DISTRICTS ON HOLD IN THRILLER
By JERRY NG
Werribee Districts managed to hold on a late resurgence from Newport to claim their third win of the Under 18 Division 2 season.
The first quarter was closely fought by both sides, with Newport kicking the only goal of the quarter to take an eight-point lead at the first change.
In the second term, Werribee Districts turned the table by kicking three goals. Luca Cannizzaro sparking the comeback with a classy goal. They headed into the main break with a 10-point advantage.
The third term was dominated by Werribee Districts. With most of the play at their end, they managed to convert a goal and keep Newport scoreless.
In the final quarter, Newport worked tirelessly to mount a late comeback, kicking four goals to one. However, it was not enough, as Werribee Districts managed to narrowly hold on to clinch the win by one-point. Xavier Bennett was best on ground for Werribee Districts.
In other games, Point Cook hosted Hoppers Crossing at Saltwater Reserve. The Bulldogs led at every change, cruising to a 142-point win. Kai Logan was best on ground for the Bulldogs.
In the final match of Round 5, fresh of wins, Tarneit hosted Flemington Juniors at Wootten Road Reserve. Flemington Juniors were too strong in the end, winning 11.8.(74) to Tarneit 6.2.(38) to remain undefeated.
In Round 6, Werribee Districts will host Point Cook. Newport will go head-to-head with Tarneit and St Albans take on Flemington Juniors. Hoppers Crossing have the bye.