Roys roll Rovers, Blues get back at Bloods

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Fitzroy ended their four-game losing streak to open the season with a comprehensive 56-point victory against Hampton Rovers at Boss James Reserve. Will Pickering and Dan Bisetto set up the win for the Roys with four goals each, while Aiden Lambert dominated in a best-on-ground display. Despite the loss, Nathan Smith kicked three goals for the Rovers and took his overall tally to 17 from five games as he continues to find the sticks.

Beaumaris is operating at a cut above most of its Premier B rivals at the moment and made it five from five with a 119-point win against Old Brighton at Brighton Beach Oval today. A 16-goal to two second half gave the Tonners no chance of threatening, with Sharks forward Stephen Milne and Robert Cathcart getting on the end of match-long midfield dominance and kicking five goals each. Daniel Anthony did his utmost for the Tonners with three goals. The Sharks remain one win ahead of Old Scotch at the top of the table, while the Tonners fall to seventh with just two wins.

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers continued their win/loss pattern to start the year with a 73-point win against Ajax at Brindisi Street Oval. Despite going head to head with an in-form Jackas unit, the Tigers showed no signs of intimidation as the piled on 11 first half goals while allowing just two against. Michael Barnes and Luke Velluto were unstoppable in front of goal, booting three each on the back of first-rate Chris Mangoni delivery. The Tigers jump ahead of the Jackas on the ladder and sit two wins behind the Sharks at the top.

Old Scotch registered their best win for the season as they led from start to finish in their 112-point win over Parkdale VBultures at Gerry Green Reserve. Jack Furey (five goals), Tim McMillan (five) and Matt Seed (four) shared the love as they kicked over 50% of their team’s score, while James Long was best afield. Charlie Dillon kicked two and was named as the Vultures’ best as they search for their first win in three weeks.

Monash Blues returned the favour in their 2015 Premier C Grand Final rematch against Old Haileybury, defeating the Bloods by 23 points at Princes Park, Caulfield.  Four goals to nil in the first term set the win up for the Blues, with the Bloods unable to make serious inroads for the remainder of the match. Andrew Hickey was outstanding in a best-on-ground performance, while Andre Headberry kicked his second bag of four in a row. Daniel Harrison stood tall for the Bloods with three goals.