Werribee Districts get the job done in gritty derby

Werribee District player Cameron Lee. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Werribee Districts survived a tough examination from bottom-of-the-ladder Wyndhamvale in a Western Region Football League division 1 derby at Wyndhamvale South Oval on Saturday.

The two sides had been poles apart in the opening five weeks, with the Tigers sitting pretty as one of only two undefeated sides in the competition and Wyndhamvale holding up the ladder without a win.

But these Wyndham battles seem to bring the best out of the local sides and that was certainly the case on Saturday, with Werribee Districts notching up an 18-point win.

Werribee Districts had its nose in front all day, but only by bare margins.

The Tigers eventually wore the home side down, but it took a spectacular six-goal performance from forward Cameron Lee to extend their winning streak to six.

Others to impress for the Tigers were Trent Lee, who kicked two goals, Daniel Montalto, captain Daniel Schibeci and Chris Molivas, who also jagged two goals.

Josh Mould continued his fine form to be named best for Wyndhamvale, while Nathan Bisset kicked three goals and Todd Kriehn added two.

Werribee Districts will host this Saturday’s top-of-the-table blockbuster with Altona at Soldiers Reserve, while Wyndhamvale can look forward to another Wyndham derby when it makes the short trip to Hoppers Crossing.

Hoppers Crossing is licking its wounds after going down to Sunshine Kangaroos by 37 points at Kinder Smith Reserve.

It was one-way traffic from start to finish as the Kangaroos registered 34 scoring shots to 17.

Mitch Palma was named best for Hoppers Crossing, while Daniel Strnak managed three goals against the tide.

In division 2, Manor Lakes had a gritty 17-point win over West Footscray to move into fourth spot. Nathan Montague had a day out for the Storm with five goals, while Mitchell Davis booted four.

Point Cook consolidated its hold on second with a big 43-point win over Parkside on the road at Henry Turner Reserve. The Bulldogs were dominant after trailing by 11 at quarter-time, kicking 12 of the last 16 goals of the game.

In division 3, Wyndham Suns continued their hot start to the season with a 36-point win over Braybrook at Pennell Reserve.

Point Cook Centrals posted a 95-point win over Laverton to maintain a firm grip on second spot.

Brent Sheean kicked two goals in a best-on-ground showing for the Sharks, while Tyley Huynh was a superb finisher with four goals.

In senior women, Manor Lakes achieved perfection once again, holding West Footscray scoreless in a 160-point win.

Kellee McIntosh booted 11 goals for the Storm, while Yana Frontczak kicked five.

Tarneit was kept scoreless in a 71-point loss to Caroline Springs. Dannielle Menzies never stopped trying for the Titans.