Footscray best in west clash

Footscray's James Lawerson. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Footscray was in a menacing mood in a 22-3 western derby victory over Altona in the Lacrosse Victoria men’s state league at Angliss Reserve on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were irresistible from the opening face-off to the final whistle as they piled on the pain for the A’s.

The dominant Dogs produced seven opening quarter goals and never looked back. They out-scored the visiting A’s 15-2 after quarter-time.

James Lawerson and Kane Mollison were a constant threat in attack with six goals apiece. Chris Plumb, the Australia Sharks captain, and Jordan Germershausen had four assists each.

Footscray is sitting third and back in that premiership mix. Altona is struggling in second-last spot with one win in five games.

Meanwhile, Williamstown cruised to a 15-3 win over Surrey Park at Fearon Reserve. Sean Clarke was the leading scorer for the Fearons with three goals.

In women’s premier division, Footscray ran rampant over Eltham, winning 29-4 at Angliss Reserve. It was a goal feast for Sarah Mollison (six goals, four assists), Abbie Burgess (six goals, two assists) and Danelle Mollison (six goals).