Bruthen did no harm to defend their 2017 premiership, running away with a 22 point win and a current undefeated beginning to the season.
Unfurling their 2017 premiership flag, the Bulldogs trailed at 1/4 time with the wind favouring Omeo-Benambra in the first quarter.
Bruthen then kicked 4.9 to the Ranges 2.0 and created a handy 14 point lead.
Omeo-Benambra managed to hold Bruthen to one behind in the third term, while kicking 2.2 themselves to trail by 1 point leading into the final quarter.
The Bulldogs then ran away with the game in the last term, again inaccurately, kicking 4.5 to 1.2.
For the Ranges, Jamie Symons and Tyler Betts were the only multiple goal kicker with two each, while Cameron Gardiner and Dale Brownrigg were amongst the best. Omeo-Benambra currently sit 4th on the ladder on 0-2, but have both been tight affairs.
Goal kickers and best players were unavailable for Bruthen at time of post.
Lindenow South made short work of Buchan in their clash, with the Swampies claiming a 130 point win.
The game was essentially over at half time when the Swampies lead by 42 points. After half time Lindenow South kicked seven goals in the third term and seven more in the final term, while the Cavemen could only manage one more goal to their tally in the second half, finishing with 3 in total for the game.
Buchan have started the season with two heavy defeats, which may spell danger for the rest of the season. Their Round 3 clash against Omeo-Benambra may determine where they sit in the pecking order for the rest of the season.
For Lindenow South, they start the season 2-0 and look every bit as ominous as they have in the past seven years.
Rowan Ingram kicked 2 of Buchan’s 3 goals for the game.
For the Swampies, Sam Howden kicked a bag of 5 and coach Noel Jansz kicked 4.
Best players for either team were not available at time of post.
The pre-season positive Swan Reach seem to be facing yet another year near the bottom end of the ladder, suffering a 105 point defeat at the hands of Swifts Creek, which is on the back of a 87 point defeat to Bruthen in Round 1.
The Swans were never in the game, failing to register a goal until the second term. Their only win of the game was when they outscored the Demons in the third term, kicking 3.2 to 1.6, but the damage had been well & truly done by then.
Swifts Creek kicked 8.5 in the second quarter and 6.8 in the last. In hindsight, Swan Reach may have avoided a bigger blowout had the Demons been able to kick straight throughout the match.
Damian Tubb had a day out for Swifts Creek with 6 goals. Nathan Fehst also did well with 4 goals of his own and Jesse Hack also chipped in with 3 goals. Alastair Commins and Jordy Cameron were named in the best.
For Swan Reach, Steven Dadswell was the only multiple goal kicker with 2, while Sam Tindley-Roe and Ivan Hood where named amongst the best for the Swans.
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