GAWLER Central ensured that the wooden spoon will be heading to Freeling after it defeated the Redlegs by 17 points in Barossa, Light & Gawler reserves football on Saturday.
The Tigers started poorly and were held scoreless in the first term, trailing by 14 points at the break.
Central hit back hard in the second, and tied the scores at half-time.
Despite trailing at three-quarter-time, the Tigers rallied and kicked four goals to one to secure the win.
Corey Nesbitt was the only multiple goal-kicker with two.
Meanwhile, Angaston moved to first spot on the table by knocking off Barossa District by 31 points.
Riley Argent, Adam Rogers and Tom Jackaman kicked two majors each for the Panthers in the win.
Brad Traynor was best on ground for the Dogs.
South Gawler has kept its top two aspirations alive with a 10-point victory over Nuriootpa.
The Lions went into quarter-time with a 25-point lead and, despite trailing by a point at three-quarter-time, ran out victors.
Jordan Tippins, Alex Hansen and Frank Noto slotted a couple of goals each for South.
Lastly, Tanunda narrowly prevented an upset by beating Willaston by 21 points.
Tom Falkenberg slotted four, while Ben Biagi chimed in with three majors for the victors.
Lachlan McCluskey continued his solid recent form with a three-goal game.
Freeling’s hopes of finishing outside of the bottom two were quashed after losing to Gawler Central by 12 points in senior colts.
Jaye Mathews booted four majors, while Tom Cameron and Connor Mannion kicked two each for the Tigers.
Angaston has one foot inside the top four after it shocked Barossa District by two points.
Ben Burgemeister was sensational with four goals for the Panthers, while Josh Dyer nailed three for the Dogs.
Elsewhere, South Gawler defeated an inaccurate Nuriootpa by 10 points.
The Tigers booted 2.11, while the Lions managed 4.9.
Lachie Westlake was Nuri’s best on ground, while Sam Riggs was South’s top player.
Tanunda has all but secured its top two status after it beat Willaston by 31 points.
Isaac Feltus and Jayden Birchard kicked three and two goals, respectively, for the Pies.
Freeling kept its faint finals hopes alive with an 88-point win over Gawler Central.
Ethan Parish had a field day for the Legs with four goals.
Angaston couldn’t hold onto its half-time lead as it succumbed to Barossa District by 16 points.
Nathan Dyer booted five majors, making it 10 goals in three matches.
Nuriootpa put on a clinic as it beat South Gawler by 111 points.
Tyson Helmers, Markus Mader and Kai Rosenzweig shared nine goals evenly for the Tigers.
Lastly, Tanunda stunned Willaston by one point to all but seal a top two finish.
Saxon Evans slotted six goals for the Donnybrooks, while Luca Whitelum kicked four for the Pies.