Kooringal High School opened their Creed Shield campaign in style on Wednesday night, notching a 5-1 win over Mount Austin High School.
Kooringal rarely looked troubled by their opponents and dominated the first half to rack up a three-goal advantage before half time.
Under 20s Wanderers representative Zac Pinney sparked the scoring spree with an early goal before two more strikes tripled Kooringal’s lead.
The break seemed to breathe life back into Mount Austin, who rallied and pushed back with a goal of their own in the 43rd minute.
However, late goals to George Kendall and Ned Evans ensured Kooringal retained a healthy margin at the full time whistle.
Kooringal coach Dave Antill was pleased with his side’s first game of the tournament.
“It wasn’t too bad of an effort and I thought we played quite well in patches,” Antill said.
“There’s obviously room for improvement, so we’ll be looking to build over the next two games.
“It would be good to play in the semi finals this year.”
There were mild concerns for Pinney after the Kooringal captain came off second best in an on-field collision, however, Antill was confident his skipper would pull up alright.
“He’ll have a bit of a headache, that’s all,” Antill said.
The final game of the night was played between Kildare Catholic College and Wagga High and ended in a 1-all draw.
More Football Wagga News:
While you’re with us, did you know that The Daily Advertiser is now offering sports and local events as part of its growing email newsletter service? Our sports email will keep the sports-mad up-to-date with a round-up of all the weekend’s sports action - sign up here.