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We’re already at Round 7, and there have been some huge scorelines, more comeback wins and some battles between the top teams in each division.

Here is our weekend wrap:

Division 1:

In the first game of Round 7, Mordialloc-Braeside came out on top for the first 3 quarters of the game, keeping their opponents Northvale goalless up to halftime. In an incredible display of determination, Northvale kept Mordi-Brae from scoring in the final term and kicked 5 goals to none, taking the lead for the first time in the match. A comeback win to remember, Northvale’s 6 goals were booted by 6 different players in a show of diversity and teamwork. Final Scores: Northvale 6.6 42 def. Mordialloc-Braeside 2.6 18

Beaumaris maintained a comfortable lead across their game against Ormond, with Lachlan Lamble having an outstanding game and booting 4 goals, with an additional 6 Sharks also scoring at least once. Maintaining the momentum and continually extending their lead each quarter, the Sharks were just too strong and finished the day with a 70-point victory. Final Scores: Beaumaris 14.15 99 def. Ormond 4.5 29

Both AJAX and Highett/Cheltenham Black went into round 7 with two wins a piece. In a battle between first and second, CHOGS were determined to remain at the top, boasting 12 different goal kickers, with Jake Bowey leading the charge having 4 goals to his name. With 20 goals and 9 points, Highett/Cheltenham were quite accurate in front of goal and made the most of their scoring opportunities. Final Score: AJAX 5.6 23 def. by Highett/Cheltenham Black 20.9 129

Division 2: 

In the opening match of Division 2, Bentleigh recorded another convincing win against Murumbeena. James Apostolidis was once again the leading goal kicker of the game, scoring on 6 occasions across the match. Preventing the Lions from scoring in the third quarter, the Demons looked in control and composed as they extended their lead. Bentleigh moves to second on the ladder after this victory. Final Scores: Bentleigh 14.12 96 def. Murumbeena 6.6 42

Oakleigh were still in the game in the first half of their match against South Melbourne, trailing by just 3-points at the halftime break, but the momentum was held by the Bloods in the second half. The Dragons only had limited scoring opportunities in the third and fourth quarters, as South Melbourne made the most of their chances and charged home. Samuel Mcconchie booted 5 of the 11 majors for South Melbourne, while Oakleigh had 6 individual goal kickers. Final Score: South Melbourne 11.12 78 def. Oakleigh 7.5 47

The match between St Kilda City and Caulfield was tight at the halftime break, with the Bears leading by a mere 4-points. Despite kicking two goals each in the final term, Caulfield’s stunning third quarter efforts, in which they kicked 6 goals to none, had given them a comfortable lead coming into the last term that was too great for St Kilda City to catch. Jono Georgakopoulos kicked 4 goals for the Bears across the match, while Bud Trevillian scored 2 out of St Kilda City’s 4 goals. Final Scores: St Kilda City 4.7 31 def. by Caulfield 10.11 71

East Sandringham move to the top of the Division 2 ladder after their 44-point win over Highett/Cheltenham Blue. The Panthers were scoreless in the first quarter, but kicked 3.3 in the second quarter in a comeback effort that left them trailing by just 4 points at the halftime break. However, the Rovers built up a comfortable lead in the third term kicking 4 goals to none. Despite the Panthers’ best efforts, East Sandringham kept their momentum going in the fourth quarter cementing their victory. Final Scores: East Sandringham 10.16 76 def. Highett/Cheltenham Blue 4.8 32