Sunshine Kangaroos go top after crushing win

If Brad Connor lines up on Saturday he will break the Kangaroo games record. Picture Dennis Manktelow

Sunshine is the new front-runner in Western Region Football League division 1.

The Kangaroos pounced on top spot after a 61-point win over Caroline Springs at Kinder Smith Reserve on Saturday.

Spotswood’s loss to Hoppers Crossing allowed the Kangaroos to move into first place on percentage ahead of Deer Park and Spotswood.

Sunshine did it fairly comfortably over Caroline Springs, registering a massive 41 scoring shots to 15 in a consistent four-quarter effort.

Hayden Moloney, Jesse McInneny and Ben McInneny were the standouts for the Kangaroos, while Daniel Castellano kicked four goals.

Sunshine will host Altona at Kinder Smith Reserve on Saturday in what shapes as a cracking encounter.

It will also be a historic day for the Kangaroos, with stalwart Brad Connor set to break the club record of 428 games, eclipsing the mark set by Darren Green.

Albion’s season has turned 360-degrees in the past month and it showed in a 59-point thrashing of St Albans at JR Parsons Reserve.

Nick Weightman, Sean Moyle and Chris O’Keefe starred for the Cats, while Paul Cutajar-Milosev kicked four majors.

While Albion is closing in on the top five, St Albans is struggling at the foot of the table with just one win.

Deer Park cruised to a 95-point win over Werribee Districts to move up to second. James Condos booted six goals for the Lions.

In division 3, Sunshine Heights slaughtered Laverton Magpies by 116 points, with Keelan Privitera lead the way with five goals.

North Sunshine went down by 80 points to Tarneit.