By Nick Armistead
Kew continues to roll along as the only undefeated team in Division One, defeating NOBS/St Pats by 77 points at Alec Gillon Oval. After a slow start in which they trailed by two points at the first break, the Bears kicked into gear and piled on 15 goals to three in the remaining three quarters. The one-two punch of Andrew Brazzale and Robert Maibaum starred for the ladder leaders, kicking seven goals between them. The loss leaves NOBS two games outside the top four and with the second-worst percentage in their division, 70.24.
Old Geelong made it five wins in a row with a dominant 61-point victory against Yarra Valley at Doncaster Reserve. Despite trailing by four points at quarter time, Colby O’Brien and Dan Freeman lifted for the Ogs as they kicked 14 of the last 19 goals of the match. Steve Donald played a lone hand in keeping the Bushrangers in it for as long as they were, snagging five goals of his own. The win keeps the Ogs in touch with Kew and Ormond at the top of the ladder, while the Bushrangers are yet to register a win this season.
St Mary’s Salesian was no match for a red-hot Ormond, going down to the Monders by 50 points at E.E. Gunn Reserve. 29 scoring shots to 19 told the story as the Saints trailed from start to finish. Matthew Martinov did the damage up forward for the second-placed Monders, kicking four goals in a continuation of his stellar 2015 form. Despite the loss, the Saints still sit safely in fourth position on the ladder and two games clear of NOBS in fifth.
Prahan Assumption is back in the winners’ column on the back of their 16-point win against Old Mentonians at Toorak Park this afternoon. In a low-scoring game, the Two Blues trailed at half time but a seven goal to four second half edged them past the Panthers, both on the scoreboard and the ladder. Three teams now sit on four wins for the season, with the Two Blues sixth and the Panthers eighth on the ladder.
Whitefriars snapped a three-game losing streak with a monster 88-point win against Bulleen Templestowe at Whitefriars College. Leading from start to finish, the Friars never gave a look in as they sent through 34 scoring shots to the Bullants’ 11. Andrew Daou was the star of the show with six majors, while Sean Currie earnt himself best-on-ground honours in a dominant performance.