ROBERT CONNOR DAWES FOUNDATION ROUND 12 – MATCH OF THE ROUND
MONASH UNIVERSITY UNDER 16 BOYS DIVISION 1
SUNDAY 24 JULY – HURLINGHAM PARK
Beaumaris have held onto the top spot after storming home against East Brighton Vampires at Hurlingham Park.
The Sharks came out of the gates strong, booting four goals to the Vampires’ one in the first quarter, quickly gaining the upper hand on the scoreboard.
Although after quarter time, the Vamp’s were able to take advantage Beaumaris’ inaccuracy in front of goal, curtailing it’s hot scoring start by applying their own scoreboard pressure, heading into half-time with only a couple of goals the margin.
“We didn’t have our best game today, but it’s really how we go about it when we are under pressure and how we are able to grind out the win in those situations,” said Beaumaris coach Matt Backman.
East Brighton continued to chip away at the Sharks lead, closing the deficit to only nine points into the final term.
“We rounded out the win today thanks to a couple of key players, but it really took us until the last quarter before we really switched on,” continued Backman.
In the final period, Beaumaris drove the game home, kicking three goals whilst keeping the Vampires scoreless to run away 28-point victors.
The charge was led by Oliver Green and Harry Lewis this week with two goals apiece, along with five other goal kickers for the Sharks.
U17.5s BOYS DIVISION 1
East Sandringham Rovers 9.9.63 defeated Beaumaris Sharks 9.5.59
East Sandringham have made it three wins on the trot after going down to the wire against Beaumaris at Boss James Reserve. The first half of the game belonged to Rovers as they kicked seven goals to three, taking a 27-point lead into the main break. However, the tides changed in the third as Beaumaris began to find their groove, closing the gap to 15-points ending into the final term. Despite the Sharks’ best efforts, the Rovers were just out of reach once the final siren sounded, claiming a a four-point victory.
U18s GIRLS DIVISION 1
Cheltenham 1.3.9 defeated by East Brighton Vampires 5.8.39
East Brighton Vampires are once again in the winner’s circle, securing third position on the ladder by defeating Cheltenham at Le Page Park. The Vampires had two key scoring quarters, kicking two goals in the first, and three in the third. However, the efficiency of their backline was in full force all game as they kept Cheltenham goalless through three quarters of play, only allowing one in the fourth. Despite the Vampires struggling to impact the scoreboard in the last quarter, they were still able to secure the 29-point win.
Beaumaris Sharks 7.9.51 defeated Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 2.2.14
The Sharks have bounced back strongly this week as they took down Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts in convincing fashion at Beaumaris Secondary College. The match was competitive through the first three quarters as both teams struggled to have a real impact on the scoreboard. With the intensity lifting in the final quarter, it was Beaumaris who kicked into gear booting five goals to two, finishing with a 37-point win. Leading the charge for the Sharks was Lara Barker and Zoe Rombotis with two goals each.
Mordialloc-Braeside 9.11.65 defeated East Malvern Knights 5.0.30
Mordialloc-Braeside sit comfortably atop Division 1 ladder, sitting one game clear after this week’s victory over East Malvern Knights at Walter Galt Reserve. After the Mustangs took an early 15-point lead into the first break, three goals in the second term from the Knights cut the deficit back to just four points heading into half time. However, an impressive four goal to zero third quarter stretched Mordi-Brae’s lead back to over five goals, running out eventual 35-point winners. Standing out amongst the crowd was Lucia Marin as she booted a bag of 6 goals, leading the pack for Mordialloc Braeside.
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 5.7.37 defeated Prahran 2.6.18
Notching up their second win on the season, St.Bedes/Mentone Tigers defeated Prahran at Mentone Reserve. Keeping Prahran goalless in the first half, the Tigers were able to build a a19-point half time lead, and whilst Prahran tried valiantly to close the gap in the final quarter, the deficit was out of reach as the Tigers finished off winning by 19-point margin they held at half time. Chloe Shannon had her best game of the season, nailing three goals for St Bedes as she sits at fifth in the league for goal scoring.
Written by Joel Micari.