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All teams are raring to go after the mid-season bye.

Warwick Capper

Warwick Capper

This week’s match of the round will see ladder leader Wickliffe-Lake Bolac host reigning premier fifth-placed Lismore-Derrinallum. This will be a cracking game. Wickliffe-Lake Bolac has answered every challenge this season to date, and will look to continue its winning streak.

They won the grand final rematch in round one in workman like manner; kicking four goals to one in the final term to win by 44 points. 

Lismore-Derrinallum will rely heavily on reigning league best and fairest winner Michael Lockyer to be at his brilliant best. If Lockyer gets off the chain and produces his usual high standard performance he will give his team every chance.

My spies tell me he is well on track to go back-to-back in the Lewis Medal league best and fairest award.

Caramut Football club were recently on The Footy Show participating on the wheel, they spun up $5000 cash but had the choice of the cash or forfeit the cash and get to play a retired AFL legend for one game.

The free agent was hidden from view, Caramut chose the free agent and Warwick ‘The Wiz’ Capper was unveiled.

The 80s superstar will line up for Caramut on the July 29 against Woorndoo-Mortlake. Caramut is hoping all locals will come along for a look at the former high fling full forward. Capper played 124 games, kicking 388 goals and taking mark of the year in 1987 in a relatively short but spectacular career.

BATTLE: Magpie Brad Keilar and Demon Tim Turner in a contest in the 2017 Mininera District Football League grand final. Picture: Peter Pickering.

BATTLE: Magpie Brad Keilar and Demon Tim Turner in a contest in the 2017 Mininera District Football League grand final. Picture: Peter Pickering.

He promises to deliver a memorable game for the struggling Swans and will stay for an after game function. He won’t feel that old out on the park with Caramut legend Todd O’Sullivan still playing great footy at 47 years of age.

The ladder is still tight with second-placed Penshurst and third-placed Tatyoon on 32 points each closely followed by fourth-placed Glenthompson-Dunkeld on 30 points and fifth-placed Lismore-Derrinallum on 28 points rounding out the top five. SMW Rovers look to be the only side outside the five with a chance to sneak in on 24 points.

Finally: WORK LIKE YOU DON’T NEED THE MONEY, LOVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN HURT AND DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING.

Round 12 selections

  • GREAT WESTERN v Caramut
  • WICKLIFFE-LAKE BOLAC v Lismore-Derrinallum
  • SMW ROVERS v Hawkesdale-Macarthur
  • PENSHURST v Moyston-Willaura
  • TATYOON v Ararat Eagles
  • Woorndoo-Mortlake v GLENTHOMPSON-DUNKELD