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By Olly Payton



Mordi-Brae shored up second place on the ladder with a solid win over the Swans at Albert Park.

It proved to be a tight tussle in the first half as the Mustangs overcame a first quarter deficit to edge their way in front by four points at the mid-way point of the match. It was a completely different story after the restart, however, as Mordi-Brae raced home to a 10-goal win, in the process restricting the Districts to just one major for the final two terms.

Matt Wetering continued his recent scoreboard domination with another six goals to take his season’s tally to a whopping 46. Brendan McCoy and Andrew Silva snagged four and three respectively to round out a comprehensive performance for the Mustangs.


ORMOND 9.10 (64) def by BEAUMARIS 12.15 (87)

Beaumaris continued their winning ways at EE Gunn Reserve but didn’t have it all their own way as a spirited Ormond outfit pushed them all the way until the final quarter.

A one-point margin to Beaumaris at quarter time was stretched out to eight by the half, but Ormond refused to throw in the towel and kicked four goals to two in the third to reel in the Sharks and head in to the final term with their noses in front.

However, it was not to be for Ormond as Beaumaris flexed their muscles after the final break, registering four through the big sticks while keeping Ormond goal-less.

It was an even performance from Sharks with only three multiple goal kickers. Joel Amartey and Will Avery notched three goals and Kai Owens two. Dae Szydlik backed up his best-on against Mordi-Brae two weeks ago with another valiant performance for the vanquished Ormond outfit.


CHELTENHAM 8.5 (53) def by MURRUMBEENA 15.11 (101)

Murrumbeena recorded their second win as they cruised to victory against cellar-dwellers Cheltenham at Le Page Park.

The result was never in doubt as 3 first quarter goals sent Murrumbeena into the quarter time huddle with a 20 point buffer. The lions then set about steadily building their lead over the remainder of the match. They had stretched the margin to 49 at the last turn before taking their foot off the gas and coasting to a comfortable 48 point win.

Tyson Carter, Michael D’Rozario and Samuel Ozaydin were the Lion’s best and each helped themselves to multiple goals. Jordan Brasher topped the goal scoring column with 4 majors.



ST PAUL’S MCKINNON 5.7 (37) def by ST BEDES/MENTONE 11.9 (75)

Top played bottom at McKinnon Reserve on Sunday as St Bedes/Mentone notched a win to keep them perched at pointy end of the ladder for another week.

Both sides started the game strongly as seven goals were kicked for the opening stanza, the Demons going into the first break a goal down.

The game slipped out of reach after that however as they failed to register a goal for the following term and the ladder-leaders took full advantage. The Tigers’ lead was never threatened for the remainder as they ran out 38-point victors.

Joshua Stevens and Lachlann Fisher finished the match with 3 goals apiece while five others hit the score-sheet for St Bedes/Mentone with one.

Kasey Entwistle was the St Paul’s best on the day.



Spectators at Bentleigh Reserve this week were treated to a tightly contested thriller with lead changes galore.

St Peters raced out of the blocks with seven scoring shots to two in the first quarter but failed to make Hampton/East Sandi pay, converting only three of these into goals.

Hampton hit back in the second period keeping the St Peter’s boys to just a solitary point for the quarter while hitting the scoreboard with two goals to take a four-point lead into the long break.

A five-goal-to-three third quarter gave St Peters a slender lead for the final term but it was not enough as Hampton ran over the top of them in the last to record a win that will help them keep pace with the top half of the table.

Will Bowden continued his impressive form with another best on ground display for the victors while Gavin Kalisperis snagged an important four goals for St Peters.


AJAX 5.4 (34) def by EAST MALVERN 7.16 (58)

East Malvern secured second spot on the ladder with a win over third placed Ajax as inaccurate kicking prevented them from scoring a significant percentage boost.

It was a low scoring affair at Princes Park with just 3 goals scored in the first quarter and two in the second. Over this same time frame however, the two teams combined had registered 13 minor scores.

East Malvern pulled away from their opponents with two third-quarter goals (and took their behinds tally up to 16), before two goals straight iced the game in the last.

Fraser Langton and Josh Willmont were East Malvern’s multiple goal kickers with two each. Elliot Lipshut impressed for Ajax and was his side’s best.



ORMOND 6.8 (44) def by DINGLEY 6.13 (49)

Dingley took the chocolates against Ormond in a top of the table clash that went down to the wire.

Dingley led from start to finish however, were given a scare at the end by a fast finishing Ormond outfit.

The Dingoes came out of the huddle for the final term with an 11 point advantage but were pushed all the way to the final siren eventually holding on for a five-point win. Ormond will be lamenting what could have been after coming so close but just failing to get over the line.

Matthais Selbst, Joel Larter and Adrian Nastopoulos were amongst the best for the Dingoes. Benjamin Harkin added to his Round 8 best-on nomination with another fine performance for Ormond.


CHELTENHAM 14.14 (98) def WAVERLEY PARK 2.4 (16)

Waverley Park were blown out of the water by a dominant Cheltenham performance at Le Page Park.

A great four-quarter effort by the home side saw the Panthers lead by 52 at the half-way point as Waverley were kept goalless.

The hawks were spared their blushes as they hit the scoreboard with two third quarter goals but Cheltenham continued to pull away and completed a comprehensive and percentage boosting win by 82 points.

Aaron Barambagiannis and Spencer Ward helped themselves to four majors each for the hosts.


BEAUMARIS 18.15 (123) def ST BEDES/MENTONE 6.8 (44)

Beaumaris scored at a frenetic rate as they comfortably dispatched the Tigers at Jack Barker Oval.

Six first quarter goals started their assault on the scoreboard and they continued to heap pain on their opponents in quarters two and three with five goals in each.

St Bedes had no answer for the scoring power of the Sharks and left the ground after the final siren with a 79-point defeat to their name.

The Sharks had five multiple goal-kickers with Lachlan Moorhouse leading the pack with four of his own.