By Justin Flynn
Geelong West Giants are knocking on the door of the Geelong Football League top five after a thrilling upset win against Colac in round seven on Saturday.
The Giants scraped home by a point at Colac and are only of the five on percentage.
Baxter Mensch ran amok in the midfield for Geelong West racking up the possessions and slotted a goal while Colac’s Adam Garner booted four goals.
Grovedale defeated Leopold with a kick after the siren.
Flynn Young had booted three for Grovedale, but none was more important than his fourth, which he snagged after the final bell to give his side a two-point win.
Anglesea recruit Dale Kerr was brilliant for the Tigers while Jordan Erskine kicked four goals.
Leopold is still in the five with Mitchell Patten putting in a good game and Marcus Thompson and Jai Thompson each had 32 disposals.
Newtown & Chilwell didn’t have things their own way against South Barwon, but still did enough to win by eight points and retain second spot.
South Barwon led by 11 points at the final break, but the Eagles booted four goals to one in the last term.
Matty Lloyd had 39 disposals while Zach Walter racked up 32 while Andrew Boseley kicked three goals and took seven marks for South Barwon.
St Mary’s remained unbeaten with a 40-point triumph against St Joseph’s.
Harry Benson had 39 touches and Max Augerinos 32 as the Saints ran rampant through the middle of the ground.
James Gow had 21 possessions for Joeys, which included 13 contested.
Bell Park brushed past a plucky Lara by 37 points to notch its second win of the season.
Darcy Brown was best for the Dragons while Lachlan Patten found the footy 38 times in a dominant performance.
Billy Goodwin (14 kicks and 11 handballs) was Lara’s best.
North Shore won its third game of the season, beating St Albans by 23 points.
The Supersaints took a handy 20-point into the second quarter, but North Shore lifted to kick 10 of the last 15 goals of the game.
Sam Witherden, who crossed over from Barwon Heads this season, had 31 disposals for North Shore and Nick Dixon had the ball on a string with 41.
Former Ocean Grove livewire Sam Donegan kicked four goals for St Albans and had 36 possessions to showcase his undoubted talent.