What the clubs said this week

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Beaumaris website following their 21-point win over University Blues

The Beaumaris fight to play finals was bolstered with a gutsy 21-point win over last year’s B-grade premiers, University Blues. “It was very exciting to get reward for effort and no doubt the playing group deserved a win after a tough few weeks in more ways than one,” said senior player-coach Brayden Haynes.

It was a dramatic form reversal for the under-the-pump club that was overwhelmed by 62 points when the sides last met in round two. The Sharks’ second victory keeps them within striking distance of the rest of the competition. (Read More)

Old Trinity website following their 40-point win over Old Xaverians

The T’s continued their impressive run of form with a determined 40-point win over Old Xavs at Bulleen on Saturday. Despite losing two key playmakers in the first term, the T’s stood up across the park, underlined by relentless forward pressure and a back-six brigade that restricted their opposition to only seven goals for the afternoon.

Kicking into a stiff breeze to start the game, the T’s were able to capitalize through excellent link up play turning defence into attack with Steinhart a key cog in the chain. The first quarter was highlighted by a superb running goal from Harry Tinney, who effortlessly strode away from his opponent and converted from the arc.

The T’s’ preparedness to pressure their opposition was evident all afternoon finishing with 61 tackles for the match to Xavs’ 41. (Read More)

University Blacks website following their 103-point win over Old Carey

The Blacks got back to somewhere near their best on the weekend, winning their fourth game in a row and stamping themselves as team on the rise. The second clash against Old Carey this season more than atoned for a disappointing loss the first time round, with a resounding 103-point victory on the Main – an ideal way to go into the first bye weekend.

The Blacks started spritely, controlling the ball by hand and foot early on to set the tone for the day. More importantly, the good work was finished in front of goal and as a result a 21 point lead was established at the first change.

Bede Mahon kicked the first of the second term in what was shaping as an entertaining contest, both sides taking it in turns to move the ball freely through the middle of the ground. Louis O’Brien, Charlie Richardson and Jordan Quaile added goals of their own as a sizeable lead began to open up on the cusp of half time. (Read More)

Fitzroy website following their 55-point win over Parkdale Vultures

Fitzroy have held onto the Norm Johnstone Trophy with this afternoon’s 55 point win over the Parkdale Vultures and in doing so have lifted themselves one game clear of the relegation zone. This trophy was instituted by the Fitzroy Foundation when the then Fitzroy Reds and the then St.Pat’s Mentone Vultures were in D grade and continued after Parkdale and St Pats Mentone merged to form the Parkdale Vultures. Wearing their clash jumper, because of the similarity of their normal kit to that of the Vultures, the Roys set themselves up with a four goal to one opening quarter. (Read More)

Old Haileyburians website following their 1-point win over Old Camberwell

Depth has not been one of our strengths so to see a big win in the Reserves was a great sight.  The team was made up of a few senior players returning from injury who were keen to impress.  But the best part of the win was that the team played team football right from the start and ran and shared the ball better than we have seen any reserves team in Bloods colours.  8 goals in the first, another 8 in the second, 6 in the third and 7 in the last was a great result.  There were 12 individual goal scorers demonstrating the running team game giving plenty of options.  And finally it appears the Reserves boys will have to give the seniors some goal kicking lessons – 27 from 37 shots – a 73% hit rate verses 6 from 20 – a 30% hit rate. (Read More)

St Mary’s/Salesian website following their 25-point loss to Kew AFC

In fine but overcast conditions with a medium strength crossbreeze, SMS kicked to the Glen Iris Road end in the opening term. It was a very even test of strength between the rivals with plenty of pressure and stoppages. Open space was virtually impossible to find and kicks hard to come by. For the Saints, Tim Dudgeon was in good form in the midfield contesting well and providing many opportunities for the forwards. Gary ‘Bucky’ Puruntatameri, Louie Holmes (2) and James Rogers scored full points for the home team. At the other end Kew replied with four majors of their own through Maibaum, Rohrt, and key forward Andrew Brazzale – who marked strongly – and kicked (2). At quarter-time, the Bears led by 2 points.

In the second quarter, Kew were ‘on song’ and gave SMS a comprehensive football lesson. Dominating the midfield, outmarking and outrunning the Saints, the Bears were deadly accurate around the big sticks booting 9-1 for the term. In a superb team effort, the visitors majors were booted by A. Brazzale, O’Bryan (2), Couvalias (2), Orchard (2), Margaritis and Kinsella – the last after a dreadful turnover by the Saints. In response, Sid Jones slotted two goals (one a fine snap from the pocket) and ‘Louie’ another with a long kick for the home team. Kew held a very impressive 35 point advantage at the long interval.