MOYHU have found their way back onto the winner’s list with a 47-point job on Goorambat, setting up an interesting clash with Tarrawingee this weekend.
Most importantly for the Hoppers, the win marks the first game in a number of weeks that they’ve emerged from with a clean bill of health.
They’re just one game and percentage outside the top five, but face a mountainous task in toppling one of last year’s preliminary finalists.
“Getting the win was really important for the boys, we’ve had a tough couple of weeks with injury and had to have three or four back up from the reserves for a couple of weeks now, and we were out on our legs in the wet,” Hoppers coach Nathan Waite said.
“Hopefully we’ll have a few back for next weekend, getting some fit bodies back into the side will be crucial.
“Tarrawingee are starting to come good, I don’t think they were playing to their strengths earlier this season.”
An eight-goal effort from Nathan Thompson was the key to Moyhu’s success, with Waite glad to have his spearhead back on board.
“Nathan had his kicking boots on, and up until the last quarter we delivered the ball to him really well,” Waite said.
“He was in front of his man all day and was a great target, he didn’t stop running.”
The aforementioned Tarrawingee continued their mid-season revival with an upset 41-point win over Bonnie Doon, led by a four goal effort from Brennan Jenvey and the continued form of Patrick Byrne.
Shannon Galea was again a strong target for the Bombers, but he was a lone hand as the Dogs cruised to victory.
Glenrowan were convincing winners over King Valley, Bright held Greta goalless for four quarters and Whorouly scored a big win over North Wangaratta.