NWFA | Another step up for the Eagles

FOCUS: Forth's David Vanderfeen in a recent game against East Ulverstone. Picture: Cordell Richardson.
FOCUS: Forth's David Vanderfeen in a recent game against East Ulverstone. Picture: Cordell Richardson.

Spreyton scaled another rung on the NWFA premiership ladder on Saturday, effectively leap-frogging East Ulverstone into fourth spot, all thanks to its 48-point defeat of Turners Beach.

It’s the first time since their premiership year of 2011, that Spreyton has reached such heights and was on the back of a game-winning six goals to one-third quarter.

East Ulverstone continued its slide, slumping to a 138-point defeat, unable to match the all-round team work of Wesley Vale.

The premiers were always in control and 49 points in front at quarter time with East unable to create an impact on the scoreboard.

Bradleigh Donald and Ben Hefford were match winners through the midfield, while Tristan Weeks and Luke Redpath were effective in front of goal with six each.

At West Ulverstone, the Lions and Sheffield engaged an absolute thriller of a game.

For the first time in five years, West had a three-quarter time lead, but eventually conceded to the plucky visitors by just two points, 12.9 (81) to 12.7 (79).

Kayden Banfield and Kerry Davison with five goals gave the home side every chance, and it almost paid off.

Unfortunately, they were outgunned by Alex King and Ben Hutchins, who booted five and four goals respectively.

As expected the ladder leader Forth smashed Rosebery Toorak to the tune of 63.19 (397) to 0.1 (1), a slight step up for Rosebery Toorak who was goalless last week against Motton Preston.