By Jake Benoiton
Another cracking round of Under 17 action this week across all three divisions.
We start in Division 1 where Beaumaris proved to be far too good for Ormond at Banksia Reserve, clocking up a 57-point win.
The Sharks won all four quarters to cruise to another impressive victory. Lucas Barrett had a great day up forward booting four, while Lewis Diggins, Will Avery and Josh Gorman chimed in with two each for the winners.
Dylan Hamilton was Ormond’s best.
Meanwhile, an eight-goal second quarter led Murrumbeena to a win over Cheltenham at Murrumbeena Park.
The Panthers were good for most of the day but were again hurt by a short lapse in concentration. The only quarter they lost was the second and it proved to be the difference.
Tyson Carter was best on ground with a bag of six goals, while Matthew George and Tim Fierenzi also contributed.
Elsewhere, Mordialloc-Braeside breezed past South Melbourne Districts in a crushing 89-point victory at Walter Galt Reserve.
Mordi were too good from start to finish with Matt Wetering and Sam Hart dominating up forward once again with five majors each.
Hampton’s terrific second half proved to be too much for St Peters, the Rovers racking up an eight-goal win at Boss James Reserve. Tom Marron was the clear standout for the winners booting six majors.
East Malvern defeated Ajax by 101 points at Dunlop Reserve, proving to be a class above. Five multiple goal scorers, led by four from trent Shannon, provides great balance for the Knights going forward.
St Bedes/Mentone smashed St Paul’s McKinnon to the tune of 134 points at Mentone Reserve. 11 goals between Chris Chamberlain and Max Thompson showed pure dominance up forward for the Tigers in a performance that may be a signal of intent.
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers topped off a great weekend for the club as they defeated Beaumaris by 53 points at Mentone Reserve. They proved to be too strong across all lines on the ground.
An 11-goal second half for Dingley helped them bypass Ormond at Souter Oval with relative ease. Ormond were competitive for most of the day but just couldn’t keep up with the Dingoes.
An inaccurate Cheltenham side will rue their missed chances at Columbia Park as they went down to Waverley Park by 26 points, despite having only one less scoring shot. The Hawks kicked 12 goals and 6 behinds to take control of the game.