3.3 to Halls Head’s 1.1.
At half-time Rockingham extended the margin 6.4 (40) to 3.1 (19).
But a third quarter blitz by Rockingham put the game out of reach for the visiting Halls Head.
Commonly referred to as the premiership quarter, Rockingham showed they are the competition front runners, kicking eight goals to none for the term.
By three-quarter-time the lead had blown out to 69 points.
Halls Head tried to finish the match strongly, kicking their first goal since midway through the second term, but the Rockingham forward line proved too strong.
The ball was superbly fed by the running midfield, and resulted in five more goals in the final term to push the margin out to 89 by full-time.
Nicholas Groeneburg kicked six goals for Rockingham while Dane Ugle finished with four straight.
For Halls Head, vice-captain Braddon Kazakoff was his side’s only multiple goal scorer with two for the match.
It was second against third when Waroona travelled to Baldivis Oval to take on Baldivis, and it was the visitors who held on to second place.
Waroona had to come from behind to claim the victory, leaving Baldivis a match behind in third place.
Baldivis had the better of the opening term, kicking 4.1 to Waroona’s 3.3.
The slender four-point lead was quickly evaporated in the second as Waroona kicked away.
Eight goals to just two stamped the visitor’s authority on the match as Waroona headed into half-time with a 30-point lead.
Baldivis came out firing in the third but their efforts were not rewarded on the scoreboard.
Two goals was all Baldivis could manage in their eight attempts on goal, while at the other end of the field, they were made to pay for their turnovers, with Waroona extending their lead to 39 points.
The home side didn’t lie down in the last, continuing their strong form of the third.
Baldivis were more accurate on goal in the last with 7.2 for the term to Waroona’s 2.5.
But it was too little too late for Baldivis, with Waroona holding off the fightback to record a 12-point win, 17.11 (113) to 15.11 (101).
Peter Agostino kicked three goals for Baldivis, with two goals each to Jacob Miolin, Luke Robinson, Mitchell Ryan, Jason Vasic and Aaron Heal.
For Waroona, Alan Wilson continued his great form with six goals and he was well supported by Mathew Thomas with four.
South Mandurah remains in the top four after 11 goals from Rod Tregenza secured the win over Mundijong Centrals 17.8 (110) to 11.12 (78).
The victory was well set-up by South Mandurah’s strong opening term.
The home side kicked six goals to Centrals’ three as key forward Tregenza was in all the play.
Centrals failed to find a match-up for the big forward who has had a quiet start to the season by his standards.
Centrals fought back in the second to close the margin to 10 points at the main break.
Both sides were hungry for the ball in the third, with neither side able to break away.
Wasted opportunities cost Centrals any momentum heading into the last as they kicked 3.3 to South’s 4.2 for the quarter.
Heading into the last with all the momentum, South Mandurah again linked up with Tregenza who had a day out.
He slotted his 11th goal late in the term to see his side home by 32 points.
Tregenza was joined by Sam Ferrier as the only multiple goal scorers for South Mandurah.
Daniel Dalby kicked five goals for Centrals with Daniel Wilson claiming two.
Pinjarra recorded a 50-point victory over Mandurah at home to move the side into fifth position on the table.
It was an even opening term as both sides made the most of their possession, but it was Mandurah the surprise leaders at quarter time.
That two-point lead was quickly turned into a deficit as Pinjarra began to find easier avenues to goal.
Six goals in the second gave the home side a big 9.4 (58) to 4.6 (30) lead at half-time, despite the tight opening term.
Pinjarra kicked away in the third with three goals to just one to extend their lead but the game was opened up in the last with 11 goals kicked in the quarter.
Pinjarra had six for the final term with Mandurah able to keep fighting and score five of their own.
But the match was already well and truly over, with Pinjarra claiming the win 18.13 (121) to Mandurah’s 10.11 (71).
Pinjarra’s Luke Guthrie slotted six goals for the match with Mitch Brown claiming five.
For Mandurah Jeremy King and Greg Sanders had two each in a tough day for the forward line.
Round seven kicks off on Saturday night with Halls Head to face South Mandurah, before a top three showdown when Rockingham travels to Baldivis to play on Sunday.