We are back after the break – This week begins a run of three important games against finals contenders.
Saturday May 26th 2018 – We journey up the line to Coventry Oval Diamond Creek
Eltham v Diamond Creek at Diamond Creek
Reserves 11.55am Seniors 2.10pm
Under 19 Games this Saturday May 26th.
Division 1. Eltham Vs Macleod at Macleod 9.40am
Division 2. Eltham vs Banyule at Banyule 9.40am
The A Plus Labour Solutions Division 2 competition returns from the representative break, with four massive games set to take place in Round 6.
Prior to the break, Eltham and Lower Plenty extended their lead over the remainder of the competition, with the two undefeated sides now firmly entrenched inside the top-two.
But with more than two-thirds of the season still to be played out, there is still plenty of time for the chasing pack to close the gap on the current premiership favourites.
That begins when third-placed Diamond Creek aims to become the first side to defeat Eltham when the two sides go to battle at Coventry Oval in their second outing this year.
The Creekers enter the match on the back of consecutive losses following a poor final term in their defeat to Thomastown in Round 5, where the managed just one goal for the quarter in their 30-point defeat.
Diamond Creek was down by just six points at the final change at Main Street Reserve but conceded five goals in the final term to suffer a disappointing defeat – one of its worst under Craig Hayes’ guidance.
Ryan Pingree was the only multiple goal kicker for the Creekers, whilst Daniel Shallard and Danyon Kambouris were amongst the best players in their side’s third loss of the season.
Eltham continued its unbeaten start to the year with a comprehensive 63-point win over the Fitzroy Stars at Eltham Central Park.
Thanks to five and four-goal hauls to Brandon Freeman and Paul Currie respectively, the Panthers kicked six goals in the opening term to set up the big win. Freeman’s haul took his tally to 17 goals in three weeks.
The only sour point of the victory was a serious injury to Patrick Turnbull, which made for a long delay during the first term.