TAC ROUND 11
FRIDAY 15 JULY
MONASH UNIVERSITY U17.5 BOYS DIVISION 1
St. Peters Bulldogs 23.13.151 defeated Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 1.4.10
St. Peters Bulldogs have emphatically burst back into the winner’s circle under lights against Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts. Skipping away to a five-goal lead at the first break, the Bulldogs didn’t look back as they slammed on another seven unanswered goals to finish the first half. Despite the Bolts hitting the scoreboard through a Hugo Williams goal, St. Peters were all but assured the victory in a statement win after only their second loss of the season. Luke Lloyd continued his good form in front of the big sticks, earning himself a bag of five goals for the Bulldogs, whilst Ned Bodi and Josh Hutchings kicked four and three majors respectively.
SUNDAY 17 JULY
MATCH OF THE ROUND
MONASH UNIVERSITY U16 GIRLS DIVISION 1
HAMPTON ROVERS v ST. PETERS/BENTLEIGH
MONASH UNIVERSITY U17.5 BOYS DIVISION 1
Beaumaris 1.6.12 defeated by St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers 2.5.17
With both teams adorning purple socks for ”Dare to Hope” in support of Hawthorn and Beaumaris JFC great Paul Dear who sadly passed away last week, the Sharks and Tigers went head-to-head in an on old fashioned slug fest on a waterlogged Banksia Reserve. With league leading goal kicker Luke booting two majors in the first quarter for St. Bedes/Mentone, the scoring ironically dried up in the soaking wet conditions as the weather took hold of the contest between the two future finalists. However, a Cooper Dowe major in the fourth closed the margin to just one straight kick for Beaumaris, but the ladder leaders were able to hold on and record their 11th win on season.
Ormond 7.6.48 defeated by East Sandringham Rovers 17.12.144
East Sandringham Rovers have made it two wins in a row as they recovered from a slow start to defeat Ormond at EE Gunn Reserve. With the Monders taking a 12-point lead into quarter time, the Rovers were able to reverse the deficit and take their own 12-point lead into the main break, before a ten goal to two second half lifted East Sandringham one-game clear in the top four.
MONASH UNIVERSITY U18 GIRLS DIVISION 1
East Brighton Vampires 6.7.43 defeated Cheltenham 3.2.20
In a tight contest at Hurlingham Park, a third quarter blitz has seen East Brighton Vampires outlast Cheltenham to earn it’s 5th victory on the year. After a back and forth first half which saw the Panthers, fresh off their first win of the season last week, take a four-point lead into the second half, the Vampires booted five answered goals in the third term to take a solid lead heading into the last. Despite being kept goalless in the last quarter, the Vamps were able to secure a 23-point win.
Mordialloc-Braeside 8.8.56 defeated Beaumaris 0.2.2
Ladder leaders Mordialloc-Braeside proved too good for Beaumaris, as the Mustangs remain undefeated in season 2022. With the game still in the balance heading into the final term, Mordi-Brae’s class was in full display in the last as they put the result out of any doubt with five last quarter goals. Mordialloc-Braeside were lead in attack by Lucia Marin and Maddison Torpey, kicking two goals apiece.
Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 9.10.64 defeated St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers 0.1.1
A fast-starting Port/South have leapt into second place on the ladder, with a win over St.Bedes/Mentone at Lindsay Hasset Oval. The Bolts hit the scoreboard early whilst keeping the Tigers at bay, to head into half time with a 21-point advantage, before continuing to apply pressure on the scoreboard to bring up their fifth win of the season and continue to be a dark horse in the division. Sarah Misitano and Zoe Caine were the stars up forward for Port/South, both booting 3 goals each.
Prahran 1.6.12 defeated by St. Kilda City 3.5.23
St. Kilda City made it two wins on the trot as they travelled to Toorak Park to take on Prahran, claiming an 11-point victory as they sit just outside the top four heading into the final few rounds of the season.
Written by Zac Jennings.