OPTIONS CONSULTING GROUP ROUND 10 – MATCH OF THE ROUND
MONASH UNIVERSITY UNDER 17.5 BOYS DIVISION 1
ST. PETERS BULLDOGS v ST BEDES/MENTONE TIGERS
SUNDAY JULY 10 – 1:00PM – LE PAGE PARK OVAL
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers have come up victorious this weekend with a win over St Peters Bulldogs in a top of the table clash at Le Page Park Oval.
St Bedes/Mentone came out the gates with a promising start as they got off to a quick three goal lead and were able to limit scoring opportunities for the Bulldogs.
However, the second quarter saw the tides turn as it was St Peters that booted three goals while the Tigers’ were unable to convert their inside 50 possessions into scoring opportunities.
“They’re such a quality opposition and it was a really good contest, we expected finals like pressure and that was what we got,” said St Bedes/Mentone head coach Ty Chandler.
The third quarter had both squads match each other’s scoring, keeping the win in sight for either team.
Whilst St Peters controlled possession for majority of the second half, the efficiency of the Tigers up forward continued to impact the scoreboard.
“We don’t want to have to rely on a couple of forwards to kick all our goals every week, so it was great to see our other guys play their roll and spread it around,” Chandler continued.
With seven individual goal kickers for the Tigers this week they were able to drive home the win, now sitting two games clear of the top spot on the later.
“I was really impressed with the standard this week, you can see a lot of players from both teams are going to have very promising futures.”
UNDER 17.5 DIVISION 1 BOYS
East Sandringham Rovers 16.13.109 defeated Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 9.5.59. Coming off a well-earned break, East Sandringham secured an impressive victory over PMSMD at Boss James Reserve. After a close start to the game, it looked as though the win could go to either team. However, the standard of play lifted significantly after the first as the Rovers had back-to-back quarters where they nailed five goals. East Sandringham were able to control the lead from the first bounce and walk away with a 50-point win.
Beaumaris 11.13.79. defeated Ormond 4.5.29. Beaumaris have continued to assert themselves as a top side this week with a well-deserved win over Ormond at Banksia Reserve. The Sharks had a very dominant first half with both efficient kicking up forward, and solid efforts from the backline as they kept their opponents goalless. The intensity from Ormond was lifted significantly after the main break, however the deficit was too much to overcome as Beaumaris take the victory. Leading the pack up forward for the Sharks was Calsher Dear booting a bag of five goals this week.
UNDER 18 DIVISON 1 GIRLS
Cheltenham 5.7.37 defeated Prahran 4.12.36. Cheltenham have come through with a monumental one-point win over Prahran this weekend at Le Page Park Oval. Prahran did a great job setting the standard of the game as they lead through the first three quarters of play. However, the intensity from Cheltenham lifted in the final period as they overcame the deficit to bring home the victory by a hair. With 5 individual goal kickers for Cheltenham this week, they fought as a team to secure their first win of the season.
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 1.4.10 defeated by Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 9.4.58. Port South chalked up their third win in a row this week as they bested St Bedes/Mentone at Mentone Reserve. After the first quarter of play it was anyone’s game as PMSMD were up with just a 7-point lead. However, the intensity lifted as Port South began to run away with the lead in the second. It was an all-round effort getting PMSMD the win this week as their backline limited their opponents from kicking a goal after the first period, resulting in a 48-point victory for Port South.
St Kilda City 6.10.46 defeated Beaumaris 4.3.27. St Kilda City were happy to tally up another win this week in a hard-fought victory over Beaumaris at Peanut Farm Reserve. The first quarter saw both teams battle for possession with limited scoring opportunities, however without a goal in the period meant Beaumaris had some ground to make up. St Kilda City were then able to keep their opponents at arm’s length from then on as they gradually increased their lead, eventually finishing with a 19-point victory.
Written by Joel Micari