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Round 6 included multiple comeback wins, a Demon kicking a bag of 7 and a thriller that saw the lead change at the end of each quarter.

Here is our weekend wrap up:

Division 1: 

The first game of round 6 was a showdown between Beaumaris and Highett/Cheltenham Black. With 2 goals a piece at the quarter time break, and the Panthers leading by just one goal at halftime, the teams were evenly matched and either sides seemed  just as likely to win the four points. Highett/Cheltenham extended their lead to 12-points by the end of the third quarter, but the match was still up for grabs and came down to the final term. With the Sharks scoring just 3 behinds in the last quarter, the Panthers capitalised on their opportunities kicking 3 goals to none, victorious by 28-points in the end. Campbell James was a standout for the Panthers, booting 5 goals across the game. Final Score: Highett/Cheltenham Black 9.5 59 def Beaumaris 4.7 31

It was a comeback win for Northvale this weekend, who were trailing behind Ormond for the first half of the game. Able to swing the momentum in their favour, they worked tirelessly to secure a 23-point win in round 6. Leading by just 5 points at three quarter time, Northvale appeared determined to finish the game on high, kicking 3 goals to none in the final term to extend their lead and ensure victory. Both teams showed versatility with Ormond having 5 individual goal scorers, while Northvale had 6 players boot at least one goal throughout the game. Final Score: Ormond 6.5 41 def by Northvale 8.16 64

Mordialloc-Braeside registered a forfeit against Ajax this weekend.


Division 2:

Bentleigh were just too strong for St Kilda City in the first match of the division 2 competition, with the Demons victors by 94-points. James Apostolidis and Kieran Foley appeared unstoppable, with a bag of  7 and 5 goals respectively. St Kilda City were kept to just 3 goals for the entirety of the match, so despite the Demons inaccuracy in front of goal, they were able to maintain a comfortable lead at the end of each quarter. A great win at their home ground, Bentleigh moves up to third on the ladder, and will play top of the ladder Murumbeena next week. Final Score: Bentleigh 16.19 115 def St Kilda City 3.3. 21

Murumbeena moved to the top of the ladder after their win over Highett/Cheltenham Blue on Sunday. The Lions held up a steady lead throughout the game and appeared composed and confident in all four quarters. With the Panthers scoring just one goal per quarter, the momentum was definitely in the Lions’ favour, who had 7 different goal kickers and 37 scoring opportunities. Darcy Trewarn slotted 3 goals, the highest amount from an individual player. A nice win for the Lions while playing away. Final Score: Highett/Cheltenham Blue 4.4 28 def. by Murumbeena 11.26 92

In an absolute thriller, Caulfield and South Melbourne battled until the very end at Koornang Park on Sunday. South Melbourne were in front at the quarter time break, only to have Caulfield take the lead by half time. Undeterred, the Swans worked hard to get back in front by the end of the third, leading by a mere 5-points. The game was going to come down to the final term and spectators were filled with nerves, unsure who would come out on top. In the end, South Melbourne fell behind when their two scoring opportunities only added two behinds to their final score. The Bears were able to claim victory by kicking 2 goals to none in the final term and celebrating a win at home . Final Score: Caulfield 8.8 56 def. South Melbourne 6.11 47

In yet another come from behind triumph, East Sandringham Rovers defeated Oakleigh by 10-points at Scammell Reserve. The Rovers trailed behind the Dragons throughout most of the match, but slowly closed the gap and found themselves back in the game at three quarter time, just 2-points down and in with a chance to win. Able to create more scoring opportunities and convert, the Rovers kicked 3 goals to 1, and in a real team effort that boasted 6 individual goal kickers, finished as victors at the final siren. Final Score: Oakleigh 6.6. 42 def. by East Sandringham 7.10 52