Merciless Roosters go big against depleted Bombers

TWO Wells continued its perfect start to the Adelaide Plains A-grade football season with a thumping 254-point victory over a struggling Hamley Bridge on Saturday.

The Roosters dominated from the get-go, and led by 101 points at half-time.

However, they produced one of the best third quarters in recent  memory when they kicked 14.4 to the Bombers’ one goal to lead by 183 points at the final change.

The reigning premiers refused to take their foot off the gas, and kicked another 11 goals to end the match.

Lee Henderson and Matthew Camplin kicked eight goals each for the victors, as their side had 13 individual goal-kickers.

Two Wells coach Neville Seccafien was satisfied with the commanding win.

“It was good, especially in the second half,” he said.

“They (Hamley) were having a crack, but they were just undermanned.”

The Roosters were also missing Andrew Hardiman and Dylan Wise, with the former withdrawn late following concerns with his driver.

Regardless, they had no issues disposing of the Bombers, with Henderson and Camplin running riot.

“They were very good, especially Henderson in the first quarter – he was good one-grabbing the ball and leading up,” Seccafien said.

“Camplin was up forward and in the midfield.

“There were 13 goal-kickers, it wasn’t just relying on one avenue.”

Off-season recruit Ty Hocking was named as the Roosters’ best, and Seccafien said he’s been impressed in the past few weeks.

“He’s been very good, he was coming into an established midfield, we’ve got a couple of Mail medallists in there and you have to earn your stripes,” he said.

“I started him off in the guts, and his ability to hit through the pack and hit the ball with pace.

“He’s starting to fit in really  well – any new player to the group takes a while to fit in with ruck plans and stuff, but now it’s starting to show.”

Tigers trump Owls Elsewhere, United defeated Angle Vale by 56 points in a sluggish contest.

The Tigers kicked 10.20 to the Owls’ 2.12, but the former initially trailed.

Angle Vale led by 11 points at the first break, kicking 1.8 to three behinds, but fell behind from there.

Sam Krieg, Valor Thach and Heath Pym kicked two each for the victors.

Eagles step up Hummocks-Watchman announced itself as a genuine finals contender with a 22-point win over Virginia.

The Eagles trailed by 29 points at quarter-time, but booted eight goals to three in the second term to snatch the lead.

The Rams then kicked away to lead by 16 points at the final break, but were held scoreless after three-quarter-time.

Nathan Studham kicked four for the victors.

Pies pip Peckers Lastly, Mallala took out a thrilling seven-point victory over Balaklava.

The Magpies led by 16 points at half-time, but only by one point at three-quarter-time.

Angus Bruggemann kicked three for the winners, while Lachlan Michael and Shane Moss snagged two each for the Peckers.

 

Jack Hudson

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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.

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