WERRIBEE DISTRICTS TAKE THE CAKE IN GRAND FINAL REMATCH
By CONNOR PAIN
A seven goal to one final term and a best-on-ground performance from Dillon Viojo-Rainbow propelled Werribee Districts to its best win of the young season, a comprehensive 13.15(93) to 6.5(41) win against reigning premiers Altona.
The Tigers were the better side from the jump, but inaccurate kicking hurt them early and kept the Vikings in the hunt on a day they could have been out of the game by the first break.
The visitors got back into the contest thanks to increased pressure at the contest and finally finding a way out of the stout Districts defensive structure. Werribee would have been disappointed heading into the main break with the scores tied as they dominated proceedings for much of the first half.
The main break helped the ladder leaders reset as they came out of the changerooms with a renewed sense of attack on the ball and slowly started to get on top of the contest.
They took a 15-point edge into the last quarter, and it was all Districts from the opening bounce of it.
Werribee ran riot with Altona helpless to stop them, Viojo-Rainbow instrumental all day in setting up his side and giving them first use when in the ruck.
Daniel Schibeci and Chris Molivas booted multiple majors in the last as they each kicked three in the 52-point triumph.
Caroline Springs awaits in Round 7 while Altona will look to bounce back against Point Cook Centrals.
Spotswood produced its best win of the season, knocking off last year’s minor premiers Caroline Springs by seven points.
The Woodsmen led by 33-points at the half before surviving a last quarter flurry from the Lakers to run out 10.11(71) 10.4(64) winners.
The fifth-placed Woodsmen had 11 individual goal kickers, a recipe they’ll need to repeat this week against Point Cook.
Lachlan Green’s four majors was the highlight of Yarraville Seddon Eagles’ second half six-point comeback win against Point Cook Centrals.
The home side led early but a strong third quarter turned the game in their favour before doing enough in the last to hold on, the 12.9(81) to 11.9(75) win the Eagles first of the season.
They host Hoppers Crossing this week with both looking to earn their second wins of the year.
Point Cook and Hoppers Crossing played there round 6 match back on Good Friday and it was the Bulldogs who dismantled the Warriors 20.15(135) to 6.7(43).