Falcons off to flyer, Baldivis crush Dwellingup as second division kicks off | photos

South Mandurah kicked off their second division season with a huge victory over North Mandurah at Falcon Oval on Saturday.

A hot start and a quicker finish paved the way as the Falcons dismantled their Magpie rivals with a 16.10 (106) to 4.0 (24) display.

The home side wasted little time in jumping out to a handy lead, booting the first four goals with Rhys Cherry prominent early.

Ivan Lyndon managed to peg one back for the Magpies late in the term to breathe life into their effort, but the Falcons remained a healthy 20 points up at the first change.

Leigh Branch made things a little more interesting giving North an early goal in the second to cut the margin down to 14 points, but the reigning premiers put their foot on the pedal in response.

A run of six unanswered goals broke the game wide open, as Cherry and Michael Drazic continued to find the scoreboard while Robert Armstead also impressed.

By the end of the third South Mandurah led by nine goals, a lead they increased to 82 points by the time the final siren came around.

Cherry finished the day with three majors to his name, as South Mandurah cemented themselves as a contender in the division once again.

Baldivis Blue def. Dwellingup

The margin was even bigger at Baldivis Oval, where the Brumbies' Blue squad demolished the Razorbacks in a powerhouse display.

Five-goal hauls to both Nickolas Pavlovic and Daniel Lazzari gave the Brumbies all the firepower they needed to cruise to a 24.14 (158) to 2.2 (14) drubbing of Dwellingup.

The Razorbacks managed to absorb some damage in the early goings while snaring a major of their own, but even still they trailed by 23 points at the first change.

Their fortunes didn't improve in the second either, with Baldivis rampaging their way to a 10-goal lead at half time.

Dwellingup did manage to score their second goal in the third, but there was little they could do to stop Baldivis from scoring as they eventually endedthe game with a staggering 144-point win.

The victory sends Baldivis Blue to the top of the ladder after round one, with a clash against North Mandurah coming in round two.