Ogs, Panthers roll towards finals, NOBS fight for points over Two Blues

Posted on - Latest News, Featured, Division 1 Men's

St Mary’s Salesian’s return to form continued as they dismantled Ivanhoe to the tune of 125 points at Ferndale Park. Leading by 35 point at half time, the Saints piled on 17 goals to three in the second half as Ben Andrews added to his tally and registered five for the game. The Saints had 14 goal kickers in an exemplary display of team work, while Conor Mitchell and Mitch Lovell fought hard for the Hoes. The Saints sit fifth but behind Therry Penola on percentage, while the Hoes are three games behind in sixth.

Old Geelong remain hot on the heels of Old Mentonians in first spot on the Division 1 ladder, defeating Old Paradians by 75 points at Garvey Oval. George Burbury starred with a bag of five and Callum Wood chipped in for the Ogs , while  Michael Boundy top scored with three for the Raiders. Despite a recent run of good form, the Raiders remain just two points above Brunswicks NOBSPC in eighth spot on the ladder.

PEGS went a step closer to solidifying finals as they defeated Therry Penola by 10 points in the Division 1 Match of the Round. Leading by just three points at three quarter time, the Bombers kicked three goals to one to run out winners from five less scoring shots. Trent Skurrie led from the front with six goals for PEGS, while Jarrod Bannister, Matt Lyons and Corey Bannister kicked two each for the Lions. PEGS sit third and a game clear of the Lions in fourth.

Brunswick NOBSPC improved their chances of avoiding relegation as they defeated Prahran Assumption by 12 points at Toorak Park. Trailing by eight points at the last break, NOBS nailed three unanswered goals in the fourth as Gerard Bence kicked three for the match. Danny King starred in a best-on-ground performance, while Alexander Simpson kicked three for the Two Blues. NOBS are in ninth position on the ladder and now just half a game behind the Raiders.

Old Mentonians retained their position at the top of the Division 1 ladder with a gutsy 31-point win against Whitefriars in a high-scoring affair at Whitefriars College. With 35 goals kicked for the match, the big guns fired up forward for the Panthers, with Darcy Brown (five), Mark Gledhill (four) and Kyle Conlon (four) combining for 13 of their side’s 20 goals. Jason Spencer top scored for the Friars with three majors, while Sean Currie gave his second best-on performance in three weeks.