Mount Compass' dominant win over Encounter Bay on Saturday, August 4

CHASE: Mount Compass footballer Braden Ritter sends the footy into his side's attack during their win over Encounter Bay. Photo: Jesse Ehlers.
CHASE: Mount Compass footballer Braden Ritter sends the footy into his side's attack during their win over Encounter Bay. Photo: Jesse Ehlers.

Mount Compass showed that they are again the team to beat when they demolished Encounter Bay on the Bay Oval.

The Eagles had their customary slow start to the game while the Dogs were straight into action with Pinyon and Vitkunis each kicking two goals for the quarter.

Scudds kicked another from a free kick while Bays could only score points. Their only bright spot for the quarter was mark of the day to Ben Davis who shortly after was sent off for five minutes.

Quarter time scores were Compass 5.1 to Bays 0.4

The second term was a disaster for Bays despite Karpany kicking their first and only goal for the first half.

The Dogs were too big and too strong for the young Eagles who lost both Hooper boys to serious injury before half time. Pinyon, Parsons and Ziggy Vitkunis between them kicked seven goals.

Callum Tonkin, Bays’ classy ruckman and only tall player left, was continually penalised in ruck which was a frustrating to his team.

The game was all wrapped up at half time, Mt Compass 12.4 to Encounter Bay 1.4.

As has been the case in recent weeks, Bays battled on and played much better footy when it was too late. Karpany and Neale started to show form and hit the scoreboard with three goals, while Mt Compass stagnated to a degree.

At three quarter time Bays were 10 goals behind and playing only for pride.

The last quarter saw the game open up a bit as Bays began to run and carry the ball. Lochy Wiliams finished a good team effort with a long goal, and Neale kicked another but they had no answer to Pinyon and Co. as Compass cruised to an easy win. 16.9 to 6.7.

The season may well be gone for the Bays as their injury list to key players continues to grow alarmingly.

On the bright side, the blooding of many senior colts into A Grade has been exciting and will pay off in the near future. These included Fyfe and Sweetman who were in their best players again.

Crispin and Kleinig maintained their good form. Barnes did well while Neale and Karpany made the most of limited chances up forward.

For Mt Compass, Pinyon with seven goals was unstoppable and if he was out of position Parsons and the Vitkunis boys did the job.

Hoban had an even battle with Tonkin in ruck while Corbett again showed what a fine player he is. It appears  Mount Compass are marching towards another flag.