MUNDULLA and Border Districts proved their top five credentials, while Kybybolite reached its lowest ebb in KNTFL football on Saturday.
In the match of the day, Mundulla bounced back from a last-start loss to Bordertown to defeat the highly-rated Keith side 19.13 (127) to 11.6 (72). The goals and the effort were evenly spread for Mundulla, with the Luckett brothers kicking seven goals between them, while Brad King kicked five for Keith.
Border Districts scored an upset in beating Naracoorte 18.10 (118) to 15.13 (103) to move within striking distance of the top five. Borders were led for the second week in a row by small forward Clint Barras, who kicked his second consecutive bag of nine goals, while Corey Burr was influential again along with travellers Ky Miller, Nyani Thomas and Elijah Ware.
The big news was at Penola, where decimated visitors Kybybolite had a day to forget. The Tigers, missing many players through injury and unavailability, were forced to forfeit the reserves game, while their A grade was mercilessly thrashed 29.20 (194) to 1.5 (11) by the reigning premiers. Everyone got in on the act for Penola, boasting 13 goalkickers, while Kyby didn't score at all in the second half.
Bordertown had a percentage-boosting win over Lucindale, 19.13 (127) to 4.8 (32), with Aaron Day kicking five goals and Thomas Wheelen four.
Kaniva/Leeor United and Kingston indulged in a high-scoring shootout, K/L winning 25.17 (167) to 16.8 (104). Coach Neil Reeve kicked five goals for the victors, while Dylan Williams continued his good form and new inclusion Josh Jarred was also high among the best. Kingston on-ballers Ben Warner and Jamie Austin were again high among the Saints' best players.
Full reports, details in this week's Herald.