FINAL TWISTS IN PREMIER SECTIONS

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What threatened to be a miserable day weather wise turned out to be a stunner. Wonderful winter sunshine bathed metropolitan Melbourne as teams battled it out to salvage seasons, or perhaps just fine tune a litttle before the serious stuff of finals gets under way. 
In Premier Section there are there are two teams in a serious downward spiral, both fell by the same margin. Old Trinity is one, as the T’s fell for the fourth consecutive week to a rejuvenated Old Brighton by 14 points. The Tonners now a game clear of the relegation places after recording a fifth win of the year.
The second side in trouble is Beaumaris. The Sharks fell to an eighth straight loss in going down to St Bernard’s by 14 points at Banksia Reserve. Manson again shone for the Sharks with three goals but five goals from Andrew Merrington was enough to see the Snowdogs bounce back with a win. 
Old Xaverians’ bid to make a late run for the four is still on track after Xavs handed University Blacks a 15 point loss. Brendan Goss returned to the Xavs lineup for the first time this year and had an impact kicking five goals. Xaverians are relying on other results to assist them, but all they can do is keep winning. Defeating the current top two in the past fortnight is the sort of form that would have teams worried if Xavs were to make it to the starting gate for September. 
De La Salle led Collegians for most of the day at Harry Trott, but a six goal haul from Shura Taft helped the Lions get over the line to record a seven point win.
Old Scotch made light work of St Bedes/Mentone Tigers at Brindisi St. The Cardinals won by 84 points to make life very difficult for the Tigers to escape from the relegation zone. St Bedes/Mentone are now two games behind Old Brighton who are eighth. Passador kicked six goals and Cox kicked five in the win that sees the Cardinals move up to third.
In Premier B Old Carey led Uni Blues in the first half of their top of the table clash at U ni Oval before Blues over ran the Panthers in the second half to win by 22 points. 
Mazenod continued their good recent form, handing Caulfield Grammarians a 36 point loss. Kelly kicked four goals in the win that has the Nodders still fifth.  
AJAX and Old Ivanhoe were locked in a tight tussle before the Jackas found a pathway to win by 27 points. AJAX kicked six goals to one in the final quarter to win, whilst Fayman booted five goals.
St Kevins bounced back to the winners list with a 49 point win over Fitzroy. The loss for the Roys dashing their hopes of a finals appearance in 2014. 
Five goals from Beck and four from Hywood were just the tonic Old Melburnians needed to beat Old Haileybury by 45 points at Princes Park.
In Premier C, Hampton Rovers came from behind to earn a last grasp one point win over a luckless Banyule at the Bear Cave. The defeat officially condemns the Bears to a return to Division 1, whilst Rovers stay third on percentage. 
Oakleigh ran Marcellin close all day but in the end the Eagles were good enough to record an 11 point win. Oakleigh have now fallen to seventh and are a game outside the four. 
Parkdale Vultures moved into the four with a 55 point win over Old Camberwell at Gordon Barnard Reserve. The Vultures had Dillon, Pratt and Glascott all kick three goals whilst Rogers added three of his own for the Wells. 
Ormond will need a miracle if they are to escape the bottom two after the Monders went down to Peninsula by 76 points. The win was a valuable percentage booster for the Pirates who are just 1% outside the top four with three games to go. 
Monash Blues sent PEGS packing from the four with a 29 point win in Essendon. It was all square at three quarter time before Blues kicked six goals to one in the final quarter to stay second on the ladder.