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Round 14 includes a tight, nail biting game between 3rd and 4th in Division 1, while Beaumaris had a scare before they bounced back and charged home to victory. East Sandringham has the best percentage in Division 2 despite not being ladder leaders, and Renzo Rymer-Roberts booted 4 in a standout game for the Swans. Both ladders remain unchanged at the conclusion of this Round.

Here is our weekend wrap:

Division 1:

Highett/Cheltenham Black had a 65-point win against Ormond on the weekend. With 9 different goal-kickers and Jake Bowey leading the charge with 5 to his name, CHOGs continue their strong run home. Ormond were kept goalless until the third term of the game, and though they played a strong final quarter, it wasn’t enough  to catch up to Highett/Cheltenham. With just one round to go, CHOGs are seemingly likely to finish on top. Final Score: Highett/Cheltenham Black 13.18 96 def. Ormond 4.7 31

Beaumaris continues with consistency after their win over Mordialloc-Braeside. Despite the Sharks finding themselves behind by 18-points at quarter-time, they were able to prevent the Mustangs from scoring in the second term. Taking the lead by half-time, the Sharks then continued to extend the gap for the rest of the match. Despite weeks of outstanding performances, Beaumaris still remain second on the ladder – though they have won the same amount of games as CHOGs, the Sharks are down on percentage. Final Score: Mordialloc-Braeside 7.5 47 def. by Beaumaris 12.14 86

In a tight, low scoring game, Northvale (4th) were able to snatch a victory over AJAX (3rd) at Wellington Reserve. The lead changed multiple times throughout the game, with a 2-point difference at both quarter and half-time, and the biggest lead recorded as a mere 6-points at the three-quarter time break. Both teams fought hard and showed promising signs, but the game came down to the wire. With AJAX kicking just a single behind in the final term, Northvale’s only goal sealed the victory. Final Score: Northvale 4.8 32 def. AJAX 3.10 28

Division 2:

Despite a tight first half between Bentleigh and Murumbeena, the Demons began to sneak away in the third term of the match; Bentleigh kicked 2 goals to Murumbeena’s single behind, and gave themselves a 22-point leading going into the last quarter. However, this didn’t deter the determined Lions, who turned the tables on the Demons and began to charge home, kicking 2 goals to none in the dying minutes. The Demons were only just able to hold on, and only just keep their spot as ladder leaders. Final Score: Mumrumbeena 4.7 31 def. by Bentleigh 5.10 40

East Sandringham Rovers have the best percentage in the Division 2 competition after their 95-point win over Highett/Cheltenham Blue. The Rovers were just too strong for the CHOGs team, with their vigorous clearance work and diversity in the forward line creating a plethora of scoring opportunities throughout the game. Eleven different Rovers kicked at least 1 goal during the match, with their win cementing their second position on the ladder. Final Score: Highett/Cheltenham Blue 1.6 12 def. by East Sandringham 15.17 107

Caulfield had a 60-point triumph at home on Sunday, continually increasing their pace and momentum throughout the match. The Bears had 5 players who booted 2 goals or more, consistently extending their lead by the end of each quarter. Though St Kilda City scored in every quarter and had patches of excellent play, the Saints were inaccurate in front of goal. With the Bears simply able to create more scoring opportunities and take advantage of those chances, Caulfield took the victory. Final Score: Caulfield 13.12 90 def. St Kilda City 3.12 30

South Melbourne Districts had a satisfying win away from home, defeating Oakleigh at Scammell Reserve by 53. The Bloods had a decent lead for the first three quarters of the game, but really broke away and charged home in the final term, booting 6 goals to Oakleigh’s 2. Renzo Rymer-Roberts had a day out where he kicked 4 majors for the Bloods, while Nicholas Stathopolous kicked 3 for the Dragons, totalling half of their goals. Final Score: Oakleigh 6.6 42 def. by South Melbourne 13. 17 95