MANOR LAKES STILL IN THE FINALS HUNT
MANOR Lakes kept their finals hopes alive, after defeating reigning premiers North Footscray by 73-points on Saturday.
The Storm is now just one win outside the Division 2 top four and with two games remaining.
Fourth spot could be decided in the final game of the season, when Manor Lakes host Parkside at Howqua Reserve.
Their win against the Devils will give them great confidence.
Ty Priest, Nathan Montague and Mitchell Davis combined for 11 goals in the 16.10 (106) to 4.9. (33) victory.
It was the Storm’s second quarter that broke the game open. They kicked six goals to one.
It was another disappointing result for North Footscray, who have now lost five of their past six matches. It isn’t great form as they head into finals.
Elsewhere, ladder-leaders Yarraville Seddon Eagles defeated Parkside by 25-points in what was difficult conditions.
Eight points separated the two sides at the half, but it was the Eagles who came out attacking in the third and fourth quarters, kicking seven goals to five to record their 15th win of the season.
Lachie Longmire kicked six goals, while Lewis Parsons also played well for the home side.
Brent Kelly also kicked six goals for Parkside. He was the Magpies’ best player.
The Magpies will need to win their match against North Footscray this weekend if they are to feature in finals this season, as the Storm are hot on the heels.
Point Cook defeated Newport Power 16.15. (111) to 11.5. (71).
Cam D’Altera kicked five goals and Alex Grigg kicked three goals.
Finally, West Footscray won their fifth game of the season, defeating Albanvale by 35-points at Robert Bruce Reserve.
Darcy Mccallum extended his goal kicking tally to 60 goals after he bagged five goals.