Hawks soar to 195-point victory with two eight-fors and a six-for, UHS-VU get on the board

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South Melbourne Districts sit one spot clear in fourth position after they defeated Aquinas by 56 points at Aquinas College today. The win is their third for the season and the Swans will be looking to go deep in 2016. Lachlan Barnes was named best for the Bloods in their loss, with Brendan Burke and Sam Williams kicking two each.

UHS-VU put an end to their three-game losing streak with a 31-point win against Power House at Brens Oval. Mitch Sweeney was deadly in front of goals with six majors and John Clarke backed up his haul from last week with three. River Carroll was one of few left with their head above water for Power House, kicking three as their best performing player. UHS sit eighth overall after their first win and Power House sixth on the Division 3 ladder.

Glen Eira’s dream start to the year continued – albeit falling to second on the ladder – as they won their fourth in a row with a 30-point victory against La Trobe University. Alex Erwin-Ross was unstoppable with six majors for the Saints, while Mitch Gleeson kicked four to the Uni.

Hawthorn has flown to the top of the table on the back of their monstrous 195-point win against Parkside. Luke Piccolo and Sam Gold unleashed their inner goal kicking demons with eight each, while David Tremewen backed up his best-on performance last week with another six sausages today. 62 scoring shots to seven and 19 goals to one in the second half gives an idea as to Parkside’s performance and inability to play the game out, with the Hawks doing no wrong on their way to deserved Division 3 favouritism.

Albert Park proved too strong for Elsternwick, outgunning the Wickers by 10 points at Ross Gregory Oval. Matt Lawford kicked four for the Falcons, while Justin Hunter did the same for the luckless Wickers.

Swinburne University were three points from redeeming last week’s big loss to the Hawks but fell just short against the undefeated Canterbury Cobras at St James Park. Nick Szabo was dominant with three majors for the Cobras, alongside best-on-ground Thomas Lowden. Thomas Kennedy did no wrong for the Razorbacks with another four goals to his name and Ben Lewis was their best.

 *Feature photo: John Stapleton