CHFA. Three rounds remain until Circular Head Football Association dives into finals fever.
Proving why they sit at the top of the table, Irishtown and Forest Stanley earned significant victories against Redpa and Scotchtown respectively during round 12 on Saturday.
In Stanley, the second and third placed sides met to settle a score.
The home side kicked a four goal lead in the first quarter before a quiet second term where the Demons kicked one goal and conceded another to the Tigers.
The game heated up after half time when the visitors kicked two goals in response to three from their opponents.
Scoring stalled in the fourth as Forest Stanley failed to impact the scoreboard while Scotchtown managed one point to finish 8.6.54 to 3.8.26.
In the other game, the ladder leaders met with their fourth placed opponents.
Irishtown’s Brae Gardner notched two of the six goals alongside Matthew Febey, Dwayne Everett, Kurt Everett and Mick Ardle while Redpa’s Rhys King was the sole scoring contributor in response.
Despite the low score, the Canaries finished the four quarters with the victory, 6.15.51 to 1.6.12.
In the Reserves, Forest Stanley earned a win ahead of Scotchtown in a low scoring spectacle.
It was a tight contest throughout the four quarters as Zeik Dennison assisted the Demons in remaining ahead with three goals. For the Tigers, Mitchell Heald performed by providing two goals.
Notching five goals in three quarters, Forest Stanley could not contribute to the scoreboard in the fourth while Scotchtown secured only one behind for the 5.3.33 to 3.4.22 final score.
In the other game, Irishtown restricted Redpa to four goals while forming a nine goal victory.
Ashley Medwin, Tyson Cobbing, Zac Casey and Bejai Cobbing contributed to the Irishtown scoring while Wayne Dixon, Josh Else and Stuart Butt earned places on the best-on-ground list.
Bo Popowski, Kent Anderson, Dan Popowski and Cam Wilson were recognised for the Redpa goals while Lloyd Gallaher, Anthony Thompson, Ryan Grey and Jarrod Sharman performed to the best of their ability in the 4.2.26 to 13.12.90 defeat.
In the Under 17 action, Forest Stanley secured the victory against Scotchtown despite opening the account with only two points in the first quarter.
Scotchtown secured two majors in the first half, adding another two in the second half but were unable to match the six goals of Forest Stanley, 6.10.46 to 4.5.29.
Meanwhile, Marshall Evans led Redpa to a 30 point victory by contributing three majors alongside best players Jackson Grey, Josh Coates, Logan Smith, Vaughan Blizzard, Austen Perry and Oliver Morice.
Irishtown’s Brodie Davison, Jake Russell, Tyson Cobbing and Brae Gardner worked throughout the four quarters to reduce the margin though ultimately conceded 8.10.58 to 4.4.28.
Scotchtown could only conjure one point in the Under 14 game where Irishtown claimed the 5.6.36 victory while Irishtown managed two points against Redpa’s 5.3.33.
Circular Head Football Association’s next round will take place this Saturday (July 14) at Redpa and Stanley where the Redlegs will host the Tigers and the Demons will take on the Canaries.