Local League Lions: Week 12

Following the end of another lockdown, our Lions not selected at VFL level continue to press for senior selection and end their 2021 campaign on a good note.


NAB League
After a stint with the Sydney Swans VFL team, Sam Clohesy returned to the Cannons as they headed to Wangaratta to play the Murray Bushrangers. Clohesy played his role in a 10-point win.

Ben Overman picked up from where he left off with St.Bernards, being named in their best in a big win away to Old Trinity. Overman also kicked two goals as the Snowdogs put an end to any relegation talk and kept within touching distance of the top 4.

Dinny Cleary and Tye Browning went up against each other when Avondale Heights hosted Aberfeldie at Canning Reserve. Cleary kicked a goal, however Browning’s Aberfeldie team were too strong, winning by 48-points and doubling the opposition score.
Athan Tsialtas and Jackson McDonald went head-to-head when Strathmore hosted Glenroy at Lebanon Reserve. Tsialtas kicked 2 goals in the Mores’ big 110-point win, their 5th win of the year by triple figures. McDonald was a shining light in the ‘Roys loss.

Northern FL
Tyson Old played for Hurstbridge in their 116-point loss to West Preston Lakeside away.
Braedyn Gillard kicked three goals and was named in their best in his return to Montmorency, however they were stunned at home by Whittlesea.
Nathan Howard and Bailey Thompson played for Bundoora in a 42-point win over MacLeod at Yulong Reserve.
Jhye Baddeley-Kelly returned to Epping and kicked four goals and was named in their best in a big 40-point away win over Panton Hill. The win improves Epping’s chances of surviving relegation.

Ballarat FL
Josh Guthrie returned to Sunbury after spending some time with the Sydney Swans VFL side on loan, kicking a goal in the big 60-point win at home over Lake Wendouree.

Eastern FL
Lochie Dickson, Nelson Lane and Liam Whelan all did not play, with the Eastern Football League returning to action next week following lockdown.


Stay tuned for next weeks edition as the race to finals for some teams intensifies.