Pies hard to beat
Can anyone beat Wickliffe-lake Bolac in Mininera and District Football League this year?
That seems to be a burning question as teams enter round nine of the competition on Saturday.
There seems little doubt the Magpies’ winning run will continue against bottom side Caramut this weekend and that their challengers are looming far and few between.
Third-placed Penshurst proved no match earlier this month and it might be that only Glenthompson-dunkeld, an early-season victim, has a team that will go anywhere near close to matching the district force.
Moyston-willaura, despite having a 4-4 win-loss record, certainly felt the full force of the Magpies in the round before the break, crashing and burning to the tune of 147 points.
Glenthompson-dunkeld sits second with only two losses for the season and takes on 10thplaced Hawkesdale-macarthur on Saturday.
The Rams had Tyler Staude and Lachlan Seed in good form against Caramut last week and the team will look to continue its strong performances as it builds up to a mouthwatering round-11 clash with the Magpies.
While the ladder leader seems well and truly confirmed, there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding the make up of the top five.
Woorndoo-mortlake sits sixth and meets Great Western, sitting ninth but only a game behind the Tigers.
Tatyoon is holding on grimly to fourth spot on the ladder, on equal points with fifth-placed Lismore-derrinallum and meets Moyston-willaura.
Lismore-derrinallum is far from a certainty to overcome Ararat Eagles, which despite a poor result against Woorndoo-mortlake last outing, have two wins this season and can be unpredictable.
SMW Rovers are also in the mid-ladder mix and if the Bulldogs can roll Penshurst will start turning heads.