Panthers back on top but Blacks still undefeated in Premier B

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Old Carey returned to the top of the Premier B ladder with a 68-point victory over Parkdale Vultures at Gerry Green Reserve. Leading by three points after the first term, the Panthers piled on seven unanswered goals in a dominant second term and held the Vultures off for the remainder for the match. Kristian Jaksch continued his elite form in front of the sticks with five goals, while Henry Schade was unstoppable off the half back line. Charlie Dillon was the best of the Vultures as they sit eighth thanks to their win over Old Haileybury last week.

Five goals to one in the third term proved the difference as University Blacks secured their fifth straight win with a 33-point victory over Beaumaris at Banksia Reserve. Scores were level at 40-apiece at the half time break, but the Blacks broke the shackles and piled on 10 goals to five in the second half. Jordan Quaile was best afield, and three fourth-quarter goals helped Lachlan Huntington to a total of five. Anthony Carroll was named best for the Sharks and Stephen Milne kicked two crucial goals as they put up a real fight in the second.

Mazenod ended a two-game losing streak with a 69-point victory over Monash Blues at Frearson Oval. The Nodders led by just 12 points at half time but booted eight unanswered goals in the third and 12 to three for the second half. Matthew Fewings led the charge with four goals for the Nodders and Shaun Lovell starred in a BOG display. Nick Petering fought hard for the Blues alongside an impressive Keegan Mason as he returned for his first game of the year. The Nodders are sixth with two wins for the season, while the Blues remain 10th and without a win.

Five goals from Declan Reilly helped Caulfield Grammarians to their fourth win from five rounds as they defeated Ajax by 60 points at Glenhuntly Oval. 34 scoring shots to 19 told the story of the Fields’ dominance as they led from start to finish. Tim Nixon and Will Osborn kicked three goals alongside Reilly’s five, while Brent Shapiro and Kane Nissenbaum stood out for the Jackas. The loss is the Jackas’ fourth in a row as they stumble to seventh with a percentage of 60%. The Fields now jump inside the top four as they go one win clear of the Sharks.

Chad Jones made it 15 goals from his past two matches with his six majors leading St Bernard’s to a 77-point victory over Old Haileybury at Princes Park. Nine goals to three in the opening half set the scene for the Snow Dogs before they piled on another 10 goals to four in the second half. Michael Caven was a monster alongside Jones and kicked five goals of his own, while Nic Cooke was outstanding in his 150th game. Durras Seccull top-scored with three majors for the Bloods and teammate Peter Shakallis was their best player. The Snow Dogs remain third on the ladder, six spots above the Bloods.

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