Joel Price says he feels privileged to have coached two of the most prolific goalkickers in the district.
Price coached Damian Cupido at Henty and is this season the coach of Violet Town with Josh Mellington dominating the competition.
Mellington booted a career best 27 goals a fortnight ago to notch the fourth ton of his career.
His total of 27 goals also ranks 25th on the all-time list of biggest individual hauls of goals in Victorian senior country football.
Mellington started the match on 74 goals and had 13 at the main break.
He kicked a further six in the third quarter to be within reach of the magical ton before booting eight goals in the final term.
The 27-year-old has been unstoppable in the lower standard of the Kyabram and District league.
He has booted double-digit goals in five matches including 53 goals from his past three.
The former Fremantle Docker is the first forward in country Victoria to notch the ton this season and is averaging 11 goals from 10 matches.
Price said there were a lot of similarities between Mellington and Cupido.
"They love when the ball is delivered to the fat side of the ground and are both nearly unbeatable in one-on-one contests," Price said.
"Cupido is obviously getting towards the end of his career and is more than 10-years older than Mellington.
"But Mellington is at the peak of his powers at the moment.
"The Kyabram and District league would also be the lowest standard he has played but Violet Town is his home club.
"The last two seasons the club has only won three matches and he wanted to come back to help out and he has played a major role in us climbing the ladder."
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Price said Mellington had been deadly accurate in front of the big sticks this season.
"Three weeks ago he kicked 17.2 which was his biggest bag, then kicked 27.3 to beat it and finished with 9.2 on the weekend.
"The secret to his success is that every set shot he has now he will snap the goal in preference to kicking a drop punt.
"From the 27 goals he kicked, 23 were snaps around the body ala Stevie Johnson.
"If Josh is 30m out and directly in front, he will still snap the goal around his body.
"Cupido is a much more prodigious kick but you can't fault Josh's accuracy.
"I'm not going to tell him to start kicking drop punts, that's for sure."
Mellington can consider himself unlucky to miss out on the ton with Albury in 2017.
He finished on 99 goals after missing the first six weeks through suspension from the previous season.
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