Willunga defeated Strathalbyn in Great Southern football by 23 points

DROPS OUT: Encounter Bay player Ryan Corby spills the football as he is tackled on Saturday in the junior colts match against McLaren.
DROPS OUT: Encounter Bay player Ryan Corby spills the football as he is tackled on Saturday in the junior colts match against McLaren.

A scintillating brand of fast flowing football set up a 23 point win by Willunga against Strathalbyn on Saturday.

The Demons came prepared and the Roosters weren't, as in the blink of an eye, Willunga opened up a match winning gap by half time. Miegel, Beath and Altus were everywhere and the spread of goal kickers would have been very pleasing for Demon coach Mitch Portlock.

In the first term, Willunga kicked 7-3 to Strath's 2-2 and by half time the lead blew out to 47 points, as the Demons had amassed 13 goals for the half to Strathalbyn's five. The game changed in the second half after some stern words from Rooster coach Todd Price. Strathalbyn wrestled back some control with Tucker leading the way.

Strathalbyn outscored Willunga 3-2 to 1-2 and most importantly, the Roosters had stopped the constant flow of goals the Demons were able to achieve in the firs two quarters.

In the final term, Strathalbyn showed what they can do and racked up seven straight goals to give Willunga a minor scare. Simounds was influential for Strathalbyn and finished with four goals, along with Price.

Stirling, McNamara, O'Grady and Coulter pitched in to give Price, Simounds and Tucker a hand and make the game a contest.

However the lead was too great, as Willunga found steadying goals to win by 23 points, 18-11 to 15-6. Miegel, Scott, Collier, Nelson, Altus and Beath were best for Willunga.

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