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MARK OF THE YEAR: Darley ruckman Dylan takes a screamer in the opening quarter against Lake Wendouree at Darley Park. Picture: Dylan Burns

MARK OF THE YEAR: Darley ruckman Dylan takes a screamer in the opening quarter against Lake Wendouree at Darley Park. Picture: Dylan Burns

An head clash which left Bacchus Marsh star recruit Jake Owen in hospital forced players temporarily off the field in the Cobras’ encounter with Melton South at Melton Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

The match was halted for about 15 minutes while officials attended to Owen on the ground while waiting for the arrival of an ambulance and paramedics.

Bacchus Marsh reported on Saturday night that as well being under observation for concussion, Owen’s only structural damage appeared to be a broken nose.

Cobra officials and players said they had feared for Owen’s welfare immediately after the collision in which he was knocked out.

The incident occurred inside the opening five minutes, with Owen and Melton South’s Craig Searle making heavy contact in a contest for the football.

Searle also left the ground for an extended period, but played out the game.

Bacchus Marsh commended the speed with which the ambulance had arrived, estimating it had arrived within 10 minutes of being called.

Bacchus Marsh went on to have its second win of the season after a commanding second half – 10.,21 (81) to Melton South 7.9 (51).

The Panthers, which are still without a win, looked capable of an upset over the Cobras in the first half, when with superior work at stoppages they led by 23 points late in the second quarter.

However, their challenge basically ended their.

The Cobras stepped up the intensity and seven goals to one in the second half took the game away from Melton South.

Aaron Willitts led the charge on goal with five majors and Ben Speight rounded it out with three of his own.

DARLEY returned the winners’ list in a hard-fought tussle against Lake Wendouree at Darley.

With neither team able to master squally conditions, the Devils finished with 5.15 (45) to 4.3 (27).

After failing to make the most of kicking with a win in the opening quarter, Darleygained what would be a match-winning advantage by keeping Lakers scoreless in the second term. 

JORDAN Johnston marked his return with a six-goal haul in an East Point win over Redan at the City Oval.

The Lions managed to perform some damage control with a four-goal last term to narrow the margin to 28 points, bu East Point had the game well in its keeping a long way out.

Nathan Horbury returned from Geelong’s VFL side with a classy display for Redan.

JACK Landt marked his return to Sunbury with a match-defining performance in  a eight-point win over Melton at Sunbury on Saturday night.

With goals hard to come by in testing conditions, Landt kicked two goals to see the Lions continue their unbeaten run.

Landt had last played with Sunbury in 2016 before moving to Essendon Doutta Sars.

BALLARAT failed to kick a goal in an 83-point loss to North Ballarat City at Alfredton on Saturday night.

The Swans could manage only 13 behinds on the night they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the club’s premiership treble.

LADDER

SUNBURY         4 4 0 0 0 0 338 193 175.13 16

EAST POINT          4 4 0 0 0 0 401 270 148.52 16

B MARSH        3 2 1 0 1 0 323 201 160.70 12

N BALL CITY        4 3 1 0 0 0 378 310 121.94 12

L WENDOUREE    3 2 1 0 1 0 176 148 118.92 12

MELTON                4 2 2 0 0 0 298 252 118.25 8

Darley               4 2 2 0 0 0 242 253 95.65 8

Melton South       3 0 3 0 1 0 192 266 72.18 4

Ballarat              4         1 3 0 0 0 217 360 60.28 4

Sebastopol      3         0 3 0 1 0 198 336 58.93 4

Redan              4   0 4 0 0 0 241 415 58.07 0

MATCH DETAILS

Darley 2.4, 3.7, 4.14, 5.15 (45)

Lake Wendouree 1.0, 1.0, 2.1, 4.3 (27)

GOALS - Darley: Shane Page 1, Daniel Robson 1, Brian Graham 1, Matthew Young 1, Ryan Closter 1. Lake Wendouree: Bailey Edwards 1, Joel O'Connell 1, Harrison Robertson 1, Tim Malone 1

BEST - Darley: Jacob Zeestraten, Dylan Reid, Shane Page, Brian Graham, Corey Cullen, Matthew Young. Lake Wendouree: Tim Malone, Angus Kirby, Sam Clifton, Bailey Edwards, Ashley Simpson, Ned Nash

Bacchus Marsh 2.2, 3.7, 7.14, 10.21 (81)

Melton South 2.3, 6.6, 7.7, 7.9 (51)

GOALS - Bacchus Marsh: Aaron Willitts 5, Benjamin Speight 3, Billy Griffiths 2. Melton South: M. Golby 3, F. Ray, S. Humphries, F. Holzer, D. Conway

BEST - Bacchus Marsh:Liam Mullen, Billy Griffiths, Trent Angwin, Aaron Willitts, Scott Sherlock, Jacob Chisari. Melton South: L. Watkins, R. Miles, C. Searle, C. Ogston, D. Leggett, B. Sortino

East Point 5.1, 6.6, 13.10, 14.14 (98)

Redan 3.5, 5.8, 6.8, 10.10 (70)

GOALS - East Point: Jordan Johnston 6, Matthew Johnston 3, Jacob Brown 2, Rhys Monument 1, Daniel Tung 1, Andrew Maconachie 1. Redan: Todd Douglass 2, Lachlan McLean 2, William Madden 2, Liam Hoy 2, Grant Bell 1, Alexander Harvey 1

BEST - East Point: Lucas Dahlenburg, Jake McQueen, Mickitja Rotumah-Onus, Matthew Johnston, Jordan Johnston, Daniel Tung. Redan: Nathan Horbury, Liam Hoy, Orren Stephenson, Liam Phillips, Patrick Britt, William Madden

Sunbury 1.2, 3.5, 3.6, 5.9 (39)

Melton 2.4, 3.5, 3.7, 4.7 (31)

GOALS - Sunbury: J. Landt 2, A. Magin 2, G. Valles. Melton:  B. Kight 2, L. Ericson, J. Hickey

BEST - Sunbury: P. MacDonough, J. Eales, M. Conn, A. Magin, W. Healy, J. Landt. Melton: J. Walker, J. Hickey, L. Walker, M. Denham, B. Archard, L. Heaney

Ballarat 0.5, 0.6, 0.9, 0.13 (13)

North Ballarat City 2.1, 8.6, 9.9, 13.16 (94)

GOALS -  North Ballarat City: W. Young 5, S. Dunstan 4, M. Giddings, J. Bromley-Lynch, C. Jenkins, H. Loader, B. Simpson. Ballarat: nil

BEST -  North Ballarat City: M. Gilbert, S. Mc Cartin, B. Simpson , R. Hobbs, W. Young, B. Leonard. Ballarat: M. Powling, S. Hutchinson, J. Antonio, D. Kennedy, W. Garner, B. Van de Heuvel