ROUND 18 – XAVS TRIUMPH

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A strong chest mark by star full forward Damien Lynch put Old Xavs ahead by 4 points at the twenty-six minute mark of the final quarter. Tim Clarke added another and the Xavs reached their 15th final in the past 16 seasons.
Old Scotch ran out 29 point winners to ensure their spot in the four and this set up another finals contest with arch rival Xavs. Not since 1959 has Scotch defeated Xavs in a final as the two heavyweights will do battle at Sportscover Arena next Sunday.
Collegians form over the past month has been indifferent as they went down to Uni Blues.  They will take on St Bedes Mentone Tigers who also succumbed to a non finalist in Old Ivanhoe. Both of these sides have known their fate for a number of weeks and this may have led to their losses. In the final match De La Salle defeated University Blacks.
In B Section the four was set however the top two played each other in a dress rehearsal. Old Essendon were way too good for their neighbours and defeated the Snow Dogs by 44 points. 
The other winners were Old Haileybury, Marcellin, Old Carey and Old Melburnians.
Ormond had a thumping win over Melbourne High School and snuck into the second place over the luckless Ajax on percentage. Whilst Ajax had a hard fought win over Mazenod at Sportscover Arena it wasn’t enogh to hold out Ormond on percentage. Next weekend at the Junction Oval Hampton Rovers will play Ormond and on Sunday Ajax will take on Oakleigh.
In the D1 Second Semi Bulleen Templestowe are heading to C Section after defeating North Old Boys St Pats by 18 points.  Tomorrow at Central Reserve Old Geelong take on Old Mentonians on the first semi.
A sensational 1 point win by Eltham over Power House in D3.  The second semi is played tomrrow between Williamstown and Hawthorn.
In the final senior final St Francis Xaveir were upset winners over Kew. This was a qualifying final as this section has a final 5.  They will take on West Brunswick next week in the second semi.  In the elimination final Mt Lilydale take on Albert Park.
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