Around the Grounds- Round 2Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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A Grade

The 2017 Season has begun with the dominate teams from 2016 sitting right up the top.

University, Scarborough and Trinity Aquinas have started their 2017 campaigns with two wins from two matches with University leading the way by percentage.

University secured a 31-point victory in round one before a 78-point win over Whitford in Round two has given them a handy percentage to start the season.

Scarborough just managed to hold off Wembley in round one to record a twelve-point victory while in round two they had a comfortable sixty-three-point win over West Coast. Scarborough have been helped up forward by Samuel Davies and Jesse Gribble who have kicked six and five goals respectively already.

Reigning premiers Trinity Aquinas have managed to get the four points each week but have done it a little tougher with a five-point win in round one and a twenty-nine-point victory in Round two.

Newly promoted teams Wembley and Whitford are yet to win a game as well as West Coast who narrowly missed out on the finals last season.

Although Wembley are yet to win a game they have been competitive in both the matches they have played. They went down by just twelve points to Scarborough in round one and twenty points to North Beach in round two.

B Grade

Swan Athletic remain as the only undefeated side this season. Swan Athletic held off to beat Wanneroo by five points in round one before thumping North Fremantle by fifty-one points in round two.

Newly relegated side Kelmscott are the only team to not have won a game yet. They were smashed by Mt Lawley in round one going down 28.12 (180) to 2.1 (13). Their side was boosted by the arrival of former Docker Shane Yarran in round two however he failed to make any impact on the scoreboard as the team lost again, this time by 91 points.

 

C1

Willetton and Carlisle recorded the first draw of the season, both scoring 9.5 (59). The last time these two sides met was in the 2016 Elimination Final where Carlisle knocked Willetton out of the finals with an eleven-point victory.

Ballajura and Bullcreek Leeming remain undefeated in this grade so far. Ballajura were promoted to C1 at the start of the season and have started strongly in their new grade defeating Quinn’s Districts and Thornlie. Bullcreek Leeming have defeated both Kingsley and Kenwick.

While down the other end of the ladder sits Quinn’s Districts and Noranda. Quinns’s Districts had a narrow loss by just one point in Round Two against Melville while Kingsley thrashed Noranda by 68 points.

 

C2

Warnbro Swans, Gosnells, Swan Valley and Lynwood Ferndale are the only teams who have managed to win two from two to start the season. Warnbro Swans sit on top of the ladder with two dominant wins, the most impressive in round two defeating High Wycombe by 86 points.

After being promoted to C2 this season after two premierships over the past two years Nollamara are yet to win a game. They were defeated heavily by Bassendean in round one before another thrashing by Lynwood Ferndale in round two.

 

C3

Cottesloe lead the way in C3 after being promoted to the grade at the end of last season. Cottesloe have recorded wins over Coolbinia West Perth and last year’s Semi-finalists Piara Waters.

Dianella Morley are the only other team to have won both their matches so far. Dianella Morley defeated Piara Waters in round one and Mosman Park by just two points in round two. Cottesloe and Dianella Morley face off this weekend.

Piara Waters and Belmont Districts are the two sides who are yet to record a win.

 

C4

Secret Harbour, Rossmoyne, Kwinana and Osborne Park have all won both rounds this season. Secret Harbour have moved from E1 to C4 this year and are off to a flying start recording wins over Armadale by 106 points and Yanchep by 51 points. They will face last year’s first round finalists Kwinana this weekend.

Cockburn Lakes, Jandakot, Armadale and Bayswater are yet to win a match this season. Bayswater face Jandakot this weekend.

 

Other

Last year’s A Reserves Grand Finalists University and North Beach are both off to a solid start in 2017. Both teams are sitting on top of the ladder with two wins while North Beach is just ahead by percentage.

 

Roleystone and East Fremantle have taken the lead in E1. Roleystone defeated Hamersley Carine by 84 points in round one and Forrestfield by 120 points in round two. Last year’s premiers East Fremantle defeated Coolbellup by 72 points and Kalamunda by 28 points.