Magpies set pace
After four rounds of Mininera and District Football League, Wickliffelake Bolac remains the only undefeated team as it continues its strong start to the season.
The Magpies’ latest victory came over Tatyoon to the tune of 38 points.
The Magpies led from the start and although outscored by Tatyoon in the last quarter, the damage was well and truly already done.
Will Slattery put in another big performance in front of goals, kicking six, taking his total to 16 in the past three games.
Chris Keilar and Darcy Lewis were other multiple scorers and Harley Hunter and Addison Milner were best players along with Brad Keilar and Bailey Veale.
This week the in-form Magpies host SMW Rovers. Rovers, sitting on one win from four games, have had a couple of close games and on Saturday lost to Glenthompson-dunkeld by a goal.
Although the Rams led all the way, a last-minute fight back from the Rovers almost got them over the line.
Liam Baker and Jarryd Underwood were the only two multiple goal-scorers, while Geordan Mcloughlan was best for the Bulldogs. Dan Curran and Ben Nankervis provided plenty of strength in defence.
At the southern end of the league, Caramut travels to Macarthur to take on the Eagles with both teams searching for their first win for the season.
Both suffered heavy losses in round four with Moyston-willaura beating Hawkesdalemacarthur by 10 goals and Woorndoo-mortlake claiming victory over Caramut by more than 17 goals. Aaron Seabrook continued his good form for Hawkesdalemacarthur and with Luke Gow, Kyle Smitten and Brady Purcell also playing well, they will hope they can come away with the four points.
Standing in their way will be Caramut players James Templeton, Luke Austin, Brayden Burgess and James Coglanwest, who will not go down without a fight.
In other games, Great Western is coming off its first loss of the season, against Lismore-derrinallum by 19 points and will play Glenthompson-dunkeld, Ararat Eagles host Moyston-willaura and Lismore-derrinallum plays Penshurst.
With Woorndoo-mortlake sitting sixth and Tatyoon seventh on the ladder on eight points each, both teams will be keen to gain a four-point advantage.