St Bedes/Mentone Tigers have provided a big upset by defeating De La Salle by 55 points at Dairy Bell to ignite their campaign in fine style. De La didn’t kick a goal until half way through the second quarter and by that stage the margin was out to eight goals.
In the battle between top and bottom of Premier it was the top side University Blacks who maintained their momentum, and top spot thanks to their 46 point win over hapless Old Carey who remain winless in 2013. There was another upset at Harry Trott as Old Scotch defeated inaccurate Collegians by 14 points. The Cardinals secured the points despite five goals from Chaplin-Burch Beaumaris arrested their losing streak with a solid and season defining win at University Blues at University Oval. The Sharks led at every change but it was their third term that broke the game open.
Andrew Merrinton’s seven goals were not enough for St Bernard’s to overcome Old Xaverians at home. For the second time in two years Xavs defeated the Snowdogs in a blinder of match at the Snakepit. Old Xaverians 16 point win takes them to second spot on the ladder.
In Premier B the major upset was St Kevin’s inflicting a first loss of the season for Old Trinity, winning by the narrowest of margins. The one point win was thanks to a five goal to two final quarter and Henry Parkes kicked a ‘Michelle’ in SKOBs return to TH King. At Sportscover Arena Caulfield Grammarians led early but were overhauled by Old Brighton by 58 points. Tom Mentiplay bagged eight goals for the Tonners in the win.
The David Fayman show returned at AJAX as his half dozen goals helped the Jackas defeat Parkdale Vultures by 69 points. Under 19 scribe Lewis Emmerson kicked 3 goals for the Vultures who are precariously placed in 8th spot. Fitzroy had their first ever win in Premier B when they defeated Werribee by 14 points. Werribee led at half time but couldn’t maintain the rage and the Roys kicked nine goals to six in the second half to achieve the win.
Old Haileyburians went down to Old Melburnians by 10 points after coming back to take the lead only to be headed again by OMs. Michael Meehan (8 goals) and Travis Ridgeway (6) were outstanding but the larger spread for OM’s plus the half dozen majors from Alex Armstrong was enough to get the win.
Monash Blues continued their unbeaten start the season in Premier C as they manged to hold off PEGS by 13 points. Oakleigh couldn’t quite back up their performance from last week as they went down to Old Camberwell at home. The Wells triumphed by 72 points over the Krushers who gave up a five goal to nothing first quarter.
Marcellin held the advantage at every change in their match at Banyule. The Eagles defeating the Bears by 23 points.
Mazenod celebrated founders day in fine style defeating the winless NOBs-St Pat’s by 49 poits with Rees Thomas kicking five goals. Old Ivanhoe have found their mojo whilst the Pirates have completely lost theirs. The ‘Hoes winning in fine style against Peninsula by 123 points in thrashing.