Round 12 includes a battle of 1 vs. 2, a come from behind win, some ladder movement for both divisions, and some big scores.
Here is our weekend wrap:
St Peters were too strong for Beaumaris on the weekend, with the Sharks kept scoreless in the first quarter. By half-time, they had managed just 1 goal, and were shut down and unable to impact the scoreboard in the third. Despite St Peters’ inability to convert in the last term, Beaumaris only managed a single goal, and while it narrowed the gap, it wasn’t enough for them to take the lead. Alana Porter was a standout, named in St Peters’ best players and finishing the day with 3 majors. Final Score: Beaumaris 2.1 13 def. by St Peters 6.3 39
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers had their third win of the season after defeating Bentleigh by 86-points. In an incredible defensive display, the Tigers prevented the Demons from impacting the scoreboard for the first half of the match, with a 52-point advantage at the half-time break. The third term saw the Demons create some opportunities for themselves, kicking 1.3 throughout the quarter, by the Tigers’ lead was far too great for them to catch up to. The Tigers’ Chloe Saultry and Tia Pastore kicked 4 a piece, their season bests, while St Peters moves up to second on the ladder. Final Score: Bentleigh 1.3 9 def. by St Bedes/Mentone 14. 11 95
Brighton Beach keep their spot on top of the ladder following an 18-point victory over Prahran. Despite trailing at the quarter-time break, the Kangaroos were able to bounce back in the second term and maintain control for the rest of the match. Prahran were unable to effect the scoreboard in the second term, which gave Brighton Beach the opening to take the lead and hold momentum. Despite an inaccurate scoreline of 2.14, Brighton remained in front for the rest of the game, with Prahran once again struggling to convert and remaining scoreless in the final term. Final Score: Brighton Beach 2.14 26 def. Prahran 1.2 8
In a battle of 1V2, the Hampton Rovers experienced a thrilling victory when they knocked off ladder leaders St Kilda City. Despite kicking just 4 behinds in the first half of the game, the Rovers came our firing in the second half, taking the lead in the third when they kicked 2 goals to St Kilda’s 2 behinds, and kicking a further 2 goals in the last term, with St Kilda unable to impact the scoreboard and kept scoreless throughout the final quarter. In an amazing effort, the Rovers created a comeback win that began with them trailing by 9, and saw them finish the game with a 26-point victory. Final Score: St Kilda City 1.5 11 def. by Hampton Rovers 4.13 37
Though East Brighton were unable to score in the opening quarter of their game against Oakleigh, they were able to finish the game with a 22-point victory. The Vampires kicked 3 goals in the second quarter to hold a small 5-point advantage going into the main break, and came out blazing in the second half to build upon their second-quarter efforts. It was their accuracy in front of goal that ensure their victory, with the Dragons kicking just 1.3 in the second half, in comparison the Vampires’ 4.2. Sophia Ribbands had another incredible day out booting 4 of the Vampires’ 7 goals. Final Score: Oakleigh 3.5 23 def. by East Brighton 7.3 45