Ellenbrook Eels win a fitting honour for veterans 150th game


John Dick kicks a goal during his 150th game.       Photographer: Rob Peach
John Dick kicks a goal during his 150th game.       Photographer: Rob Peach

IT was all smiles for the Ellenbrook Eels Senior Football Club on the weekend with four wins at home.

It was a fitting way to honour veteran John Dick, who became just the ninth player to hit 150 games for the Eels.

Dick won the toss in the reserves game, setting a winning trend for the team who managed a 172-0 win over Armadale. This consolidated the reserves’ second spot on the ladder, and with only two rounds to go the side is well placed for a tilt at the finals.

The thirds had a must-win game again Osborne Park, and came through with a 62-point victory against the visitors.

With the team fighting for a spot in the bottom of the top five, this week’s game against fellow finals aspirant Swan Valley is likely to be season defining.

The league side is also in the position of needing to win next week against Dianella Morley to play finals, but this week put on an impressive display against Armadale winning 188 to 21.

The third-placed colts impressed when they hosted top side Belmont under lights.

It was an arm wrestle for the entire 80 minutes and it was only a goal in the final minute that put the game out of the visitors’ reach.

The young Eels won by two goals and cemented a top three spot and double chance in the finals.

All sides are playing away next week, but will be back for the final round of the home and away season on August 13.