Raiders go 13-0, Friars down Turtles

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Old Paradians remain the only undefeated team in the senior men’s competition after they went 13-0 via a 26-point victory over MHSOB at Garvey Oval. Just one goal was kicked in the opening term before the Raiders kicked into gear with four goals to one in the second and another four to two in the fourth.  Warren Jeffrey delivered his second consecutive BOG performance, while James Kandilakis booted four goals. Kane Smith kicked four of the Unicorns’ six goals as they sit in fifth and a game outside the four.

Power House registered their third win of the season with a 13-point victory over St John’s at Thomas Carroll Reserve. Leading by just four points at three quarter time, the House finished with five goals to three in the fourth. Kane Goodwin’s six majors was a game-high and Adam Collett dominated in a BOG display. Aaron Thornton returned to goal-kicking form with five for the JOCs as they fall to ninth spot on the ladder, half a game behind the eighth-placed House and seventh-placed Animals.

UHS-VU made light work of Emmaus St Leo’s as they ran out 91-point winners at Brens Oval. With scores tied at quarter time, the Vultures booted 19 of the next 22 goals in a dominant three-quarter display. Brandon Jackson starred with seven goals and made it 29 from his past five games for the Vultures. Aaron Christiansen kicked two and was named best for the victors, while Jonathan Greensides continued his solid form for the Animals.

Whitefriars went one game clear in fourth spot on the ladder with a commanding 105-point win over Eltham Collegians at Whitefriars College. Seven goals to one in the opening term paved the path for the Friars and they continued to apply pressure with 15 goals to five from Q2-4. Ryan Malt and Michael Nitas kicked four goals each for the Friars alongside a BOG performance from Marlon Simbolon. Benjamin O’Malley’s three goals and Paul Vidinopoulos were the standouts for the Turtles.

Yarra Old Grammarians retained third spot on the Division 2 ladder with a 75-point victory over Bulleen Templestowe at Ted Ajani Reserve. 12 goals to two in the first half gave the Bushrangers a 67-point lead before the match evened out in the second half. Benjamin Trend kicked three goals in a BOG display for the YOGs alongside a five-goal haul from Rory Harbeck. Harry Vogler was exceptional for the Bullants despite the loss.