Old Geelong hit their straps just weeks out of finals with a 105-point demolition job of NOBS/St Pat’s at Como Park. Although they led from start to finish, it was the third quarter where the Ogs put the match out of NOBS’ reach, booting 10 goals to one in that time. Hugh McKay was named best afield for the third-placed Ogs, cleaning up possession and kicking four goals.
Old Mentonians snapped a two-game losing streak when they defeated Whitefriars by 55 points at Turner Road Reserve. Despite an inaccurate goal kicking display, the Panthers scored on 20 more occasions than their opponents, with Dustan Mills snagging four majors in a return to form.
St Mary’s Salesian staved off a hard-running Prahran Assumption and held on to win by two straight goals at Toorak Park. Leading by 26 points at the final change, the Saints allowed 12 scoring shots to three in the last term, with inaccuracy the only reason the Two Blues could not register their eighth win of the season. Gary Puruntatameri continued his red-hot form in front of goal, with four majors taking his season tally to 48.
Ormond made it seven wins in a row and 16 from their 17 matches this season on the back of their 52-point win over Yarra Valley at Doncaster Reserve. Seemingly unbeatable at this point of the year, the Monders put any dream of an upset to bed with a 12-goal to three opening half. Chris Coghlan was named best-on-field for the ladder-leaders, while Dimitri Fasoulis top scored with three goals.
Kew made light work of Bulleen Templestowe in their clash at Victoria Park, defeating the embattled side by 33 points. Andrew Brazzale continued his dominant form in front of goal with three majors to his name. The match was called off partway through the fourth quarter when a melee broke out between the two sides.