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Premier section looked set for a climatic finish at half time of today’s games but it all unravelled for University Blues in the second half. 
Blues led St Bedes/Mentone Tigers at half time by enough of a margin to suggest a boil over was on the cards, alas it wasn’t to be as the Tigers assumed the lead then held off a late revival to virtually send Blues to Premier B. The Tigers won by 7 points and locked in a double chance. Without doing the official numbers, Blues would need to defeat St Bernards next week by approximately 200 points to escape relegation. 
At the other end of the ladder, Old Xaverians put on a second quarter burst to to defeat University Blacks by 35 points at Toorak Park. Brendan Goss kicked his standard 5 goals to move his season tally to 68. Blacks have dropped to fourth, having lost their last three on the trot. 
Old Scotch are continuing to build at the right time as Mark Passador’s six goals helped them to a 49 point win over Collegians at Camberwell. 
De La Salle’s late season revival continued with a hard fought 21 point win over St Bernards at the Dairy Bell. 
The end of the year can’t come soon enough for Old Carey as they succumbed to their third straight hundred point loss. This time it was Beaumaris who took them to the sword by 109 points. The win saw the Sharks secure Premier action next season regardless of other results, a fantastic achievement. 
In the final round of Premier B, there were no miracle results as both Werribee (already confirmed) and Parkdale Vultures have been relegated. 
At the top end of the table the jostling of positions was the only possibility and nothing happened there either. 
Old Trinity came from behind to defeat St Kevins by 16 points to claim the minor premiership. 
Old Brighton piled on the goals as they thrashed Old Haileyburians by 107 points. Mentiplay’s 7 goals the standout although Anthony’s four not bad either. 
Al Armstrong bagged five goals for Old Melburnians as they defeated Fitzroy by 54 points at the Roys return to the Junction Oval. 
David Fayman returned raised questions of what might have been for AJAX had he not ventured to the Maccabiah Games as he kicked 9 goals on the way to helping the Jackas to a 76 point win over Caulfield Gr. We shouldn’t forget Richie Simon’s 5 goals either, nor should we forget the fact that Caulfield’s relegations fears were averted by the efforts of Werribee. 
Werribee’s brave season ended in the best possible fashion as they defeated Parkdale Vultures for the second time this year. The 26 point win the perfect way to sign off on 2013. 
In Premier C Banyule’s big did never got out of first gear as Adrian DelMonte’s 5 goals for Old Ivanhoe were enough to inspire them to an 85 point win of the Bears. As a result the Bears will return to Division 1 in 2013. 
In the other game of consequence, Old Camberwell escaped the drop despite going down to Oakleigh by 26 points, with Bromley kicking 6 goals for the Krushers. 
In the biggest surprise of the day, PEGS finished off their season in fine style handing Mazenod a first loss since round 1. The Nodders may have been resting players but it doesn’t take anything away from a very good win by the Bombers. 
Marcellin obliterated NOBs-St Pats by 85 points as Jones kicked 5 goals for the Eagles. 
Monash Blues rediscovered winning form on the eve of the finals with a 54 point win over the already safe Peninsula.