DISTRICTS UNSTOPPABLE IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH
By CONNOR PAIN
Werribee Districts rubber stamped its premiership credentials after easily dispatching Point Cook 12.16(88) to 9.6(60).
Dominant throughout the second and third terms, the Tigers now sit three games clear in first place ahead of another tantalising clash against Altona in Round 13.
Early inaccuracy threatened to hurt the home side who were aided by a strong breeze, as Point Cook made the most of their chances when kicking into the tough, blustery wind.
Bulldogs coach Clay Smith relayed to his side how much they needed to improve at quarter time but the message didn’t get through as Werribee were dominant after the restart.
Jordan Patty was electric in his first senior’s game this season with three goals on the day, igniting the crowd with multiple majors in the second term.
The ladder leader’s dominance continued after the half time break as they stretched their lead to a match-winning 46-points at three quarter time.
The visitors showed fight in the final term with four consecutive goals but it was too little too late.
Max Rouvray’s screamer in the second term Point Cook’s highlight for the afternoon.
The Bulldogs can bounce back when they host Hoppers Crossing this week.
Two late goals saw Altona snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and run out two-point winners against Caroline Springs.
On a day dogged by the wind, both sides struggled to score and it looked like the Lakers would pinch an unlikely win.
But it was the dual J. Menadue’s (Jackson and Joel) who inspired Altona with four goals combined, edging them over the line in the 5.9(39) to 5.7(37) win.
The heartbreaking loss sets up a fascinating clash with Spotswood, the winner consolidating fourth spot on the ladder.
Point Cook Centrals used a seven goal to four second half to win its second game of the season against Hoppers Crossing, 9.13(67) to 6.8(44).
The Sharks broke the game open in the third quarter and didn’t look back in the 23-point win and now sit a game clear of the Warriors who sit bottom.
Yarraville Seddon Eagles defeated Spotswood for the first time in its history, a comfortable 46-point win that keeps their faint hopes of finals alive.
The visitors led at each break but six goals to one in the final term confirmed the 15.9(99) to 8.5(53) victory.
The Eagles host Point Cook Centrals in another exciting Division One matchup.