By John Donohoe – @jdonohoe12
Beaumaris sent a stern message to the rest of the competition reminding people not to forget about them with an 18-point victory over heavyweights St.Kevins at Banksia reserve. Beaumaris looked the better team all day, their clean ball use being the cornerstone of their win. They were very good out of the middle of the ground and were quite composed going forward and defensively were tested but resolute. For Skobs, not their best day but they stayed with the Sharks all day and never gave in in the tough contest. A terrific effort from Beaumaris who jumped to third on the ladder at a crucial time of the year, while SKOBS drop to fourth after a poor few weeks of footy.
De La Salle continue to stay within touching distance of the top four with a 23-point win over Scotch at Camberwell sports ground! Tyquin kicked 3 as did Krelle who continue to show plenty in an up and down season. Kalgirou was Scotch’s best player giving them plenty all day with classy ball use throughout. Martinez was De Las best player and drove them to the win in a big way. Scotch led by seven points at half time but De la were far too good and got the job done easily in the end.
Old Melburnians continued their rich vein of form with a seven-point victory over Old Trinity, who continue to struggle after being promoted this season. O’Ms led by 23 at half time before trinity rallied and trailed by 1pt at the final change. A terrific last term by both sides saw O’Ms take the points in what was their 4th win of the season. Kelly and Lappin were outstanding while Meares booted 3 goals for the victors. Trinity look like they may be heading back to section 2 next season after struggling through season 2015.
Uni Blues were in the contest with Old Xavs until quarter time when the Old Xavs stormed away with an eight goal to nil term and were never headed from there. The Xavs are building plenty of momentum in the lead up to the finals and have now beaten every team at least once and will head into the finals with plenty of spirit and hope. Blues have performed well recently but the Old Xavs were far to strong with Kennedy and Troiani both Kicking 5 goals with the latter named best on ground at the end of the contest. Keach kept fighting all day and was Uni Blues best player. Comprehensive by the Kew boys who now move to second on the ladder.
Bernards won via forfeit against Uni Blacks.