Monash pinch it, Therry lose at home

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The impenetrable fortress that was the John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve is no more as Therry Penola lost at home for the first time in two and half years. The Lions went down to a very switched on Old Ivanhoe by 35 points, despite five goals to Corey Bannister. William Murphy booted five goals of his own at the other end for Old Ivanhoe.

Five goals from Nick Ebinger for Williamstown CYMS wasn’t enough to stop Marcelling helping themselves to another big win over the CYs. The Eagles didn’t quite manage the 33 goals they kicked in round 1 against Williamstown, but they did enough to win comfortably by 68 points. Andrew Kay and Xavier Burns both booted four goals each.

Peninsula have suffered a second three point defeat of the season away from home, this time the Pirates fell at Monash Blues with the Blues staying second on percentage with the win. The Pirates were jumped early but worked their way back into the match and led late in the game before Blues were able to pinch the win. Harry Whitty kicked four goals in a losing cause.

Old Haileyburians won by 15 points at Oakleigh to stay in touch with the top sides, moving into the four at the expense of Peninsula. Daniel Harrison kicked four goals for the Bloods in the win, whilst Aaron Cloke kicked five of his own for the Krushers.

Old Camberwell got to sing the song for the first time this year and gave Anson Brownless his first win as coach as they beat PEGS by 25 points in the battle of the bottom two. Conversely PEGS remain winless this year. Greg Tolson kicked five goals for the Wellers.