Tonners stun Tigers, Sharks return to form in Premier B

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Old Brighton caused a huge upset when they put an end to St Bedes/Mentone Tigers’ seven-game winning streak, defeating the ladder leaders by 17 points at Brindisi Street Oval. Leading by just seven points at the last break, the Tonners kicked four goals to three as they registered their fourth win for the season. Alex Mastromanno starred with four goals for the Tonners, and Thomas Fisher kicked two in a best-on-ground performance. Luke Velluto nailed three of the Tigers’ 14 goals, as they fall back to second spot on the Premier B ladder.

Beaumaris returned to the top of the ladder after spending a week in second, defeating Parkdale Vultures by 32 points at Banksia Reserve. Stephen Milne recorded three goals in his first outing in a month, while Ben McLean and Scott Gower accumulated disposals at will for the Sharks. Thomas Redmond kicked two goals for the Vultures, who sit in sixth position and half a game outside the four.

Fitzroy surged back into the top four with a comprehensive 104-point victory against Hampton Rovers at Brunswick Street Oval this afternoon. Leading by 12 points at quarter time, the Roys put the foot down in the second as they piled on eight unanswered goals and put the result beyond doubt. Julian Turner had a day out with seven goals for the Roys, while Matthew Gaite (#120) led from the front with a standout display in the ruck. Christian Carnovale stood tall for the Rovers as he continues to impress as one of the best young talents in the competition.

Old Haileybury ended a seven-game losing streak, as well as a three-game Blues’ winning streak, when they defeated Monash by 16 points at Frearson Reserve. Shane Valenti starred in just his third game for the Bloods this season, kicking two goals and racking up touches in a best-on-ground performance. Pete Shakallis continued his devastating season to date, while Andre Headberry nailed three goals for the Blues. The loss causes the Blues to fall one spot and into fifth position on the ladder.

Old Scotch were the final Premier B unit to end a losing streak, defeating Ajax by 18 points and registering their first victory in three games. Maxwell Van Den Broek was the main recipient up forward as he kicked four goals for the Cardinals, while Ashley Lim and Brett Borland were outstanding. Joshua Ludski kicked three goals for the Jackas, who are now a game and a half outside the four in seventh spot on the ladder.