KNT season off to an interesting start

Round 3 of the Kowree Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League threw up some more interesting results to an already fascinating start to the 2022 season.

Padthaway and Keith both recorded their first wins for the season which means every team has had at least one victory in just three games.

Lucindale and Bordertown went head-to-head in a battle of two undefeated teams season and it was the Roos who flexed their muscles with a strong 45-point win.

Lucindale put their foot to the floor after half time and only bad goal kicking prevented the margin being bigger.

Sam Williams shone in front of goal with four majors for the Roos. While Scott Foord-Spriggs and Henry Tregoweth kicked two each to help in the win.

Bordertown had all single goal kickers as they could not find a consistent avenue to goal though the game despite the hard work of Rory Tink and Thomas Whittlesea.

Padthaway built up a big 42-point half time lead in their game against Naracoorte and were able to withstand a furious Demons comeback to get across the line by eight points in their game against Naracoorte.

Padthaway was desperate to record their first win of the season and would have been relieved they could hold on.

Tobin Cox kicked five goals in the victory and Joshua Miller kicked three important goals to keep Naracoorte at bay.

Big efforts from Rory Taggert with six goals and Sam Willson with five goals kept the Demons in the contest right until the end of the game.

Keith recorded their first win of the year with a thumping 91-point win over Penola.

The Crows got their season back on track with a commanding performance, led by George Ryan, Jack Jones and Charlie Hannemann.

The Eagles’ best players were Jacob Robbie, Brock Egan and Taj Messenger on a long afternoon.

Mundulla fought off a determined Border Districts by 27-points to stay undefeated in season 2022. Mundulla made their charge in the third quarter when they piled on seven goals to one and opened up a 41-point lead by three quarter time.

Jake McGrice kicked four goals, while Jacob Grosser and Jake McGrice also performed.

But to Border Districts credit, they showed some great fight with league medallist Mark Quinn having another stand out game but could not lift the Eagles towards victory.

Kingston came from two goals behind at half time to record a strong 32-point win against Kybybolite at Kybybolite on Saturday.

The Tigers had worked hard to get the lead at half time, but the Saints were able to turn the game around in a six goal to two third quarter and gain a 14-point lead at three quarter time.

The Saints went on with it in the fourth quarter to record a strong win and move to third spot on the ladder.

Todd Lockwood was great in front of goal for Kingston with six goals and Ben Warner helped out with four in the victory.

Ben Warner, Hagan Wright and James Siviour were the Saints best players. Billy Laurie kicked three goals for the Tigers, while Tyler Harris also put through two goals of his own to help keep the Tigers in the hunt for most of the game.

Callum Masters, Billy Laurie and Joseph Schultz were Kyby’s best players.

Round four looks to have some more interesting match ups and with the way the season’s results have gone so far, It is hard to predict what any game will do.

Penola host Bordertown and both teams are coming off significant losses and will both be looking to bounce back on to the winners list.

All guns blazing Lucindale face Border Districts, while Naracoorte host Keith in another important contest.

Two wins in a row has Kingston in form and ready to host a suddenly confident Padthaway outfit who had their first win of the season.

Both teams boast a big forward presence, with Kingston having James Siviour in front of the goals for them and the Lions have Tobin Cox who is always dangerous.

The battle of the Tigers will take place when Mundulla host Kybybolite and the home team will look to stay undefeated.

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