The Great Southern Storm’s disappointing Landmark Colts Country Championship campaign continued as they went down to South West by 28 points in the opening game of the morning at Bendigo Bank Stadium in Mandurah.
The Storm could only manage one scoring shot in the two halves to go down, 4.10 (34) to 1.0 (6) to record their third loss in three games.
The two sides entered Friday with vastly contrasting form, the South West undefeated on Thursday and the Storm winless.
A clever hook in-board from Reid Sanders lead to the South West’s first goal off the boot of Ethan Bowman, his fifth goal of the tournament.
A silly mistake from a South West defender who kicked across goal straight into Dylan Holt’s hands brought the Storm their first major just before the interval.
The South West led at half-time by just five points but it could have been a bigger margin if they had converted their chances.
After the break, the South West’s key forward duo of Ethan Bowman and Samson Thorson were too much for the Storm’s defence as they both finished with two majors.
They both marked and led strongly and looked dangerous every time the ball came inside their 50.
The South West’s co-captains ran riot as Mason Hislop from half-back and Braden Piggott on a wing were allowed to run free and pump their side inside 50 on countless occasions.
Storm co-captain Declan Mountford was again one of the better contributors while Bryce Aggiss played his best game for the week in a back-pocket.
Cam Smith returned from a back complaint yesterday while arguably Thursday’s best player, Logan Stubber ran water.
The Storm would have a case that they were hard done by on a few holding the ball decisions from the umpires, but besides that they were convincingly outplayed.
The Storm will look for their first win of the tournament later this afternoon against the Northern Suns.