Brunswick NOBSPC were unable to ride an accurate day in front of goal to victory as they went down to Preston Bullants by 33 points at Alec Gillon Oval. Eight straight in the first three terms and 11.2 for the match was not enough as the might of the Bullants shone through again with Liam Sutton (two) and Daniel Sansonetti leading the away side. Anthony Argento was best for the NOBS as they sit in seventh spot with one win. The Bullants continue their charge in third with four wins.
Ormond ended a two-game losing streak when they defeated Oakleigh by 24 points at EE Gunn Reserve. The Monders trailed by 15 points at the half before hammering home nine of the last 12 goals. Matthew Hine (three), Isaiah Tahana (three) and Sam Mason (three) did the damage up front for the Monders, while Tim Scott starred for the Krushers with a six-goal haul. The Monders jumped back into the four in place of the Krushers who now sit fifth.
St Mary’s Salesian showed no signs of complacency when they outgunned Whitefriars to the tune of 83 points at Ferndale Park. Jacob Kenyon and Harry Angley ran riot for the Saints but it was the assured boot of Manny Dolan which claimed the reward up forward with his six majors taking his season tally to 28 and 10 more than Adrian Romanyk (18) from PEGS in second. Mark Richards and Glenn Ibbott fought hard for the Friars, who are searching for their first win of the year.
PEGS maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 60-point victory over Therry Penola at John Pascoe Reserve. The 10-goal win was made even more impressive for the Bombers by their 28 scoring shots to 13 and, if not for inaccuracy (14.24), could have been a much wider margin. Trent Skurrie kicked four majors and Sahand Ghasimzadeh can expect votes after a dominant display. John Humphrey impressed for the second time in three games for the ninth-placed Lions.
St John’s secured their second win of 2017 when they defeated Ivanhoe by 18 points at Thomas Carroll Reserve. The JOCs kept the Hoes scoreless in the first term and piled on 4.4 of their own, creating a buffer which ultimately won them the game. Rohan Scott and Aaron Thornton kicked four goals each for the JOCs, while 2016 Fullerton Medallist Glenn Costas was dominant as the best player on the ground. Reece Cotter fought valiantly for the Hoes.