After just two rounds of NWFA football, last season’s top three teams have asserted themselves as the front runners for the 2018 premiership.
Forth and Motton Preston made it two in a row with successive dominant wins while the premiers Wesley Vale stepped out for the first time to account for Spreyton 19.18 (132) to 7.9 (51).
Although Kade Pitchford, Daniel Mather and Damien Bell had their share of possessions for Spreyton, the Vale dealt the visitors a reality check with the better use of the ball and individual skills.
Premiership players Tristan Weeks and Jeremy Walton were in the thick of the action and recruit Terrence Kneebone impressed with his endeavour.
It was also the accomplished Motton Preston players such as the former competition-leading goal-scorer Matthew Smedley, who were a bit too polished for a youthful Sheffield after quarter-time.
This experience and the home ground advantage gave them a 57-point win.
And it was more of the same after quarter-time at Forth, when the Magpies overcame some West Ulverstone exuberance with 13 second-quarter goals, before winning in a canter, 40.15 (255) to 4.7 (31).
In the match on the West Coast, Rosebery Toorak failed to score after quarter-time as Turners Beach took control courtesy of Kieron Harman, who kicked five of the Seagulls’ 14 goals in his match-winning game.