ROUND 8 – OLD BRIGHTON MAKE THEIR MARK

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Unfortunately for Old Xavs, Tim Clarke’s big haul meant zip in the grand scheme of things, as Old Brighton thrashed the reigning premiers at Toorak Park. The home side was well in the hunt at half time, but with on-baller Andrew McGuinness running amok, Brighton cruised to a 55 point victory.
In Albert Park, Uni Blues were expected to really ham it up to top side Collegians but the Lions held them at arm’s length all day, running out winners by six goals. Midfielders Chris Blumfield and Nick Ries shone for Collegians while Joe Macula played a cracking game for the students. It was a similar story out at Bulleen, with Scotch downing lowly Old Trinity by five goals. At Melbourne Uni, De La finally clicked into gear, beating the Blacks by 38 points to rise off the bottom of the ladder.
In B Section, all eyes were on Glenn Archer and Anthony Stevens, who fronted for Caulfield Grammarians against OMs. Their inclusion worked a treat, with Caulfield getting home by 21 points in front of a large Junction Oval crowd. The Old Essendon show continues to roll on – today they walloped Old Carey by 97 points to retain their undefeated status. St Bernards were pretty impressive as well in downing Beaumaris by 52 points. In the turn up, St Kevins fell in by seven points after being behind all day against Old Haileybury at the Badlands.