By Brian Pallister
A STRONG bitterly cold wind, along with rain and hail made for difficult playing conditions in round 16 of Hills footy.
The Saints spent the first five minutes in their forward line for no result whereas the first time the Roo’s went forward, they scored a goal.
James Thompson continued to carry the ruck for the Saints against a formidable pair in Kyle Tenardi and James Harley probably running about even.
The Saints had opportunities when going forward but had trouble hitting up targets, where at the other end Austin Thomas was enjoying some pinpoint delivery, kicking six goals for the day to go past his 50th for the season.
Nicholas Cayley only knows one way, and that is run and carry, driving the ball long out of the Roo’s backline.
At the main break Mundaring had a healthy 31 point lead.
Both teams headed for some respite from the conditions.
The Roo’s switched straight back on, Braeden Hilgert and Matthew O’Keefe were in control in the midfield while Dylan O’Loghlen and Daniel Thomas repelled most of Bullsbrook’s forward entries.
A couple of late goals to Sammy Thompson were the highlight of the quarter for the Saints.
Both teams kicked two goals each in the last quarter.
Thomas Mather in a surprise move went to fullback in an attempt to curb the influence of Austin Thomas although giving away kilos he matched him in pace to get to the contests.
At the final siren Mundaring took out the win with 100 points on the board to Bullsbrook 45.
In other results, Chidlow defeated Gidgegannup, Pickering Brook defeated Swan View and Mt Helena defeated Warwick Greenwood.
This weekend, Mt Helena play Swan View, Warwick Greenwood verse Mundaring, Gidgegannup plays Bullsbrook and Chidlow plays Pickering Brook.