De­mons re­gain top spot

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY JONATHAN BOX

Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum has bounced back to re­gain top spot on Minin­era and District Foot­ball League’s lad­der and given it­self a four-point buf­fer af­ter an eight-goal win over Pen­shurst.

The De­mons led through­out the game on Satur­day, go­ing into half time seven points ahead, but it was the third quar­ter where they did the dam­age, boot­ing 7.4 to nil.

Pen­shurst had its op­por­tu­ni­ties in the last term with twice as many scor­ing shots as its op­po­nent, but five points were not enough to reel in the De­mons.

Ryan El­liott and Michael Lock­yer again did the work in front of goals with three and two goals re­spec­tively, which put El­liott on 63 for the sea­son, two goals be­hind the league leader, and Lock­yer only eight be­hind.

Tim Glas­son and Lach­lan Bryant were best play­ers for the De­mons, pro­vid­ing a fair share of the work in the vic­tory.

This week will be an­other solid game for Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum when it takes on Taty­oon.

Taty­oon has been build­ing steam and last week recorded a four-point win over Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld to take a win­ning streak to seven.

Taty­oon now finds it­self two games clear in third po­si­tion. Adrian Pil­grim has been a mas­sive pres­ence in front of goal over the past four weeks, av­er­ag­ing more than seven goals and adding an­other seven to his tally at the weekend.

Tim Mcdougall and Mitch Cronin were the other mul­ti­ple goal-scor­ers for Taty­oon, which also found them in the best along with David Brady and Jar­rod Bland­ford.

Al­though both teams are se­cure in the fi­nals, they both know the im­por­tance of this game to keep up mo­men­tum mov­ing into the busi­ness end of the sea­son.

Ararat Ea­gles, com­ing off their sec­ond win for the sea­son, will travel to Cara­mut to take on the Swans.

Last week Ararat Ea­gles took out a lo­cal ri­valry by 18 points over Great Western.

The Ea­gles didn’t have a great start to the game, go­ing in to half time down by seven points, how­ever, a six-goal third quar­ter set up the win.

Great Western had plenty of the ball and in­side 50s in the last quar­ter, and was able to keep the Ea­gles to one point.

But its in­ac­cu­racy with a score of 1.7 saw it fall short de­spite hav­ing two more scor­ing shots over­all.

Zac Jenk­ins was again named the best Ea­gle, his sev­enth time this year.

Tul­loch Maxwell and Brent Bul­ger kicked three goals apiece in the vic­tory and will be hop­ing to do so again this weekend to get back-to-back vic­to­ries and fin­ish the sea­son on a high.

Cara­mut, hav­ing only won one game for the year, will also be keen to notch up an­other win be­fore the sea­son fin­ishes.

Last week Adam Lehmann, Phillip Edwards and Matthew Boyle tried their hard­est but it was to no avail as the Swans went down to Woorn­doo-mort­lake by 29 goals.

The Swans man­aged to reg­is­ter 7.14 for the day but it was not enough to hold off the Tigers.

Com­ing off a 20-point win over Hawkes­dale-macarthur, SMW Rovers travel to Pen­shurst to take on the Bombers.

Pen­shurst and Rovers are sit­ting fifth and sixth on the lad­der re­spec­tively, both on the same points but sep­a­rated by two per­cent.

Both teams know that a vic­tory here could se­cure them a spot in the fi­nals with only two games left.

SMW Rovers have hit their straps over the past few weeks, record­ing wins over teams they lost to first time around.

Adrian Burn, Nic Byrne and Alex Mccarthy have all been per­form­ing well down back and the Bull­dogs will again look for their de­fence to stop Bombers Grant Ewing, Jesse Dal­ton and Chris Eales who are all av­er­ag­ing more than three goals a game.

When these teams met ear­lier in the sea­son, Rovers snatched vic­tory, but with these two teams match­ing up pretty well this will be a crack­ing game.

In other matches, Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac takes on Great Western, Hawkes­dale-macarthur will host Woorn­doo-mort­lake and Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld trav­els to Moys­ton to take on Moys­ton-wil­laura.

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