Round 2 of the Kangaroo Island Football League 2019 season saw Parndana take on Dudley United at home, while Western Districts hosted Kingscote out at Wonks.
Click the gallery above for all the action from Parndana, while below we have the reports from Parndana and Wonks.
Parndana A Grade
A Nathan Trethewey-lead Parndana have handed Dudley their second consecutive three-figure loss on Saturday, defeating the Eagles at home by 112 points.
The game started with high intensity. In the middle, it was hard to get clean possession and easy touches were at a premium. Parndana, following the Reserves, were a touch wasteful in front of goal, with Nathan Trethewey a main culprit at full forward.
Dudley kept in touch, kicking a couple against the home side, who were aided by a breeze that was more a crosswind than a tailwind. At the first break, the home side had the advantage, but only by a couple majors.
After quarter time however, the depleted Eagles were never really in the hunt. Ben Gaskin through the middle, aided by the run of May and McMulkin saw the Parndana midfield really take control of the match.
Boers and Miller did what they could to try and drag the Eagles into the contest, but they were comprehensively beaten at the contest. Nothing told this story more than the Eagles only managing three majors for the match.
Up forward, it was the Nathan Trethewey show. Though he was a touch wasteful early by his standards, but by sheer weight of numbers coming forward, he began to hit the scoreboard.
His final total for the match was nine, with Ethan Trethewey chipping in with three of his own. After it was all over and the dust settled, it was 19 goals to three, with the Roosters recording a comprehensive victory.
Parndana have recorded their first Reserves win on Saturday, with a dominant 115 point victory over a depleted Dudley outfit.
It was nigh on perfect conditions for football as the colts wound up and the two sides ran onto the field. That Dudley was struggling for numbers was evident immediately; with only 12 players to Parndana's 18, there was nearly twice as many red jumpers warming up before the game.
This left a situation where extra chairs were brought to the coaches' box as the first quarter began to accommodate the eight players who sat the opening stanza out on the bench for the home side. Parndana immediately had the ascendency, but were wasteful in front of goal.
Both Wurst, at full forward, and Cooper, running through the middle, missed chances early and the damage could have been worse for the visitors in the early stages. But the home side nonetheless, through sheer weight of possession, managed to kick five in the first.
The second quarter saw an almost completely different Parndana team take the field. To get fresh legs on, the entire bench was rotated on, leaving only two players for the home side to play the full first half.
With almost a new side on, it was always going to be difficult for the Dudley lads to keep up with the Roosters. Mills and Rob Kelly were the two left on from the first quarter, and they continued to control the game from the midfield.
However, due to the sheer space on the Parndana Oval from the lack of numbers on the ground, Dudley began counter-attacking. Though they weren't quite able to stem the bleeding, they did get over the back of the Roosters and this saw opportunities fall to McKinley, who kicked two for the day.
The third quarter saw Kelly given a break from rucking duties, with Warner taking over. This change did little to stop the Roosters from continuing their midfield dominance.
With so many extra rotations and such a greater ability to rest their running players, it was getting harder and harder for the young Eagles to keep up with the extreme pace of the game, brought about through the open spaces.
Wurst got his kicking boots on in the break and began finding the big sticks, eventually finishing with five.
The final quarter as well belonged to the Roosters. But what made it remarkable was the emergence of a couple younger players. Up forward, it was owned by Charlton who kicked four for the quarter, as well as Relf who ended up with three against his name.
Even Hodge chimed in, on the end of a lead to kick one to finish. The final wash up saw the Roosters home in the end by 115 points, kicking 20 goals to Dudley's three.
Western Districts vs Kingscote
COLTS: Cold but still conditions greeted the players for the first game of 2019 at the western end. In the Colts, the young Westies team were always up against it, especially missing a couple of their ball winners. Kingscote were just too tall, and had the better numbers around the ball. Christophers, Cockshell and Florance all did the damage around the centre, and Mills was on fire up forward, ending up with four majors at half time, where the mercy rule was enforced. Best for the home side, meanwhile were Hammat, Jay Whale, and the Whittle boys tried their hardest, while Morgan and Evie Hammat performed admirably against players twice their size.
RESERVES: Both sides showed their rustiness early, turning over the ball many times. Wonks slowly started getting on top around the ground, with Laver, Hammat and Benney starting to use the ball better than their opponents. Benney showed his work rate had improved over summer, with a play that he started at the half back flank and finished off with a major in the forward pocket. If it wasn't for their kicking for goal Wonks would have been well ahead at half time, Davis, Bald and Protheroe, especially to blame missing shots they would usually get.
In the second half, Grindley managed to get into the game, using his pace to break away from his opponents and kick three second half goals. For Kingscote, it was their younger players who showed they were not out of depth in seniors. Bennett showed his desperation for the ball, despite taking a few knocks and Sheridan and Turner got their fair share of the ball, while Cockshell kicked three of his teams four goals. In the end Western Districts just had a few too many winners around the ground, running out winners by 95 points but Kingscote will look forward to the rematch in a few weeks time when they get a few numbers back.
A GRADE: With the oval more akin to playing cricket due to the dry conditions, you might expect some bruise free footy. However this was not the case at Gosse, both sides throwing themselves in hard at the football. Wonks getting on top early, Coulson the main difference kicking a couple of majors, scores at quarter time- W.D- 3.1, K-1.0
Kingscote did all the early attacking to start the second, but the Wonks defence didn't let them have any easy shots. Possession from both sides showed they were rusty. Coulson finally broke the stranglehold with a brilliant snap from the boundary. Wonks started to get the ascendency around the ground, Coulson booted another before a fifty to Kingscote gifted them their second for the half. However it was Wonkies half, being up at half time- W.D- 6.3, K- 2.2
Graham got things going for Wonks in the second half. His work rate showing the way, with three quick goals. Kingscote settled, but Riggs and Bullard stood tall in defence. Siemer worked hard and Edwards banged a long goal but the quarters had a certain symmetry about them, Wonks again outscored Kingscote three goals to one. W.D- 9.5, K- 3.6
Kingscote needed everything to go right to have any chance. Grimes, Edwards and Johnson each kicked a goal to give them a sniff. Wonks allowed themselves to be distracted and things started to go the Hounds way. Lovering got a clearance, then got on the end of the play to give them a real chance. Siemer and Lovering started to get plenty of the footy against their opponents, who were looking tired. Grimes kicked another and the game was suddenly on level pegging. Wonks tried to slow the Hounds momentum by keeping possession of the footy, but Kingscote were now not to be stopped. Grimes put them in front for the first time, and Kingscote managed to hold on for a memorable win. Western Districts costing themselves a win by not playing four quarters, but will learn from the experience. W.D- 9.5, K-9.7 - Ball Magnet