TIV DIVISION 1 ROUND 8 REVIEW
By CONNOR PAIN
Hoppers Crossing came from 31-points down against Spotswood to score a thrilling three-point win in TIV Division 1.
The Warriors kicked seven goals to two in the second half to score an incredible come-from-behind victory.
Led by Josh Pickess and Ezzat Haddara, who kicked two last quarter goals, Hoppers Crossing won 8.14. (62) to 9.5. (59).
The win sets up a tantalising contest with ladder-leaders Caroline Springs this weekend.
St Albans produced its own final term magic, overcoming a gutsy Yarraville Seddon Eagles outfit.
The lead changed several in the final 30 minutes and in the dying stages Eagles player Lachy Huell had a shot on goal from the boundary to win the game, but it was rushed through for a behind. Seconds later the siren sounded, with St Albans winning by 2-points.
Bol Kolang was the hero for the Saints, kicking four goals. Jadyn Trowsdale was also named best on ground.
For the Eagles, Jesse Varsamakis kicked six goals. Daniel Bolkas also impressed.
Altona used a strong first quarter to cruise to a 40-point win against Deer Park.
The home side jumped out of the gates with a five goal to one opening term, but despite losing the second, it was a minor blemish as they charged away in the second half with a dominant performance.
The Vikings booted six goals to three after the half ensuring the 12.18. (90) to 6.14. (50) win and has them comfortably in second spot.
Deer Park will look to bounce back when they host Spotswood in Round 9, Altona can make it four wins in a row in its matchup with Yarraville-Seddon.
Werribee Districts finished with 10 goalkickers in its 69-point smashing of Sunshine, pushing the victors back into the top five.
It was another brilliant performance by Dillon Viojo-Rainbow. Sean Gregory’s good form also continued, kicking four goals.
Sunshine will next face Point Cook, in what is looking to be a very important clash, with both teams sitting in the bottom two positions on the ladder.
Brian Lake’s seven majors highlighted Caroline Springs rampant 30.20. (200) to 4.4. (28) thumping of Point Cook.
The ladder-leaders remain undefeated as the 172-point win was their biggest win of the season.