ROCKINGHAM Rams remain at the top of the Peel Football League ladder after a 61-point win over Mandurah Mustangs at Bendigo Bank Stadium.
The Rams continued its dominance over the competition booting 19.18 (132) to 11.5 (71) to sit one game clear of second-placed Waroona Demons.
Both teams started strongly in the first term before the Rams took a two-goal lead into the first change.
But that was as close as the Mustangs would get as the margin blew out in the second term with Rockingham doubling Mandurah’s score by half-time.
Just one goal in the third term didn’t help the Mustangs cause as the Rams opened up a nine-goal lead.
By the final whistle, Mandurah regained some composure in the last to peg back the final margin by a goal, but it was too little too late as Rockingham recorded their 11th straight win of the year.
Inaccuracy cost Baldivis the win over South Mandurah over the weekend.
South Mandurah came from behind in the last to claim a two-point victory and keep their finals hopes alive.
It was South Mandurah who started the better of the two sides, with a five-goal to two opening term.
But Baldivis hit back in the second to take a two-point lead into half-time.
Despite the parochial home crowd, South Mandurah could not fire in the third as Baldivis pushed ahead to lead by nine points at the final change.
With their season on the line, the Falcons came out firing in the last, kicking five goals for the quarter to snatch the victory late in the contest 16.6 (102) to 15.10 (100).
Peter Agostino was a standout for Baldivis with nine goals.
Waroona showed why they are considered a serious premiership threat with a demoralising 24.11 (155) to 5.6 (36) victory over cellar-dwellers Halls Head.
The Demons restricted Halls Head to just one goal in the first half of the match, while they added 14 to the scoreboard.
With the match effectively over by half-time, the Lightning were able to show some competitive spirit in the third but by the full-time whistle the Demons claimed the 119-point win to boost their already impressive percentage.
In the second close encounter of the round, Pinjarra won a tight contest against Centrals by three points.
Wasteful kicking cost Centrals any chance of the win in the 6.15 (51) to 8.6 (54) loss.
It was an uninspiring opening term with just one goal scored, and by half-time Centrals held a 14-point lead.
Pinjarra kicked four goals in the third term to hit the lead for the first time in the match as Centrals could only manage 1.3 from their scoring opportunities.
With the match on the line in the last, Centrals again blew any chance they had, kicking 1.6 to Pinjarra’s two straight goals to lose by a slender margin.
Luke Guthrie kicked four for Pinjarra and Daniel Wilson and Daniel Dalby were Centrals only multiple goal scorers with two apiece.
With seven rounds to go, Rockingham sit one game clear of Waroona, with Baldivis and South Mandurah four games behind in second and third.
Centrals round out the top five despite their loss with Pinjarra one game behind, thanks to their come-from-behind victory.