Old Trinity continued their pre-eminent 2015 form with a come-from-behind victory against Old Carey at Daley Oval. Despite trailing by 21 points at the half time break, the T’s found a way to get it done once again. Jake Steinhart dominated in a best-on-ground performance for the T’s, while Alex Polidoros kicked four majors. Although they have won the same number of games as the Blues and Xavs, the Panthers sit semi-comfortably in third with two ties for the season.
Old Scotch climbed out of William Buck Premier relegation territory with a 53-point win against Beaumaris in an extraordinary game at Banksia Reserve. Trailing by one point at the final break, the Cardinals piled on 8.13 to the Sharks’ 1.1 in a dominant display of final quarter football. Christopher Watts was the only multiple goal scorer for the winning side with three, while Sean Coote stood tall for the Sharks with two. The win puts the Cardinals in eighth position on the ladder and on the same amount of wins as De La and Collegians.
De La Salle made it four wins from their last five matches following their 17-point win against University Blacks at Melbourne University. De La held strong for the full four quarters, leading at every break throughout the match. Leigh Harrison kicked four goals for De La, while Jordan Quaile continued his red-hot form and snagged two for the Blacks. The loss makes it extremely difficult for the Blacks to make finals, given they now sit one game outside of the top five.
University Blues jumped into the top four on the back of their 22-point against Collegians at Harry Trott Oval this afternoon. Trailing by eight points at three quarter time, the Blues nailed eight goals to three to run over the top of the struggling Lions outfit. Patrick Hayes was chief destroyer up forward for the Blues with four goals, while Nick Corp sent through five for the losing side. The win, in conjunction with the Xav’s loss, puts the Blues in fourth position on the ladder. Contrarily, the loss sends the Lions to relegation territory in ninth.
St Bernards added to the list of come-from-behind victories in William Buck Premier over the weekend, overcoming an 11-point three quarter time deficit to defeat Old Xaverians by two goals at St Bernards College. Chad Jones dominated for Bernards up forward, kicking six goals and proving to be the difference between the two sides. Matt Handley continued his purple patch in the Xavs’ forward fifty by backing up two five-goal hauls in a row with another bag of four. The loss causes the Xavs to drop outside of the top four and into fifth position on the ladder.