THIRD QUARTER GOAL SPREE SEALS SPOTTY WIN
By JAMES ORUBA
Round 3 of the WRFL TIV Under-19 competition continued to serve up several surprising results.
Despite the one-sided nature of the three contests played over the weekend, they were not without their share of entertainment.
As Altona, were dealt the unwanted hand of a match-less weekend with the bye, their opponents from last round in Spotswood, were able to reverse their fortunes with a big win over Point Cook.
In the 17.13. (115) to 4.5. (29), the Woodsman were able to break away from Point Cook with a seven goal to one third term. Stephen Syme was instrumental up forward with four majors, while Toby Kopa and Elliot Rosado were able to dictate terms in the dominant win.
In what was a trying day for Point Cook, Joshua Thomas fought hard all day.
Caroline Springs were able to keep their early season momentum running at full steam, with a comprehensive 89-point win over a previously undefeated Hoppers Crossing outfit.
The Lakers, rejuvenated after a week’s rest, constantly outplayed the scratchy Warriors, who were perhaps weary after last week’s narrow victory over Werribee.
A determined defensive effort from the Caroline Springs backline, saw Hoppers Crossing unable to register a score in the opening half. The continuous defensive pressure meant that they continued to struggle up forward, as they only managed to kick a goal until the final term.
The 16.14. (110) to 3.3. (21) victory also displayed the attacking firepower of the Lakers. Jy Lambley kicked five, while Zain Neicho was also able to add four goals.
For Hoppers Crossing, Rhys Boys stood out all game with a tireless work-rate and two majors.
At Bryan Martin Oval, Newport was unable to withstand a relentless Werribee Districts side, as they went down 2.7. (19) to 14.16. (100).
Similar to the other two games in the round, Werribee made life difficult as the Power found goals a rare commodity to come by. Besides two goals within the second quarter, the Power were unable to make any significant additions to the scoreboard, as Werribee’s constant defensive pressure proved to be all too much.
Ryan Potter was able to kick four for the victorious visitors, while Braydon Poole and Liam Robinson were terrific in the resounding victory.
As for the Power, Mustapha El Haouli continued his impressive form from last week as he attempted to lift his side.