Demons regain top spot
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.