U19 Section 4
There were some tighter contests in round 3 as wet weather across Melbourne made clean football tough for players.
Therry Penola perhaps caused the upset of the round, defeating Northern Blues by just 3 points. In a tightly fought contest, multiple goals to Dixon, Daley, Skapetis and McIntyre allowed the Lions to edge ahead in the last quarter. Brian Hutchinson led the way for the Blues with 3 goals and plenty of touches but couldn’t get his side over the line.
St Kevins and Peninsula both remained undefeated, recording comfortable wins over MHSOB and Parkdale Vultures respectively. MHSOB remained in touch till half time but multiple goals to Damon Tucker and Lachlan Turnball helped St Kevins kick away after the break in a 12 goal to 2 second half.
Monash Blues recorded another good win, outlasting Beaumaris by 15 points in a tough encounter at Banksia Reserve. Beaumaris mounted a comeback in the final quarter however inaccurate goal kicking will leave them contemplating what could have been.
Meanwhile, Oakleigh recorded its first win of the year to leave Point Cook languishing at the bottom of the ladder. In the final game for the round, De La Salle were 5 goal winners over Old Haileyburians.
Oakleigh v Peninsula
Northern Blues v De La Salle
Parkdale v Point Cook
Monash Blues v St Kevins
MHSOB v Therry Penola
Old Haileyburians v Beaumaris
Low scores were a feature in the Colts at the weekend, with a wet Sherrin making goals hard to come by.
Old Paradians received a percentage boost keeping Bulleen Templestowe scoreless.
University Blues downed Parkside by 31 points, however the margin could have been a lot more if the Blues had kicked straighter.
Shaun Lucas booted 2 goals and Nicholas Hanlon had plenty of the ball to help the Blues secure the win. 2 goals for the game was never going to be enough for La Trobe as they went down to Ivanhoe by 21 points.
Mazenod defeated UHS-VU/Flemington at McAlister Oval with Jack Minack and Jacob Murdock kicking 3 goals each. At three quarter time the game was in the balance, however strong defence from Mazenod saw only 1 goal kicked against them in the last to see them remain undefeated.
St Bernards ran out comfortable victors over Williamstown by 34 points, leaving Williamstown winless after 3 rounds. Tate Baker turned in a solid performance allowing his team to take control after quarter time.
This week sees the undefeated powers in Mazenod and Ivanhoe go head-to-head in what promises to be a closely fought contest.
Bulleen Templestowe v Parkside
Mazenod v Ivanhoe
Williamstown v La Trobe
University Blues v UHS-VU/Flemington
St Bernards v Old Paradians