EAGLES END FALCONS’ WINNING STREAK
By CONNOR PAIN
Yarraville Seddon delivered Wyndhamvale a shock on Saturday, ending the Falcons’ undefeated run.
Both sides looked dangerous going forward early, but it was Wyndhamvale who led after the first break and were on track to make it eight wins from as many starts.
It was one-way traffic after that, with the Eagles blitzing the ladder leaders.
From the start of the second quarter to the final siren, Yarraville Seddon booted 14 goals to four, looking unstoppable in the 59-point win.
Jesse Varasmakis had a field day up forward, booting four majors for the home side in a best-on ground performance as the Eagles finished with 10 individual goal scorers.
The disappointing loss in which nothing seemed to go right cuts Wyndhamvale’s ladder lead to just one game. They’ll host Manor Lakes in Round 9 and look to bounce back from the disappointing loss.
Yarraville Seddon will travel to Featherbrook Reserve, to face Point Cook Centrals in a battle for second place.
Brent Kelly’s five majors paced Parkside who now sit a game clear in fourth place following its 39-point win against Newport.
Like the Eagles, the Magpies trailed at the first break, but turned it on from the start of the second quarter and cruised to the 13.8. (86) to 7.5. (47) win following 11 goals to four in the final three quarters.
Mitchell Taleb booted three majors for Newport, but it wasn’t enough as the visitors slipped to a 4-4 record in 2019 with a home date with West Footscray awaiting this week.
Parkside will travel to North Footscray and look to maintain its gap on the ladder.
Point Cook Centrals sit just a game and percentage from top spot, downing West Footscray 13.9. (87) to 8.12. (60).
The Sharks led at all breaks, proving too strong for the Roosters who were unable to bridge the gap despite five goals from Darcy McCallum.
The 17-point win puts the Sharks two games clear of fifth place in a battle for finals that is increasingly looking like a five-horse race.
North Footscray won just its second game of the season, 13.3(81) to 9.8(62) against Manor Lakes.
Brody Vorano was voted best-on in the 19-point triumph that puts a gap between the Devils and the chasing pack in the Storm and Roosters who occupy ninth and tenth place on the ladder.