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Well, it hasn’t taken long – the first draw of season ’08. Old Scotch and Uni Blacks played out an extraordinary game at Camberwell and the upshot was two points apiece. In time on, Blacks hit the front with a Huw Lacey goal and seemed to be home and hosed. But in a last quarter which seemed to go forever, Scotch kicked five behinds in as many minutes to square things up. Sean Lorenzini, the longest kick in the Scotch side, had a shot from about 70 metres out after the siren but it fell short.
The other games were the stuff of tipster’s nightmares. St Bede’s Mentone did away with Uni Blues with ease at Melbourne Uni to make a mockery of the ‘lock of the week’. And Old Trinity rolled last year’s Grand Finalists Old Brighton at Bulleen.
The other two results brought a little sanity back to proceedings. Collegians faced a tricky assignment on paper, but had no trouble in seeing off home side Old Ivanhoe. And Old Xaverians, with Matt Handley unstoppable across half forward, had the game stitched up at half time against De La on their dusty, rock hard home patch. Thus, there are just two undefeated teams after Round 2, Collegians and St Bede’s Mentone, with De La and Old Brighton the two sides yet to open their account.
The B Section games went a little more according to the script. Old Essendon got up over OMs at the Junction Oval, Caulfield Grammarians just hung on against St Kevins at league headquarters, Marcellin downed Old Carey, Beaumaris likewise against Old Camberwell and St Bernards emerged victorious over Old Haileybury in a high, standard, high scoring shootout at the Badlands.