Brunswick NOBSPC will be a Club celebrating tonight after they defeated Old Paradians by four points for their first victory in 2016. Leading by 22 points at three quarter time, NOBS allowed the Raiders a sniff with just one goal to four in the last but desperate footy helped them hold on in the clinches. Michael Bellizia did everything he could by kicking six goals for the Raiders, while Kyle Docherty, Pat Kelly and Cam Fox registered two each for NOBS.
Therry Penola brought Ivanhoe crashing back down to earth with a monster 124-point victory at John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve. Jarrod Bannister was electric in front of the sticks, kicking seven of his side’s 23 goals in a best-on-ground display. Chris Hoban and Jacob Gough were relentless for the Lions, while Sam Burge and James Lagreca did what he could to stem the flow of goals at the other end for the Hoes.
Old Geelong bounced back from last week’s 49-point loss to Ivanhoe with a comfortable 102-point win against Prahran Assumption at Como Park. Four goals, six, six, and six across all four quarters insinuates a sustained effort from the Ogs, who now move to fourth on the ladder. John Robbins was the sole multiple goal kicker for the Two Blues, while the Ogs boasted seven.
PEGS kept their spot in the top three of Division 1 with a 24-point win against Whitefriars at PEGS Sporting Fields. A strong opening quarter was offset by an equally dominant second from the Friars as scores were tied at the half 27-27. However, nine goals to six in the second half spelt the end of the Friars’ chances as Daniel Flaherty, Trent Skurrie and Brad Jones hit their straps. Ben Kelsey and Tim Hutton were best for the Friars with three goals each.
Old Mentonians’ unbelievable start to the season continued as they destroyed St Mary’s Salesian to the tune of 110 points, making it four from four rounds and all over 100 points. A seven-goal to one opening term set the scene for the Panthers and 10 in the third nailed the Saints’ coffin with a quarter to play. Brenton Schubert kicked his third consecutive bag of four and Kyle Conlon joined him one short of a haul, while Cam Sharp and Mitch Adams snagged three each for the Panthers. Gary Puruntatameri was the only multiple goal kicker for the Saints with two.