Magpie machine rolls on

TANUNDA kept its undefeated record intact after defeating Kapunda by six goals in Barossa, Light & Gawler reserves football on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies started well and led by nine points at half-time.

However, Tanunda kicked away in the third term, scoring 3.1 to nothing to set up the win.

James Heidrich kicked two goals for the victors.

Meanwhile, reigning premiers Angaston flexed its muscle by belting Freeling by 77 points.

The Panthers kept the Redlegs scoreless in the opening half and led by 47 points at half-time.

Panther Brett Burgess had a successful return to the club, booting four majors.

Dwayne Shaw was one of Freeling’s two goal-kickers in his 200th match for the club.

Down at Princes Park, South Gawler dominated its local derby with Gawler Central, winning comfortably by 124 points.

 Brodie Barker and Clayton Cameron booted three goals each, the former looking ominous before pinging a hamstring midway through the third term.

In the final match, Barossa District came from behind to steal victory from Willaston by one goal.

Jai Kovatseff led the way with five majors for the Bulldogs, while Tjerayh Ware and Daniel Wilson snagged two each for the Donnybrooks.

Under 17

Tanunda put on a clinic in under 17 football, defeating Kapunda by 97 points.

 Dylan Birchard and Isaac Feltus continued their solid form by booting four majors each. Angaston enjoyed a 59-point win over Freeling, but it could have been much more.

The Panthers booted 9.16 for the afternoon to the Redlegs’ 1.5.

Zak Heintze-Unger and Jordan Brook both booted three majors for the victors.

A five-goal final term from South Gawler saw it defeat Gawler Central by 21 points.

Bailey Puvogel booted three goals for Central, while Cody Gilchrist and Jacob Kennon snagged three each for South.

Lastly, a Max Fraser-led Willaston stormed to a 42-point win over Barossa District.

The Donnybrooks’ tall forward booted six goals and was his side’s best.

Under 15

In junior colts action, Kapunda earned its second win of the season with a four-point victory over Tanunda.

William Glen was the only multiple goal-kicker on the day, slotting two for the victors.

Freeling moved into the top four with a seven-point win over Angaston.

Austin Poulton and Luke Burgess booted two goals each for the Redlegs.

South Gawler enjoyed a day out as it defeated Gawler Central by 133 points.

Jordan Russell kicked seven majors.

Barossa District held off a resilient Willaston by three points.

Saxon Evans booted three goals and Angus Arthur nailed two.


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.