U19 Section 2
If section two didn’t know that Old Brighton was coming, they do after their Round 8 performance against Whitefriars. The match was expected to be a tight contest with the Friars sitting comfortably in second spot on the ladder with a healthy percentage, and Old Brighton sitting in third behind them. The Tonners didn’t get the memo. The match was effectively over at quarter time; the ball barely left Old Brighton’s attacking half. It was a stunning term of football. The margin at the first change was 61 points and the Tonners never looked back stampeding their way to a 100-point win. Matthew Fogarty was the leading goalkicker on the ground with four and George Kimpton-Moss was influential in the memorable win.
St Bedes/Mentone also got off to a flyer on Saturday morning, taking a 40-point lead into quarter time. To their credit, Caulfield Grammarians clawed their way back into the contest. By half time they were within striking distance, 16 points down. Wasted opportunities by Caulfield in the last quarter saw the Tigers hold on by 11 points. Ben Morrell was best on ground in the victory. Next up for the Tigers is a white hot Old Brighton unit and they will have to bring their A game if they are to knock off the Tonners.
Parkdale remain unbeaten after disposing off Fitzroy by 60-points, Marcellin defeated cellar dwellers Collegians by four goals, and Old Ivanhoe upset Mazenod by 54-points.
St Bedes/Mentone v Old Brighton
Caulfield Grammarians v Collegians
Old Ivanhoe v Parkdale
Marcellin v Mazenod
Whitefriars v Fitzroy
U19 Section 3
Section three is shaping up to be a very tight race to the finals. Ormond survived a major scare against an improving Old Camberwell team, coming back from a four goal deficit at three quarter time to run over the top of the ‘Wellers by 5-points. The result was devastating for Old Camberwell as they controlled the contest for the first three quarters. Matthew Perry was again instrumental for Ormond, taking his season tally to 23 with another three goals. Jonty Sharman-Smith was best on ground and Ormond will be breathing a huge sigh of relief, maintaining their second spot on the table.
It was wet and windy at Carey Sport Complex on Saturday as Williamstown upset the home team. On the back of a strong start to the season, Old Carey never got their slick, champagne brand of football going. The match was an arm wrestle, which played into Williamstown’s hands. The CY’s eventually outlasted the Panthers by a comfortable 25 points. The big guns fired for Willy as Jake Slee booted three and Matthew Barned two. James Kilpatrick was a vital cog in the win.
Old Geelong held onto first position on the ladder with a comfortable 57-point win over Hampton Rovers, and St Bernards came out 14 point winners in a dog fight with Old Xaverians at Walter Street Reserve.
St Bernards v Old Carey
Old Geelong v Ormond
Williamstown v Old Camberwell
Old Xaverians v Hampton Rovers