FIDA victories for Wyndham and Willi

Wyndham and Williamstown had strong wins in Round 3 of the Football Integration Development Association last weekend.

Wyndham, Division 2 premiers last year, defeated Division 1 premiers North Ballarat by 48 points to record its first win in Division 1.

The Tigers had a very handy 25 point lead at half-time, which they increased even as the weather got worse.

Jamie Mifsud was everywhere with four goals and controlled centre half forward, Harley Graham kicked two in a good debut for the senior side and Aaron Grey kicked a handy two goals from roving the packs.

“It was a good game was played where we used all our speed and the wide open spaces,” said Tigers coach Paul Barrett.

Wyndham 12.8 (80) def North Ballarat 4.8 (32)

Williamstown defeated home team Kananook by 24 points on the back of a four goal first quarter.

Kananook were never going to give up without a struggle, and kicked the first goal of the final term to keep their hopes alive. However, the Seagulls finished off the match with two goals to record an historic and potentially season-defining victory against the odds.

Kelvin O’Connor (4 goals), Adrian Hays and David Henderson were the pick of the flock of Seagulls.

Kananook coach Paul Newman said that the Seagulls had been too fast over the ground, and that their persistence and discipline had been the big difference between the two sides.

Williamstown 9.11 (65) def Kananook 6.5 (41)

Western suburbs rivals Wyndham and Werribee will play each other at The Fearon in Williamstown when the FIDA season resumes on 25 May. The Tigers will be keen to avenge the last-kick loss in Round 1, while the Seagulls will be keen to remain undefeated.

FIDA is a league for players with an intellectual disability.

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.

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