Tonners’ hot run continues, Sharks shed Bloods

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Ajax placed themselves two wins above the relegation zone with a 52-point win against Hampton Rovers at Boss James Reserve.  Seven goals to one in the first term set up the comprehensive victory, with big forward, David Fayman, starring on his way to nine goals in a best-on-ground performance. Dean Rotenberg chipped in with four for the Jackas, while took his overall tally to 32 with another three for the rovers. Leigh Fletcher was outstanding in his 200th game, but the Rovers remain on just two wins and three games behind eighth spot on the Premier B ladder.

Old Brighton’s elite run of midseason form continued as they registered their third win in a row, defeating Fitzroy by 19 points at Brighton Beach Oval. Daniel Anthony, Michael Karayannis, Petrus Olivier combined for 10 of the Tonners’ 14 goals, helping their side increase a six-point three quarter time lead with five goals to three in the final term. Max Stella was the only player to kick more than one major for the Roys, who now fall outside the four into fifth spot on the ladder.

Despite being unable to register a goal in the first term and trailing by 11 at three quarter time, Monash Blues galvanised in the fourth and ran over Old Scotch by two points in a thriller at Camberwell Sports Ground. Led by Andre Headberry (four) and Adam Johnson (three), the Blues nailed six goals to three and subsequently jumped into the top four on the back of the hard-fought victory. Callum Dick was hard at the contest all day for the Blues and earnt best-on-ground honours, while Alex Van Ryn and Lachlan Byrne-Jones did their utmost for the Cardinals. They’ve now lost three of their past four but remain in third spot on the ladder and a game clear of the Blues.

St Bedes/Mentone pushed Parkdale Vultures from sixth to seventh spot on the ladder when they beat them by 41 points at Gerry Green Reserve. Erishmiilan Uthayakumar (four), Luke Velluto (four) and the in-form Michael Barnes (three) kicked 11 goals between them for the Tigers, and Jarrod Peake sent through four of his own for the Vultures. Alex Smout and Josh Cowan were the two best players on the ground, while Charlie Dillon continues his hot form for the Vultures. The Tigers have kicked 57 points more than any opponent as they showcase elite offensive prowess week in, week out.

Beaumaris maintained their number one Premier B power ranking with a 44-point win against Old Haileybury at Princes Park, Caulfield. Trailing by six points at quarter time, the Sharks piled on 14 of the next 21 goals, with Robert Cathcart (three) and Drew Kelly (three) leading the charge. John Nicolopoulos registered three of his own for the Bloods, as they continue to sit in ninth position.