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It was a day for giants, for giant-killers and for goalsneaks as R5 unravelled for all to see. 
In Premier, De La Salle spoiled Nathan Brown’s VAFA debut when it torched Caulfield Grammarians after the scores were level ten minutes into the third term. Frankie Pickett came late with a goal-rush, kicking seven, while John Griffiths fired six. The ageless Andrew Ramsden booted six as Old Trinity turned it on in the final term to break St Bede’s Mentone Tigers at Daley. Livewire George Rowlands slotted six for the Brindisians, who dropped to ninth spot.  Brendan Goss slammed seven for Xavs in their destruction of St Bernard’s. Uni Blues broke clear late in the third and finished all over Old Carey, with recruits Jonno Nash and Josh Caldow grasping Michelles. Collegians meet Old Scotch tomorrow at Sportscover at 1:20pm, with admission FREE. 
In Premier B, Cam Beck nailed five as Old Melburnians won a high scoring affair at AJAX. Richie Simon kicked five for the vanquished. Mike Meehan grabbed five as Old Haileybury inflicted a first loss on Beaumaris. Old Brighton won its first, proving far too good for Old Ivanhoe, while Oakleigh suffered its fifth straight loss at the hands of St Kevin’s. Uni Blacks stayed perfect, winning at Werribee Districts.
Premier C  aspirant Fitzroy trailed at the first turn, but was thereafter never troubled in downing Mazenod. There was no joy at the Boss as Marcellin monstered Hampton Rovers. The Bortolotto Bros went berserk, Jon with six and Matt with five, while Nick Crosbie slipped through five. Elite Pathway star Matt Boland kicked eight for the Vultures as they beat Monash Blues. Dave Forrest slippered five as PEGS beat Rupertswood. Top ranked Old Camberwell destroyed Banyule.
Williamstown CYs stayed winless, going down to MHSOB in Div 1.  Gareth Snow kicked five, but Mentonians lost their first to NOBSPC, who finished stronger. Callum Wood kicked seven and Paul Ellis five as Old Geelong mashed St John’s.  Tom Pollett kicked five, but Whitefriars dropped at home to Ormond, for whom Dwain Bailey thumped seven. The Friars came late but failed by five points. Ladder leader Peninsula pounded Glen Eira.
In Division 2 action, Kristian Cherbakof popped seven as Bulleen Temp clouted Therry in the last to stay unbeaten. St Mary’s Salesian managed just a behind after half-time as Eltham poured it on, Sam Richardson notching seven. Emmaus St Leo’s came from the clouds to steal the points from South Melbourne Districts. Andy Hannan kicked six for the Bloods, but the Lakers lost the unloseable for the second consecutive Saturday. Monash Gryphons finished the stronger, beating La Trobe by 29 points. Old Paradians fell down in the final term in a low scoring affair with Prahran Assumption.
Division 3 had its first draw when Kew and albet Park were locked at 51. The Falcons will rue their inaccuracy. Leader Yarra Valley survived a massive challenge from St Francis Xavier, holding on by four points. SFX led at quarter time, but it was a ding-dong tussle thereafter.  Seb Angus kicked six as Richmond Central tripped up Power House, with Paul Edwards getting a six pack for the House. Callum Cormack dropped through five as as Aquinas punished Hawthorn, for whom Dan Lauletta snare five. UHS-VU put the hurt on Old Westbourne, while Ash Close kicked eight for Ivanhoe as it beat Elsternwick, despite Aaron Thornton’s six.
Div 4 pacesetter South Mornington wiped the Eley Park challenge, with Jimmy Spencer slotting five. West defeated North in the Battle of Brunswick. Point Cook won at Mt Lilydale, while Chris Kilmartin helped himself to five as Swinburne razed Box Hill North.  Chadstone was again on the wrong end  of a hiding, this time being strapped by previously winless Manningham Cobras. Tarek Moughanie slammed eleven majors while Scott McPherson booted seven. 

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