Perfect conditions for football welcomed Langhorne Creek to Myponga oval with both sides desperate to win.
The first quarter both sides tried to assert themselves with the Hawks getting plenty of forward entries but failed to convert where the Mudlarks were quite efficient kicking 4.1 for the quarter to lead the Creeks by 10 points at the first change.
Kellock as always loomed as a danger up forward for the Creeks while Carpenter for the Mudlarks was giving plenty of drive through the midfield for the Mudlarks.
Through the second and third quarter’s the Mudlarks set up the game.
M Merrett in defence for the Mudlarks was moving the ball on quickly and executing with precision up forward where brother B Merrett was keeping the Creek defence on edge.
The Mudlarks scoring seven goals to the Creeks four to give them a 37 point buffer at the last change.
The Creeks weren’t finished yet as in the last quarter they lifted, Perrey, Arbon and Dominish bought others into the game as they clawed back the deficit.
Kellock finished with four goals for the Creek but the deficit was just too much with the Mudlarks winning by 23 points. B Merrett finished with four goals for the day while swingman J Hutchinson kicked his own three.
For the Creeks, Kellock was a standout while Perrey was damaging around the stoppages.
Final scores were 13.6-84 to 9.7-61.
In round five, the Mudlarks will travel to Mount Compass to face the reigning champions in what will be a tough day at the office while Langhorne Creek will host the undefeated Encounter Bay Eagles.
Kellock loomed as a danger up forward for the Creeks while Carpenter was giving plenty of drive through the midfield for the Mudlarks