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Round 10 saw some exciting minutes of football; as we close in on finals, teams are finding an extra dose of determination.

Here is our weekend wrap-up:

Division 1:

In the first game of Division 1, Mordialloc-Braeside defeated Ormond in a must-win to ensure they held their spot in 4th on the ladder. The Mustangs looked comfortable all-day until the final quarter when they were held scoreless, dropping their 23-point three-quarter time lead. The determined Ormond outfit had a point to prove but couldn’t do enough, only cutting the margin down to 11 points by the end of the game. James Adamopolous played well for Ormond kicking two goals in the process. Final Score: Mordialloc-Braeside JFC 6.8.44 def Ormond JFC 5.3.33

Over at Highett Reserve, a surprising upset was provided courtesy of the boys at Northvale, as it appeared Highett/Cheltenham were stunned by an energetic Northvale from the get-go. The last time these two met Northvale were convincing defeated by 54 points on home soil. But this seemed to stimulate the away side as they booted 5 goals in the first quarter. The lead skyrocketed by half-time which saw CHOGS down by 44 at the main break. An inspired fightback led by Campbell James and James Eadie saw the ‘Vales held to only a one-goal half as the margin kept dropping. However the damage was already done in the first half with Dilhan Balic kicking 3 majors, helping them to a tight victory over number 1 on the ladder. Final Score: Highett/Cheltenham 10.5.65 def by  Northvale JFC 10.8.68

Beaumaris have beaten Ajax in a strong performance at Banksia Reserve with Kyle Yorke again performing well for the Sharks. The Sharks were keen to get revenge over Ajax who had beaten them in their earlier encounter by a whopping 47 points. They started the game strongly and ensured Ajax were not kept at bay with some convincing midfield-play. The Comets played valiantly but were not good enough to compete with Beaumaris who now sit above them on percentage only, both teams with 4 wins. Beaumaris showed their class by having 10 individual goalscorers. Final Score: Beaumaris FC 13.10.88 def Ajax JFC 8.5.53

Division 2:

Albert Park played host to the South Melbourne Districts’s win over Murrumbeena. This game lived up to expectations with it being touch and go all the way through, the Lions even leading at the main break by a slender point. The Swans broke it open in the third taking an 8-point lead going into the last. Darcy Trewarn tried his heart out kicking a bag of 5 goals but this was not enough as Eren Solymez and Renzo Rhymer Roberts kicked 8 majors between them. South Melbourne holding on, to edge Murrumbeena out by an even 2 goals and furthermore, rise to 3rd just above Murrumbeena who sit in 4th. Final Score: South Melbourne Districts 11.7.73 def Murrumbeena 9.7.61

Caulfield have turned around a 6-point half-time deficit to come away as 23 point victors at W.A Scammell Reserve. The Dragons looked poised to come away as surprise winners after a dominant 1st quarter display but the away team chewed back the margin to eventually lead by 7 at the final siren. Oakleigh looked sharp but were unable to put together a 4th quarter effort in front of a home crowd. Caulfield’s Emin Ladevic proved to be too much to handle for the Dragons kicking 4 goals. A strong final quarter ensured all 4 points went to Caulfield. The Bears now find themselves in 5th position with finals still on the cards, but with tough opposition ahead. Final Score Oakleigh Dragons 10.7.67 def by Caulfield Bears14.6.90

Boss James played host to a one-sided affair at between East Sandrigham Rovers and St Kilda City. The City played well in the first, only trailing by 16 points. East Sandringham Rovers then showed off their class piling on 15 goals for the day to ease to an 83-point win over the St Kilda outfit. Taj Clayton kicked 2 for the City whilst East Sandringham Rovers had a diverse 9 individual goal-kickers showing they have goal-scorers all over the ground. The only downside of the East-Sandy’s day was the inaccuracy with the home side having 26 behinds; the Rovers maintain their top spot on the ladder. Final Score: East Sandringham Rovers 15.26.116 def St. Kilda City 5.3.33

Bentleigh have put up a huge scoreline against Highett/Cheltenham coming away as 93-point winners. The Demons were slow to start, falling to a 5-point deficit at the first break with CHOGS threatening to cause an upset at Highett Reserve. However, this was to be dismissed in the second as they outplayed Cheltenham putting a massive 17 goals to 3 for the rest of game, running out as comfortable winners. The Panthers had a lot to be proud of as they played a superb opening half but faded as the game went on. James Apostlidis kicked a superb 4 goals for Bentleigh whilst Nicholas Guida had 3 next to his name by game’s end for CHOGS. Final Score Highett/Cheltenham 7.3.45 def by Bentleigh 20.18.145