Saints, Puruntatameri ignite in Division 1 action

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Bulleen Templestowe claimed their fourth win of the season when they defeated Old Geelong by five points in an upset at Ted Ajani Reserve. Leading by six points at three quarter time, the Bullants kicked 4.1 to 3.8 as the Ogs failed to convert their chances. Kristian Cherbakof won the game off his own boot, snagging seven in a best-on-ground performance for the Bullants.

Ormond inflicted Kew’s third loss of the season, running out 39-point winners in the top of the table clash at Victoria Park in Kew. With scores level at 25 apiece going into the last quarter, the Monders piled on seven goals to one to reaffirm they are the team to beat in Division 1. They now sit two games clear at the top of the ladder and boast the hottest form heading into the business end of the season.

Prahran Assumption has now won four of their past five matches following a 36-point win over Whitefriars at Toorak Park. After a tight opening three terms, the Two Blues ignited for five the last six goals in the final quarter to blow the margin beyond doubt. Rick Ellis starred with six goals, while John Robbins added three to his season tally of 52.

St Mary’s Salesian went one step closer to a 2015 finals appearance following their 44-point win against Old Mentonians at Ferndale Park. Standing up in multicultural round, Saints’ Tiwi Island star Gary Puruntatameri kicked five in an exhilarating display. The Saints remain three games ahead of fifth, while the loss leaves the Panthers in eighth and just one game ahead of the Bullants in relegation territory.

Yarra Valley won their first match of the season, defeating NOBS/St Pats by 17 points at Doncaster Reserve. The match was won and lost in the first half, with the Bushrangers kicking five majors while holding NOBS goalless. Although the Bushrangers are facing relegation, it’s a great day for all involved with the club, knowing they’re not going through the season without a win.

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