Mazenod continued their unbeaten run in Premier C when they defeated Kew by 32 points at Central Reserve this afternoon. A Thomas Cincotta-led Nodders outfit was dominant early as they kicked seven in the first quarter. Timothy Bourbon starred in his side’s win, while Cincotta dobbed five goals. Andrew Brazzale led all day in the Bears’ forward 50 and finished with three goals, taking his 2016 tally to 10 from three games. The Nodders sit comfortably in second position on the ladder with a percentage of 169.1 and just 16% below the Pirates.
Old Camberwell dismantled Oakleigh by 59 points on their way to their first win for the season at Gordon Barnard Reserve. Thomas Kanz was dominant with seven goals, while Declan Mitchell kicked five in his first match for the year. Krusher, Aaron Cloke, responded to his Balmey Army nomination on last week’s VAFA Tragics episode with another three goals alongside Dermot Cleary. The win elevates the Wellers to seventh on the ladder, while the Krushers sit on the very bottom without a victory.
Marcellin were unable to break through for their first win of the season as they went down to Caulfield Grammarians by 12 points. Leading by 14 points at the first break, the Eagles allowed seven goals to five in the remaining three quarters as they failed to deliver in front of their home crowd. The Fields kicked one less goal than the Eagles, but 24 behinds gave them the ascendancy on the scoreboard. Andre Lister ran riot in a best-on-ground performance for the fourth-placed Fields, while James Robertson kicked four goals for the eighth-placed Eagles.
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians backed up their sensational five-point after-the-siren victory over Kew last week with a one-point escape against Ormond earlier today. 44 points down at the first break after the Monders went bang with seven straight goals, the Hoes kicked 13 of the next 20 goals to run over the top of their opponents again. Matt Ferguson returned with three majors for the Hoes, while Mal Mitris and David Bruno starred for the second straight win. Jackson Hille was the best for the Monders, who were less than kick from their first win for the year.
Peninsula are the form side of Premier C as they remain at the top of the table with a 33-point win against Williamstown CYMS at Peninsula School. Eight goals to two in the first half was enough for the Pirates as they held on when the CYs came with six to three in the last. Jordan Pomeroy kicked three for the Pirates for the second week in a row, while goal kicking machine, Stefan Barbour, was held to just one. Mati Christakakis was strong for the CYs with three goals of his own.