Top three firm up in Mininera
With only two rounds left in Mininera and District Football League’s home-and-away competition, teams sitting in the top three positions on the ladder will most likely remain there until finals.
The group has a two-game buffer from fourth-placed Wickliffe-lake Bolac.
Although Penshurst, Lismore-derrinallum and Great Western will finish in the top spots, the order in which
they will feature is still up for change. Only four points separate the three.
All eyes will be on Tatyoon, Woorndoo-mortlake and Wickliffe-lake Bolac to see which teams will snare the final two spots in the finals up for grabs.
Match of the round this weekend will be between the Wickliffe-lake Bolac Magpies and Lismore-derrinallum.
The Magpies need a win to stay in touch with finals whereas a win for the Demons would keep them in contention for top spot.
The Magpies last week put themselves back into the top five with a good win over Caramut.
Wickliffe-lake Bolac came out strongly in the first quarter and showed no signs of slowing in the one-sided affair, coming away a 124-point winner.
Timothy Carter kicked five goals for the black and white to sneak into the best, while it was Harley Hunter who again shone for the home team.
James Spicer, Addison Milner, James Anagnostou and Angus Chirnside rounded out the better players on the day and they will again be looking to perform well to hone themselves for the best chance of a crucial win.
Lismore-derrinallum also had a convincing win, over Moyston-willaura, by just under 150 points.
The Demons kicked away in the first, having a larger score at quarter time than the Pumas ended the game with, Darren Cook, Riley Brown and Michael Lockyer kicking 17 goals between them to find themselves all in the best.
They were joined with Beau Ketchen and Jack Pitts, but it was Thomas Millard hitting his straps at the right end of the season, who took out beston-ground honours.
In other games, Caramut hosts Penshurst, Glenthompson-dunkeld travels to Great Western, Hawkesdale-macarthur and SMW Rovers do battle at Hawkesdale, Tatyoon should have no trouble when it hosts Moyston-willaura and Woorndoo-mortlake will be looking for a good win against Ararat Eagles to give them a chance of getting a spot in the top five.