West Brunswick secured their fourth consecutive win since falling to Prahran Assumption, defeating Eltham Collegians by 14 points at Eltham College. Leading by two points at three quarter time, the Westies kicked 2.6 to one straight goal during the final term to claim victory. Evan Lloyd and Jayden Malseed starred for the second-placed Westies, while Fraser Cloney registered four goals for the Turtles.
Old Paradians made it two wins from their past three outings as they defeated MHSOB by 36 points at Garvey Oval. The Raiders led by six points at half time but piled on eight goals to three in a dominant second half, with Danny Nolan the main destroyer in front of goals with four. Michael Boundy was best afield for the Raiders and Timothy Campelj was again the most impressive player for the Unicorns.
Glen Eira snapped a four-game losing streak with a 48-point victory over Hawthorn AFC at Rathmines Reserve. The Gryphons exploded with 14 scoring shots (8.6) to two straight goals in the first term and rarely looked threatened for the remainder of the game. Julius Waras Carstensen, Kristian Johnsen and Daniel Entwistle each bagged three goals for the Gryphons, while James Murray top-scored with four majors for the Hawks. The Gryphons sit fifth and outside the four on percentage only.
Five goals to three in the final term helped Yarra Old Grammarians secure a tough 12-point win over Bulleen Templestowe at Ted Ajani Reserve. Leading by three points at the last break, the Bushrangers took control, with Samuel Savage (5) and Christopher Hodgens (4) leading the way with nine goals between them. Brodie McLaughlin was named best for the Bullants for the fourth time this year.
Prahran Assumption made light work of Emmaus St Leo’s with 39 scoring shots to 15 helping them to a 99-point victory at Toorak Park. The ladder leaders were relentless after quarter time, kicking 19 goals to six during that period. Gerard Hogarth continued his outstanding form with five goals for the Two Blues and Dan Freeman was named best on ground. Jesse Gannon fought hard for the Animals for the second straight week.