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By Jake Benoiton and Will Hunter

DIVISION 1

The season is starting to wind down and games are carrying extra meaning.

In McDonalds Division 1 of the Under 17s, Beaumaris proved far too good for South Melbourne at Albert Park, winning by 75 points.

Four goals from William Avery and three from Joshua Gorman were the catalysts as the Sharks asserted their dominance early.

The Sharks were never really challenged as they asserted their dominance, despite the best efforts of South Melbourne’s Alexander Scott.

Despite an inaccurate first half, Mordialloc were too good for the visiting Cheltenham at Gerry Green Reserve who failed to capitalize on their opponents struggles in front of goal.

The Mustangs extended their lead at every change, before storming home with seven goals straight in the final term to prevail by 58 points.

Julian Howard led the way with four goals, while Brendan McCoy and Cooper Balic finished with three each as Mordi cruised to a comfortable win.

Ormond dominated their contest against Murrumbeena from start to finish at E.E. Gunn Reserve, with a terrific spread of goal kickers proving to be too much to deal with.

The Monders had six multiple goalkickers in the 67-point win, with Sam Sofronidis the best of them with four, and this is becoming Ormond’s main strength ahead of the finals.

Bailey Joyce was Murrumbeena’s best.

DIVISION 2

In Division 2 Hampton were far too strong for St Paul’s McKinnon, running out victors by 87 points at Boss James Reserve.

The Rovers were never really challenged throughout the contest, with Dillon Melnjak and William Walker (four goals) among the stars.

Robert Woodward booted two of his side’s four goals to be named among their best

Despite struggling in front of goals East Malvern had more than enough opportunities to put the game to bed before emerging from Bentleigh Reserve with a 56-point win over St Peters Bentleigh Demons.

An 8.8 to 0.4 first half set the Knights up for the powerful win with Edward Ralph and Joshua Willmott sharing seven goals.

Samuel Ruddy did best for the Demons.

St Bedes/Mentone continued their winning ways with a strong four quarter performance over Ajax at Princes Park.

The Tigers kept the home side to just three goals after quarter time to claim a 51-point win and solidify top spot on the ladder.

DIVISION 3

Division 3 supplied us with the game of the round throughout the age group, Dingley fell just three points short of Cheltenham in a nail-biter at Le Page Park.

The Panthers lead by three goals at the long break but the Dingoes fought back into it on the back of a stunning three-goal performance from Stefan Lamble.

Luke Garnaut and Spencer Ward got amongst the goals for the winners.

Beaumaris were far and away too good for Waverly Park at Banksia Reserve, winning by 89 points, while St Bedes/Mentone got on top of Ormond by 11 goals at Mentone Reserve.