Then there was one. Old Trinity remain the only side without a blemish next to their name as they T’s out ran an undermanned Old Scotch to go outright top of William Buck Premier. Almost every contest could have gone both ways going into the last quarter, with only Old Xaverians stamping their authority on the contest earlier.
Xavs levelled their season at 2-2 thanks to a 45 point win over Beaumaris at the Aquarium. Five goals to Jake Williams and great all-roung team performance saw Xavs take hold of this game in the third term and never looked like losing this one heading into the last. Matt Margin also booted four goals for the visitors as the Sharks dropped to ninth.
The Premier Grand Final re-match held intrigue of its own as one side would be 0-4 at the final siren. With little in the contest for three quarters, it was Collegians that showed more in the final stanza to take their first points of 2015 with a 15 point win over University Blacks. The reigning champs are bottom and what’s more, their percentage is a horrible 67%.
Old Trinity are undefeated after they kicked four late goals at the end of the third term into the breeze to steal the ascendancy in their match against Old Scotch. The T’s eventually won by three goals, but it was the gut running of Old Trinity in time on of the third that was the key.
Old Carey had eight goals on the board before the missed one half way through the second quarter against De La Salle but then the goals died up. Not until halfway through the final quarter did goals again become easy for Old Carey as they overran De La Salle at the Dairey Bell to record a pivotal 28 point win. Jarrod Reid kicked five goals for the Panthers who are fifth with a 2-1-1 record.
The game of the day was arguably at University Oval where St Bernard’s beat Uni Blues by five points in a thrilling contest. Blues suffered their first loss of the year with a number of key players out, but the Bernies were also key men down. It could be a telling game in how the season unfolds later in the year, but the win for St Bernard’s was a vital one in keeping touch with the top two. Alex Boyse was again solid forward for the Snowdogs with four, whilst Xavier McMahon booted three for Blues.