ANZAC DAY ROUND 2 – MATCH OF THE ROUND
MONASH UNIVERSITY UNDER 17.5’S BOYS DIVISION 1
ST. BEDES/MENTONE TIGERS V PORT MELBOURNE/SOUTH MELBOURNE DISTRICTS
SUNDAY APRIL 24 – 1PM – MENTONE RESERVE
St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers chalked up its first win of the season against Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts by 64 points at Mentone Reserve.
The Tigers came out the gates strong with a quick four goals to the Bolts’ one in the first quarter, setting the precedent for the rest of the game.
Behind PMSMD’s efforts late in the second term, it looked like a comeback was on the cards as they drilled three consecutive goals in quick succession.
But after opening the second half with four unanswered goals, the Tigers proved that they were not going to take their foot off the pedal, paving the way for the win.
“We’ve developed so that we try and work more for one another, rather than try and take any individual efforts out of the game,” said St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers Coach Ty Chandler.
“Not play undisciplined, individual football, but to be more team orientated.”
This was on full display through St. Bedes slick end to end ball movement, rebounding from inside its defensive 50 with speed and accurate ball use, presenting plenty of quality opportunities for the Tigers forwards.
“After that first game, we took away a loss, but there were so many positives to come from that,” Chandler continued, as he addresses a newfound confidence in some of the quieter players.
“Today I saw a couple of guys play the best football I’ve seen.”
U17.5’s Boys Division 1 East Sandringham Rovers 14.9.93 defeated Mordialloc-Braeside 7.8.50
East Sandringham Rovers were able to overwhelm Mordialloc-Braeside to record its second win of the season at Boss James Reserve. After trailing at quarter time, the Rovers kicked six unanswered goals in the second, limiting the Mustangs to one point and taking a 34-point lead into the main break. From there, East Sandringham continued to control the game through the second half, securing a 43-point win.
U18’s Girls Division 1 East Malvern Knights 6.12.48 defeated Mordialloc Braeside 5.13.43
Now with two wins on the board, East Malvern Knights edged out Mordialloc-Braeside in an eventful game at DW Lucas Oval. With the biggest lead of the game only being ten points, both teams were in it until the very end, with the Mustangs taking a two-point lead into the three quarter time break. However, the Knights proved too much, kicking three goals to two in the final term to snatch a five-point victory. Rosie Finster and Mia Zielinski led the Knights up forward, each kicking two goals apiece, with Mordi-Brae’s Maddison Torpey’s also as she kicking two goals for the Mustangs.
U18’s Girls Division 1 Prahran 3.2. 20 defeated by Beaumaris 8.9.57
With their first win for 2022, Beaumaris overcame Prahran with a convincing 37-point victory at Toorak Park. A two-point deficit at the end of the first quarter saw Prahran on the Sharks’ heels, however they were able to extend their lead to double digits at the main break. A late game surge in the final period saw Beaumaris kick three goals while keeping Prahran scoreless. Beaumaris’ Aimee Farrow’s five-goal performance was judged best afield for the Sharks.
Written by Joel Micari