MARKETPLACE FRESH ROUND 4 – MATCH OF THE ROUND
MONASH UNIVERSITY UNDER 15’s BOYS DIVISION 1
AJAX v MORDIALLOC – BRAESIDE
SUNDAY MAY 8 – 1:30PM – PRINCESS PARK
AJAX secured its second win of the season in emphatic style, defeating Mordialloc – Braeside at Princes Park on Mother’s Day weekend.
Flying out the gates, AJAX started the game strong and set the tone early, booting five goals to one in the first term.
This continued into the main break with AJAX limiting entries into Mordi-Brae’s forward 50, leaving them with just eight scoring shots in the half, pulling away with a 38-point lead.
“We wanted to play fast paced football when we had possession and looked to slow it down a bit on defence to stop their momentum,” said AJAX coach Jonah Wise.
Coming out of the half-time break, the Mustangs were able to contain the ball in their forward half, somewhat steaming the flow of the AJAX scoring rate.
“I thought they had a chance to put some real scoreboard pressure on, but we had some awesome team efforts on to prevent that,” Wise noted.
Whilst the Mustangs owned the territory battle in the second half, AJAX’s defensive pressure created plenty of chances from turnovers, ending with the Comets hitting the scoreboard.
“We took the win here and might as well keep it going, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
U17.5’s Boys Division 1
Mordialloc-Braeside 6.8.44 defeated by Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 10.10.70.
PMSMD were able to get on the board for the 2022 season this weekend with their first win as they closed out Mordi-Brae at Gerry Green Reserve. In what was a see-sawing affair, the Mustangs held a one-point lead heading into the final period. However, a six-goal final quarter propelled PMSND to a 26-point victory. PMSMD’s win was highlighted by Jack Meacham’s four goal performance, with Samuel Beazley, Lachlan Voss and Jack Thiessen each chipping in two each towards the win.
U17.5’s Boys Division 1
Beaumaris Sharks 6.5.41 defeated by St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers 7.8.50.
St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers claimed its third win of the seasn in a nail biter against Beaumaris at Banksia Reserve. The Tigers lead mostly through the first half, but Beaumaris were able to remain within arm’s reach, keeping St. Bedes on their heels. With only a one-point deficit heading into the final term, the Sharks proved they weren’t going anywhere. However, the Tigers were able to restrict Beaumaris to just one scoring shot in the last quarter and pull away with a 9-point win. As one of the league’s leading goal kickers, Luke Dunn delivered for the Tigers this week with another three goals.
U17.5’s Boys Division 1 East Sandringham Rovers 5.1.31 defeated by St. Peters Bulldogs 23.16.154.
St. Peters Bulldogs continued its undefeated start to 2022 with a comfortable win over East Sandringham Rovers at Boss James Reserve. The Bulldogs are rolling this season, to stay atop of the Monash University U17.5 Division 1 Boys table.
U18’s Girls Beaumaris Sharks 2.2.14 defeated by Mordialloc Braeside 5.14.44.
Mordialloc Braeside follow up on last week’s win with another victory against Beaumaris at Beaumaris Secondary College. The first half saw a tight affair, with Mordi-Braw heading into the main break up by just nine points. However, the Mustangs kicked away in the third, with a three goal to zip term. While the Sharks were able to keep Mordi-Brae goalless in the last, the Mustangs had done enough to walk away 30-point winners. Meg Webster is yet to have a game this season without kicking a goal, and this week was no different as she led Mordi-Brae with two goals.
U18’s Girls Prahran 0.0.0 defeated by East Malvern Knights 12.11.83.
East Malvern continue their great start to the 2022 with another win, defeating Prahran at Toorak Park. League leading goal kicker Mia Zielinski continues to lead the way for the Knights up forward with 4 goals kicked this week.
Written by Joel Micari.