Fields scorch Scotch, claim top spot

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Caulfield Grammarians stand alone as the only undefeated team in Premier B after they triumphed over Old Scotch by 69 points in a top-of-the-table clash at Glenhuntly Oval. The Fields kicked five goals to one in a dominant opening term before keeping the Cardinals to six for the match while kicking another 11 themselves after the first break. Keegan Stewart (five goals) and Julian Dobosz (four) combined for nine of the Fields’ 16 majors while Will Edwards starred through the midfield and was named best afield. Dylan Gilbert kicked two goals for Scotch and Jordan Clarke impressed as they now fall into second spot on the ladder.

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers ended a four-game losing streak as they defeated Old Geelong by 42 points at Brindisi St Oval. Despite kicking seven straight behinds and trailing OGs by 19 points in the first term, the Tigers straightened in front of goal and piled on 14 majors to six in the last three quarters. Josh Cowan led from the front with four goals for the Tigers, while Billy Hartung starred in a BOG performance. Callum Wood booted four of his own for OGs and Scott Dixon continued his sensational individual form.

Beaumaris returned to the winners’ column with a thrilling five-point victory over Fitzroy at Brunswick St Oval. The Sharks led at every break but never by more than a goal as both sides fought valiantly until the final siren. Ryan Bennett and Lewis Diggins were standouts for the Sharks and named their two best players, while Matt Petering kicked three goals. Max Davie booted three for the Roys in a BOG display. The Sharks sit fifth with three wins from their six games and the Roys are 10th with just the one win to start the season.

Parkdale Vultures registered their third win from four games after running out 86-point winners over Monash Blues at Gerry Green Reserve. The Vultures trailed the Blues by 12 points at the first break but dominated the second with six goals to two before running rampant with another 13 goals to one after the main break. Cooper Balic starred for the Vultures alongside a season-high four goals from Jack Love. James Taylor kicked three and was one of the best for the Blues.

University Blacks claimed their second win on the trot with a 49-point victory over Old Haileybury at Princes Park. Led by an eight-goal haul from star forward Daniel McCullough, the Blacks dominated from the outset with six goals to two in the opening term. Campbell Moorfield and former WCE Tom Swift were standouts for Blacks, while Durras Seccull booted five goals for the Bloods and took his season tally to 13 from four games. McCullough has 24 for the Blacks.