Johnson's perfect 10 lifts Baldivis to big win over Centrals

Blaine Johnson bagged a whopping 10 goals and Baldivis stretched their streak to eight straight wins when they took care of business against the Blues at Baldivis Oval on Saturday.

The Brumbies kept the Blues to just one goal for the first half, setting the tone for the 16.9 (105) to 5.11 (41) smashing they delivered despite an improved second half from their guests.

Ben Higgs slotted the first goal of the day to get things rolling, before Johnson followed with two of his own to round out a solid first quarter for the home side.

Centrals went into the second looking to mount a comeback, but Baldivis was well and truly gaining momentum after Higgs and Johnson once again combined for the first three majors of the quarter.

Baldivis had already piled up six goals by the time Chase Garlett bagged Centrals' first midway through the term, but Johnson had six to his name alone by half time to see the Brumbies lead by 56 points at the long break.

Dylan Thomas was effective for the Blues booting the first goal of the second half as they attempted to return to form, but James Russell and Josh Branchi continued to dominate around the ground as Johnson stacked a further three goals to his tally in the third.

The Brumbies led by 11 straight kicks at the end of the third term, but the Blues managed to conjure a strong enough finish to restrict that margin from blowing out any further.

Johnson secured his 10th major with the final goal of the game.

The win takes Baldivis to a stunning eight straight victories, with their most recent loss coming all the way back in round four.

Meanwhile Johnson's bag of 10 restores his lead atop the league's goal-kicking tally, with his total of 48 good enough to have him three ahead of Rockingham's Luke Dowling.

Centrals remain in fourth despite their loss, but sit just 0.06 per cent above Mandurah.

Both sides now head into a week off with the Landmark Country Football Championships to be played this weekend.



B. Johnson 10, B. Higgs 3, J. Branchi, C. Schnaars, J. Ritchie


C. Garlett 2, T. Keeffe, D. Thomas, J. Smith



B. Johnson, J. Russell, J. Branchi, H. Lynn, J. O''Neil


D. Thomas, B. Mcphail, M. Somerville, J. Martinez, C. Collard, Z. Atwell