A PERFECT 10: ROUND 10 WRAP DIVISIONS 1-4

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On a day when Wayne Hinton took control in the field of a VAFA match for the 600th time, there were a number of upsets in the Divisions. 
Division 1 had a cracking local derby as Hampton Rovers travelled to Ormond to and came away with their 2013 unbeaten run still intact. A perfect 10 (10-0 start) was achieved courtesy of a 17 point win at Ormond. Both sides formed a guard of honour for Hinton as he made his way onto the arena. 
Old Geelong had a 74 point win over winless Glen Eira. Wood kicked five goals in a much needed win for the Oggers that keeps them in touch with the finals. 
Prahran Assumptions dealt another blow to MHSOB’s season as they went on to win by 32 points. The loss sees the Unicorns fall three games from safety. 
In the battle of second and third, Williamstown CYMS put a pincer grip on second place with a commanding home win over Old Mentonians. The 86 point win was highlighted by Carland’s five goals.  
Bulleen Templestowe created a log jam of teams on 5-5 when they beat Whitefriars at home. Daou’s seven goal performance wasn’t enough for the Friars who are just one of five teams with a 5-5 win loss record. 
Division 2 had a VAFA first, as those supporters unable to get to the Monash Gryphons versus South Melbourne Districts match were able to watch the entire game live through both club’s Team App. What viewers would have seen was the away side South Melbourne serve it up to the Gryphons. However the six goal margin that the Bloods held at ¾ time was whittled down to just 3 points at the final siren. South holding on in a classic finish, with seven majors coming from the boot of Hampton, whilst boom recruit Russell Robertson managed three for the Gryphons. 
Yarra Valley continued to plot their season nicely with a well contrstructed 25 point win over Old Paradians at the Garvey Oval. 
St John’s up and down form continued, this week it was up as they beat the impressive St Mary’s Salesian by 42 points. 
Therry Penola continued on their merry way with a 55 point win over the winless Emmaus St Leos. Jarrod Bannister kicked another five goals for the Lions in the win. 
Equaling closest match of the round, Old Eltham held off home side Ivanhoe by just 3 points at Ivanhoe Park. The battle of the spearheads, Ciavola’s four goals were more than Close’s three. 
Aquinas returned to their early season form with an upset win over second placed Richmond Central. The home side were served by 8 goals from Williams in the nine point win. Demeo kicked five goals for the Snakes. 
The Snakes however will be relieved as top spot and double chance rivals Kew blew a chance to skip two games clear. Andrew Brazzale’s five goals were not enough as Elsternwick upset the Bears by 11 points at the Bear Cave in another surprise result. 
Albert Park racked up consecutive wins with a 33 point win over Power House. The itinerant Falcons move to 4-5 and still have a game in hand that will be made up on 6th July. 
St Francis Xavier have been quietly building their season and added another notch to their belt when they handed Old Westbourne a 147 point win. Both Jones and Farrell kicked 6 goals each in the rout. 
UHS-VU delivered a similar hiding to South Mornington at the Zoo. Devereux’s five goals was the biggest haul in the 126 point win. 
Division 4 provided two of the biggest upsets of the round. 
Previously undefeated Eley Park Sharks dropped their first game of the season to Northern Blues by 22 points. The win even more surprising considering the Blues were playing away from home. 
West Brunswick defeated the rampaging Hawthorn by 27 points. Holmes kicked 8 goals for the Magpies whilst Tremewen managed five for the Hawks who were not at their best. The Magpies level the win/loss ledger of the Hawks but have a fair bit of percentage to make up if they are to pinch second spot. 
Elsewhere, North Brunswick’s Pat Notaro kicked 6 goals in the Bulls thumping 91 point win over Dragons. Dragons’ spearhead Vucko also managed six, but the new club were no match for North Brunswick from the get go. 
Box Hill North handed a disappointing Chadstone another plus 100 point loss. This time the Demons got up 111 points over the Synners. Langley’s six goals and Penny’s five goals were the highlights. 
Point Cook had a solid 32 point win over the visiting Manningham Cobras. The win moves the Bulldogs to fourth.