WERRIBEE DISTRICTS UPSET ALTONA
By CONNOR PAIN
Werribee Districts produced the upset of Round 11 in TIV Division 1, knocking off Altona by 25-points, handing them just their second loss of the season.
Werribee Districts led at each break, not relenting and putting in a complete four quarter effort.
Andrew Panayi led from the front with three majors while Dylan Viojo-Rainbow continued his impressive form, named best-on for Werribee.
Joel Menadue was the main target up-forward for Altona, kicking four goals. However, Elliot Cavallaro, who was leading the goal kicking prior to the Round was held goalless.
Altona will look to bounce back against Spotswood in Round 12 while Werribee Districts will go head-to-head with Hoppers Crossing, which is shaping up as the game of the round.
Spotswood kept its finals dream alive with a comfortable 46-point win over St Albans, all but ending the Saints faint finals hopes.
Steven O’Bryan and Nicholas Ryan bagged three goals each in the 11.17. (83) to 4.13. (37) victory.
A five goal to zero second quarter was the difference, with the Woodsman running away with the match.
The win keeps Spotswood in touch with the top five, they currently sit in sixth spot, one win behind Deer Park and Werribee Districts.
A nine goal to one first half was the perfect start for Hoppers Crossing as they cruised to a dominant 17.17. (119) to 6.0. (36) triumph against Point Cook.
The Bulldogs won the last quarter, but it was over by then, the Warriors too good in the 81-point thumping.
Josh Pickess was again among the best for the Warriors, while Jack Dorgan and David Barbieri played well. Ezzat Haddara also kicked five goals.
A strong second half saw Deer Park overcome a hard-fought Sunshine by 86-points.
Bailey Morrish starred in the 17.14. (116) to 4.6. (30) win as Jeremy Mills added a season-high four majors.
The Lions will host Point Cook in Round 12 while Sunshine head to Yarraville in what is a crucial match for the two sides.
Sixteen Caroline Springs players bagged a goal in their 31.18(204) to 2.4(16) walloping of the Yarraville Seddon Eagles.
It was a dominant performance by the ladder-leaders, who restricted the Eagles to just a solitary behind in the first half.
Ryan Allan topped the scoresheet with six majors in the 188-point thrashing. Brian Lake also kicked five goals.
Caroline Springs are now two games ahead of Altona in first spot.