Magpies top table
Competition for top-five positions has continued to tighten up in Mininera and District Football League as teams use a general bye this weekend to reload for a big mid-season push.
Wickliffe-lake Bolac sits unbeaten and a game clear of the field on the top of the ladder, but only percentage separates Penshurst, Moyston-willaura, Glenthompsondunkeld in second, third and fourth spots respectively. Great Western and Tatyoon are next, both with three wins from five games.
Last week, Great Western ran into Glenthompson-dunkeld, finishing in arrears by 44 points, while Tatyoon had an important 19-point win over Woorndoo-mortlake.
Wickliffe-lake Bolac consolidated its position with a comprehensive win over SMW Rovers and Moyston-willaura finished 38 points better than Ararat Eagles in an intriguing game at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval.
Penshurst scored a 10-goal-plus win over Lismore-derrinallum and Hawkesdale-macarthur ran away with a contest against Caramut.
Entering the bye at the weekend, Sam Cocks leads the league’s goal-kicking table with 23 goals at an average of 4.6 majors a game.
Chris Eales from Penshurst has 22 and Hawkesdale-macarthur’s Patrick Sinnott, 21. Wickliffe-lake Bolac’s William Slattery is sitting fourth with 20.
TOP FORM: Great Western’s Sam Cocks currently leads the league’s goal-kicking table with 23 goals at an average of 4.6 majors a game. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER