Blues top of the table

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James Ried

Monash Blues is perched on top of Premier C section following a five game win streak and a comfortable victory over Old Camberwell last Saturday. Meanwhile, former #1 seed Peninsula OB dropped to fourth in their loss to Old Ivanhoe Grammarians. Old Haileyburians closed the gap on fourth spot with a win over Williamstown CYMS at Fearon Reserve. Percentage keeps the Bloods on the brink of a top four berth. Elsewhere, Marcellin had a blowout 155-point victory over Therry Penola; Oakleigh evened the ledger at 3-3; Old Camberwell and PEGS remain winless after six rounds.

Monash took the place of Peninsula at the top of the ladder with a cosy win over Old Camberwell. The Wellers were kept scoreless in the first quarter with Monash kicking five of their own to create the divide early. Camberwell won the second quarter making the margin 26 at halftime. But the Blues once again drifted out the lead to 47 in the third. Monash added another three in the last to seal a 61-point victory. For the second week running Joseph Cosgriff was best afield in the Monash side, while Maddison Hardiman kicked four in the win.

Marcellin led with the heaviest hands last weekend, as it tore apart Therry Penola at home. The contest ended in the first term as Marcellin kicked 7.10-52 in the opener as the margin grew exponentially. The Eagles broke to 100 point mark midway through the third as the disappointing Therry had no answers to pull back the deficit to a respectable total. Marcellin continued the rout in the last – ending with 28 goals and a 155-point victory. Seven Eagles players kicked three goals or more, Jarrod Carlson topping the list with five majors.

Oakleigh reformed their winning ways in a victory over PEGS. After a fairly even first term Oakleigh took charge with a burst of five goals to take a 24-point lead at the long break. PEGS tried to holster Oakleigh from kicking the game from reach with four goals in the third. However, the Krushers put five majors past the Bombers to extend the lead to 31 at the final change. The last quarter was a barrage by Oakleigh with another six goals to take the final margin to 61-points. Trevor Bromley finished with six goals for the Krushers in a vintage display.

Old Ivanhoe surprisingly knocked off the ladder leaders, Peninsula OB, on their own turf and in convincing fashion. Following a slight edge after the first quarter, the Hoes tagged on another five goals to go 30 points in front at halftime. Peninsula’s forward press cost them repeatedly as they were unable to stop Ivanhoe rebounding down the middle. Another five goals to two in the third saw Ivanhoe’s lead increase to 52. The game was all but out of reach for Peninsula, who managed to only reel the lead to 47. Dave Bruno was B.O.G for the victors in a monstering performance in the ruck delivering first use to his fellow midfielders.

Old Haileyburians created a slender in the first term with the last four goals, as the margin remained so for the remainder of the game against Williamstown CYMS at Fearon Reserve. The Bloods tallied another five in the second to boost the pre-existing advantage to 22 at the major break. The CY’s fought diligently in the third in attempt to cut the deficit with five majors for the term. However Old Haileybury kept up its attacking ways with five more to even the term. The fourth quarter proved uneventful as the CY’s ran out of legs to force the comeback as the bloods held onto a 22 point win. Big man Scotty Ellis gets better with age as the Bloods veteran kicked two and was best on ground in the victory.

This week, current ladder leaders Monash Blues face former leaders Peninsula OB. Backing the current #1 to take the points at home. Therry Penola host Old Ivanhoe, the Hoes to be too strong for the Lions to withhold. Williamstown CYMS travel to Marcellin as the Eagles should fend off the CY’s comfortably. Oakleigh plays Old Haileyburians, if the Bloods are to make the four this is a must win and expect them to do just that. Old Camberwell or PEGS will get its first win of the season as the two square off, tipping the Wellers to win with home ground advantage.

Tips

Monash Blues v Peninsula OB

Therry Penola v Old Ivanhoe

Marcellin v Williamstown CYMS

Oakleigh v Old Haileyburians

Old Camberwell v PEGS

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