PANMURE has shown off its premiership credentials with a convincing victory against Kolora-Noorat in the Warrnambool and District league match of the day.
The Bulldogs were rarely troubled from the early stages, winning 20.17 (137) to 8.7 (55) at Noorat Recreation Reserve today.
Tom White and Paul Daley kicked four goals each and provided forward targets all afternoon while James Keane, Sam Mahony and Tommy Jones grabbed two each.
Onballers Mahony, Taylor McKenry, Shamus O'Beirne and Tim Condon led the way while Dan Meade was a key presence in defence.
But near-certain to feature in the votes was teenage Power forward Luke Tebble, who booted six goals and was lively throughout against Ben Meade.
Jacob Lee kicked the other two goals for the hosts. The pair, along with onballer Joe Kenna and defenders Steve O'Connor and Joe O'Sullivan were their best.
The outcomes weren't all positive for Panmure.
Onballer Alex White, arguably best on ground until he went off, suffered a finger injury and was substituted at half-time.
Ruckman James Keane also picked up a knee injury in a marking contest late in the game. Keane marked and kicked the goal but left the field soon after.
The Power has injury concerns of its own - the latest in a mounting tally. Michael Tebble and Luke Kenna finished the match with hamstring complaints.
In other matches, Nirranda bounced back from a heavy defeat to beat Timboon Demons 17.18 (120) to 8.5 (53) at Timboon Recreation Reserve.
Russells Creek put up a brave performance against East Warrnambool, but the Bombers still took the points 18.10 (118) to 11.5 (71) at Reid Oval.
Ben Gray was best afield thanks to his eight goals while Marcus Askew kicked six for the Kangaroos.
Dennington had little trouble in beating South Rovers 19.16 (130) to 5.8 (38) at Dennington Recreation Reserve.
And Allansford thrashed an understrength Deakin University 24.22 (166) to 6.6 (42) at Allansford Recreation Reserve.
Justin Nowell kicked eight goals and Brad Williams booted six as the key forwards continued to impress for their new club.
In the netball, Russells Creek defeated East Warrnambool 29-25 in the closest match of the day.
Panmure did enough to get past Kolora-Noorat 44-34 while Dennington defeated South Rovers 50-35.
Timboon Demons were the top scorers of the round, beating Nirranda 67-34 and Allansford took the win against Deakin University 44-33.