Nagel’s 12-goal haul leads House to victory, Bulldogs, Falcons hit back

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Power House inflicted Canterbury with their first loss of the year as they ran out 48-point winners at Canterbury Sports Ground on the back of a 12-goal display from Nick Nagel. The House fired from the first bounce and piled on seven goals to one in the opening term. Nagel dominated from start to finish after booting nine goals last week and took his season tally to 24 from three games. Scott Fitzgerald led the charge for the Cobras. The undefeated House sit second on the ladder with a percentage of 156.95.

Six goals to one in the second half led La Trobe University to a courageous 22-point victory against Westbourne Grammarians at Glen Orden Sports Club. Trailing by 14 points at the half, the Trobers rallied as Mitch Gleeson (one) and Jonathon Neville (four) took control. Michael Culliver was a standout for the Warriors, who now sit 1-2 three matches into the season.

Point Cook registered their first win for the season as they defeated Richmond Central by 44 points at Kevin Bartlett Reserve. With the game still in the balance and the Bulldogs leading by 20 points at three quarter time, they galvanised for seven goals in the last term while allowing just three to the Snakes. Andrew Robinson kicked six goals in a best-on-ground display for the Bulldogs, while Jake King continued his sensational form for the winless Snakes.

Albert Park made it two wins in three rounds as they ran out 31-point winners against South Melbourne Districts at Lindsay Hassett Oval. 11 first-half goal set up the win for the Falcons, with Benjamin May and Jack Welsh leading from the front. Jamie Vlahos top-scored with four goals for the Falcons, while Luke Money (one) was best afield for the Swans who went into the game without Gary March who resigned as senior coach last week.

UHS-VU continued their winning ways with a comprehensive 53-point triumph over Swinburne University at St James Park. Gerard Sharrock bagged five for the undefeated Vultures and Benjamin Anderson was bestowed best afield honours. Ben Higgins played a lone hand for the Razorbacks as he kicked four of his side’s seven goals.