Newdegate strengthened their chances of securing a finals double chance in the Ongerup Football Association after a convincing 45-point win against Lake Grace-Pingrup on Saturday.
The Lions moved two games clear in second spot after a 19.15 (129) to 13.6 (84) victory over the third-placed Bombers in round 11 at Newdegate. There are four rounds left in the regular season, with the Lions and Bombers to play three games each in the five-team competition.
Arron Russell and Chris Wollaston starred for the Lions, booting 13 goals between them.
Russell kicked seven majors to take his season tally to 36 while Wollaston added six in a commanding display.
Youngster Nelson Kent was impressive in the win along with Dean Rintoul while Jarred Offer added two majors.
Former AFL player Mitch Morton returned from injury and kicked eight goals in a losing affair.
Morton’s efforts up forward were well supported by Trivan Davey, Jack Carruthers and Tyson Prater but their side fell to their fifth loss of the season.
Gnowangerup kept their perfect record intact with a 126-point demolition of Boxwood Hill in the grand final rematch, led by star duo Lewis Davis and Timm House.
Davis and House combined for 16 goals as their side prevailed comfortable 22.15 (147) to 3.3 (21) winners.
The Bulldogs kicked 12 goals to two in the opening half on their way to a ninth straight win.
Davis kicked a bag of nine while House added seven and took his tally to 78 for the year.
Fraser House and Scott Anderson were also solid contributors in the win.
Hayden Richter and Michael Swarbrick both kicked a goal and were in Boxwood’s best players along with Nic Bertola.