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Parking squeeze probe Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au THE squeeze on available carpark spaces around Kingston amid the rise of multi-unit apartment blocks will be investigated by Kingston Council. North Ward councillor George Hua introduced a notice of motion at council’s latest public meeting on 25 June asking council officers to review planning rules “There are new units being built and a lot of new cars being introduced into the area,” Cr Hua said at the meeting. Building four or five units on land where one property previously stood means vehicle parking overflows onto streets, Cr Hua said. He said council possibly needs to revise its planning scheme rules and ask the state government “to ensure mandatory parking requirements in areas of most need”. Cr Hua hoped council and the state government “can work together”. He noted the state government ultimately has final approval on planning matters and councils can be “powerless” to stop overdevelopment. Fellow councillors unanimously backed the move to ask officers to prepare a report on car parking problems. South Ward councillor Georgina Oxley noted a lack of car parking was not restricted to main activity hubs through-

out the Kingston municipality. “We’re seeing these huge high-density developments coming in that don’t have the infrastructure on site to cater for car parking, the bins, water or sewerage,” Cr Oxley said. “Sites that no longer have that infrastructure will have that spill out onto the streets, particularly with car parking.” She said bins in the South Ward area often take up potential vehicle parking space. “I think the state government is going to play an incredible role here in ensuring that we [council] are able to manage multi-unit development in our city,” Cr Oxley said. “Because, at the moment, I don’t think we can.” Cr Oxley noted streets near train stations are almost impossible to drive through since so many cars are parked on street. Central Ward councillor Ron Brownlees also noted the state government needs to help council if there is going to be any improvement in car parking availability. “They, in the end, control it. There’s no good us having our local law when we get overruled at VCAT every time.” Council officers will prepare a report “on the impact of multi-unit development on-street parking, local traffic and emergency services” for a future council meeting.


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Hand over at Rotary PRESIDENTS past and present met last Friday evening (29 June) to hand over leadership of the Chelsea Rotary Club. President Keith Chamberlain congratulated successor Maree Vinocuroff on taking on the presidency for the 2018-19 financial year. The new president said she has four goals for the Rotary Club over the next 12 months. “The first two are to focus on membership and marketing especially important so that our community knows what we do and the programs that we run,” she said. The third goal is to ensure that we continue to run quality programs that support local community groups and disadvantaged people both at home and abroad. “Lastly that we become more active, increasing our awareness of the environmental issues affecting health and welfare around the world and at home and what we can do to help.” Chelsea Rotary has been running for 54 years and hosts the Cheltenham Farmers Market each month raising money for local causes such as Chelsea Community Support Services. The Chelsea Art Show is a major Rotary event with money going to Pantry 5000 who support struggling families and the CFA, Coast Guard and other community organisations. New members are always welcome. See chelsearotary.org.au or call club contact Kevin Harrison on 0407 772 225.

Baton change: New Chelsea Rotary Club president Maree Vinocuroff with presidential predecessor Keith Chamberlain. Picture: Gary Sissons


New station gets office fit-out Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au RATEPAYERS will come to the aid of firefighters amid a slight funding shortfall to fit out its new Edithvale fire station. A new Country Fire Authority station was built on Station Street after the state government contributed “almost $4 million” of taxpayers’ money, according to Mordialloc Labor MP Tim Richardson in May, but the CFA asked Kingston Council for $30,000 to fit out office space on the top floor of the station. Councillors voted at the 25 June public council meeting to approve the $30,000 funding from council’s

2017-18 community grants budget. South Ward councillor Tamsin Bearsley said the office space at the fire station is “a first” and will give community groups access to a meeting place. “They’re going to have community rooms as well as a business hub so volunteers from both the CFA and SES can work from the building,” she said. Cr Bearsley said the funding shortfall had occurred due to “a few technical issues along the way” while building the multi-million dollar fire station. “We are short on community space in Edithvale. We will hopefully be getting our new life saving club fairly soon but we have had approaches

from community groups in the past around Edithvale going ‘where do we actually meet?’ … [so] it’s wonderful we get another meeting space where we can find a home for some of our community groups when they want to meet. “It’s definitely got the best view in the area.” Central Ward councillor Ron Brownlees said he believed the state government should have been pitching in the $30,000 for the office fit-out. “This is certainly not about disputing or trying to diminish the fantastic job and important role that the volunteer firefighters do,” Cr Brownlees said. “But it is a state government project … there should have been a con-

tingency built into the project.” He said the government had contributed well to the project but questioned why ratepayers were now being asked to cover the funding shortfall. Fellow Central Ward councillor Rosemary West said: “I think anyone who’s had their house saved from fire by the fire brigade will feel this is a good investment of our community grants and I think it’s really important we support such a vital emergency service.” Cr Bearsley said the office space model will mean more volunteers will join the CFA and SES since they will be able to conduct “day job” business within the station and be on site in case of emergency.

Yacht club plan sails on RATEPAYERS will pay the full cost of a rebuild of the ageing Parkdale Yacht Club building after state politicians declined to contribute taxpayers’ money to the project. Kingston councillors at June’s public council meeting decided to get started on the $2.35 million rebuild with some councillors expressing disappointment that both the Labor state government and Liberal state opposition had not made a co-contribution. Council had postponed the go-ahead for about a year to give Parkdale Yacht Club time to try to drum up state support ahead of November’s state election. Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos

said after the meeting that Mentone Girl Guides and Beach Patrol Australia have agreed to share the building with the yacht club. “We have been investing significantly in sporting facilities, kindergartens and life-saving clubs right across the municipality, and the Parkdale Yacht Club is next in line for much-needed improvements,” Cr Staikos said. ”We want to make the most of this fantastic new building by opening it up to other community groups throughout the week.” Council officers will now prepare designs for the site and community feedback will be sought.

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PARKDALE Preschool youngsters are preparing to celebrate an elderly birthday — the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the preschool. A 70th birthday gala night called A Pearl in The Bay will be hosted at Mentone Life Saving Club next month to raise funds for the preschool. “It is definitely set to be a pearler. Tell your man to suit up, buy yourself a frock and celebrate in style,” fundraising committee member Kristie Walmsley said. Black Temple will perform live music on the night and there will be photo-booth fun thanks to In The Booth. Tickets are $30 and an endless supply of finger food will be provided. n A Pearl in The Bay, a 70th birthday celebration of Parkdale Preschool will be held at Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road (opposite Kitchener Street), Mentone on Saturday 11 August, 7pm-midnight. See kindybank.com/gala online or call 9580 1155 for more details and tickets.

EVERY story has an ending but another tale is always about to begin. That’s certainly the case for writer Mairi Neil who closed the book on 20 years as founder of the Mordialloc Writers’ Group when she headed back to birth country Scotland for a break last year. On her return teaching the write stuff to others has seen a new chapter open up at Longbeach Place neighbourhood house in Chelsea. It’s all about broadening horizons and spreading the word about people’s lives and experiences, according to Ms Neil. She says the world is changing rapidly and everyone, no matter who they are, is an example of living history to document for future generations. “We’ve all had an interesting life. We’ve all got different stories to tell,” she said. The 2016 Kingston Citizen of the Year encourages people to write memoirs, family stories and poetry at Long Beach Place. “You get a taste of all types of writing.” Ms Neal said stories nowadays can be read by the widest readership in world history. “In the digital age, the world is your oyster … you never know who’s going to pick up your story.” The wider readership is something Ms Neil has become aware of when her story From Guising to

Sign language: Ivy, left, Rafael, Emilia, Todd and Emma look forward to Parkdale Preschool’s gala fundraiser. Picture: Gary Sissons

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Writers united: Barbara Davies, back left, Denise Weiss, Judy Keller and Rebekah O’Loughlin with Heather Yourn, front left, and Mairi Neil at Longbeach Place writing class. Picture: Gary Sissons

Galoshens about Halloween celebrations in Scotland was published with her permission in an American anthology entitled Seasons of Our Lives. Guising in Scotland is the custom of dressing up in costumes and masks and visiting other people’s homes on Halloween to “trick or treat”. Ms Neil says her weekly classes at Longbeach Place are open to all budding and longtime writers.

“Most of the people who come to my classes are older people who want to write about their lives or flex creative muscles suppressed through the busyness of life, work, and raising families,” she said. As for Ms Neil, she is keeping writing busy by working on a novel set in Mordialloc and penning her Up The Creek With a Pen blog. “I’ve been plugging away, encouraging people to tell their stories for

two decades now and with the rapid technological changes the importance of recording how life is now and how it used to be is perhaps more important than ever.” n Writing classes are held weekly at Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Road, Chelsea on Monday afternoons and a collected anthology is produced each semester. See longbeachplace. org.au or call 9776 1386 for more information.

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Beached: A tinny abandoned on Frankston beach. Picture: Supplied

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Swim teacher ‘best in state’ A FRANKSTON swim teacher has been named the state’s Swim Teacher of the Year. Tabitha Cauchy, a swim teacher at the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC), won the 2018 Swim Teacher of the Year award at the Aquatic and Recreation Victoria (ARV) awards. The Pines Forest Aquatic Centre in Frankston North also picked up an award, winning the Facility Management Award (Seasonal) category at the ARV awards. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton praised council-owned subsidiary Peninsula Leisure for its success in growing attendance numbers at both the PARC and the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre. “Frankston is proud to be home to two of the only aquatic and recreation facilities in Victoria which return a profit. Most centres operate at a loss every year,” he said. “Attendance is up at the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre, with the pool experiencing a 56 percent growth over the last two seasons. “In September 2015, council appointed Peninsula Leisure as the managers of the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre. Since taking over, they have reduced entry prices and improved the quality of offerings at the centre. The results speak for themselves. “Visitor numbers overall have exceeded expectations. I congratulate Peninsula Leisure’s board, chaired by Roseanne Healy, and CEO Tim Gledhill, for doing an outstanding job running the programs and creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all abilities.”  Since opening in September 2014, the PARC has been recognised at the ARV Awards for its highquality swimming instructors on three occasions.

Talent pool: PARC’s Tabitha Cauchy won 2018 Swim Teacher of the Year award. Picture: Gary Sissons

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advantage of the Sail, Rail and Dine packages, which connect The Q Train with both Port Phillip Ferries (departing from Docklands) and Searoad Ferries (departing from Sorrento). Wine, Dine & Stay packages are also available, with accommodation at the Vue Grand Hotel in Queenscliff. Full details are available by visiting www. theqtrain.com.au. What: Christmas in July onboard The Q Train Where: Services depart from and return to either Drysdale or Queenscliff train stations When: Available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the 5th July to 28th July 2018 Tickets: From $119 per person for Q Class Tickets, or $159 per person for First Class tickets which include a private carriage and matching wines (note: First Class is only available for groups of two). Bookings: Bookings are essential and can be made at theqtrain.com.au/bookings


Love is in the air for Young at FAC Brodie Cowburn team@baysidenews.com.au SEASONED performer John Paul Young will be stopping through Frankston on his Vanda & Young Songbook tour, performing at the Frankston Art Centre on 6 July. The tour sees John Paul Young and the Allstar Band performing hits written by songwriters Harry Vanda and George Young, with songs such as Friday on my Mind, Falling in Love Again, and the iconic Love is in the Air on the set list. “This is going to be a catalogue of my involvement with George Young and Harry Vanda, and the things I’ve learned about them over the years. This is going to be a great charting of their time in the business,” Young said. Young worked with the writers from the 70s all the way until the mid-noughties, most notably collaborating to create Young’s biggest hit, Love is in the Air. One of the songs set to be performed is AC/DC’s It’s a Long Way to the Top, the only number not written by Vanda and Young. “I was unsure about doing the song because it’s a damn hard song to sing, but we wanted to show off the fact that George and Harry were also excellent producers, not just excellent writers. We do it as

a salute to their production work,” Young said. After five decades of experience, four million record sales, and an ARIA Hall of Fame entry, Young said that he still loves performing concerts to this day, and promises attendees will have a great time. “Performing feels much better these days. I still get very nervous about performing because it’s tough performing songs from my mid-20s now that I’m close to 70. It takes a lot of energy to pull it off but these days it feels more rewarding,” he said. “I haven’t been to the peninsula in a long time, it has to have been about 10 years. I’m really looking forward to performing there, it’s going to be a lot of fun.” Tickets are available for John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda & Young Songbook on Friday 6 July, 8pm at artscentre. frankston.vic.gov.au online or by calling 9784 1060.

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Kayakers in bay ‘rescue’ MT ELIZA man Bill Robinson got a shock when he saw what he thought was a man’s body floating face down in the water off Sunnyside beach last week. The retired veterinary surgeon, 74, was on a regular training paddle with Mornington friend Tamsin Visick, Tuesday 26 June, when they came across the wetsuit-clad figure on the way back to Mt Eliza. After the initial shock, they realised the wetsuit did not contain a real person and attached a line to it. “It was hard work getting it back to shore and we appreciated the difficulty we would have had in a real-life scenario, particularly in rougher conditions,” said Mr Robinson, who then called police.

“We brought it in because, if it had stayed out there, it could have sparked a few false alarms. To see it from a light aircraft it looks like the real thing.” Mornington Senior Sergeant Neil Aubert said the “body” turned out to be a training dummy missing from an emergency services rescue exercise. He said police had traced the owner and it was later collected. Calls by The News to Volunteer Marine Rescue, Mornington, and Coast Guard Safety Beach, failed to find out who had lost it. The episode won’t quell Mr Robinson’s passion for sea kayaking. “I paddle between Mt Eliza and Mornington on a regular basis throughout the year,” he said. Stephen Taylor

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NINE community groups will receive funding thanks to Kingston Charitable Fund grants. This year’s grant recipients are Abbeyfield Society Dingley Village Inc ($1499), Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society Inc ($5000), Make A Difference Dingley Village Inc ($7000), Springvale Benevolent Society Inc ($2000), Bonbeach Life Saving Club ($5227), Lighthouse Foundation ($2500), Bayside Community Information and Support ($2000), St Kilda Mums ($3600) and Mums Supporting Families In Need ($3600). Kingston mayor Cr Steve Staikos said the Kingston Charitable Fund had given out more than $500,000 to groups since its launch in 2007. “Local community groups play an important role in strengthening the Kingston community and helping the disadvantaged,” Cr Staikos said. “Kingston Council, through the Kingston Charitable Fund, is pleased and proud to support them to continue their good work.” See kingston.vic.gov.au/charitablefund for information on how recipients will use the donated money.


Jetty opens up A LONG debated and awaited new public jetty has officially opened at Patterson Lakes’ Inner Harbour. The state government funded a $499,000 rebuild of the crumbling jetty with taxpayers’ money and Melbourne Water poured in $35,000. At one stage, a funding stoush between the government and Kingston Council looked like it may sink the project but council agreed to spend about $10,000 of ratepayers’ money each year maintaining the new jetty. “The new jetty will really unlock the potential of this beautiful area, creating a wonderful destination for

visitors and locals alike,” Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny said. “The jetty will also have a dedicated space for the Victorian Water Police and Australian Volunteer Coastguard to ensure our emergency services can respond quickly in times of need.” The jetty is on waterways managed by the state government and links to the privately-operated Harbour Plaza Shopping Centre. Harbour here: Patterson Lakes residents Maurice, left, Jeanette, Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny and Adam at the new jetty. Picture: Supplied

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Premier hints at hospital help By Mike Hast* PREMIER Daniel Andrews has given a tantalising hint of his government’s support for the ambitious Frankston Hospital redevelopment project. Mr Andrews was guest speaker at a “business brunch” held at McClelland Gallery’s cafe last Wednesday (27 June), organised by Committee for Greater Frankston lobby group. During a wide-ranging speech, the Premier told more than 90 locals that Frankston Hospital was a “bellwether of how the area is going”. He said May’s state budget had included money for new emergency department (ED) crisis hubs to separate people dealing with serious mental health or addiction issues from other patients. Frankston’s ED hub would be one of six in the state. “I’ll have more to say about funding for Peninsula Health and the hospital in the near future,” he said with a smile. Earlier, Committee for Greater Frankston vice-president Christine Richards said Frankston Hospital was doing a “terrific job with available resources and had treated 75,000 patients this financial year”. “However, it needs an upgrade. A number of wards have four patients sharing a bathroom and toilet, which no longer meets contemporary infection control standards.” It was, for example, inappropriate for elderly women to be sharing a ward with young men, she said. Modernising the hospital would mean 1000 jobs during construction and then 500 long-term jobs for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and administration staff. Committee CEO Ginevra Hosking said the $380 million-plus hospital project would “be a vital investment for the healthcare of the community as well as future economic prosperity and jobs growth in the greater Frankston region”. “Redevelopment will enable teaching and academic research into the fields of aged care including dementia, chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and social health issues.” She said the project would include integrated maternity and children’s services, cancer diagnosis and treatment under one roof, and clinical teaching spaces for training doctors, nurses and allied health staff. In what was seen by many as an election pitch, Mr Andrews outlined his government’s schools, hospitals, road and crossing removal construc-

All smiles: Premier Daniel Andrews meets Frankston students before a business brunch at Langwarrin’s McClelland Gallery. Picture: Yanni

tion programs, which had generated 75,000 jobs. They were part of 340,000 jobs created since the government was elected in 2014, he said, and showed Victoria had a buoyant and confident private sector. The government was spending $80 million on schools in the Frankston region: “A small but powerful investment.”

The Premier indicated his government would not make any commitment to fund the extension of the Frankston train line before the state election in November – a project that the Committee for Greater Frankston and Frankston Council have stated would bring significant benefits to the region. Addressing the Premier at the

event, Christine Richards told him the rail extension would improve access to the hospital, greatly expand the catchment area for students of Monash University’s Peninsula campus, connect Karingal and Langwarrin’s 37,000 residents with quick and reliable public transport, and free up car parking in Frankston’s CBD. Other topics covered by the Pre-

mier included free courses at TAFEs and a new initiative at 100 schools including in the Frankston region that would see students studying for VCAL or VCE and a trade certificate at the same time. Mr Andrews took questions from the floor and first on the mic was Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton, who asked about the rail extension project. Mr Andrews said the business case was underway and would be completed “next year” when asked whether the Labor state government would pledge $225 million to the project, matching a commitment from the federal Coalition government. The Premier said he would ask Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan to keep the community informed. Other questions include one from Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne who asked the Premier for $2 million for an express bus from Rosebud and Dromana to Frankston station (“I’ll look at it”) and one from Kim Jackson, executive manager of Village Baxter retirement centre, who asked what could be done about Frankston Hospital’s current practice of accommodating “elderly patients who wander” in the high-security adult psychiatric ward rather than lightsecurity general wards. Mr Andrews said Peninsula Health and the hospital were responsible “for service planning” but that this feedback was extremely valuable information for the new hospital design process. Before the McClelland Gallery event, Mr Andrews was joined by Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke and Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny to inspect the completed level crossing removal at Skye and Overton roads, which opened to road traffic on 23 June, and the under-construction Frankston train station, where trains resumed on 18 June. The station will be fully completed in December. * Mike Hast is a freelance writer for the Committee for Greater Frankston

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Frankston soldier suffers shell wounds Compiled by Brodie Cowburn PTE. R. Deane, of Frankston, was officially reported admitted to Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, England, on 25 May 1918, suffering from severe shell wounds in left knee. *** IN the latest casualty list published appear the names of the following Peninsula soldiers who have been wounded: Ptes. A. B. Cleane, Flinders; N. R. Houfe, Tyabb,;and J. Lyons, Pearcedale. *** HEAR that talented actress, Miss Langley supported by a powerful company at the Frankston Concert for the soldier boys in the Mechanics’ Hall this evening. *** IT is quite on the cards that if a Progress Association is formed in Frankston that funds will be organised for a costly brick pavilion for the Frankston Park, and the various entertainments and amusements will be organised for local and Red Cross objects. A proposal has also been mooted for a “Home Coming to Frankston” of all former and old residents of the district, when Frankston would probably have a gala week. *** ON Friday, July 12th, Rev. J. C. Farquahar and Capt. H Brew will visit Frankston, and in the afternoon will meet the committees of the Mordialloc, Mornington, Somerville, and Frankston branches of the Protestant Federation and form a district council. They will be entertained at tea by

the lady members of the Frankston branch. In the evening a public meeting will be held in the hall, when the Rev. Farquahar and Captain. Brew will deliver addresses. *** WHAT promises to be one of the very best programmes ever submitted in Frankston will be produced sharp at 8pm this evening in the Mechanics’ Hall, in aid of the Langwarrin Military Training Camp Fund. Excellent Melbourne Artists, known as the famous Meery Eight Company The Langwarrin Military Orchestra will render selections from a quarter to eight and patrons are advised to secure their seats early as tickets have been selling very freely. *** NOW that it has been decided by the residents of Frankston to plant an Honor Avenue to perpetuate the memory of those lads who enlisted from Frankston and district, in defence of their King and Country, the committee which has been appointed to carry it into effect, confidently ask those interested in the movement to assist them in bringing it to a successful issue. The expense in preparing the ground, fencing, procuring trees and having an inscribed tablet for each one is considerable. As the function takes place next week the committee would be pleased if those intending to contribute to the cost would forward their contributions to the Hon. secretary at the “Standard” office within the next few days. They make this appeal feeling sure that it will be taken up in the spirit in which

it is meant, and that the response accorded will be a liberal one. *** ON Saturday last the annual sale of gifts, to help provide funds for the upkeep of the missionary in New Guinea, was held in the Methodist schoolroom Frankston. Miss Carr and her assistants worked hard and a brisk trade was done, so that a substantial sum should be added to the fund. *** THERE was a splendid attendance at the euchre party and dance held at Frankston under the auspices of the Wattle Club on Thursday evening. At these fixtures patrons are assured an enjoyable time, and they are gaining rapidly in popularity. Sixteen tables were engaged for the euchre tournament on the last occasion and the prizes were won by Miss D. Gregory and Mr. Bert McSweeney. After supper provided by the club members, a most enjoyable dance was held. *** MEMBERS of Red Cross and other patriotic societies have long been penalised by the extraordiraily high price of knitting wool, which rendered the making of socks for the men in the trenches a heavy extra drain up on the finances. At the meeting of the Victorian division of the Red Cross Society on Thursday this matter was referred to by a representative of a country branch, who asked whether the executive could do nothing in the matter. Wool that could be obtained in 1915 for £6 2s now cost £9 14s, and yet

it was essential that wool should be obtained. *** MESSRS Alex Scott & Co. will hold a clearing sale on account of Mr E. R. Ridgers, Balnarring, today (Sat.) at 1 o’clock sharp, when horses, cow, pigs, poultry, and sundries will be offered. *** A FATALITY accompanied by pathetic incidents occurred last night on the Gong Gong road, the victim being John Henry Renouf, residing at Eastwood street. It appears that Renouf, accompanied by William Tainsh and Thomas Johns,—the three being telegraph and telephone linesmen had been working in the Gong Gong district for a short period on repairs, alterations etc. On Tuesday night about 5.15 o’clock the three men left the Gong to ride into Ballarat to their homes. Johns and Tainsh were about a quarter of a mile ahead of Renouf when coming past Black Hill along Humffray street and as Renouf’s machine had given him trouble on the way out owing, it is said to a faulty pedal, Tainsh rode back to see if his mate was in difficulties. He found Renouf leaning against a fence rather dazed, but able to answer questions. He told Tainsh that the fork of his bicycle had snapped and he had been thrown, but was not hurt. A cab came along about this time and the broken bicycle was placed on it and Renouf was driven home, leaving his machine at the shop to be repaired. Shortly after Renouf reached home he lapsed into unconsciousness. Dr.

Soter was sent for, and he advised the man’s removal to the hospital. Mrs Renouf took her husband there, and Dr Sanderson admitted him for treatment. Renouf however never regained consciousness, and died at 5 o’clock on Wednesday morning. The cause of death is stated to have been laceration of the brain. The matter was reported to Sergt. Priest, of Ballarat South, and under his direction Const. Stewart made enquiries which elicited the above facts, and laid them before the district coroner, Mr Harris, P M., who, as the hospital authorities had given a certificate, judged an inquest not to be necessary, and issued an order for burial. The deceased, who was a son of Mr and Mrs F. Renouf, of Frankston, had only been married nine months, and the deepest sympathy is expressed with the young wife, parents and relatives, in their sad and sudden bereavement. *** EVERYTHING points to a successful function at Frankston on Saturday next, when the tree planting ceremony to honor the boys who have enlisted from the district, will take place. Next week the grading and fencing will be undertaken, and everything should be ready by the time appointed. The Volunteer Motor Corps are bringing along a large number of returned soldiers, and they will be accompanied by the State Governor. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 6 July 1918

THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

Confessions of a Beverage Snob By Stuart McCullough EVEN I was shocked. Some things, once said, cannot be forgotten. Even if not written down, they live on in the memory of those unfortunate enough to have heard them. They’re permanent. Words, once they leap over your lips and escape past your teeth, can never be caught. To hear my own voice speaking the unspeakable was an existential jolt to the system from which I may never recover. I began to question everything. How did it come to this? What kind of monster have I become? Is it too late to change my order? Because never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d ever utter the following words: I’ll have a skinny decaf flat white, thanks. I’m not sure how it came to this. One day, you’re completely normal. The next you’re ordering a coffee that has more names than an Oxfordeducated scrum half. It’s a simply diabolical state of affairs, no matter how you slice it. At least I didn’t ask for almond milk. That would have been a bridge too far over troubled water. Granted, that very same troubled water would soon be water under the bridge, unless of course I elect to cross that bridge when I come to it; an act that is, of itself, delayed because I’ve decided to stop for coffee. You can see why I’m worried. On the one hand, the heart wants what it wants. If that’s a warm beverage that takes longer to say than it does to drink, so be it. On the other hand, there are some things that are rightly the subject of ridicule because

they crash through the boundaries of decency. Even I knew I’d gone too far. This was made clear to me when the waitress reacted to my order by looking incredibly disappointed. Discouraged even. In fact, now that I think about it, there may well have been a tear in the corner of her eye. It wasn’t always this way. There are many things that make

my family what it is. We share common values, a sense of humour and an almost uncanny ability to park crookedly. So much so that my brother and I have taken to texting each other whenever we manage to get the car even remotely within the lines. Some mornings, I’ll pick up my phone to find a text message from my brother

that consists only of a photo of his car parked neatly in a parking bay. I always compliment him on his skills and never point out that, technically speaking, he ought to parked front to back and not side on as he has inevitably elected to do. The other thing we have in common is coffee. The standard McCullough order is simple: white with one. That’s been the standing order for decades. Despite this, whenever my father puts the kettle on, he still asks how I take my coffee. As though I might have changed my mind. Or, worse still, that even though it’s the same way that he takes his coffee, my father hasn’t yet committed my order to memory. For many years, our coffee of choice was International Roast. Even the name was cosmopolitan. We were devotees of the standard edition beverage rather than the more upscale (and supersized) caterer’s blend. This was unkindly referred to as ‘instant coffee’ notwithstanding that it might permanently damage your taste buds and that the aftertaste lingered like graffiti on your metaphorical gustatory walls. Little wonder we decided to upgrade. From International Roast, we moved on to Blend 43. I’ve no idea what happened to the other forty-two blends. Best not to think about it. It even looked fundamentally different to International Roast. Instead of a fine powder that both looked and tasted like something developed in a cold-war laboratory, Blend 43 was a far more granular affair. Which made

it seem more genuine. This was fine until Moccona blew our minds. Suddenly, Blend 43 was the acid wash denim of the beverage world. But through it all, my order remained the same: white with one. Then coffee became something you bought when you were out, rather than something made around the kitchen bench. And, quite frankly, once I experienced coffee as made by a trained professional rather than, say, my father, it was pretty hard to go back. Like lots of people, coffee became part of my daily routine. And, frankly, I’m spoiled for choice. So much so, that simply saying ‘white with one’ is no longer an option. I can’t imagine the reaction that’d get from my barista. Doubtless, he’d have to do all he could to not unravel his man-bun and try to throttle me. But it’s not just a case of ‘how did I get here’? It’s also a matter of ‘where am I going?’ If my coffee journey started at International Roast and has arrived at a decaf skinny flat white, goodness knows where I’ll end up. Before I know it, I’ll be demanding cold-filtered organic coffee that’s been slow-dripped into a beaker over eighteen agonizing days by a Nobelprize winning organic-certified barista with soy milk, a dash of cold water and topped off with truffle shavings and a caramel drizzle. At that point, my transformation will be complete. And as I sit down with my coffee and gaze off into the middle distance, I’ll be sure to stop and think for a moment: who on earth am I? stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Owner Ray Percival says it’s part of providing a wider service to the community.“We now have lift chairs which are ideal for when people have had operations like hip replacements. They might need a lift chair temporarily after surgery, or they might need one full time in their home,” says Ray. “At Westernport Mobility, you can either hire or buy depending

on your needs.”

Another part of the new range is products to help those with rheumatism.“We have jar and bottle openers, and other home aids like special cutlery for those with arthritis, that help people maintain an independent life,” says Ray. At Westernport Mobility, it’s all about supplying products that make it easier for everyday

living. You can buy or hire most products, including mobility scooters, beds, lift chairs, walking aids, and living aids.

“Since opening the new store in Hastings we have been able to expand and improve our range for the community,” says Ray.

Westernport Mobility has qualified service technicians to provide clients with prompt and expert repairs and service.

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Your Hearing Questions Answered Is it important for patients to see an audiologist if they think they may be having difficulties hearing? Yes, if you are starting to notice difficulties it’s important to have a full hearing test. We don’t just test which sounds you can hear, we also check how clearly you can understand speech, in quiet and in background noise. Some common indications that you may have a hearing loss are: Turning the TV up Frequently asking for repeats Not being able to hear properly on the telephone Difficulty in noisy situations such as restaurants Missing out on important parts of the conversation Often your partner or a close family member may be the first person to notice that you are having difficulty hearing. Is it true that a lot of patients don’t actually need hearing aids? Yes. Probably 25 percent of those that we see do choose to get hearing aids. Some people have a little bit of hearing loss that we just need to talk about, and continue to monitor. Are there steps people who aren’t ready for hearing aids can do to help combat hearing loss? Yes. Pick a seat in a restaurant where

you can see the faces of the people that you are taking to. This can make it easier to follow what they are saying. With the television, if you’re not ready for hearing aids, we can get a set of cordless headphones. These can be one of the best options for hearing the TV clearly. Are there ever very simple solutions to hearing loss? Yes. Sometimes a hearing loss can be caused by ear wax blocking the canal. If someone needs a hearing aid, should they always choose the most expensive, top-of-the-line model? Most people don’t need the most expensive hearing aids, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. It really is patient specific. You don’t always need the absolute top-of theline hearing aid technology, if the features that you need are available in something less expensive. At Chelsea Hearing, we always offer you a range of options, and it is up to you to choose something that you are comfortable with. You should never feel pressured to proceed with hearing aids that you don’t feel ready for. Are smaller hearing aids more expensive? Generally, the style of the hearing aid does not have very much impact on the price. There are very good, small hearing aids available at all price points. Larger hearing aids are not necessarily less expensive either. The good news

is that the very small, comfortable hearing aids are suitable for most people these days. How much do hearing aids cost? Most people who are on a Centrelink pension (such as an age pension or a disability pension) are eligible for the Office of Hearing Services Voucher program. This enables them to choose from a range of hearing aids that are “free-to-client”. These hearing aids have improved significantly over the past few years, and a lot of people are pleasantly surprised at how natural they sound, and how small and comfortable they can be. Pensioners can also choose to contribute to more expensive hearing aids if they wish. For people who are not eligible for the voucher program, hearing aids typically start at $2,700 for a pair. What brand of hearing aids to you recommend? Chelsea Hearing is an independent clinic. We fit hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. Our recommendations are made after we have tested your hearing, looked in your ears, and had a discussion about the things that you want to hear well. We also take the time to consider your preference for style and size of the hearing aids, as well as your budget. We will recommend the most appropriate hearing aids for you, and we will always give you a range of options to choose from.

What is your philosophy on health care? If I wouldn’t do it for my Mum or Dad, I don’t do it for a patient. When I’m making recommendations for a patient, I think “if this was my mum or dad, with this hearing loss, and these difficulties, would I be making the same recommendations?”. If the answer is “yes”, then I know I’m doing my best for a patient. What does the relationship you have with your patients mean to you? The patient comes first. The patient is your customer and you want to have the healthiest, happiest patient that you can. That makes me happy as well. To know that we are helping that patient to be happy is just rewarding. What is one thing about your job that really sticks out in a positive way? It’s really nice to be able to make a difference for people. Often the partner of the person with a hearing loss may have been repeating themselves and having to speak louder for years. When we help with a hearing loss (often with hearing aids) it’s often the family members who notice the benefit first. Suddenly they don’t have to repeat everything, and they don’t get so tired from speaking loudly all day. It can make a big difference for the whole family.

the right pace of the individual patient. Some people come in here, and they know they want to get hearing aids and they want to get it all happening as quickly as possible. Other people come in, and they are having some difficulties hearing, but they don’t know if they have a hearing loss. They may need a little bit more time to understand their hearing loss, and the options available. It doesn’t help anyone to push someone in to getting hearing aids before they are ready for them, or to pressure someone to purchase hearing aids that cost more than they are comfortable with. Sometimes the best thing to do is explain what’s causing the problem, and what solutions are available. It can also be helpful to bring your partner or a close family member to your appointment with you.

Do you have rules that you live by when treating patients? My number one rule is to take things at

Your audiologist, Cathryn Williams

Hearing problems? We can help you Chelsea Hearing is accredited by the Office of Hearing Services to provide services to eligible pensioners. This includes free to client hearing tests and hearing aids.

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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on a computer screen and can be individually adapted to suit each person’s personal needs. Once engaged with the games, patients often claim “this is fun….I can’t believe it’s therapy!” This level of engagement stimulates the motor

learning process and helps the patient to perform the high numbers of active repetitions required to drive neuroplasticity. The PABLO® system is one of many tools used by therapists at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation

Hospital to help patients in their recovery from a stroke. For more information about their facilities, services or programs please call 9788 3333. Referrals: Outpatient referrals can be sent to:

St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199. Fax: (03) 9788 3280 Inpatient referrals can be sent to: Fax: (03) 9788 3304

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Stonecats slide to six match slump DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn FRANKSTON YCW suffered a thrilling three point loss to Bonbeach this Saturday, which sees their streak of games without a win in MPNFL Division One stretch to a stunning six matches. After their match was called off last week due to an injury, the Stonecats were looking to snap their bad run of form against a Bonbeach side that has struggled at times this season. Frankston YCW got off to a strong start and took a nine point lead into the first break, but Bonbeach were not going to let the game get away from them. After the ball bounced to kick off proceedings in the second term, Bonbeach quickly kicked their way back into the game, and kept in touch with the Stonecats all day. Bonbeach reduced the lead to just three points at half time, and they went on to take the lead and go into the final break with a three point advantage of their own. A nail biting final quarter saw only two scoring shots registered, as both sides worked tirelessly to grasp desperately needed wins. As the final siren sounded, it was Bonbeach who just had their noses ahead, as they gained a stunning victory over Frankston YCW 9.7 (61) to 8.10 (58). The shock result for Frankston YCW sees them stumble to fifth place, uncharted territory for a side that is used to sitting comfortably in the top positions of the ladder. They take on fourth place Frankston Bombers in a vital

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clash at Greg Beck Oval next week. Around the grounds, Mornington came close to pulling off the upset of the season, as they made EdithvaleAspendale work hard for a gritty victory. Mornington shocked their highly fancied opponents by racing out of the gates, kicking five goals to two in a one sided first quarter. Not willing to go down without a fight, Edithvale-Aspendale stormed the second quarter with an impressive

display of their own, as they kicked six goals to Mornington’s one to wrestle back the lead. In difficult conditions, it became clear that one end was certainly the favourable scoring end, as Mornington went on to reclaim their lead by the threequarter time break, but only by a narrow six point margin. The ninth place Bulldogs were desperate to claim the win, but ultimately the strength of Edithvale-Aspendale overpowered them in the final term, as

they bested the Bulldogs 12.8 (80) to 13.13 (91). The win takes Edithvale-Aspendale to second place on the ladder, one game behind Sorrento. Last weekend Edithvale-Aspendale also claimed a hard fought victory, as they took on Pines in a thrilling encounter. The contest swung back and forth throughout the day, but as the final siren sounded it was EdithvaleAspendale who found themselves just ahead. The score finished Pines 12.17 (89) to Edithvale-Aspendale 14.6 (90). At Olympic Oval, Rosebud played host to in form ladder leaders Sorrento. Sorrento were boosted by the return of tall forward Chris Dawes, a welcomed addition to a side that was already strong as it was. The Sharks flexed their muscle with a dominant showing in the first half, as they went into the main break with a comfortable 37 point advantage. Lowly Rosebud were able to show some signs of fight in the second half, but exited the contest with nothing to show for it, as they succumbed to Sorrento 9.9 (63) to 15.12 (102). It was a complete team performance from the Sharks, with Zach Byrns, Nick Corp, and Chris Dawes kicking three goals each. The win keeps the Sharks a game clear on top of the ladder and caps off a good week for Sorrento, as they confirmed during the week that they had locked in playing coach Luke Tapscott to continue coaching the club next season. Belvedere Reserve also saw action on Saturday, as bottom of the ladder

Seaford hosted Frankston Bombers. Despite entering the contest with just one win to their name, Seaford looked the better team in the early stages of the contest, as they went into the quarter time break with a four point lead. Although they looked as if they might provide some fight in the first quarter, Frankston Bombers quickly asserted their authority on the match, as they kicked away with a seven goal to one second quarter that put Seaford out of the contest. Seaford could not cut back the lead throughout the rest of the afternoon, as Frankston Bombers ran out convincing victors 10.5 (65) to 15.14 (104). Curtis Baker performed valiantly for the losing side with five goals, while Jay Reynolds and Sam Fox both booted five majors each for the victors. Fox has now booted ten goals in his last two games. In the final match of Division One this weekend, Pines took on Mt Eliza at Eric Bell Reserve. Pines were coming off a heartbreaking one point loss to Edithvale-Aspendale last weekend, and were looking to bounce back with a win. The contest was an even one, with the margin only standing at three points in Pines’ favour at the three-quarter time break. Despite looking set to go down to the wire, Mt Eliza showed their class and quality in the final term to run away with that game, with the score finishing 7.15 (57) to 11.9 (75) in Mt Eliza’s favour.

Impressive Kangaroos upset Bulls DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn LANGWARRIN have battled hard to secure an upset victory against Karingal at Lloyd Park in MPNFL Division Two football on Saturday. The Kangaroos started quickly and put themselves in the box seat with a dominant first half, thanks in part to a standout performance in the ruck from Matt Naughton, who gave his midfielders first use of the ball all day. Langwarrin were smashing Karingal through the middle, dominating centre clearances and barely giving the Bulls a look in during the first half. Karingal’s frustration was starting to show as Aaron Paxton was sent off the field after a heated scuffle and verbal confrontation with the umpire, much to the delight of the Langwarrin crowd. With the game rapidly getting out of reach, Karingal had to have a big third term to stay in touch, and they certainly did. The Bulls finally showed the quality that got them to second place on the ladder and closed the margin to just two goals at the three-quarter time break. The task of holding on to the lead was also made more difficult by the fact that Langwarrin were reduced to just one man on the interchange bench, with the biggest blow being the loss of playing co-coach Blake McCormack who was stretchered from the field after a huge head knock. Up against the odds in the final term, Langwarrin fought valiantly to hold onto their lead, and ended up taking out a brave victory over Karingal 12.17 (89) to 11.5 (71).

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Matt Stanley was the standout performer for the losing side, as he booted five goals at crucial times to keep his side alive. Blake McCormack, who appeared in good spirits after his injury scare during the game, said he was optimistic about how his side could run out the rest of the year. “It’s fantastic to see where we’ve come from since the start of the season to now. We’ve got good support around the club which makes your job super easy as a coach. We’re super proud of the lads and their challenge for the finals,” he said. “It’s onwards and upwards from here; to take a scalp like this in the back end of the season give us a heap of hope.” Langwarrin were also inspired by the news that they had closed the gap on

fifth place Hastings, who fell to Rye at RJ Rowley Reserve. In difficult conditions, Rye absolutely blitzed Hastings in the first term with a stunning eight goals to one display. Despite being put on the back foot early, Hasting enjoyed a much more fruitful second term, as they took advantage of kicking to the scoring end and cut the lead to three goals at the half time break. The see-sawing contest again fell in Rye’s favour in the third term, with Hastings held to just one behind and the lead blowing out to 39 points. Despite a late fight back, it was a case of too little too late for Hastings, as they succumbed to an impressive Rye outfit 13.9 (87) to 9.17 (71). Adam Kirkwood was the star player on the day, as he kicked four goals in

a best on ground performance for Rye. At Pearcedale Recreation Reserve, Pearcedale put on an impressive performance against Devon Meadows in front of a bumper home crowd. The main drawcard for the day was Pearcedale’s new signing, as former AFL All Australian and North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie made his debut in a one off appearance for the club. The cameo deal is similar to the one that saw Barry Hall play a game in Pearcedale colours last season. Petrie got the crowd involved with an early goal, but largely played second fiddle as his teammates stole the show. Pearcedale held a seventeen point lead going into the final break, but the game was still not dead and buried. With Devon Meadows threatening a fight back, Petrie made a move into the ruck to help stem the flow, and the tactic worked effectively. Pearcedale had to survive a late scare, but ended up running out eight point victors over Devon Meadows 10.8 (68) to 9.6 (60). At Red Hill Recreation Reserve, Red Hill took on Chelsea in a highly anticipated clash of third against fourth. Although it looked on paper to be an even contest, unfortunately the game was fairly one sided right from the outset. Red Hill proved to be the more effective team in the wet, as they frustrated the Seagulls by holding them to just two goals in the first half. Chelsea were helped by a four goal performance from Curtis Bywater, who took his tally for the year to 39, but in the end it counted for little as Red Hill

proved too strong, claiming victory 12.6 (78) to 6.5 (41). It was business as usual for Dromana as they took on Somerville, but they had to survive a big early scare first. Top of the ladder Dromana have hardly put a foot wrong all season, but were shell shocked as Somerville held them goalless in the first term to take a 16 point lead into the quarter time break. Suddenly faced with an unexpected challenge, it didn’t take long for Dromana to correct their course and gain the lead. By half time they held a five point advantage, and that lead only grew as the day went on. Sam Fowler and Ethan Johnstone impressed for Dromana with five and four goals respectively, as their side ran out convincing winners 15.17 (107) to 8.6 (54). The final game for the weekend saw two sides planted to the bottom of the ladder face off, as Crib Point played host to Tyabb. The Yabbies looked the more dominant team in the first quarter, but couldn’t convert that into dominance on the scoreboard as they kicked a disappointing one goal and eight behinds. Tyabb’s inaccuracy looked to be proving their own downfall, as Crib Point stayed in touch and went into half time with a one point lead despite having fewer scoring shots. Tyabb fought hard in the second half, but were almost made to pay for their earlier inaccuracy. It wasn’t easy, but the Yabbies eventually claimed the win over Crib Point 6.11 (47) to 8.16 (64).

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Skelly returns to Strikers, Johnston too SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie JAMIE Skelly has nine games left to save Peninsula Strikers from relegation from State 2 South-East. The revolving door at Centenary Park was spinning once more after Casey Comets shot themselves in the foot by sacking Skelly as head coach last week and inadvertently giving Strikers a lifeline. Within hours of his sacking Skelly had agreed to join Strikers on the proviso that Trevor Johnston remain as president. Johnston had resigned the previous night but the chance to rescue his club’s faltering season proved too good to resist and a back flip was duly performed. Skelly became Strikers’ seventh coach in 12 months following in the footsteps of Craig Lewis, Billy Buchanan, Willie Raines, Andy O’Dell, Jamie Paterson and Lenny Greenan. Skelly had previously coached Strikers in 2012 and was unveiled as new head coach last Tuesday and a player exodus from Comets was evident with Alex van Heerwarden, George Whiteoak, John Prescott and Liam Ryan joining Strikers with more players expected to arrive from Comets Stadium this week. Skelly also lured his Comets assistant and former Strikers player Joe Donaghy to Centenary Park as well as long-time friend Ben Caffrey who had been assistant playing coach at Frankston Pines. Strikers also completed the signing of goalkeeper Dylan Mery and winger Sayed Fatemi from NPL club Kingston City last week but Fatemi dislocated his shoulder at training and was sidelined last weekend. But the Skelly effect wasn’t immediate as Strikers failed to overcome fellow relegation candidate Old Scotch who came away from Centenary Park on Saturday with a precious 1-0 win. The pivotal moment in the contest came in the 11th minute when a slick counter-attack and a stunning finish caught Strikers on the hop. Jonathan Beamish on the left played the ball inside to Sam Shearer whose first-time lay-off sent Kurt Emery clear and he saw that Mery had come too far off his line and struck the ball over his head and under the bar for the winner. The extent of the Achilles injury that forced Whiteoak off at half-time will be determined this week but it forced a reshuffle with big Dave Selan who had struggled to contain Jack Branagan in the first half switching from left back and linking with van Heerwarden in defence. It wasn’t long before van Heerwarden was sent up front and although Strikers pressured Old Scotch they couldn’t find a way past visiting keeper Hugh-James Thomas, who was excellent. Thomas had smothered at the feet of Ryan Thompson in the first half but he should have been beaten in the 57th minute when Ryan blew a great chance to level by striking his shot across the keeper and just wide of the far post when well positioned. Strikers are now nine points from safety at the foot of the table with the league’s worst goal difference but Prescott is available after being suspended for the Old Scotch match and is certain to bolster Strikers’ attacking options. The scene is set for a stirring derby battle on Saturday when Strikers go to Monterey Reserve to face fellow

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State 2 side Frankston Pines who lost 4-0 away to title contender Mazenod last weekend. A Lynton Pieterse double had Mazenod in control at half time and a Nick D’Angelo penalty and an Anthony Hammer strike sealed Pines’ fate. In State 1 South-East news Mornington drew 2-2 at home against Beaumaris on Saturday. Max Etheridge opened the scoring with a sweetly struck volley in the 3rd minute and doubled the lead in the 62nd minute after breaking clear onto a Sammy Orritt through ball. But two goals in the last 15 minutes gave the visitors a point, the first a stunning Zach Lemke volley in the 75th minute and the second a closerange strike from Toby Newell 10 minutes later. There were emotional scenes at Mornington training last Thursday night when veteran striker Wayne Gordon announced his departure. “It shocked everyone because they never saw it coming but I just felt that with us playing catch-up again I thought it was better for everyone concerned if I moved on to a new challenge,” Gordon said. “I could have gone to Strikers but after talking to Tony Saunders I decided to join Doveton.” Gordon, 33, was in his sixth season at Dallas Brooks Park and has not ruled out a return. In State 3 South-East news Skye United was thumped 5-0 away to title chasing Boroondara-Carey Eagles and needs to quickly arrest its mini slump if it is to have any chance of resurrecting its season.

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The news from State 3 rival Seaford United was far more positive. When Matt Morris-Thomas took over as senior coach at North Seaford Reserve in late May the club had just three points and relegation seemed a formality. But under Morris-Thomas there’s been a revival and it continued with Saturday’s 3-1 home win over Collingwood City which has pushed Seaford onto nine points and given it hope. The visitors had the home side on the back foot thanks to a Pat Makris goal in the 4th minute but Jeremy Schwellinger capitalised on a defensive error in the 30th minute to level. Four minutes before the interval Dylan Waugh put Seaford ahead and good pressure by Waugh paid off in the 80th minute when Callum Richardson was at the back post for a tapin. In State 4 South news Baxter returned to the bottom of the league ladder after losing 2-1 away to Dandenong South on Saturday. An injury time winner from Ali Demiri won it for the home side after Stuart McKenzie had equalised for Baxter in the 68th minute. Meanwhile Somerville shocked title contender Chelsea with a 2-1 home win last weekend which keeps the local club’s State 5 South promotion push firmly on course. Somerville started on the front foot with player-coach Dave Greening twice forcing decent saves out of Chelsea keeper Rhys Davies. Chelsea took the lead against the run of play when a slick move in the 20th minute saw Zachary Luecke

bury his chance from a tight angle. Somerville then went close through Bjorn Kutschera and Joel Wade before Greening’s shot was cleared off the line only to fall to Louis Griffiths who made no mistake from close range in the 35th minute. The contest was settled in the 83rd minute when a fierce inswinging corner from Damien Garcia flew into the top corner despite Davies getting a hand to it. “We had a game plan today which the lads carried out superbly against a team that without question is one of the league’s best sides,” said Greening. “The character and sheer hunger we have in that changing room at the moment is first class.” Aspendale blew a two-goal lead at home to Endeavour Hills Fire in their State 5 South clash and had to settle for a 2-2 draw last weekend. Domenic Paul put the home side ahead in the 12th minute and Dan Barbour increased the lead following a corner in the 72nd minute but goals from Eid Sarwari and substitute Kirobel Begashaw in the last 15 minutes denied the home side from claiming all three points. Aspendale’s best were Paul, Alex Griffiths and Noah Berends. In NPLW news Southern United lost last Saturday’s home clash with Senior NTC 6-0 while the under-19s lost 8-1 to Junior NTC with Briana Dias scoring for Southern. The under-16s match was abandoned at half-time due to adverse weather conditions with Mini NTC leading 2-0.

Seaford shines: Jeremy Schwellinger scored in Seaford United’s 3-1 win over Collingwood City last weekend. Picture: John Punshon Eagles soar: Damien Garcia’s corner proved decisive for Somerville Eagles. Picture: John Punshon

Next weekend’s games: FRIDAY, 8.30pm: Dandenong City v Langwarrin (Frank Holohan Soccer Complex), Richmond v Mornington (Kevin Bartlett Reserve). SATURDAY 3pm: Frankston Pines v Peninsula Strikers (Monterey Reserve), Skye Utd v South Yarra (Skye Recreation Reserve), Bayside Argonauts v Seaford Utd (Shipston Reserve), Baxter v Dandenong Warriors (Baxter Park), Somerville Eagles v Casey Panthers (Somerville Secondary College), Aspendale bye. SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bayside Utd (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).


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By Brodie Cowburn CHELSEA Gulls have kept the pressure on first place Shepparton Gators with a victory over the Bulleen Boomers in Men’s Division One Basketball on Saturday. Travelling to East Doncaster Secondary College to take on the eight placed outfit, the Gulls went in as strong favourites for the clash. Chelsea started off the contest on the right foot, taking a five point lead into the half time break. Although the Boomers remained in touch with the Gulls, Chelsea quickly killed the game with a dominant third quarter, as they ran out victors (85) to (96). Chelsea captain Corey Standerfer had another brilliant game for the Gulls, as he bucketed a whopping 37 points, shooting at 76 percent accuracy and at 80 percent accuracy from the three point line. Matt Brasser also contributed with an impressive 22 points, which helped the Gulls get over the line. Chelsea currently sit equal on wins with Shepparton, however the Gators have the added advantage of a game in hand. At David Collings Indoor Leisure Centre, Western Port Steelers hosted Warrandyte Venom as they looked to continue their good run of form. Warrandyte came into the contest looking to present a challenge, and proved no easy task for the Steelers in the first stages of the game. The seventh placed Venom got the game underway with an impressive first quarter, as they took an 11 point lead into the first break. Despite their early domination, the Venom were quickly put on the back foot by Western Port, who bounced back and looked comfortable. An incredible third quarter in which the Steelers outscored the Venom 22 to 6 was the final nail in the coffin, as Western Port eventually claimed the win (85) to (61). The win cements the Steelers comfortably in fourth place and sets them up well for the rest of the season. It was an impressive all around team performance

by Western Port, who had four players register point tallies in the double digits. To nobody’s surprise, Dylan Travis was again the star for the Steelers, as he dropped 27 points and won an impressive 13 rebounds. Western Port will face a tough task next weekend as they take on fifth place Warrnambool Seahawks. In Men’s Division Two action, the Southern Peninsula Sharks claimed a vital over Sherbrooke Suns to keep their season alive. With just two wins separating second place from sixth place, any loss from this point on could prove a death blow for the Sharks, but they worked hard to gain a victory over the Suns. The Suns sit just above last place on the table, and the Sharks had little trouble dealing with them. Southern Peninsula went into the half time break with a commanding 21 point lead, and Sherbrooke Suns could do little to stem the flow of points. Sharks superstar Colin Voss had an unusually quiet game, but his teammates made up for it with impressive displays, with Ben James leading from the front with 25 points. Dave Smith also had a big game for the Sharks, as he won 13 rebounds in an impressive display. In Division Two Women’s Basketball, the Mornington Breakers overran the Sherbrooke Suns to stretch their run of wins to three consecutive games and steady their shaky start to the season. Last placed Sherbrooke went into the clash with just one win to their name, but looked competitive in the first quarter. Mornington were shocked to go into the first break one point down, and responded brilliantly with a stunning second quarter in which they outscored the Suns 27-11. Although the Suns continued to fight, the damage had already been done, and the Breakers ran out with a comprehensive (67) to (77) win. Ashleigh Wright again top scored for Mornington with 22 points, while Erin Ludwick was also impressive with 21 points of her own.

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