Baldivis grind out tough win over gutsy South Mandurah

Baldivis stretched their winning streak to five straight games when they collected a 5.2 (32) to 7.8 (50) win over South Mandurah at Falcon Oval on Sunday afternoon.

Led by a blistering performance from Aden Field and a three-goal haul from Ben Higgs, the Brumbies were able to continue on their winning ways despite a slow start.

The Falcons had the hotter hand early keeping Baldivis goalless in the first term while Brad Holmes and Warwick Taylor piled up two majors.

But Baldivis hit back in the exact same fashion, booting two through Higgs and James Russell in the second while Souths this time went without a major on the board.

The Falcons responded kicking the first of the second half through Jack Shanahan, but they weren't able to sustain their lead as Field, Russell and Jarrad Heal all put in solid efforts around the ground to see Baldivis edge in front at the final change.

Goals to both Holmes and Jack Varley threatened to see South Mandurah steal the win when they each brought the Falcons within a kick, but Higgs was able to conjure two goals in the final stretch as Baldivis nabbed victory.

The win rockets the Brumbies into top spot on the ladder, while South Mandurah remains in sixth.

Each side now enters the bye week.

Goals

South Mandurah

B. Holmes 2, W. Taylor, J. Varley, J. Shanahan

Baldivis

B. Higgs 3, D. Sudden, B. Johnson, J. Ritchie, J. Russell

Best

South Mandurah

J. Shanahan , J. Varley, R. Steinbock, M. Holmes, S. Clune

Baldivis

A. Field, J. Russell, J. Heal, J. Branchi, J. O'Neil