Magpies swoop in with fourth consecutive win to mount charge towards finals

WIN STREAK: Finals are within reach for Magpie Simone McDonald and her team. Picture: PETER PICKERING
WIN STREAK: Finals are within reach for Magpie Simone McDonald and her team. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Wickliffe-Lake Bolac has extended its winning streak to four with a 10-goal win against Moyston-Willaura on Saturday.

Following last week’s impressive win over Penshurst, the Magpies kept pace with the Pumas throughout the first half, leading by two at the first break and one at half time.

Magpies goal attack Amanda Clark had 24 goals by half time and put on another 11 in the crucial third term which saw them increase their lead out to nine at the last break.

At the opposite end, goal defense Kelsey Perry performed well keeping Pumas goal attack Kira Stapleton to only six goals for the second half and helping the Magpies to hold onto the win 55-45.

Notable performances for the Pumas included centre Georgie Peel and goal shooter Zanetta Hosking with the pair named Moyston-Willaura’s best.

Clark finished with 41 goals to be named the Magpies’ best alongside Perry

The fourth straight win caps off a complete turn-around for Wickcliffe-Lake Bolac and its hopes this season with finals firmly in the frame if the team can sustain these performances. 

The loss means the Pumas drop out of the top five with both teams finishing the round at 4-4 with the Magpies sitting behind Moyston-Willaura in seventh.