EAST Point has re-established itself at the top of the Ballarat Football Netball League A-grade pecking order with a convincing 18 goal win over top four prospect Lake Wendouree on the weekend.
The Kangaroos took control from the get-go in the cold conditions at Wendouree, racing out to an eight goal margin by the end of the first quarter.
Keen to continue to push ahead, East Point extended their breathing space to 10 goals heading into the main break.
Despite the Lakers’ best efforts, the top of the table outfit continued to prove too good for the home side, extending their lead to 13 at three quarter time before running away with the round nine fixture 54-36.
Goal shooter Emma Farrell looked dangerous all day for the Kangaroos, aided by the excellent delivery of Lauren Atkinson off wing attack.
The success cements East Point’s place at the top of the ladder, alongside North Ballarat City who are also unbeaten for the season.
East Point coach Sascha Veldhuis said the win over a fellow top four side was important for the side as they prepare for the second half of the season.
“The Lakers are a very talented team so we knew we couldn’t take them lightly,” Veldhuis said. “We’ve focused on bring a bit of variety to the court, and the girls are starting to form some nice combinations.”
The side will be hoping to continue their good form next week when they face the third-placed Sunbury.
The loss was the second in a row for the Lakers, who will be hoping to get things back on track next week when they hit the road to meet Melton South, who are yet to register a win in season 2016.
Elsewhere in the competition, North Ballarat City has a 87-21 victory over Melton South, while Redan continued its push for a top four berth with a routine 10 goal success over Bacchus Marsh.
Meanwhile Sebastopol kept touch with the top six with a tight seven goal success over Darley, while fellow top six prospect Ballarat easily accounted for Melton in the Sunday fixture.
With both sides sitting at four wins and four losses for the season, the battle for the remaining finals place is shaping up as on of the competition’s most fascinating.
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