Peninsula registered its third win of the season with an eight-point victory over St Mary’s Salesian at Peninsula School Ground. Leading by just two points at three quarter time, the Pirates managed three goals to two in a hard-fought final term. Blake Hillman was a standout for the Pirates as four of his teammates, Sam Glenn, Nelson Forrest, Nicholas Holland and Tory Taylor, kicked two goals each. Manny Dolan and Louis Holmes top-scored with three goals each for the Saints, while Heath Chipperfield booted two and found plenty of it.
Fitzroy ended Old Camberwell’s seven-game winning streak, running out 59-point victors at Gordon Barnard Reserve. The Roys opened with eight goals to four in the first half before exploding in the third term and icing the game with seven goals to one. Former skipper and GT Moore Medallist Rory Angiolella was unstoppable in a BOG display, while Sunny Brazier booted four goals for the second match in a row. Robert Campbell was a standout for the Wellers with four goals in a dominant performance. The Wellers now fall back into fourth spot, one below Ogs.
Williamstown CYMS proved too strong for Marcellin as they ran out 65-point winners at Fearon Reserve. 10 players shared 16 goals for the CYs in an all-round team display, while Thomas Johnstone and Bradley Tucker were named their best players. Sebastian Beale and Max Di Ciccio were standouts for Marcellin as they fall into seventh spot on the ladder.
12 goals from Adrian Del Monte (7) and Mal Mitris (5) helped Old Ivanhoe to a commanding 88-point win over PEGS at Chelsworth Park. Seven unanswered goals in the first term paved the way for the Hoers’ sixth win for the season, before finishing the game with a further 15 goals to nine. Sam Geilings and Michael Del Monte were named best for the Hoers while Rob Baddeley toiled away in the ruck for the Bombers. PEGS are now two games outside the four, while the Hoers improve to sixth spot on the ladder.
Old Geelong re-entered third spot on the ladder via a 67-point victory over Old Mentonians at Como Park. Six goals to two in the opening term set the tone for the match, with Ogs piling on another 11 goals to five thereafter. Samuel Anderson continued his outstanding recent form with five goals in a BOG performance, while Scott Dixon kicked three. Jehtt Brazionis and Aaron Hodges fought hard for the eighth-placed Panthers, but they are now just one game and 25% above Peninsula.