In Division 1 North Old Boys- St Patrick’s College trounced MHSOB by 107 points. Keown, Tonkin and Chapman all kicked five goals in the huge win for NOBs/St Pats. MHSOB are propping up the ladder with just one win and meagre percentage of just 56.
Yarra Valley were too strong at home for Whitefriars after the Bushrangers triumphed by 19 points. Yeo kicked 7 goals for the home side, however Yarra Valley remain in 8th one spot adrift of Whitefriars in 7th despite the win.
Old Geelong bounced back to the winners list as they dealth Bulleen Templestowe a 55 point loss. Wigan and Wood both kicked four goals for OGs.
Nine goals from Jarrod Bannister led the way for Therry Penola to record their eighth straight win of the year as they defeated Old Mentonians by 87 points.
Prahran Assumption defeated Williamstown CYMS by 34 points at Toorak Park to move to second on the table. Robbins kicked five and Harris for as the Two Blues lead a pack of four teams all on five wins. Willy dropped to fourth whilst OGs are 5th just outside on percentage.
Kew joined Therry Penola on eight wins from eight after their own demolition job on hapless Glen Eira. The Bears won by their biggest margin this year in recording the 94 point win. Maibum and Brazzale both kicked four each in the win, whilst Glen Eira is still winless this year.
Hot on Kew’s heals are Old Paradians who claimed a 73 point win over Monash Gryphons at the Garvey Oval. David Boundy snared another bag, this time just the eight goals as the Gryphons saw their percentage take a hammering that has them in the bottom two.
South Melbourne Districts had an important win over fellow straggler Elsternwick. The Districts were home by 28 points as Mahoney booted five goals to help them record their third win of the year.
Old Eltham proved too strong for Ivanhoe as the Turtles ran out 32 point winners. The Old Eltham win saw them move into 4th spot with five wins and in the process, they traded places with Ivanhoe who find their season at 4-4.
When they win, they win big, and so it proved again for St Mary’s Salesian as they thumped St Johns by 75 points. The margin could have been much more, but a six goal final quarter gave some respectability to the Jocs score. Before then, it had been all the Saints as both Strangward and McLean kicked five goals each.
Division 3 is the tightest section of the seven senior competitions. Today’s action saw Albert Park cause an upset as they beat Eley Park by 44 points. Cattle kicked three for the Falcons, who held the Sharks to just six goals for the day.
Aquinas continued to stake their claim to being one of the sides to consider for finals honours this year. The Bloods won away at La Trobe University by 32 points. Aquinas had Williams with another bag, this time five goals, whilst McMeel again was the key target up forward for the Students as he finished with six of his own.
However it was Northern Blues who again put forward their own bona fides as a September prospect, defeating St Francis Xavier by 41 points. Blues are top on percentage from a group of four teams all with six wins. Vuwai and McRedmond both booted four goals for Blues, as did Spencer in a losing cause for the X-Men.
Power House came back to earth with a thud after they were no match for Emmaus St Leo’s at Ross Gregory. The Animals won by a comprehensive 88 points as Smith kicked four for the Two Blues, whilst the Animal defence held Power House to just three goals for the day.
UHS-VU did as most other clubs have done to South Mornington and handed them a another big loss. The Vultures won every quarter comfortably in their 127 point win. Kirk was simply outstanding as he booted 10 goals in the win.
Swinburne Uni continued Richmond Central’s run of outs as they won by 25 points at home. Manning booted seven goals for the Razorbacks whilst Bucci also kicked seven at the other end in a losing cause.
Division 4 was home to one of the matches of the round as the two undefeated sides, Hawthorn and West Brunswick met at Rathmines Reserve. After eight rounds, it’s the Hawks who are undefeated after they obliterated the Magpies by 79 points. Gold kicked a perfect 10 for the home side and Ince kicked six goals as they Hawks demonstrated they are the team to beat in 2014.
Dragons secured their third win of the season after they defeated Westbourne Grammarians by 32 points. Lowden kicked six goal as they Dragons join Westbourne and Point Cook on three wins.
Point Cook collected their fourth win of the year after they thrashed Chadstone by 117 points. Mandahl and Wilkinson kicked a dozen between them – six goals each.
Canterbury are outright third after they had their sixth win of the year against North Brunswick. The Cobras won by 69 points as Johnson kicked five goals and Baker four in their win.
Manningham Cobras made it two sets of Cobras inside the four after they defeated Box Hill North by 47 points. Davies booted four goals in the win for Manningham as they are now a game clear of Box Hill North in 4th.