Premiership favourite Browns Well had to dig deep to hold off a serious challenge from Lyrup in last Saturday`s A Grade Independent Football. The Bombers were on top early but by three quarter time Lyrup had worked its way back into the match and tied the scores at 8-8 each. In a tremendous final term Browns Well got to the front by siren time to win 12-14 (86) to 11-11 (77). Brian Hampel was again best for the Bombers with Hamish Sanford and Digby McNeil solid in support and for the looming Lions Roy Grenfell, Ben Tanner and Tyson Lindsay led the way. James Fiegert scored 3 goals for Browns Well.
Ramco too had to finish strongly to escape the clutches of Wunkar. Down by two points at the last change the Roosters were crowing at 13-13 (91) to 9-3 (57) at the end with Michael Draper, Robert O`Gorman (4 goals)and Derek O`Gorman completing good afternoons. The Bulldogs` best were Lachlan Hampel, Cody Heinrich and Marc Worsfold.
2014 premier Moorook Kingston fell further away from the top four on Saturday with a loss to Paringa and if you look at the form of the sides above it the job of defending its title is going to get tough. After an even first term Paringa gradually edged clear and with better goal scoring defeated the Warriors 14-4 (88) to 7-11 (53). Best for the Swans were Tye McGuire, Andrew Lloyd, Dylan Roesler and with 4 goals James McGrath and for Moorook Kingston Jay Butterworth, Zak Butterworth and Jordan Roissetter.
In an Independent Colts game Ramco 17-19 (121) with 10 goals from Kade Hilton won against Wunkar 8-6 (54). Other good players for the young Roosters were Liam Scholten, Brodie Dodd and Ben Briscoe and for the Bulldogs Sophie Nickolai, Jake Durdin (3 goals), Shanyn Atkinson and Heath Kelly (3 goals).