Teams across the league thankfully avoided the wet and wild conditions of Saturday to the much more pleasant Sunday weather.
Here’s the Round 9 Monday Monash Review thanks to Monash University.
Under 18 Girls Division 1
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers now sit on top of the Division 1 ladder after toppling Hampton Rovers by 32 points at Mentone Reserve. Hampton were game in defeat, but it was the Tigers who had too much scoring power, registering 19 scoring shots to the Rovers’ seven on the day.
St Peters chalked up a big win over East Brighton Vampires at Moorleigh Reserve, running away with a 68-point win. The first term was a real arm wrestle, but five second-quarter goals to St Peters broke the game open. Charli Murphy bagged six goals for the winners.
East Malvern forfeited their match against Ashwood.
Under 18 Girls Division 2
Mordialloc Braeside remain on top of the Division 2 table after a big win over St Kilda City. There was nothing separating both teams at quarter time, but the Mustangs put the foot down to kick seven goals to none in the second term. Sarah Leitch kicked five goals and Ebony Angelopoulos finished with four in a 95-point win.
Beaumaris forfeited their match against East Brighton Vampires and Prahran forfeited their match against St Paul’s McKinnon.
Under 17 Boys Division 1
St Peters remains the only undefeated side in Division 1 as they came from behind twice to edge their way past St Bedes/Mentone Tigers at Centenary Park. The home side trailed by 19 points at quarter time, drew level at half time and then overcame an eight-point margin at the last change to win by 12 points, thanks to four goals in the last term as the Tigers couldn’t hang on.
Mordialloc Braeside jumped up to second spot with a 17-point win over Dingley at Heatherton Recreation Reserve. The Mustangs trailed by 11 points at the first break but five goals to Dingley’s one for the remainder of the game saw them home despite some wayward goal kicking.
Beaumaris forfeited their match against East Sandringham Rovers while Bentleigh had the bye.
Under 17 Boys Division 2
Oakleigh and Cheltenham played out one of the games of the weekend as the Panthers won a close game by eight points. The Dragons inched their way in front at three-quarter time, but the Panthers’ three goals to one in the final term saw them sneak home.
The Division 2 contest between Mordialloc Braeside and Dingley saw a turnaround from Division 1, with Dingley winning by 11 points. The Dingoes led from start to finish and despite three goals to none in the last quarter from the Mustangs, were able to hold on for the win.
St Kilda City dispatched Murrumbeena with relative ease at Peanut Farm, winning by 49 points. City led by 38 points at half time and the lead didn’t extend much further than that thanks to a spirited second half effort from Murrumbeena. Patrick Twigg kicked five goals for the home side.