Dominant Donnys defeat Tanunda

WILLASTON produced a dominant performance on Saturday to overcome Tanunda by 41 points and advance to the Barossa, Light & Gawler senior colts grand final.

It looked as if it would be game on in the second half, after the Magpies trailed by just 19 points at half-time.

However, the Donnybrooks kicked 3.9 to 0.5 after the main break to seal the victory.

Willaston’s Owen Davis and Lachie McCluskey kicked three majors each, while Ethan East was best on ground.

Fraser Smith was serviceable for Tanunda.

Meanwhile, Nuriootpa earned a spot in this Saturday’s preliminary final after stunning South Gawler by 36 points on Sunday.

The Tigers had the ideal first half, kicking 8.5 to South’s 4.3 to take a 26-point buffer into half-time.

However, Nuri’s relentless pressure kept the Lions scoreless in the third term, putting the game to bed.

Mitch Norton kicked six goals for the victors, while Brodie Ewen and Jacob Kennon slotted two each for South.

Tiger juniors through

Nuriootpa has overcome a stubborn Tanunda by 21 points to book its place in the Barossa, Light & Gawler junior colts grand final.

The sides could barely be split at half-time, as the Tigers led by just one point.

However, a four goal to none third term set up the victory for Nuri, as Tanunda had no answers.

Dylan Heinrich kicked a couple of goals for the victors, while Shay Linke slotted two for Tanunda.

Lastly, a dominant Willaston has surged into this Saturday’s preliminary final by defeating Gawler Central by 76 points.

The Donnybrooks had all the play early, kicking 3.5 to 0.1 in the opening term, before building an unassailable 39-point lead by half-time.

Max Fraser and Mitch Hill kicked three goals each for the Donnybrooks, while Jai de la Perrelle kicked two for Central.

Jack Hudson


Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.