Vikings dominate second half

Hoppers Crossing's Joel Bentley and Altona's Sean Tighe. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 234498_10

Tara Murray

Altona continued its strong start to the Westen Region Football League division 1 season with a win against Hoppers Crossing on Saturday.

After a first up win against Point Cook, the Vikings overcame a slow start against the Warriors to come away with the 15.5 (95) – 7.6 (48) win.

A win didn’t look likely early, with the home team starting off well with five first quarter goals. After quarter time it would prove to be all the Vikings, who kicked 13 goals to two, to run away with the comfortable win.

Mitchell Norton and Mitchell Van Den Berg kicked three goals each for the Vikings, with Sean Tighe named their best.

Nathan Williams was the standout for the Warriors.

The Vikings are one of three undefeated teams after two rounds, along with Werribee Districts and Caroline Springs.

Werribee Districts’ strength was out in full force against Point Cook, in a 27.15 (177) – 3.5 (23) win.

The Tigers kept the Bulldogs goalless in the first half, as they piled on 12 goals of their own.

The pain kept coming with the Tigers kicking another 15 goals in the second half.

Trent Lee kicked six goals in a best on ground performance, with Dillon Viojo-Rainbow among the standouts.

Lochlan Allen was the best on ground for Point Cook.

Caroline Springs followed a round one victory over Deer Park with victory against Yarraville Seddon Eagles.

The Lakers started the better of the two teams, but the Eagles were able to hang around and were just 15 points down at three quarter time.

A seven goal to two last quarter for the Lakers, sealed the 14.14 (98) – 8.5 (53) win. Jy Lambley kicked four goals for the Lakers, with Lewis Tudor continuing his good form.

Deer Park capped off a special day with its first win of the season.

The Lions were finally able to unveil their 2019 premiership flag, the seventh in their incredible premiership run.

They defeated Spotswood 11.8 (74) – 9.9 (63), having trailed by eight points at three quarter time.

Scott Greenhough was the standout for the Lions. Nicolas Aleksovski and Lachlan Smart kicked three goals each in the win.

The loss leaves Spotswood sitting 0-2 for the first time in nearly 40 years

In the other match, St Albans opened its account against Sunshine.

It was a low scoring match, with just four goals on the board at half time. St Albans dominated the third quarter, with four goals to none to take control of the game.

While the Kangaroos fought back in the last, it wasn’t enough with the Saints winning 7.16 (58)-6.8 (44).

Bol Kolang kicked three for the winners.

William Reinhold was the Kangaroos best for a second straight week.

In division 2, Newport had a big win against North Footscray, Parkside was too good for Point Cook Centrals, Glen Orden beat West Footscray and Wyndhamvale had a big win against Albion.

The action kicked off in division 3, with Albanvale and Sunshine Heights having big wins against North Sunshine and Tarneit respectively, while the Wyndham Suns beat Braybrook in a close one.