Premier B – Roys burn Fields, while Redlegs stumble

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Fitzroy registered a much-need victory with a 98-point demolition of Caulfield Grammarians at Brunswick St Oval. Leading by two goals at the first break, the Roys added 14 further majors, while their defenders contained the Fields to just one more. Rory Angiolella starred with three goals in a best-on-ground performance, while Corbin Stevic continued his goal kicking form with six majors. The win leaves the Roys in sixth position on the ladder with five wins, while to Fields continue to face relegation at the bottom of the ladder.

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers returned to the winners’ list as they ran over Mazenod to the tune of 44 points at Central Reserve. Leading by less than a kick at the final break, the Tigers piled on eight goals to two in the last quarter to ensure their eighth win of the season and third position on the ladder. Tim Doherty kicked five in a best-on-ground performance, while Jace Kelly ran riot for the losing side.

Old Brighton continues to hang on to second spot on the Premier B ladder following their 41-point victory against Hampton Rovers at Brighton Beach Oval. Inaccurate kicking was the order of the day, with the Tonners kicking 12.20 to the Rovers’ 6.15. Dylan Verney and Nick Marston dominated for the Tonners, while Daniel Corp stood tall for the Rovers. The loss leaves the Rovers in seventh position on the ladder and just two games ahead of a relegation position.

Ajax made light work of the Parkdale Vultures when the two sides clashed at Gerry Green Reserve earlier today, running out 58-point winners. Leading for the whole match, a six goal to two third term handed the Jackers the win as the Vultures failed to get back into the match.  Jake Lew was the standout for the Jackers in the win, sending through five of his side’s 16 goals. The Jackers now sit a game clear in fifth position on the ladder, while the Vultures dwindle in ninth.

St Kevins maintained their unbeaten run through the first 12 rounds of the season as they disposed of Old Melburnians by 86 points at TH King Oval. Led by Steven Salopek’s four majors, SKOB were rarely threatened as they sent through 37 scoring shots to 16. Stephen Gilham popped up for another three goals to help ensure SKOB’s season of dominance continued after the mid-season break. Although disheartened by the big loss and drop on the ladder, the Redlegs still sit in the top four and look likely to make a splash come finals.