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By Will Hunter


ORMOND 7.9 (51) def by MORDIALLOC-BRAESIDE 9.12 (66)

Mordi-Brae has kept itself in minor premiership contention with a gritty 15-point win in an enthralling contest at E.E. Gunn Reserve.

The Mustangs had to do it the hard way after being held goalless in the first and third terms before coming from behind in a pulsating final quarter.

Five goals in the second term and a further four in the last proved the difference and ultimately helped Mordi-Brae over the line.

Brendan McCoy, Cooper Balic and Sam Hart shared six of the winner’s nine goals, while up the other end Jack McCartney and Henry Boileau booted three each for the Monders.


MURRUMBEENA 5.10 (40) def by BEAUMARIS 17.14 (116)

The ladder-leading Sharks enjoyed another comfortable victory, this time accounting for Murrumbeena by 76 points at Murrumbeena Park.

Their dominance was established early, with a five-goal-to-one opening stanza giving Beaumaris the early ascendancy. It was a lead they never relinquished.

To their credit, the Beena fought back hard in the last quarter, booting three goals to add some respectability to their performance.

Joel Amartey was the star of the show up forward for the visitors with a bag of five, while teammate Josh Gibbins chimed in with three majors.

Murrumbeena, meanwhile, had five individual goal scorers, underlining their whole-team effort.



South Melbourne Districts were awarded the four points after the Panthers’ forfeit.




The Tigers overcame a slow start to defeat the Knights by 21 points in their top-of-the-table clash at Mentone Reserve.

Held goalless in the first quarter, St Bedes responded with four in the second to gain the upperhand.

East Malvern fought back in the third term to put their noses in front at the final change before the home side finishing with another four majors in the last to seal victory and put themselves in the box seat for the minor premiership.

Jason Knipe and Chris Chamberlain were prolific in attack for St Bedes/Mentone with three goals each.



In the battle of the two Demons teams, St Peters Bentleigh ran out 45-point winners over St Paul’s McKinnon at Centenary Park to keep their finals hopes alive.

St Peters conceded just one goal in each of the first three quarters and extended their lead at every change, before St Pauls added three in the final term to finish a tough day on a positive note.

Dino Karamoshos was terrific all day for the winners, earning best afield honours, while Pat Franklin and Luke Nunn booted seven goals between them.

Dylan Bone slotted three of St Paul’s six goals.


AJAX 3.4 (22) def by HAMPTON ROVERS 11.12 (78)

A dominant first half has seen Hampton comfortably account for Ajax to the tune of 56 points at Princes Park.

The Rovers could simply do no wrong early, banging on 10 goals to one to open up an insurmountable 59-point lead at the half. However, they put the cue back in the rack after the long break, scoring just one more major for the game in a second half stalemate.

Charlie Kenny was simply unstoppable, booting three goals in a clear best on ground performance while Sam Taylor and Riley Carson also stood out.

Matthew Beaconsfield was the best for Ajax.




DINGLEY 11.16 (82) def WAVERLEY PARK HAWKS 6.9 (45)

Waverley Park took the fight right up to the fancied Dingoes in the first half, but ultimately couldn’t stick with them, going down by 37 points at Souter Oval.

It didn’t look like a top versus bottom clash early, with just one behind separating the teams after a tense first half. But seven goals to two after the resumption saw the ladder leaders home with Stefan Lamble and Trong Nguyen among Dingley’s best.

Nathan Decleva led the resistance for the Hawks.



The Panthers led from start to finish as they defeated St Bedes/Mentone by 35 points at Le Page Park.

A scoreless first term had the Tigers behind the eight ball from the get go, and although they clawed their way back into the contest, it proved a task too great.

Cheltenham’s seven-goal blitz in the premiership quarter sealed the victory with Stephen Milicia and Blake Cochrane impressive in front of the sticks. The pair slotted seven between them.


BEAUMARIS 9.17 (71) def ORMOND 3.7 (25)

Early inaccuracy didn’t come back to haunt Beaumaris as they recorded a 46-point win over Ormond at Banksia Reserve.

The Sharks had registered a wasteful 3.11 to half time, which kept the visitors in the contest. But six goals to one after the long break saw Beaumaris pull away, putting to bed any hopes of a Monders’ victory.

Owen Leonard and Cameron Stewart nailed two majors each in Beauy’s win, while Matthew O’Connor also finished with two goals to be named Ormond’s best.