Great Western capturing plenty of footy attention
While Wickliffe-lake Bolac managed to repeat its 2018 grand-final result in the opening round of Mininera and District Football League, all eyes were on Great Western’s win over Lismore-derrinallum.
The massive talk over the pre-season was that Great Western would be a team to contend with and the Lions did not disappoint at their first chance to prove speculation right.
The Lions led right from the get go and did not look like losing momentum the whole way through, outscoring the Demons in the first three quarters.
Lismore-derrinallum had a spur-on in the last term, winning the quarter six goals to four, however, the damage was already done.
This week Great Western should have no trouble making it two in a row when it comes up against Ararat Eagles.
The Eagles had a tough start to their 2019 campaign, heading down to Hawkesdale and finishing on the end of a 14-goal loss despite the efforts of Zac Jenkins and Oakley Taylor.
Moyston-willaura will take on the Woorndoo-mortlake Tigers this week, the Pumas keen to bounce back after a 114-point loss to Penshurst.
Craig Richards was the only goal scorer for the Pumas, kicking two goals, and with Shane Gannon, Ben Robertson and Tulloch Maxwell trying their best around the ground last game, will get another chance to shine, against the Tigers.
Woorndoo-mortlake made short work of SMW Rovers in its opening round, eventually running out ninegoal victors with big efforts from Thomas Gough, Mathew Pemberton and Jordan Buckley.
In other games this weekend, Caramut hosts SMW Rovers, Glenthompson-dunkeld travel to Derrinallum to play Lismore-derrinallum, Penshurst takes on reigning premier Wickliffelake Bolac and Tatyoon plays Hawkesdale Macarthur.