It may not have been pretty, but Wyong Lakes coach Michael Tos didn’t seem to mind as Wyong Lakes recorded a come-form-behind victory against Killarney Vale at Don Small Oval on Saturday.
In chilly and windy conditions, the Magpies 11.13 (79) overcame the Bombers 10.8 (68) after trailing by 16 points at half-time and now have a three-way share of fourth place on the Black Diamond AFL competition ladder.
The result follows 136 and 79 point losses for Wyong Lakes, who were promoted from second division this year, and Tos was pleased to be on the right side of the ledger again after opening the 2018 season with back-to-back triumphs.
“We’re thrilled with the result, no doubt about that,” Tos said.
“We had two big games coming into this, beaten convincingly by previous premier sides. So it was nice to get one up.”
Weather was a major factor in the outcome of the game, which hung in the balance for much of the fourth and final quarter, according to Tos.
“To be fair it was a scrappy day weather wise and that induced scrappy football,” he said.
“I’ve got a feeling it just suited us better than it did Killarney on the day.”
Jarred Cross kicked five majors for Wyong Lakes while Bryce Singleton managed six for the visiting Killarney Vale. Tos was most impressed with Magpies pair Tim Hillman and Chris Koop-Folkes.
“Tim Hillman had a big say in the mater and Chris Koop-Folkes was also quite good for us,” Tos said.
“Everyone put their hand up and did their bit, but those two certainly stood out.”
Elsewhere in round six fixtures on Saturday and Warners Bay 16.11 (107) easily accounted for Nelson Bay 2.5 (17) at Dick Burwell Oval, Cardiff 20.28 (148) have maintained their unbeaten start to the 2018 season with a comfortable victory over Lake Macquarie 3.4 (22) at Hillsborough Oval, Peter Van Dam booted four for Terrigal Avoca 15.22 (112) in an 82-point win against Gosford 4.6 (30) at Adcock Park while Newcastle City 15.9 (99) defeated Singleton 2.5 (17) at No.1 Sportsground.
Maitland had the bye.
LADDER: Cardiff (100 per cent), Terrigal Avoca (83.33), Newcastle City (80), Warners Bay, Gosford, Wyong Lakes (60), Singleton (40), Nelson Bay (33.33), Maitland (20), Killarney Vale (16.67), Lake Macquarie (0).