Co-leader Kiama Power given tough test by Figtree in AFL South Coast

Kiama Power remain co-leaders in AFL South Coast but only after overcoming a huge challenge from Figtree Kangaroos at Bonaira Oval in Saturday’s round 13.

Contest: Wollongong Bulldogs' Keegan Jenkins looks to take a mark in Saturday's 82-point win over Northern Districts Tigers at Keira Oval. Picture: Robert Peet

Contest: Wollongong Bulldogs' Keegan Jenkins looks to take a mark in Saturday's 82-point win over Northern Districts Tigers at Keira Oval. Picture: Robert Peet

 The Power’s only loss was by a goal to the Lions but they were taken to the limit by a spirited Kangaroos in a 13.9 (87) to 12.3 (75) win.

 The Power led by just three points at halftime, before a four goal to two third term guided them to a 23 point lead at the final change. The Roos finished the stronger booting four goals to two in the final term in a positive for the rest of their season.

 The other three Rd 13 games were one-sided affairs. Shellharbour Suns consolidated fourth spot and surely ended Bomaderry’s finals hopes with a 96 point  belting at Artie Smith Oval.

 Damian Pedder booted six goals for the emerging Suns, along with Brendan White (five goals) and Mark O’Rourke four. Dave Linsen, Jarrod Falconer, Dylan Talbott, Mitch Bates and Damian Pedder starred for the Suns.  In other games, co-leader Wollongong Lions beat Nowra Albatross 15.8 (98) to 6.4 (40). Though well beaten, Vikings did kick six goals to four after halftime.

 Finally, Liam James starred at centre half forward for Wollongong Bulldogs in a strong  15.7 (107) to 3.7 (25) win over Northern Districts Tigers at Keira Oval.  Dogs coach Lee Murray was proud of his side who finished the game without an interchange due to injuries.  

Ladder: Kiama (12-1), Lions (12-1), Bulldogs (9-4), Shellharbour (7-5-1), Figtree (5-7-1), Bomaderry (5-8),  Northern Districts (1-12), Nowra/Albatross (0-13).

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