Katanning Wanderers recorded successive wins to start the new Upper Great Southern Football League season after veteran forward Dionne Woods kicked eight goals to help sink Kukerin-Dumbleyung by 49 points at Quartermaine Oval on Sunday. Woods was the star up front while the midfield led by James Laurino and Tigers defensive pair Ryan Pontillo and Liam Hansen were all crucial in the 16.8 (104) to 8.7 (55) round two result. The Tigers will now face fellow unbeaten side Wickepin in round three on Saturday for early premiership favouritism. Woods was everywhere as he took marks on the lead, snapped goals from the square and on the run while his eighth goal was spectacular. He marked 75m from goal on the boundary line and booted a torpedo that cleared the pack in the goal square, took a right hand bounce, to record a remarkable long major. In ideal weather conditions the early part of the first quarter was even as Laurino gave the Tigers great drive out of the middle and Tyron Pinney kicked a long-range goal. The Cougars got their first goal from Eric Botha after a fast lead and mark and Peter Joyce was intercepting well in defence. Woods contributed two of his goals in the first. Majors from Josh Goodwin, Mitchell Banks and Laurino ensured the home side held a 14-point lead at quarter-time. The Cougars closed the gap, with an early goal from Darcy Boyle but Woods took his tally to five by half-time and returning premiership player Callum Collard took a strong mark and converted to have the Tigers in control by 32 points. A free kick for a high tackle handed Lachy Ward the first goal of the third for the visitors and it was their most competitive quarter. Boyle added his third, when the side went from full back to full forward, in three possessions and then Botha booted his second. However, the Tigers were able to kick three of their own, another to Collard and Woods expertly roved packs twice to take his tally to seven as they stretched their advantage to 35 points by three-quarter-time. Peter Joyce was moved into the Cougars’ forward line in the final stanza but in the tiring conditions the Tigers added three spectacular goals, the first from Goodwin deep in the left forward pocket and on his left foot. Woods’ long goal and a Pinney snap from centre half-forward sealed the triumph. Captain Laurino was outstanding for the home side along with Woods, ruck duo Caleb Keley and Khallon Zilm along with Pontillo and Hansen. Justin Joyce never stopped trying around the ground for the Cougars, Byron Blevin, Peter Joyce and Marshall Browne gave them drive and Boyle kicked three goals.