Division 2 matches ranged from the good, the bad and the ugly as sides adjust to the rhythm of the season.
The good was at Garvey Oval, where for the second week in a row Old Paradians defeated one of the Division 3 promoted sides by a couple of kicks in a great game of football. Paradians defeated Richmond Central by ten points, despite the Snakes having seven more scoring shots. It was a shootout of sorts as the Snakes had ten goals from spearhead Jake Munro, whilst Paradians playing coach David Boundy bagged seven goals of his own.
Monash Gryphons secured their first win of the year as they beat MHSOB by 14 points. The Unicorns are without a win in the section so far having been relegated last year.
The Bad was probably the performance of Elsternwick who succumbed to the Turtles by 81 points. Old Eltham were relentless as they extended their lead at every change. Woods, Hargrave and Tranter all botted four goals each in the win.
Northern Blues find themselves in unusual territory, having lost their opening two games of the year. The Blues fell 31 points short of St John’s at Thomas Carroll. Edwards (6) and Thornton (4) shared ten goals between themselves.
The Ugly was definitely at Ivanhoe Park where the Hoes annihilated South Melbourne Districts by 164 points. Christian Traeger was the star booting nine goals in the Hoes big win that has them on top of the table after two rounds. In Worrying signs for Districts they have only managed 79 points for this year in two outings.