Division 1’s Kew fall flat two weeks in a row, while Monders claim top spot

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Prahran Assumption won their third match in a row with a 45-point victory against Bulleen Templestowe at Ted Ajani Reserve. The Two Blues led by just five points at the half, but a five-goal to one third term put any thought of a Bullant-inspired upset to bed. Gerard Hogarth kicked four majors for the match, while teammate Harry Taylor snagged three in a best-on-ground display. Kristian Cherbakov played a lone hand for the Bullants as he fought hard for six majors.

St Mary’s Salesian inflicted Kew’s second loss in a row as they held on for a four-point victory at Victoria Park. The Bears, who had been undefeated until last week, were completely outplayed until the final term when they piled on four goals to two in a spirited fight back. Josh Tanner kicked four from the Saints’ forward line, while Rob Maibaum continued his impressive season with a bag for the Bears. The loss sees the Bears fall to second on the ladder after ormond’s victory over the Ogs.

Ormond is Division 1’s new ladder leader following an impressive 57-point win against Old Geelong at E.E. Gunn Reserve. The Monders were rarely headed by the Ogs as they kicked 16 goals to six through the four quarters. James Landman and Ian Tahana snagged three each for the Monders, while Callum Wood was the only multiple goal kicker for the Ogs.

Whitefriars continued their surge up the Division 1 ladder after they defeated NOBS/St Pats by 42 points at Whitefriars College this afternoon. With less than 12 points in it at three quarter time, the Friars recorded a five-goal to nil fourth term to run away with the victory.  Sean Currie was amongst the best yet again for the Friars, while Danny King stood tall for NOBS.

Old Mentonians registered a much-needed win against Yarra Valley to extend the distance between themselves and Bulleen Templestowe in the relegation zone of Division 1. The 25-point win gives them a two-game buffer as well as nine percentage points over the Bullants. Tristan Strange was best-on-ground for the Panthers, while Bushranger Stephen Donald snagged four in a losing side.