Lions, Bannister beast Panthers, Saints win four in a row in Division 1

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Old Geelong kept Old Paradians winless eight rounds into the season with a 64-point win at Como Park. 40 scoring shots to 16 told the moral of the story as the Raiders struggled to get into it from quarter time onwards. George Burbury kicked three goals and made it 12 from his past three games for Ogs, while Adam Pattison bagged five in a standout performance for the Raiders.

St Mary’s Salesian are the form side of Division 1, delivering their fourth consecutive win via a 63-point victory against Brunswick NOBSPC at Ferndale Park. Trailing by eight points at quarter time, the Saints piled on 16 of the ensuing 22 goals and solidified their place in the top four with their sixth win of the season. Heath Chipperfield starred as BOG and Michael Dolan registered five majors for the Saints, while Gerrard Bence snagged three for NOBS.

Therry Penola inflicted Old Mentonians’ second loss from as many games, defeating the ladder leaders by 36 points at Keysborough Playing Fields. Jarrod Bannister is the form player of the competition, booting seven goals and making it 33 from six games this year. Ben Ratcliffe was also amongst the best for the second-placed Lions, while Darcy Brown kickede three for the Panthers.

PEGS’ sensational season continued as they came from 22 points down at quarter time and defeated Prahran Assumption by 43 points at Toorak Park. Brett Hannah was in vintage form and received BOG accolades and Trent Skurrie top-scored for PEGS with four goals. John Robbins had a return of five majors for the Two Blues, who sit ninth on the ladder with just the one win.

Ivanhoe have gone three wins from their last three, with their latest a 65-point victory against Whitefriars at the Friar’s home ground. Mitch Lovell and Zac Mowat combined for eight majors, while Reuben Blackmore-Moore recorded three. Carl Giovannini fought bravely with two goals and a best-on performance for the seventh-placed Friars.