Caulfield bounce back from disappointment as St Kevins prove why they hold top spot

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Kristin Sims

Old Xaverians would have been full of confidence after their tight win in round three, but they were no match for the competition leaders St Kevins. Old Xaverians started off defending strong and kept St Kevins to two goals in the first. It was in the second quarter was where St Kevins began to really break away. Their strength at the contest allowed them to dominate the possession and kick another four goals to go into halftime with a more than comfortable lead. Old Xaverians stepped up the pressure again in the third quarter and forced some turnovers for St Kevins. It led to a low scoring quarter with just one goal between both teams. St Kevins added a further two goals in the last quarter and continued their dominant display over the competition that sees them sitting top of the ladder and conceding just 41 points. 

Coming off a disappointing loss last round Caulfield Grammarians had a point to prove in their match against Melbourne Uni. They wasted no time and came out playing high pressure football and took a strong three goal lead after the first quarter. A beautiful snap saw the first goal in the second go to Caulfield and they didn’t stop there. It was a quarter that saw them control the play and go into the main break having conceded only one goal against Melbourne Uni. The third quarter started much the same with Caulfield opening the scoring early, only for Melbourne Uni to reply within minutes. Melbourne Uni continued to put the pressure on but it was the strong ball movement from Caulfield that saw them keep Melbourne Uni at bay and come away with a commanding win. 

It was a slow start to the match between Kew and West Brunswick with neither side able to capitalise on their possession and score, resulting in a scoreless first quarter for both teams. Kew were the first ones on the board early in the second and continued to take command of the game to take a 19 point lead at half time. It was a gallant effort by West Brunwsick who were able to chain together some possession but the pressure that Kew was able to deliver was too strong for them to trouble Kew on the scoreboard. The groundwork of West Brunswick saw them take advantage of some missed marks by Kew in the final term but Kew were able to out mark and cause turnovers. A breakthrough goal came in the last term for West Brunswick but Kew who despite not scoring in the final term were able to come away with the points and take a slight hold on second place of the ladder.

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