St Kevin’s OB celebrated Anthony Lynch’s 250th game in style earlier today with a runaway 61-point victory at TH King Oval. Leading by 21 points at half time, SKOB were pressured by Xavs early in the third term but held off their attack and bounced back with 11 goals to four in the second half. Lachie Sullivan was outstanding for SKOB with four goals, while the man of the moment battled manfully – as he has done for 16 years – with two majors and was named best afield for his performance. Billy Kanakis continued his form in front of goal with another three. Sam Ralph kicked three goals for Xavs while Tomi Johnston and Dan Noonan led from the front. The win keeps SKOB at the top of the William Buck Premier ladder with nine wins, while the Xavs are eighth as they fall below Scotch.
Old Brighton made it eight wins from their first 10 games when held off University Blues by five points at Brighton Beach Oval. The Tonners led by 14 points at three quarter time before giving up three goals to one as the Blues came home strong. However, they did enough to hold on as Dylan Verney starred from defence. Tom Larkworthy and Anthony Zimmerman were impressive for the Tonners, while Ayce Cordy continued his outstanding form for the Blues. Tim Geappen top-scored with three goals for the Blues. The Tonners move three games clear in third spot on the ladder following OMs loss, while the Blues are sixth and two games outside the four.
Collegians proved too strong for St Bedes/Mentone Tigers as they ran out 74-point winners at Harry Trott Oval. Seven goals to one in the first term set the scene for the Lions as they continued to apply the pressure with 13 goals to seven from Q2-4. Campbell Walker, Xander Croft and Matt Singleton each registered four goals for the Lions, while Sam Hibbins chipped in with three in a best-on-ground performance. Dean Porter and Michael Barnes fought hard for the Tigers with the former also top-scoring with two goals. They now slump to 1-9 and two games below the sides above them.
Old Scotch made it three wins from their past three games as they defeated Old Melburnians by 37 points at Camberwell Sports Ground. 31 scoring shots to 19 showcases the Cardinals’ dominance with big man Harry Larwill booting three. Conor O’Beirne kicked one and was named best afield while Nicholas Jamieson continued his stellar form. Thomas Hywood top-scored for OMs with three majors alongside a standout performance from Nicholas Daish and Tom Paule. The Cardinals third consecutive win moves them into seventh spot on the ladder and above both Xavs and De La, while OMs fall outside of the four, switching spots with Trinity.
Old Trinity triumphed in a thriller against De La Salle as they carved out a six-point victory at Waverly Oval. Trailing by three goals at quarter time, the T’s gradually fought back into the match before botting four goals to one in an exciting final term. The T’s welcomed back players the ilk of Harry Tinney, Ed Weatherson and Alex Hasiotis, with Tinney taking no time in his return to the line-up with a BOG display. Liam Whelan and Harry Thompson were influential for the T’s as was Alex Polidoros with three goals, while Sean Masterson and Liam Murphy led the way for De La. The T’s now return to the four on the back of their fifth win for the year, while De La fall to ninth.