Seven goals from Adrian Del Monte helped Old Ivanhoe snap a three-game losing streak and cement fourth spot on the Premier C ladder as they defeated Williamstown CYMS by 28 points at Fearon Reserve. The Hoes trailed by as much as 22 points at half time, but edged their way back through standout performances from Mal Mitris and Matt Ferguson. Nic Holdsworth was best for the fifth-placed CYs, who could have slotted into fourth but instead fall to sixth on the ladder.
Caulfield Grammarians knocked Mazenod from top spot for the first time since Round 4 when they claimed the throne by defeating Ormond to the tune of 70 points at Glenhuntly Oval today. Declan Reilly returned for the first time in over a month for the Fields and repaid his teammates with three goals alongside Will Barker (three) and Louis O’Keefe (three). Big V vice-captain Luke Gogis was best for the Monders, who now fall to 10th spot on the ladder.
Peninsula recorded their fifth victory in as many games when they proved far too strong for Marcellin, defeating them by 90 points at Peninsula School Ground. Stefan Barbour has officially returned to the goal kicking form he showcased in the first month of the year and kicked six for the Pirates, making it 18 from his past three. Alexander Marshall nailed five, while Jordan Pomeroy, Bryce Kellerman and Stu Grigg ran hard all day. Jason Wood was best for the Eagles, who return to ninth on the ladder after a convincing win last round.
A four-goal deficit at the first break did little to deter the courageous Kew as they chased down Mazenod and won by 23 points at Victoria Park. Nine goals to one in the final three quarters told the story of the Bears’ dominance as they inflicted the Nodders’ second consecutive loss. Liam Kinsella starred in a best-on-ground performance alongside Tim Allman and Jack Delbridge, while Rob Mann fought hard for the Nodders, who fall from top spot for the first time since Round 4.
Old Camberwell held off a fast-finishing Oakleigh outfit and defeated them by six points despite giving up six of the last eight goals. Trailing by 33 points with one quarter to play, the Krushers turned up in the fourth but fell agonisingly short at Scammell Reserve. Thomas Kanz kicked five for the Wellers and took his overall season tally to 43, while Gerard Bennett and Aaron Cloke nailed three each for the Krushers.