Around the grounds: June 6

Aiden Domic delivered another stellar Young Guns performance to provide the highlight from Werribee players in action away from the VFL over the weekend.

Lining up for the Country “green” team in game two of the series at Adcon Stadium, Domic collected 21 disposals and booted a goal to finish best afield as his side downed Darcy Bennett’s City “black” side by 16 points to claim its second win.

Werribee players were starring in the local leagues as well, Matthew Brett, Scott Carlin, and Hamish Murphy both heading the list of standouts for their sides in losing efforts.

Brett was best afield for Goulburn Valley Football League side Shepparton as it fell just three points shy of Rochester at Deakin Reserve, Carlin was Lake Wendouree’s top performer as the Lakers went down to Melton South by 19 points at Melton Recreation Reserve, and Murphy got the coaches’ nod for Essendon Distrct side Avondale Heights in its 25-point loss to Pascoe Vale at Raeburn Reserve.

Tylar Watts and Baxter Norton were also among the notable local league performers in each booting three goals in winning sides.

Watts’ scoreboard contribution had him among Portland’s best in the Tigers’ 15-point win over Hampden District Football League rival Terang Mortlake at Hanlon Reserve, while Norton headed Spotswood’s list of goalkickers as he and Brydan Hodgson enjoyed a 17-point win for the Woodsmen over Western Region Football League powerhouse Deer Park at McLeod Reserve.

A further seven Werribee players were in action at local level over the weekend:

• Alex Marklew booted a goal for Bendigo Football League side Golden Square as it suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss to Sandhusrt at Queen Elizabeth Oval on Saturday, and Ryley Barrack was one of Kangaroos Flat’s stars as it notched up a 12-point win over South Bendigo at the same venue on Sunday.
• Back in the EDFL, Bior Malual lined up for Airport West for the first time this year but was unable to prevent the Eagles from going down to Strathmore by 39 points at Lebanon Reserve.
• In the Geelong Football League, Ben McNamara again finished among the vote for St Joseph’s as it maintained its unbeaten run with a 67-point win over Leopold at Leopold Memorial Reserve; Keegan Gray’s Bell Park feel 32 points short of Newtown & Chilwell at Hamlyn Park; and Hudson Garoni booted two goals on a tough day for Grovedale as it went down to Colac by 78 points at Central Reserve.
• Rounding out the WRFL action, Oscar Junker booted two goals for Werribee Districts and was among the Tigers’ best in a 125-point thumping of Point Cook at Saltwater Reserve.

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