FALCONS SCORE FIRST WIN
By CONNOR PAIN
WYNDHAMVALE scored their first win of 2018 on Saturday, defeating Albion by 20 points.
The Falcons led at each break, winning 14.5. (89) to 9.15. (69) victory, adding four goals in the final term to confirm their drought breaking win.
The Cats had their opportunities to close the gap, having had 24 scoring shots to the Falcons’ 19, but they couldn’t capitalise. Someone who could find the goals, was Nathan Bisset from Wyndhamvale, who kicked five majors in his side’s first win of the season.
Kobe James was best on ground for Wyndhamvale, while Nick Weightman battled hard for Albion.
Wyndhamvale still sit on the bottom of the RAMS Division 1 ladder, but are only one game behind St Albans.
The two teams will go head-to-head in Round 13.
Werribee Districts maintained their lead on top of the ladder following its comprehensive 78-point win over the Saints.
The home side were in control from the opening bounce and kicked 10 majors in each half, their defence keyed the win however as St Albans were held to just two goals in the first half.
The big win gives the Tigers a much-needed percentage boost which could come into play at the end of the season.
They face Caroline Springs in Round 13.
Jordan Mead and Riley Kitchen both kicked four goals in Hoppers Crossing’s comfortable 57 point win against Caroline Springs.
The Warriors had a majority of possession and peppered the Lakers defence early and often. The home side had 11 scoring shots to two in the first term and having another eight shots on goal in the second as their attack was relentless.
Braden Ferrari was best on as the Hoppers Crossing defence were able to intercept Caroline Springs’ attacks often and launch from half back.
The 16.17. (113) to 8.8. (56) victory sees the Warriors jump from fifth to fourth on the ladder.
They’ll face Spotswood this week.
Seven goals in the third quarter helped Deer Park to a 16.12. (108) to 6.10. (46) win against Spotswood.
Kwame McHarg booted six goals in the 62-point win.
The Lions bounced back emphatically after their loss to Hoppers Crossing the previous week, by inflicting more pain onto the Woodsman, who have now lost their past two games.
Deer Park can all but end Sunshine’s finals hopes in Round 13 with a win.
Patrick Rose’s competition high seven goals led the way for Altona as they won a hard-fought contest against the Kangaroos.
The Kangaroos led after the first quarter, but conceded 10 goals to five over the final three quarters as the Vikings ran out 28-point victors.