The game was played at the Kingscote Oval and opened in excellent conditions, and being a pleasant change to the recent windy conditions on KI.
The Wisanger boys made every forward movement count, while the Kingscote boys on the other hand could not buy a goal, leaving Wisanger with a good advantage at quarter time.
This pattern continued through the second quarter, until a sudden succession of majors gave Kingscote some respect, with the half time score reading Kingscote 3-3 Wisanger 7-7.
Skill errors were letting the home side down, while Wisanger’s commitment was giving them the advantage at the main break.
Early goals to Kingscote in the third were answered by Wisanger in turn and their more efficient use of the ball going forward led to greatly increased confidence being displayed by the blue boys.
Kingscote were moving their players around to try and get a spark, however Wisanger were able to adjust and not let Kingscote to get the upper hand.
The strength of Laffin in marking gave the blues the edge throughout the game, whilst the dogs failed to make use of their skills and speed in making forward movements.
The scoring was more even in the second half between both side, with Wisanger’s first half being the difference to the end result. The final score was Wisanger 15-12 to Kingscote 10-11, something both sides will reflect on as the finals near.
Wisangers bigger lads in Hutchins and Laffin (8 goals) proving a difference and their on-ballers in Stewart, Lockett and J.Fryar getting plenty of the ball.
Kingscote had the Lovering boys (Rory and Rhys) playing well and kicking 3 goals each, while Siemer, Corby and Spark also contributing well. Kingscote head to Wonks next week and will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season and after knocking off the top team, Wisanger will be hosting Parndana.
Both looking like great games for supporters to go and watch! – One Eyed Supporter