Signs are ominous at Old Xaverians

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Bailey Berry

Round 2 was special for all players, coaches, and spectators involved. The league paid homage to the ANZAC’s under the gentle autumn sun.

Another competitive round in Holmesglen U19 Premier Mens’s has solidified that this section will produce the VAFA’s future stars. The reigning premier are now 2-0, but many sides look hot on their tail. 

Old Brighton def. Caulfield Grammarians by 25 points

Old Brighton was able to secure the victory at home by 25 points in nearly picture-perfect conditions. The first half was a tug of war affair, both sides entering the main break 36 points apiece. Caulfield fought well but their local rival was able to break away in the final term. J. Freedman, H. McInerney, S. McInerney, J. Pinder, J. Iverson & L. White did all they could to try drag Caulfield over the line. Z. Bowen booted 3 majors for the Tonners whilst K. Dimattina, T. Howden, L. Travers, J. Campigli, J. Lohan & T. Jackett-Simpson were judged the best afield. 

Caulfield will go up against the reigning premiers in Xavier next Saturday. Old Brighton will travel to T H King Oval to square up against St. Kevins.

Williamstown CYMS def by. St. Kevins by 47 points

SKOB came, saw, and conquered the CYs at Fearon Reserve on Saturday. St. Kevins demonstrated they mean business this season in what was a convincing team performance. Williamstown will be disappointed to start their campaign 0-2 but have shown year after year they are capable of being finals contenders. Internally and externally, they are expected to bounce back strongly. Though Z. Provest was able to convert 6 goals in a losing side. O. Gill, W. Pfeiffer, J. Romanin, A. Butler & J. Conquest produced dominant individual performances for St. Kevins. J. Palmer & G. Delimitrou also combined for 6 majors.

St. Kevins will host Old Brighton at home in round 3 in what could be the game of the round. Whilst Williamstown will trek across the bridge to face De La Salle. Williamstown will aim to rectify their form.

Old Xaverians def. St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers by 4 points

A youthful SBMT outfit were outstanding against the reigning premier on Saturday. Though they fell short in the final term, their performance in the first three quarters was commendable. Xavier was able to lock the ball down and secure a 4 point victory. Jack Behnk continued his stellar form by slotting 6 majors. He is now the leading goal kicker of the competition, sitting at 13. T. Meakins, L. Parsons, B. Bawden, X. Russo & Z. Winter were all admirable in what was a modest defeat. 

Xavs will face Caulfield in round 3 which will be a good test for both sides. SBMT will aim to continue their strong start when they go up against Old Scotch at Brindisi St in the prime time 2pm slot.

University Blues def. Old Scotch by 29 points

The gut running Blues were able to overthrow Scotch by 29 points on the weekend. Scotch started the match well, but Uni were able to run over the top on their home deck. They utilised their skills and fitness in an impressive second half, only allowing Scotch to score 11 points. R. Beckworth, L. Harker, J. Gale, H. Robenstone, W. Hucker & J. Harker dictated the play for the away side. J. Harrington snagged 3 for Uni in an impressive performance. L. Wylie, W. Preston, I. Dykes, H. Meggitt & O. Scalzo were the best afield for University Blues.

Uni will travel to Essendon to face St. Bernards this coming Saturday whilst Scotch will take on St. Bedes at Brindisi St, Mentone.

St. Bernards def by. De La Salle by 32 points

De La Salle prevailed at the snake pit this past weekend. They pounced on St. Bernards with a 5 goal first quarter and didn’t look back. The home team suffered a monstrous defeat last week and aimed to secure a win this week, unfortunately falling short by 32 points. De La are now 2-0 and will look to continue their impressive form going to round 3. P. Russell, S. Filipovic, J. Miller, L. Healy & L. Liakakos were best afield for De La, supported by L. Lloyd with 5 majors.

St. Bernards will remain at home to face Uni Blues this week, both teams have been impressive thus far. De La will aim to triumph over Williamstown who have struggled to secure a win this season.