Panic stations at Great Western

It will be panic stations in the Great Western camp this week, after the Lions suffered their third defeat in the Mininera and District Football League.

Great Western has suffered its third defeat of the season in the Mininera District Football League.

Great Western has suffered its third defeat of the season in the Mininera District Football League.

The Lions have recorded just one win from their opening four rounds with the most recent loss being to Penshurst.

Great Western would have been disappointed with the end result after working hard and leading for the majority of the contest.

As the siren sounded for half time Great Western were almost three goals clear of Penshurst and looked to be in command.

The half time break led to a swing in momentum and from there the Lions looked to be in trouble.

Their strong attack on the football and intensity around the ground looked to have slipped and Penshurst were on the rise.

In the second half Great Western kicked just one goal to Penshurst's seven.

Penshurst lifted in all aspects of their game, mainly their disposal efficiency.

They were possessing more of the ball and scoring most times they went forward.

As they bridged the gap between the two sides their confidence grew and were sure to take victory once they hit the front.

Despite missing a couple of easy opportunities Penshurst finished victorious 11.15.81 to Great Western 9.10.64.

Ben Hustler was impressive up forward kicking four goals, but was outshone by Penshurst forward Robert Brewster, who kicked six.

Leigh Preston has started to string a couple of strong performances together in his first season back at the club.

Other players that were listed in Great Western's best included young gun Tom McCord, Lachie Malloy, Brett Dowie, Ben Birch-Burton and Cody Virgona.

The Lions now sit ninth on the ladder with only Ararat, Woorndoo Mortlake and SMW Rovers below them.

Great Western will go into this week's match as the underdog when they take on Moyston Willaura who have only dropped the one game.

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