ROCKINGHAM stamped themselves as the Peel Football League’s competition frontrunners after a dominant win over fellow contender Baldivis.
A second quarter blitz of 10 goals to two set up the big 89-point win.
Baldivis were first on the board in the match at Baldivis Oval, but that was the last of their lead for the day.
Rockingham kicked three straight goals to head into quarter time 13 points in front.
The second quarter effectively ended the match with Rockingham taking a commanding 69-point lead into the main change.
Rockingham pressed ahead in the third to extend their margin to 87 points before Baldivis found their rhythm late in the match.
With only four goals to three-quarter time, the home side gave their fans something to cheer about with six goals in the last to add some respectability to the score line.
By the final whistle, Rockingham claimed the win 24.12 (156) to 10.7 (67).
Daniel Chidlow, Rowan Arnott and John New each kicked four for Rockingham, with Nicholas Groeneburg slotting three.
For the home side Peter Agostino was the shining light with four goals while Aaron Heal was the side’s only other multiple goal scorer with two.
South Mandurah remains in third position on percentage after their win over the winless Halls Head.
Power forward Rod Tregenza kicked eight as his side recorded a 26-point win.
The opening quarter was dominated by South Mandurah as the midfield ran riot.
The speed of the ball movement ensured the Falcons forward line was given the best delivery and it showed on the scoreboard as the visitors slotted seven goals to just two.
Halls Head came out firing in the second to slot six goals of their own, but inaccuracy let the side down as Souths were able to carry a slender seven-point lead into half time.
Four goals to South Mandurah extended their lead during the third, but again, inaccuracy was costing both sides.
By three-quarter-time the Falcons had opened up a 22-point lead but Halls Head refused to give in.
A late final quarter surge gave them every opportunity to take the win, but South Mandurah proved too strong to take the 18.12 (120) to 14.10 (94) win.
Tregenza was supported in the Falcons forward line by Sam Ferrier who bagged three in the match.
Mundijong Centrals are now just one win outside the top four after an eight-goal victory over Mandurah.
Both sides came out desperate in the first and as a result, scores were locked at 20-all at the first change.
Five goals to just one in the second quarter gave Centrals some breathing room before the main break as they took a 27-point lead in the main change.
The home side carried their momentum into the third as they slotted 8.1 to blow the game wide open.
Mandurah were wasteful with their opportunities in the third, converting just two of their seven shots on goal.
By three-quarter-time Centrals had secured the win, up by 59 points heading into the final term.
In a positive for Mandurah, they outscored Centrals in the last, but it was too little too late as the side won 20.10 (130) to 12.9 (81).
Daniel Wilson picked up five goals while Ryan Henley claimed four for Centrals.
For Mandurah Greg Sanders had four goals in his efforts and he was supported by Jeremy King who slotted three.
In the final match of the round, Waroona won a nail biter against cross town rivals Pinjarra by just four points, after running the side down in the final term.
Despite travelling to Parnell Street for the clash, Pinjarra went into the first change with a tight one-point lead.
The visitors continued their great start with three goals to two in the second to take a six-point lead into half-time.
A half-time rev up did little to stop the Tigers’ momentum as they slotted four goals to two to take the biggest margin of the match into three-quarter-time, 17 points.
But Waroona refused to lie down and with the crowd behind them, the side started to edge closer.
It looked as though inaccuracy in the last would cost Waroona the win after scoring five behinds for the term, but the Demons’ forward line fired the side home, to win 11.12 (78) to 11.8 (74).
The loss leaves Pinjarra down in sixth place, one win outside the top five.
Ben Matthews-Herald scored three goals along with Justin Giumelli for the Demons while for the Tigers Luke Guthrie slotted four.