Old Brighton made light work of Peninsula in their Round 13 clash earlier today, running out 90-point winners at Brighton Beach Oval. The Tonners had 30 more scoring shots than the Pirates and, after an even first term, kicked 15 goals to three as the dominated for the remainder of the match. Co-captain and 2016 Grill’d Rising Star, Harry Hill, had his most impressive game for the year as he kicked five goals in a best-on-ground performance, while Michael Karayannis nailed four. William Harbinson and Jordan Pomeroy were the best for the Pirates as they remain on two wins for the season.
Mazenod claimed their sixth win for the year and kept their finals hopes well and truly alive with a hard-fought 13-point win over Fitzroy at Brunswick St Oval. The Nodders trailed by five points at the main break but kicked six goals to three in the second half as Brad Kovac led the way with three. Simon Hall starred and was best afield for the second time in three weeks while Liam Riley continued his outstanding form for the sixth-placed Nodders. Nino Lazzaro top-scored with three for the Roys and Cailean Moore was a standout. The Roys remain in eighth and one game clear of the Vultures in ninth.
Nine unanswered goals in the first term paved the way for an emphatic 78-point Old Scotch victory over fellow top four side St Bernard’s at Camberwell Sports Ground. The pain didn’t stop for the Snow Dogs after the first break as the Cardinals piled on a further nine goals to five, with Jono Daggian recording his second bag of at least five majors for the year. Jack Hurley and Jordan Clarke dominated for the Cardinals, while Charlie Vague and Connor Riley fought hard as the two best Snow Dogs. Both sides are firmly placed inside the four, but the loss means the Snow Dogs are now two and a half games outside the top two/double chance zone.
Old Carey secured their third successive win and fifth for the season as they defeated Parkdale Vultures by 70 points at Carey Sports Complex. Nine goals to one in the first half helped the Panthers to a 54-point lead and they maintained their dominance, with a bit of resilience from the Vultures, with a further six goals to four. Andrew Sloan starred and was named best afield, while Sam Cust bagged his fifth consecutive three-goal haul. Daniel Clarke top-scored with four goals for the Panthers while Liam Marshall and Luke Clark were the best for the Vultures. Carey are now clear in seventh spot on the ladder, two spots and two games ahead of the Vultures in ninth.
Monash Blues held off a barnstorming Ajax in the fourth term for a three-point win, drawing even on six wins apiece. Leading by 21 points at the last break, the Blues managed just three behinds as the Jackas piled on 3.3. However, it was too steep a hill to climb for the Jackas as Zacchary Ledin starred for the Blues with two goals and a best-on-ground display. Joe Harrison continued his impressive form, while Jake Lew top-scored for the day with three goals for the Jackas. Ajax remain fourth, but ahead of the Blues by just 3.10 percent.