BY BROOKE VARNEY.
A number of Lions represented their local clubs over the weekend, which included two in the AFL Victoria Young Guns game and one make his football return.
Starting with the Northern Football League, Michael Ercolano, Aidan Tilley, and Mark Kovacevic all fronted up for West Preston-Lakeside; defeating Bundoora 96-43. Tilley kicked one goal, while Kovacevic was named as one of the best on ground.
Luke Bunker played his first football match for Montmorency for the season, after he sustained a knee injury in one of Coburg’s practice matches. Despite making his comeback, Montmorency was unable to get the win over Northcote Park, losing by 37 points.
Over to the EDFL, Tom Condon and Logan Morey both played for Strathmore at Piranha Park, beating West Coburg by just eight points. Condon managed two goals in the Mores’ efforts.
Lachie Mitchell and the Essendon Doutta Stars had the complete opposite result however, going down to reigning premiers Aberfeldie by over 20 goals.
In the Southern Football & Netball League, Josh Fox was named as one of Cheltenham’s best players, kicking three goals in the close six-point defeat over Oakleigh Districts.
In the Eastern Football League, Adam Swierzbiolek and Jack Sandric both competed for East Ringwood, running home 62-point victors over Knox. Big ruckman Swierzbiolek also booted two majors.
Alex Mioni made an appearance for Norwood, as they came away with a 63-point win over Balwyn.
Two Coburg representatives also featured in the second AFL Victoria Young Guns match, through Jake Page and
Jackson McDonald. Both played their roles well for Vic Metro, narrowly beating Vic Country by just nine points and taking the series to 2-0. McDonald was also named as one of the best on ground, alongside other up and coming young talent.
This weekend sees Coburg with a bye, meaning next week’s local games could potentially see a huge array of Lions talent.
Stay tuned during the week for more updates, and keep an eye on the Coburg website for more information about local player releases.