SUNDAY 7 AUGUST
MATCH OF THE ROUND
MONASH UNIVERSITY 17.5 BOYS DIVISION 2
EAST BRIGHTON CAULFIELD VAMPIRES BEARS v PRAHRAN
U17.5s BOYS DIVISION 1
East Sandringham Rovers 6.12.48 defeated by Ormond 7.10.52.
Ormond have broken their dry spell and brought home their first win of the season with a spirited win from behind against East Sandringham at Boss James Reserve. The Rovers started the game strong, booting three goals in the first and holding their opponents to a 17-point deficit at the main break. Kicking off the second half, neither team managed to have a huge impact on the score, and it looked like the results might be set. However, storming into the fourth, Ormond came through with a massive quarter. Booting 5 goals, they managed to take the lead and seal the game by just 4 points. Josh Feder led the charge for the Monders with three goals against his name.
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 10.8.68 defeated by St Peters Bulldogs 11.12.78.
This week the two top teams met once again with St Peters getting the best of St Bedes/Mentone at Mentone Reserve. The much-anticipated clash did not disappoint as both teams were in for a nail-biting game that went right up to the final siren. After falling short in their last two matchups, the Bulldogs have evened the season with the Tigers, each team having won two of the four games. The ten-point win was led by the league’s second top goal kicker Max Hoult as he nailed a bag of five this week.
Beaumaris Sharks 14.9.93 defeated Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 6.3.39.
Beaumaris have bounced back this week with an impressive victory over Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts at Banksia Reserve. The Sharks set the tone from the very first bounce with a hard fought half that saw nine goals kicked, getting them off to a 39-point lead. Beaumaris came into the second half and displayed more of the same intensity, adding to their lead. In the final period PMSMD were heating up, but it wasn’t enough to make up the deficit and the Sharks walked away victors. With eight individual goalkickers, Beaumaris thrived when sharing the ball and at the top of the pack was James Pepper and Max Kambouris with three goals each.
U18s GIRLS DIVISON 1
Mordialloc Braeside 4.6.30 defeated St Kilda City 4.2.26.
Mordi-Brae have come through with their fourth consecutive win, this week was a determined comeback victory against St Kilda City at Gerry Green Reserve. In a game that was competitive all match, it was unclear who would come out victorious until the very last period. At the main break St Kilda City held their lead from the first quarter, with less than a goal separating the teams. Coming into the third, both backlines were hard at work as neither team managed to have a huge impact on the scoreboard. Entering the final period, only one goal managed to find its way onto the scoreboard, and it was just enough to push Mordi-Brae over the line as they claimed the game by only four points. Key forward for the Mustangs Mia Sullivan led her team with two goals kicked.
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 1.5.11 defeated by East Malvern Knights 13.9.87.
After just falling short the last few rounds, East Malvern have snagged a win this weekend against St Bedes/Mentone at Mentone Reserve. The Knights were up by two goals after the first period and the deficit could still be made up by the Tigers. However, East Malvern quickly began to run away with the game in the second as they nailed another three whilst keeping their opponents goalless. The second half saw the Knights hold this intensity as they went on to kick four more goals in each of the final quarters, concluding the game with a convincing margin. Charlotte Finster set the tone for the Knights as she led all scorers this game with an impressive four goals kicked.
Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 8.3.51 defeated East Brighton Vampires 0.3.3
Port South have come into round 13 hot off last week’s win, defeating East Brighton at Lindsay Hasset Oval. This game saw both teams struggle to impact the scoreboard for the first two periods as only a 14-point lead separated Port/South from the Vampires. However, PMSMD came into the second half strong and began to expand the scoring gap. The margin continued to grow as the final siren drew closer, resulting in an impressive victory for Port/South. PMSMD are now sitting comfortably in second, two games clear of third place after knocking off the Vampires. Leading scorer this week was Sarah Misitano as she nailed a notable three goals,
Beaumaris Sharks 7.10.52 defeated Cheltenham 5.1.31.
Winning their second game in a row is Beaumaris as they knocked off Cheltenham at Beaumaris Secondary College. This week’s matchup was competitive all the way through, with no more than two goals separating the teams throughout the first half of play. However, the sharks found themselves increasing their margin each period as Cheltenham gave their best efforts to make up the deficit. Despite the Panthers having their most impressive quarter in the fourth, Beaumaris were still able to close out the game with a 21-point victory. Paving the way for the Sharks once again this week is league leading goal scorer Aimee Farrow with a pair of goals up against her name.
Written by Joel Micari.