Local League Lions Round 5

Plenty of Lions again lined up for the local clubs with many again pushing their claims forward for VFL selection ahead of the bye.

AFL Victoria Young Guns

On Sunday Morning at the Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Muhammad Saad represented the Black team in game one of the AFL Victoria Young Guns game, however the Green team took out the honours winning by 57-points. Saad impressed though, working hard off halfback.

VAFA Premier Division

Luke Di Lizio managed a goal for St. Bernards in its 65-point loss to University Blues at Melbourne University Oval, its first loss of the season.

Liam Whelan made his return from a lengthy injury layoff, as he fronted up for Old Trinity’s Reserves in its 83-point loss to St.Kevins kicking a goal in the process.  Liam would feel much better for the run and will press to play senior footy over the coming weeks.

Essendon District Football League

Glenroy notched up its first win of 2019, defeating Airport West by 53 points at Hansen Reserve with Jay O’Donoghue, Jack Sandric and Jackson McDonald all playing in the big win. Sandric and McDonald were both named the Roy’s best players with McDonald managing two goals in the process.

Over at Lebanon Reserve, Lucas Cavallaro and Ben Reddick fronted up again for Strathmore. The Mores were outplayed by Pascoe Vale however, losing by 66-points, Reddick was named amongst their best players.

Northern Football League

MacLeod went down by 15 points to Greensborough at DeWinton reserve. Jack Baker put himself in the frame for selection, being named amongst the best and defending well in his 1 on 1 duels.

Over at Ben Frilay Reserve, Braedyn Gillard made his first senior appearance for Montmorency as they got over the line against Hurstbridge by 17 points.

Matthew Harman and Alex Federico again paired up for West Preston Lakeside as they took on Bundoora at JE Moore Park. Bundoora took the points, winning by 17 however Harman impressed with two goals and being named amongst their better players. Harman is relishing the opportunity to lead the West Preston ruck division.

Fletcher Carroll fronted up for the Tigers in the Heidelberg derby and was named in their best, however North Heidelberg were too strong winning by 44-points.

In Division Two, Hedley Smith played his part in the Fitzroy Stars upset win over Eltham, winning by 30 points at Eltham Central Park.

Goulburn Valley Football League

Jack Murphy again fronted up for Seymour, managing a goal in its 31-point win over reigning premier Shepparton Bears at Deakin Reserve.

Ballarat Football League

Lachlan Watkins was named among Melton South’s best, as they suffered a heavy loss to reigning premiers Darley at Melton Recreation Reserve.

Ovens and Murray Football League

Floyd Bollinghaus managed a goal in Wodonga Raiders’ loss to Myrtleford at Biralee Park.

Stay tuned for next weeks local report, with plenty of Lions looking to press their claims for a spot in the side during our bye round before our round seven clash with Williamstown, on Sunday May 19, 12:30PM at Piranha Park.