BIG scores were the order of the day in KNTFL football's round 5 matches last Saturday.
The lowest winning score was in the match of the round, where Kaniva/Leeor United caused something of a surprise by beating the highly rated Mundulla 17.10 (112) to 10.6 (66).
The winners in each of the four other games kicked at least 21 goals.
Kaniva/Leeor was well served by its travelling recruits, with Dylan Williams kicking another five goals to continue his good form, and James Lyon, Steve Stallion and Paul Adlington also good, while it was an even spread of performers for Mundulla.
The closest game of the round was at Lucindale, where the home side hosted the highly rated Keith and nearly pulled off a huge upset. The Roos put in a brave performance to score 20.11 (131) - Sam Mardling kicking six goals and coach Sam Logan four in his first game for the season - but just went down to Keith's 21.13 (139), with Tom Redden and Ben Simounds both kicking four goals.
Penola made a statement that back-to-back premierships aren't out of the question with a thumping 31.12 (198) to 11.8 (74) win over Naracoorte. Coach Adam Merrett kicked 10 goals and Brodie Foster continued a stellar start to the year with six, while Ty Scullion managed four for Naracoorte and, pleasingly, the Demons' best players were mostly filled out by young players.
Kybybolite matched it with Bordertown early but were blown away in the middle of the game to lose 28.15 (183) to 8.6 (54). Tim Harkness kicked six goals in a best on ground performance for Bordertown, while Jamie Bittner kicked three and was best for Kyby.
Padthaway's big name recruits went to the seaside of Kingston intent on having a big day out. The Lions won 28.12 (180) to 8.9 (57), with Ian Perrie best on ground and teammates Scott Welsh and Luke Harder kicking 14 goals between them.