De La Salle caused a boilover at Waverly Oval, defeating St Kevin’s OB by 81 points in a dominant four-quarter display. The home side dominated from the outset and piled on seven unanswered goals in the first term before running out the game with 13 to seven thereafter. Despite a disappointing day, SKOB finished strongly with four goals to one in the final term. Lachlan Walker and Michael Griechen kicked three goals each for De La, while Antony Forato and Brendan Close led the way through the midfield. Both Lachlan and Andrew Walker were influential throughout the day. Mitch Brown fought hard for SKOB, but it was a tough day as they missed players the ilk of Nick Wood, James Strauss, Lachlan Sullivan, Tom Jok, Sam Barnett and Jack Holden. De La now sit in sixth spot and a game clear of relegation territory.
Old Trinity went a game and a half clear inside the top four with a comprehensive 75-point victory over Old Brighton at Brighton Beach Oval. Leading by seven points at the first break, the T’s accelerated with a match-winning 12 goals to three in the second and third quarters. Seb Nicolosi top-scored with a five-goal haul alongside four from the in-form Harry Tinney. Anthony Scott and Harry Thompson continued their outstanding form as the best players on the ground, while U19 Big V gun Tom Yorgey led the charge for the Tonners with three majors. Both sides remain third and fourth on the ladder.
Old Melburnians snapped a five-game losing streak with a hard-fought & much-needed 10-point win over St Bedes/Mentone Tigers at Elsternwick Park. Trailing by two points at the half, OMs peppered the scoreboard with 3.8 to 3.2 in the third before holding the Tigers off with two goals to one in the fourth. Sam Peacock and Matt Arnot starred for the OMs as Al Armstrong, Angus Clarke and Nick Daish booted two each. George Rowlands top-scored with three majors for the 10th-placed Tigers as they now fall a game and a half behind the Blues in eighth. OMs climb from ninth to seventh.
Old Xaverians registered a crucial eight-point victory over Uni Blues and climbed to fifth spot on the William Buck Premier ladder. Five goals to one in the opening term set the tone for the Xavs as the Blues played catch up with eight goals to six thereafter. Fraser Pearce and Matt Handley were the top goal kickers for Xavs with two apiece alongside standout performances from Tomi Johnston and Chris Margin. Ross Young returned with two goals and a BOG display for the Blues, but they now plummet from fifth into eighth spot on the ladder, just half a game above Scotch in ninth.
Collegians strengthened their position at the top of the William Buck Premier ladder with a 27-point victory over Old Scotch at Camberwell Sports Ground. Leading by just two goals at three quarter time, the Lions finished the game with seven goals to five in an open and high-scoring final term. Will Johnson (5), George Burbury (4), Campbell Walker (3) and Sam Hibbins (3) shared the bulk of the Lions’ goals, while Burbury lived up to the pressure of an Amateur Footballer front cover with a BOG performance. Jack Bull and Jack Hurley were instrumental to the Cardinals’ strong performance and Dan Gilbert kicked three. The Cardinals now fall back into ninth spot on the ladder, while the Lions are a game clear at the top.