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The clouds gathered again, but the rain stayed away in many parts, and once more defenders had their hands full with the power forwards. Incredibly, the ladder leaders in all three Premier sections had one point results – Collegians and St Kevin’s won by the narrowest, but the Wellers were on the wrong end.
In Premier, Collegians survived when the siren sounded with the ball deep in Carey territory. The Panthers won three of the four quarters as the Lions struggled to break clear, but still got the points. Old Scotch stayed in touch with a wire-to-wire win over Caulfield Grammarians, while St Bede’s/Mentone Tigers dropped another at Brindisi Street, going down to Old Xavs. Goal umpire Kevin Segota celebrated his 70th game and was cheered off by both teams after the game. The Snowdogs rebounded from last week’s pasting and belted arch-rival University Blues at the Snakepit.  NB: Bernies jump to fifth spot. Old Carey is 2 and 4, with two of those losses by less than a goal.
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In Premier B, AJAX got six from Jake Lew as they crushed the Krushers. Werribee Districts continued their solid road form in disposing of Old Haileybury at McKinnon, despite a massive third term comeback from the Bloods that saw them take the lead. Old Melburnians did for the struggling Old Ivanhoe at the Junction. Jimmy Marchesani booted five for the Kevs as they tipped Beaumaris by a point in a heart-stopper. Jordy Foster snagged five as Uni Blacks outlasted a plucky Old Brighton under the spires. NB: Old Haileybury, Old Melburnians, AJAX and Werribee Districts are all 3 and 3, two games clear of eighth spot and just a game off third. 
Premier C saw Old Camberwell go down by just  a point, despite having eleven fewer shots than the rampaging Roys. Marcellin did the business against Monash Blues, while the Nodders slammed Hampton Rovers, Rees Thomas slipping seven and David Regan five for the Yes Men. Elite Pathway program star Mat Boland got nine as Parkdale Vultures destroyed PEGS. Banyule won comfortably at Rupertswood, with Big v squader Adam Barclay kicking seven. NB: Marcellin now in top spot. Monash Blues drop to ninth as Mazenod climbs.
Paul Ellis kicked nine as Old Geelong romped over Glen Eira in their Division One clash. Mentonians clipped the Friars, while the inconsistent Monders fell to MHSOB. Medallist Matt Keown kicked seven and Scott “Sounda” Sleep five for NOBSPC in their win over St John’s, for whom Glenn Costas scored five. Williamstown CYMS, with twenty-five players unavailable, went with Peninsula for a quarter but Shawn Payze notched six and Stefan Barbour five as the Pirates savaged the Seagulls. NB: Old Geelong into four at Whitefriars’ expense.
In Division Two, Old Paradians slayed hitherto unbeaten Bulleen Templestowe in a low scoring affair, while Emmaus St Leo’s got five from Chris Beluszar in an upset win over Monash Gryphons, who kicked inaccurately. Adam Sleigh grabbed eight as Prahran Assumption jolted St Mary’s Salesian. It was the Sab and Seb show at the Shell, as Ciavola registered seven and Mahoney five in Eltham’s close thing with South Melbourne Districts. Matt Costello’s five saw Therry home against La Trobe in a close one. NB: Paradians 4-2 into fourth despite poor percentage.
Albert Park stunned Aquinas in Division Three, the Bankers winning by 64 points. UHS-VU romped over Power House, while Seb Angus proved the difference as he booted nine in the Stationmasters’ win over Old Westbourne. Ash Close made sure it wasn’t, booting nine for Ivanhoe in its mauling of SFX. Aaron Thornton nailed six as the Wickers belted Hawthorn and Yarra Valley stayed perfect, crushing Kew. NB: Aquinas and SFX out of four.
In Division Four, Ricky Munn kicked five for Point Cook, but it wasn’t enough for them to beat an in-form Eley Park, who had five from David “Sweet Music” Viola. Manningham Cobras won their second on end, tripping up West Brunswick. The Razorbacks slammed Chadstone, with Chris Kilmartin booting eight and the Manning Bros – not Peyton and Eli, but Michael and Jackson – six and five respectively. Dan Penny grabbed six, but Box Hill North was tripped up by Mount Lilydale, with Matt “Can you hear the drums” Fernando kicking four. Leader South Mornington was untroubled by North Brunswick, with overall VAFA Sharpshooter clubhouse leader Jesse “I won’t cut fresh flowers for you” Albrecht riding another seven winners. NB: Cobras up to eight spot.