ROCKINGHAM head into this week’s grand final rematch with Waroona undefeated after a 63-point win over Baldivis in the Peel Football League on Saturday.
The Rams were tested early in the match as the Brumbies came out firing, but after holding a four-point quarter-time lead, that blew out in the second.
It was a six-goal to one quarter in favour of the Rams as the lead opened to 38 points.
From there, the Brumbies were never in the match as the Rams recorded their 13th straight win 20.20 (140) to 12.5 (77).
Peter Agostino continued his strong year with three goals in a losing side.
South Mandurah remain in third position on the table after a big 44-point win over last-placed Halls Head.
The match didn’t go as planned for the Falcons as they were forced to come from three goals down early in the match.
The Lightning came out firing in the first and with their accurate kicking opened up a 15-point lead.
The Falcons pressure came in the second, but the Lightning continued to hold their nerve and take a well-deserved nine-point lead into the main change.
But five goals to two for the Falcons saw them regain the lead and in front of their home crowd, didn’t let that position slip.
The Falcons kicked away in the last before recording the 20.14 (134) to 14.6 (90) win.
Rod Tregenza kicked eight for the Falcons and he was well supported by Reece Price who claimed five.
For Halls Head, gun Braddon Kazakoff kicked three along with Jake Lally.
Mandurah scraped home against finals contender Mundjiong to keep their slim finals hopes alive, 15.8 (98) to 14.10 (94).
Centrals were on the board early in the match and continued their run and carry through to quarter time with a five-goal lead.
But that lead quickly evaporated in the second as the Mustangs responded with eight goals for the quarter.
By half-time Mandurah had a 14-point lead, but Centrals refused to lie down.
They outscored the Mustangs in the third to close the gap to just three points at the final change but it was Mandurah who held their nerve in the last to take the heart-stopping four-point win.
Aaron Thomas kicked four in the winning Mustangs line-up while Greg Sanders had three.
For Centrals, Daniel Dalby kicked four goals with Daniel Wilson claiming three.
Waroona claimed their 12th straight win of the 2012 season by easily accounting for Pinjarra 21.11 (137) to 6.4 (40).
The Demons kicked 21 goals for the match, despite both sides registering a goalless term in the third quarter.
Waroona kicked six goals in the first term and another six in the second to post a 37-point lead.
But the crowd were left stunned as neither side could register a major, with the Demons slotting four behinds to nothing for the Tigers.
The Pinjarra home crowd were again left with nothing to cheer as their side failed to register a goal in the last, leaving them goalless for the entire second half while the Demons kicked nine goals in the last to record a 97-point win.
Matt Thomas kicked six goals for the Demons while Alan Wilson had five and for Pinjarra Luke Guthrie was his side’s only multiple goal scorer with two.
All sides will head into this week’s bye before the eagerly anticipated grand final rematch at Anniversary Park on Sunday, July 22.