Penshurst fights way back to top
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.