University Blacks registered their second consecutive victory, defeating Old Trinity by 17 points at Daley Oval. Scores were level 47-47 at the half time break before the Blacks opened the game up with four unanswered goals in the third term. John Vrodos, Lachlan Huntington and Lochie Dornauf kicked three goals each for the Blacks, while Angus Drysdale was named best afield. The loss is the T’s fourth in a row and they are now on the same number of wins (3) as Blacks. Ed Weatherson led the way in front of goal with three of the T’s 11, while Anthony Scott and Callum Pohl impressed.
It took little time for De La Salle to return to the winners’ column as they defeated Beaumaris by 35 points at Banksia Reserve. Trailing by two points at three quarter time, De La piled on seven goals to one in a dominant final term. Jason Tutt continued his outstanding form and was best on ground for De La, while Liam Wood and Sean Fisher top-scored with three goals each. Scott Braithwaite and Jak Nardino fought bravely for the Sharks, who continue to edge closer to their first win of the year.
UPDATED: Collegians held on in a thrilling final term to run out 10-point winners over St Bedes/Mentone Tigers at Harry Trott Oval. Lachie Ferguson and Fredrick Sullivan kicked three each for the Lions, while Courtney Hylton and Sam Hibbins continued their strong form. The Tigers were irrepressible in the second half as they kicked seven goals; including, four unanswered in a thrilling final term. George Rowlands had a day out in front of goal and kicked four, while Michael Barnes and James Tyquin were their best players.
A 10-goal to two opening half gave University Blues an unassailable lead as they went on to defeat Old Melburnians by 59 points at Uni Oval. 20 scoring shots to five indicates the Blues’ dominance as Tim Geappen equalled his seaqson high four goals. He’s now kicked at least one goal in every match this season and multiples on seven occasions. George Cameron and Riley McMahon were outstanding for the Blues, while Tom Paule and Tim Marshall (3) did their utmost for the sixth-placed OMs.
St Kevin’s proved too strong for Old Xaverians earlier today as they ran out 15-point winners at Xavier College. Gerard Gleeson gave his strongest performance in 2017 as he starred throughout the full four quarters, winning contested ball and finishing with two goals. Sam Critchley impressed for SKOB, while Jay Schulz ended up with three majors. Denis Symeopoulos was at his explosive best through the Xavs’ midfield, benefiting from a dominant ruck performance from John Shaw. It was the second time SKOB have defeated Xavs this year as they strengthened their position atop the ladder.