Magpies swoop on Eagles
On a cold, wet day of Mininera and District football, Great Western proved too good for SMW Rovers to remain unbeaten, Penshurst claimed the important scalp of Lismore-derrinallum and Wickliffe-lake Bolac had a massive win over the struggling Ararat Eagles.
The Magpies inflicted the biggest margin of defeat for the Eagles so far this season when they scored 50.23 (323) to just two points.
James Spicer had plenty of the football in front of goals, booting 16 majors, while Chris Keilar and Nigel Otto kicked 15 between them.
Harley Hunter and Jhye Kenna were named best on ground.
It might be a similar story this week when the Magpies host Hawkesdale-mcarthur, which has also been struggling despite notching a win against Moyston-willaura at the weekend.
The Eagles led from the start against the Pumas, with Paddy Kelly and Lachlan
Reichman booting three goals each to feature alongside Jack Sproal and Jamie Hetherington in the best players; however, their celebrations might be cut short this weekend against the Magpies.
SMW Rovers host Glenthompsondunkeld on Saturday, with both coming off losses at the weekend.
Both teams have three wins for the season but neither has taken a big scalp.
Ian Worsfold, Alex Mccarthy and Darcy Osborne were the best players for the Bulldogs in their loss to Great Western, while for the Rams it was Nathan Lester, Lachlan Seed and Mitchell Johnson in a loss to Tatyoon.
Bulldog Jarryd Underwood and Ram Adam Cameron kicked four goals for their respective teams setting the stage for a great match between two wellmatched teams.
In other games, Caramut plays Tatyoon, Penshurst should have no trouble against Ararat Eagles, Moyston-willaura hosts Great Western and it should be a good contest between Woorndoo-mortlake and Lismore-derrinallum.
FOCUS: SMW Rovers’ Lachlan Pickering Notting, Great Western, in Saturday’s clash. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER tackles Shannon