RAILWAYS at home on Sunday tried valiantly against Beverley but were overwhelmed, losing by 113 points, 24.12 to 6.7.
The Redbacks kicked seven goals in each of the final two quarters after a six-goal opening quarter burst.
On the other hand Railways were confined to a scoreless first term, three goals in the second and solitary goals in each of the final two.
Although the Bombers are not a good yardstick, Beverley looms as a real finals threat.
Full forward Joel O’Halloran is hitting his straps with eight majors.
He comes to the side from Cervantes where he racked 45 goals from three matches.
The Redbacks are fortunate to have real powerhouse players in Dale Wansborough, James Turner and Kyle McLaughlin.
At times Beverley made the game look like a training exercise.
On the other hand the Bombers just do not have the personnel.
Players like Nathan deBlecourt and Nic Hubble worked hard but were on the back foot all day.
It seemed the crowd was smaller than usual, reflecting perhaps the state of Railways.
Shock of the round was undoubtedly the 21-point loss of Federals to Cunderdin at Jubilee Oval on Saturday.
Federals do not like Saturday games and the Magpies won 19.9 to 15.12.
There was only a one-point difference at three-quarter time.
Cunderdin’s win will make this weekend’s match against league leaders Keller/Tammin more interesting.
Quairading were hapless against York, with the Bulls going down by 61 points 15.20 to 7.7.
Even at home, they will struggle against Beverley on Sunday and York should beat Railways.
Cunderdin will be at home to Keller/Tammin in the second last round before the finals series.