Old Camberwell made it two wins from their past three outings as they defeated Hampton Rovers by 14 points in a hard-fought match at Boss James Reserve. Leading by just four points at three quarter time, the Wellers came home with six goals to four with Nick Adamson claiming his second five-goal haul in three weeks. Chris Hensby (1) was named best afield for the Wellers, while Nathan Smith kicked four in his first game back for the Rovers since Round 1. The Wellers sit sixth on the ladder with four wins for the season and the Rovers are three below them in ninth.
After going down to Old Geelong by 104 points last week, Old Ivanhoe showed what they are capable of producing with a comprehensive 32-point win over Marcellin. Leading by just four points at three quarter time, the Hoers piled on seven goals in the final term and allowed just two at the other end. Sam Geilings recorded his fourth BOG for the season while teammates Carl Groth, Stephen Tsanoudakis and Hayden Heta kicked three goals each for the Hoers. Adam Tomaro (3) and Andrew Kay (3) combined for six for the Eagles, with the former their most impressive player on the ground. Such is the evenness of Premier C, Marcellin slip to eighth after sitting in third just two weeks ago. Old Ivanhoe are up to fifth from eighth spot last week.
Caulfield Grammarians secured their sixth straight victory and highest score for the year (23.9.147) as they made light work of Old Geelong, running out 96-point victors at Como Park. The Fields led by just two goals at the first break when they exploded for 11 goals to one in the second term. Declan Reilly (6) and Matt Neratzoglou (5) were the main recipients up forward as the Fields continued to dominate with seven goals to three in the second half. Reilly was best afield and Jackson Small gave him ample support with a dominant display. Rupert Kemp was the best of the OGs in his 100th game for the club but they now fall from fifth to seventh on the ladder.
Williamstown CYMS marked their return to Fearon Reserve in style with a 70-point victory over Old Mentonians. 20 scoring shots to five in the first half – including nine goals to two – set the scene for the CYs as they flexed serious muscle over another top four contender. 12 goal kickers shared the load for the CYs, while Kallan Dawson and Jake Mackenzie were their best. Luke Hull and Jack Davis (4) played a lone hand for the Panthers but they remain fourth on the ladder with a percentage in excess of 100.
Old Haileybury continued their winning ways with a comfortable 48-point victory over Kew at Victoria Park. The Bloods shot out to a 27-point lead at the half and built on it with nine goals to six in the final two quarters. Timothy Witherow was best afield for the top-ranked Bloods alongside four goals from Corey Rich. Michael Henderson and Andrew Brazzale (2) led from the front for the Bears. The Bloods maintain their lead over the Fields as the Bears still search for their first win.