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Rovers held to draw as Casuals continue their march through this season

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Tedd Kerr scored two as Casuals won again
Camera IconTedd Kerr scored two as Casuals won again Credit: Jake Santa Maria

If the Casuals win against the Rovers was a tight split decision win their match against the third-placed Australs was a total knockout as they piled on six goals.

After clearing Rovers to be the only undefeated team left Casuals are seemingly untouchable as Brad Delane and Ted Kerr both scored doubles in their 6-1 win against Australs.

They are now five points clear at the top and with Rovers the only team seemingly able to challenge them, the minor premiership could already be locked in by the time they meet again in round nine.

Aiding this theory is Rovers being held to a draw by the Saints with Zac McGowan matching Kye McVee’s effort in the 1-1 result.

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After being smashed in their opening games the Saints have not lost in their past three as they cement their top-four spot.

In the battle at the bottom, Ryan Dix and Ben O’Malley helped Murchison overcome Yacht Club as Denver Weldon’s solo effort was not enough to stop them from falling to their sixth straight loss.

There was no surprise in the women’s A-grade as Cardinals won again thanks to Kiara Jones, 1-0 against the Saints.

But Murchison kept the pressure on the seven-time reigning champions with a 2-1 defeat of Yacht Club, Nell Eastough and Grace Royce the goal scorers.

Yacht Club’s loss was Austral’s gain as they jumped over them into third place with a 2-0 win against the Swans, thanks to goals from Jenna Johnson and Hannah Melling.

In the men’s reserves Yacht Club demolished Murchison 9-0 with a hat-trick for Bennett Kary as Rovers kept their unbeaten run going with a Jordon Cox double securing a 2-0 win against the Saints.

Kyle Raina gave Australs their first win of the season 1-0 against the Casuals.

Saints Black continued their dominance of the women’s A-reserve 7-0 against Murchison while Yacht Club 1 got their first win of the season over Cardinals 1-0.

Their club counterparts Yacht Club (2) drew 1-1 with Autrals while Saints Gold moved into second place with a 1-0 win against the Cardinals.

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