Pen­shurst fights way back to top

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY JONATHAN BOX

Pen­shurst has taken the top spot on Minin­era Dis­trict Foot­ball League lad­der af­ter a dom­i­nat­ing win over pre­vi­ously un­de­feated Great West­ern at the week­end.

The win will give the Bombers mas­sive con­fi­dence and mo­men­tum mov­ing into the sec­ond half of the sea­son.

Pen­shurst had a sec­ond-round loss to Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac, but has since crossed ev­ery other hur­dle put to

them. Ryan Smith and Ti­mothy Bar­ton kicked nine goals be­tween them, while Justin Eales once again featured in the best, hav­ing a great sea­son along with Campbell Watt and Sam We­ston.

With all these play­ers and the team in good form it will look to make short work of Glen­thomp­son-dunkeld when it trav­els down the road to Dunkeld this week­end.

The Rams had a tough day against Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac on Satur­day, which saw them be­ing beaten at ev­ery change.

De­spite the best ef­forts of Tyler Fehsler, Os­car Richard­son and Joshua Nield, the Magpies were too good and came away with a 13-goal win, which saw the Rams drop out of the top five.

Hawkes­dale-macarthur and Cara­mut, both sit­ting on two wins for the sea­son, will take each other on this week­end.

Hawkes­dale-macarthur had a long day against Woorn­doo-mort­lake, with the Tigers scor­ing more in the first quar­ter than the Ea­gles did for the game. But with quality play­ers such as Lachlan Re­ich­man, Hamish Wor­ley and Brady Pur­cell, the side will look to take the fight up to Cara­mut this week­end.

Cara­mut is com­ing off a mas­sive 32goal win over Ararat Ea­gles.

James Bar­ling and Joshua Sta­ple­ton led the charge in front of goal, boot­ing eight and seven re­spec­tively, while ever-re­li­able vet­eran Adam Lehman was named best Swan on the ground. Cara­mut has im­proved of late, and will want to keep its best sea­son in years track­ing along.

In other games, Ararat Ea­gles host Lis­more-der­ri­nal­lum, Moys­ton-willaura plays Taty­oon, Great West­ern will face an­other chal­lenge when it takes on Woorn­doo-mort­lake, and Wick­liffe-lake Bo­lac trav­els to play SMW Rovers, where Bull­dog Nic Byrne will cel­e­brate a mile­stone 300 se­nior games for the club.

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