Vultures fall to first loss of the year, Razorbacks enter third

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Power House inflicted UHS-VU with their first loss of the season as they ran out seven-point winners at Brens Oval. Trailing by 29 points at the half and by 10 at three quarter time, the House powered home with five goals to two in the fourth term. Nick Nagel returned for his first match since July 1 and bagged four goals for the House, while Heath Miller was best afield. Kynan Barnes kicked three and was the best of the Vultures, but they remain on top of the ladder despite being on the same number of wins as the House.

Swinburne University entered third spot on the Division 3 ladder after they defeated Westbourne Grammarians by 26 points at St James Park. The Razorbacks trailed by 14 at half time but exploded for nine of the last 13 goals of the match. David Thwaites was at his most dominant in the ruck for Swinburne and Ben Higgins top-scored with a bag of five.  Adam Imber kicked two and was the most impressive Warrior on the park. They now sit fourth after swapping spots with the Razorbacks.

Despite conceding six unanswered goals in the final term, Canterbury held on for a thrilling three-point win over La Trobe University at Canterbury Sports Ground. The Cobras led by 39 points at the last break until the Trobers stormed home albeit to no avail when the final siren sounded. Thomas Lowden continued his outstanding season for the Cobras and eight players shared their 11 goals. Ryan McMinn kicked four goals and was one of the main catalysts to the Trobers comeback. The Cobras sit fifth but two games outside the four.

Point Cook registered their sixth win for the season when they defeated South Melbourne Districts by 39 points at Saltwater Reserve. The Bulldogs shot out to a 41-point lead at the first break but the Swans fought back and drew six goals apiece for the remainder of the match. Tristan Furr kicked four goals for the Bulldogs while Jordan Heis snagged two and dominated for the Swans.

Richmond Central snapped a three-game losing streak as they defeated Albert Park by 102 points at Kevin Bartlett Reserve. It was all Jake Munro as the goal kicking maestro sent home 11 majors and took his season tally to 58 from 14 games. William Harcourt also impressed for the Snakes as they increased their lead at every break, while Jack Amies top-scored for the Falcons with two of their four majors. The Falcons now fall two games behind the Bulldogs in the relegation zone.