Top two set for Minin­era bat­tle

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY JONOTHAN BOX

Ararat will be hop­ing to make it two wins on the trot in round seven Minin­era District Foot­ball League ac­tion, while Wick­lif­fe­lake Bo­lac will be play­ing to get it­self two games clear on top of the lad­der.

Ararat hosts Hawkes­dale-macarthur, and will be look­ing to add to its win­ning tally af­ter its se­cond win for the sea­son over Cara­mut last week.

The game started off even, with only two points sep­a­rat­ing the teams at quar­ter time.

The Ea­gles kicked away in the se­cond term, and al­though Cara­mut got within one point in the third quar­ter, the Ea­gles proved too strong, com­ing out 25-point vic­tors.

Brent Bul­ger once again led the way in front of goals, boot­ing five, while Har­ri­son En­nis, Zac Jenk­ins and Ned Hutchin­son pro­vided plenty of heavy lift­ing around the ground.

How­ever, Hawkes­dale-macarthur will be no easy beat, and af­ter com­ing off a two-goal loss last week­end will be ea­ger to go a step fur­ther and take away the four points.

Pa­trick Sin­nott will be one to watch in front of goal hav­ing kicked 24 for the sea­son so far, and with Ben Gow, Brady Pur­cell and Aaron Seabrook all play­ing good footy, it will be a very solid match be­tween the two sides.

Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac, still not hav­ing dropped a game, takes on se­cond-placed Pen­shurst. With both teams com­ing off sub­stan­tial wins last round, the Mag­pies will be hop­ing to con­tinue their strong start to the sea­son, while Pen­shurst will aim to take the big scalp of Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac, some­thing no one has achieved thus far this sea­son.

Will Slat­tery con­tin­ued his dom­i­nance in front of goal, kick­ing an­other four, shar­ing the work­load with Brock Ward­law who also scored four goals.

Har­ley Hunter, Brad Keilar and Aaron Tag­gart are all in fine form, mak­ing the Mag­pies tough to beat at home.

In with a chance

Pen­shurst will fancy it­self a good chance hav­ing only lost one game so far and com­ing off its most re­cent 10-goal win over Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld.

The side dis­played ex­cel­lent skill, kick­ing only one point from its 18 shots on goal.

Chris Eales had a day out kick­ing six goals with Joshua Rentsch help­ing out with three of his own. And with Justin Eales and Joseph Franklin be­ing in fine form, the Bombers will be poised to take on the lad­der lead­ers.

In other games, SMW Rovers host Woorn­doo-mort­lake, Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum plays Cara­mut, Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld and Moys­ton-willaura take each other on at Dunkeld and Taty­oon plays at home against Great Western.

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