Top four looking settled after Rd 16 Premier B action

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Mazenod registered a much-needed win in the battle to avoid relegation, defeating Caulfield Grammarians by 43 points at Glenhuntly Oval. Trailing by six points at the end of the first quarter, Mazenod piled on 15 goals to eight in the remaining three quarters to run out comfortable victors. Ben Phibbs starred with four majors for Mazenod, while James Shanahan gave everything he had in his five-goal performance for the Fields.

Old Melburnians continued their push for a top two position as they ran over the top of Hampton Rovers by 48 points at Boss James Reserve. With 33 scoring shots to 15, the Redlegs were rarely headed by the Rovers at any stage throughout the match. Edward De Fegely was named as the best player on the ground, beating out George Hurley-Wellington and Stuart Watson who kicked three goals apiece. The Redlegs sit third and one game behind St Bedes/Mentone Tigers on the Premier B ladder, while the Rovers dwindle in seventh.

Old Brighton solidified their spot in the top four with a hard-fought 11-point win over Fitzroy at Brighton Beach Oval. With just four points separating the two sides at half time, the Tonners held their nerve to kick eight goals to six in the second half. Daniel Anthony kicked four for the Tonners to take his season tally to 44, while Nathan Ligris snagged four for the Roys.

SKOB took its winning streak to 16 straight games when it demolished Parkdale Vultures by 80 points at Gerry Green Reserve earlier today. 33 scoring shots to 13 told the bulk of the story, with SKOB’s dominance heading toward finals looking just as ominous as it was earlier in the season. Jarrod McMaster was the main beneficiary of SKOB’s midfield superiority with six goals, while Stephen Gilham continues to impress with three of his own.

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers put an end to any faint hope AJAX may have held of making the 2015 finals, defeating them by 95 points at Brindisi Street Oval. Luke Velluto continued his stellar season in front of goal, booting six majors and taking his overall tally to 49 – three behind the leader – while the Garside brothers stood tall around the ground. The win keeps the Tigers one game ahead of the Redlegs, while the loss puts AJAX two games outside the top four.