Round 6 highlights included some tight games, a comeback win and two teams having a win while playing away.
Here is our weekend wrap:
In the first match of Round 6, St Peters claimed a 71-point win over Beaumaris. With 7 different goal-kickers and Carlie Cochrane booting 4, St Peters maintained a steady lead across all four quarters. The Sharks were unfortunately unable to effect the scoreboard in the first half of the match, kicking just one goal in the third quarter. Too strong, St Peters stopped them from scoring any further. Final Score: St Peters 11.11 77 def. Beaumaris 1.0 6
In a tight game, Bentleigh just managed to take the four points over St Bedes/Mentone, winning by just 9-points. With the Demons in front by just 2-points at both the half time and three quarter time breaks, it looked to be anyones game, even throughout most of the final term. Bentleigh kicked 2 goals to 1 in the last quarter and found themselves victors at the final siren. Bridget Graffeo was a standout for the Demons kicking 3 of their 5 goals. Final Score: St Bedes/Mentone def. by Bentleigh 5.7 37
Brighton Beach maintain their position at the top of ladder after their win against Prahran on the weekend. Though Prahran were goalless at the end of the first quarter, they closed the margin by halftime, down by just 4-points. Unfortunately Prahran were unable to score at all in the third term, with the Kangaroos holding the momentum and kicking 2 goals to none, then scoring one goal in the last quarter to Prahran’s single behind. Final Score: Prahran 2.5 17 def. by Brighton Beach 6.6 42
Both Oakleigh and East Brighton struggled to convert in front of goal on Sunday, with neither team scoring a goal up to halftime, the Dragons scoring just a single behind, and the Vampires kicking 7 points in row. Oakleigh then managed to kick 4 goals to 1 in the second half of the game, in a comeback win that saw them triumph by 15-points in the end. Final Score: Oakleigh 4.5 29 def. East Brighton 1.8 14
Port Melbourne remain undefeated after their win against the Hampton Rovers on Sunday, though this was one of the closer margins. The game sat at a goal a piece at quarter time, and the Rovers appeared to be able to keep up with the Colts for the first half of the game. However, the momentum was in Port Melbourne’s favour in the third and they began to increase their lead, kicking 3 goals to 1. The final quarter saw both teams score just 1 goal each again, but Port Melbourne’s lead remained steady and enabled them to take the victory. Final Score: Port Melbourne 6.7 43 def. Hampton 3.9 27