Collins ups ante to boot 17 this week

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Nick Armistead


Box Hill North AFC has come-from-behind and defeated the Manningham Cobras by 19 points at Elgar Park. Trailing the Cobras by 22 points at quarter-time, a six-goal haul from Daniel Penny and a best-on-ground performance from Ross Wilding ensured victory to the fourth-placed Box Hill as they continue their ride to the finals. Anthony Raso was the clear best for the Cobras as he snagged five majors for the losing side.

Westbourne Grammarians Football Club has made light work of the winless Chadstone, smashing the cellar dwellers by a monstrous 188 points at Jordan reserve. Dale Collins was once again deadly in front of goal, booting 17 and taking his overall tally to 55 for the season – 22 goals in front of second place. Despite leading by more than 20 goals at three quarter-time, Westbourne refused to take their foot off the accelerator on their way to another 13 in the final term and ladder percentage of 274.57.

Point Cook has continued their unbeaten run this season with a 92-point win over the 10th-placed Masala FC at WJ Turner Reserve. Despite kicking an inaccurate 18.28 for the match, Point Cook were never headed by Masala who still sit with only one win for the season. Matthew Herbertson added five goals to his season tally while Ryan Barker did it all on his way to a best-on-ground performance. It’s a long way back for Masala who sit with a subpar percentage of 37.04.

Mt Lilydale OC put a poor first quarter behind them on their way to a 32-point win against North Brunswick at Allard Park. Falling to a 30-point quarter-time deficit, Jarrod Runge and his Mt Lilydale teammates stood up and added 13 goals to four for the remainder of the match. It’s a disappointing loss for North Brunswick who in fifth spot on the ladder and continue to eye off finals.

Four final-quarter goals to one has handed Parkside their third win for the season as they defeated South Mornington FC by 20 points at Citation Oval. In a game with multiple lead changes, it was Parkside who found a little bit extra in the final minutes. Despite three majors to Michael Heib, South Mornington’s could not stick with Parkside’s run and thus remain on only one win for the season.