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Station opens and roads close THE newly constructed Carrum Station is set to open on 17 February. The opening of the elevated station will signal the end of two weeks of headaches for Frankston line passengers, who will have to catch buses between Moorabbin and Frankston stations between 2 February and 16 February. During the closure period, level crossing removals at Eel Race Road in Carrum and Mascot Avenue in Bonbeach will take place. A connection from McLeod Road to the Nepean Highway will open on 10 February. The closure of access to Eel Race Road is a move which has proved divisive. In 2017, a petition with over 500 signatures protesting the roadworks was handed to Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny (“Eel Race Road closure soon”, The Times, 29/1/2019). While Carrum Station opens on 17 February, work on the station, parking, and landscaping will continue through the year. Transport minister Jacinta Allan said “we thank locals for their patience while we build a new Carrum station, and get rid of these dreaded level crossings once and for all.” Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “a new connection from McLeod Road to the Nepean Highway, as well as the Karrum Karrum bridge, will deliver more reliable travel times for local drivers.” “This major project will deliver so many benefits to our local community. For the first time ever, we will have direct access to Carrum Beach. And we will never have to wait at boom gates again,” she said. “I want to thank all of the workers who have been working so hard to deliver this significant project, on time, with minimal disruptions. I also want to thank our local community for their patience. Not long to go now.”

WORKS at Carrum Station are nearing completion. Picture: LXRP

VicRoads issue scam warning SCAMMERS are targeting businesses and homes in Frankston and Langwarrin pretending to be VicRoads workers. VicRoads issued a statement last week which read that the organisation had been “alerted to six cases of people being scammed across Melbourne with the fake workers targeting businesses and homes in areas including Craigieburn, Frankston, and Langwarrin.” VicRoads says that one person was scammed out of $20,000 by fake workers who offered to fix his driveway. “In the most serious case, two men claiming to be working for VicRoads and displaying fake VicRoads identification, knocked on the door of a house in Langwarrin and told the property owner they were selling left over asphalt from nearby construction projects and offered to fix the driveway,” the statement read. “The owner agreed to the work, and within minutes trucks and rolling machines arrived. The owner paid $20,000 and was presented with a fake invoice with the company name Vic Road Marking Pty Ltd. “The scam is elaborate with the men not only using fake VicRoads branded identification, they are also driving a fake VicRoads branded Mazda ute.” Department of Transport executive director for metro south east Vince Punaro said “our staff never perform work on private property, and they certainly don’t go from door-to-door offering to do asphalting or line marking.” “These incidents are very concerning and we would encourage anybody who suspects they may have been a victim of these scams to report it to Victoria Police immediately,” he said.

Crackdown on noise complaints Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au A NEW local law has been introduced to punish owners of short stay rental properties whose guests cause trouble and make too much noise. Under the new local law, owners will be charged an annual registration

fee of $150, with a penalty of up to $2000 for those who fail to register. If three substantiated complaints or one severe complaint is made to Frankston Council in regards to a property, owners face cancellation of their registration. Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer said “the new local law endeavours to set a standard of management for short

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Frankston festival this weekend THE Frankston Waterfront Festival will take place for the 21st time this weekend. The main stage on the evening will feature musical acts Kingswood, Emma Donovan, and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks. Other performers include The Tarantinos, Phil Para, Brooke Taylor, TK Reeve, and INSTYNKT. Amusement rides will also roll into town for the festival, including Australia’s largest transportable extreme

ride, The Beast. Food trucks, wine, and craft beer will be on offer for visitors looking for something to eat or drink. The night will be capped off with a fireworks display over the water. Discussions had taken place to cancel the festival’s fireworks show, but ultimately it was decided that they should proceed (“Fireworks show to proceed”, The Times, 3/2/20). The Frankston Waterfront Festival will take place Saturday 15 February,

11am–10pm, and Sunday 16 February, 11am–6pm at Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront. Entry for the event is free. More information at waterfrontfestival.com.au

VISITORS at last year’s Waterfront Festival. Picture: Supplied

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We’re building big in the south east and there will be disruptions We’re removing 75 level crossings with 31 already gone. As we prepare to open Carrum Station on Monday 17 February, there will be disruptions on the Frankston line. Public transport disruptions: Buses or coaches replace trains

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Dog seized A DOG has been seized after an alleged attack on Heatherhill Road, Frankston last week. It is alleged that a dog was involved in an attack on Sunday, 2 February. Frankston Council officers seized the dog on 4 February, and will hold it in custody until an investigation is completed. A 44-year-old Frankston woman has been charged with owning a dog that bit a person causing serious injury, failing to have effective control of a dog in public, and failing to register a dog. A council statement read that it has “seized the dog in question in accordance with the Domestic Animals Act”. “Our officers would like to thank members of the public who provided information to assist in the early stages of this investigation,” the statement read. “Due to the sensitive nature of this incident and the pending court case, council will not be commenting any further on this matter.”

police. The man was charged with extortion, making threats of serious injury, and making threats to damage property. He was bailed to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 16 July. His arrest followed the execution of a search warrant, which resulted in the seizing of clothes and a phone. A 21-year-old Tarneit man was also arrested by police, and is yet to be charged.

Armed robbery POLICE are looking for two offenders who committed an armed robbery near Seaford Station, 5.40am 2 February. Four people, aged between 18 and 19, were walking home from the station when they were robbed at knifepoint by two men. Wallets and phones were stolen from the victims. No injuries to the victims were recorded. Police are hoping that anyone near Johnstone Street, Seaford may have captured CCTV of the incident. Any information to Frankston CIU on 9784 5555.

Bikie club ‘affiliates’ Teens charged under arrest TWO teenagers have been charged POLICE have arrested two people they say are “affiliates” of the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Club in relation to extortion allegations. Police allege that a Carrum Downs business was the victim of an extortion attempt on 17 October, 2019. On 28 January, a 23-year-old Rockbank man was arrested by

with a series of thefts from cars parked at train stations. Two boys from Frankston, 14 and 16-years-old, have both been hit with over 100 charges, including theft and criminal damage related offences. It is alleged the offenders broke into more than 50 cars parked at Cranbourne, Hallam, Berwick, and Mer-

inda Park train stations on Thursday, 30 January. The two boys will appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Ramming charges FIVE people have been arrested after the alleged attempted ramming of a police car at a Frankston apartment, 1 February. Police allege that offenders tried to ram the police car in the car park of a Nepean Highway apartment, and soon fled the scene. Five people were later arrested for drug offences and stolen property offences at the apartment. A 31-year-old Frankston man was arrested at a petrol station on Frankston-Flinders Road on 6 February in relation to the attempted ramming. He was charged with two counts of theft of motor vehicle, two counts of reckless exposure of police officer to risk by driving, two counts of resist police, possess ammunition, possess methamphetamine, and other driving offences. He was remanded to appear in court on 7 February.

Power tools taken POLICE are looking for a man who stole power tools from a car in Frankston. Police say that in the morning on 9 December 2019, a man entered a car park on Yuille Street, Frankston. The man broke into a vehicle and stole $8000 worth of power tools from it. An image of a man police wish to

speak to in relation to the incident has been released. Any information to Senior Constable Seymour at Frankston CIU on 9784 5555. Report information confidentially to Crime Stoppers. A MAN police wish to speak to in relation to the theft of power tools from Frankston. Picture: Supplied

THE failed Liberal candidate for the state seat of Frankston is facing allegations of leaking police information. Michael Lamb, a former Frankston police station commander Senior Sergeant, was last year suspended with pay from his position on the police force after being charged with disclosing police information without reasonable excuse. The Labor state government put out a statement last week addressing the allegations. “Claims aired in Frankston Magistrates’ Court regarding the alleged leaking of privileged police information by former Liberal candidate for Frankston Michael Lamb have raised serious questions for former Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy and current leader Michael O’Brien,” the release read. Deputy Premier James Merlino said “what did [Matthew Guy and current Liberal leader Michael O’Brien] know and when? And if they were aware of the arrest, why did they keep it secret from the Victorian people?” “Most importantly was Matthew Guy or the Liberal Party involved in this scandal, did they direct Mr Lamb to allegedly leak privileged police information to the media,” Mr Merlino said. Mr Lamb’s next court date is on 21 February at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court. Mr Lamb was comfortably defeated at the state election by sitting member Paul Edbrooke.

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Centrelink site set to shutdown Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au THE federal government’s shock decision to close the Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices next month was a “real kick in the guts”, Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Sam Hearn said last week. As from Monday 23 March Centrelink clients will have to travel 24 kilometres to the Rosebud office, 14km to Frankston or 18km to Hastings. “This will be a terrible outcome for the community in terms of the challenges it creates and will make it really hard on families who rely on those services,” Cr Hearn said. The shire estimates closing Centrelink Mornington will impact up to 3000 low-income households, 11,000 older people, 800 unemployed people, 1700 single-parent families and 12,000 people with a disability (including 3731 with disability parking permits and 1170 NDIS participants). “The shire was not advised or consulted on this matter nor was the local community,” Cr Hearn said. “The intended closure date gives very little time for service users to make other arrangements.” Flinders MP, Health Minister Greg Hunt, was also left out of the loop. “I received a letter on Wednesday 5 February. Within the first five minutes of receiving the letter I took immediate action and spoke directly with [Government Services] Minister [Stuart] Robert,” he said. “I am currently fighting for satellite services to be provided in Mornington. “I am profoundly disappointed that neither I

nor the community were informed or consulted prior to this decision being made.” Mornington Community Information and Support Centre manager Stuart Davis-Meehan described the closure as “horrendous”. “We have a lot of clients who rely on that service and getting to Frankston or Rosebud will be extremely difficult for them,” he said. “A lot of clients come here asking where the Centrelink office is [so] this decision will make it a nightmare. “It doesn’t make any sense to me. It will just make life more difficult for those doing it tough.” Peninsula-based journalist Debbie Lee broke the news of the impending closure on Southern Mornington Peninsula Noticeboard: “Centrelink in Mornington is due to close on 23 March. The public are being kept in the dark until it is too late for protest.” Statistics supplied by the shire show the peninsula has a much higher aged population than greater Melbourne and the state average; more people with a disability; more unemployed young people, and more people without internet connection. Increased foot traffic at other Centrelink sites is likely to increase queues for clients across the peninsula. Nepean MP Chris Brayne said the closure was “a huge concern to many people in my community who access this office for their aged pension, disability payments, and other services”. “Many of my constituents do not own a computer and rely on the staff at Centrelink to help with their payments,” Mr Brayne said. “My concern is that Rosebud Centrelink could be the next office to close. I have written to [Mr Hunt] seeking urgent clarification.”

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INSTYNKT to rock The Waterfront Festival REVELLERS are in for a treat this weekend with classic rockers, INSTYNKT, tearing up the mainstage at The Waterfront Festival. The break-through band from Melbourne’s South-East includes, singer Charlie Lane, guitarist Michael Uberti, bassist, Shilo Uberti and drummer Mack Nicholson. Michael, Shilo and Mack have been playing together for five years and caught up at the Frankston Waterfront last week to check out the spot for their next big gig. “The stage will be awesome. We can’t wait to get in front of a new crowd,” Michael said. “We’ll be playing crowd favourite, a song called ‘Flowers’, which is a bit of a rock ballad. People really get into it and sing along so it should be a lot of fun.” Shilo said the band was focused on their original music and were looking forward to recording next month. “To make it, you have to do your own stuff and that’s what we’ll be doing at The Waterfront Festival, as well as our cover of Elvis’ ‘A little Less Conversation’.” The band was influenced by the sounds of AC/ DC, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe and nineties grunge. Twin brothers, Michael and Shilo, said their taste in music probably started with their dad. “Our love of rock probably came from being

forced to listen to it in the car with Dad. He was always playing Queen, INXS and the gunners,” Michael said. Shilo said the boys had been taking their music more seriously since launching INSTYNKT with Charlie almost a year ago. “We have a lot more chemistry and the enjoyment hasn’t stopped,” he said. “I’ve been enjoying it even more,” Mack added. The drummer was feeling a little star-struck at the prospect of playing alongside Kingswood, who will rock the mainstage before the fireworks on Saturday night. “Being up there on stage will be sweet but to tell you the truth, I’m most excited about meeting Kingswood,” he said. After The Waterfront Festival, INSTYNKT are off to Sydney to test their sound on an interstate crowd so be sure to catch them on the mainstage at 12.45 Sunday. For more information about the festival’s music, food trucks, rides, market stalls and fireworks, visit: waterfrontfestival.com.au Date: Saturday 15 February, 11am–10pm and Sunday 16 February, 11am–6pm Cost: FREE entry with costs for rides, market stalls, food and amusements Location: 7N Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront L-R: Shilo, Michael and Mack.


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Saturday 15 February 11am–10pm Sunday 16 February 11am–6pm waterfrontfestival.com.au

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Proudly presented by The Cheeky Squire Here, in the centre of the action, you will experience some of Australia’s coolest live musicians. The food trucks are a stone’s throw away and a cold beverage is always within arm’s reach. Cheers!

The Waterfront Festival Market Shop till you drop at The Waterfront Festival Market. If handcrafted goods are your jam, this is the zone for you. Chat to artisans and stall holders about their wares.

The festival stages are not the only place you will find live entertainment. Our roving entertainers have a knack for popping up when you least expect it. They may even lure you in to be part of the fun!

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Rock around the clock with live bands Feast on flavours at the Food Truck Square Laze on the grass in The Garden Bar Keep your cool at The Beach and Beyond Make your way through tons of fun FREE activities • Find thrills aplenty at Fun Fair Rides and Amusements • Pack a towel and bathers for the water activities • Rest or play at the Lawn and Lounge • Settle in for the Saturday night fireworks spectacular

The Beach Stage Fireworks display Make this the year you see The Waterfront Festival fireworks over the bay! Festival families and friends line the beach with blankets and count down to the stunning spectacle of light and colour at 9.45pm Saturday night.

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More music, including local acoustic artists, can be found throughout the festival site. The full line up is available by visiting: waterfrontfestival.com.au

Take on inflatable obstacles, try stand up paddle boarding and test your sailing skills at The Beach and Beyond. Don’t forget to pack your bathers, sunscreen, hat and towel!

Food Truck Square Wander from stall to stall and experience them all. The variety of flavour sensations at the Food Truck Square will rock your world.

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The Beach Stage is where you can find young up and coming live music acts. Take in the tunes and get in on the action with a music making lesson. The next Elvis may be among us!

Rides and amusements Ups, downs and all arounds! The view of the Bay is all the better when you’re strapped in to one of the festival’s thrilling rides. Daredevils will be spoilt for choice.

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Gas and electric light at Frankston - improvement imperative Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE Frankston Gas Works (its registered name is longer, more imposing, and includes some reference to electric light) failed to show any sign of animation last Friday night. In the past “The Works” have been afflicted with varied and numerous ailments – some serious, others merely superficial – but all more or less affecting the efficiency of the light supply – particularly the electric light. Whatever may be the deficiencies at “The Works” there is certainly no lack of imagination in framing excuses for their numerous shortcomings. Reckless opossum in sportive mood have been blamed for intercepting electric current while wayward branches of overhanging trees are instanced as the frequent cause of reduced current. A fashionable summer ailment at “The Works” is shortage of water supply, and it must prove awkward when the season does not render this a valid excuse. In the winter, of course, there is a larger variety of “causes” to choose from. Floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, all serve to explain why the light failed. Last Friday’s stoppage, it is said, was due to the lack of coal. It was not that coal was unprocurable, but simply that supplies had been allowed to run out. “The Works” received its belated consignment of coal on Saturday morning and the shipping strike received all the blame. Fortunately, or unfortunately,

pearing , rather incongruous, was quite necessary, experience having proved that the electric power of the Frankston brand is most eratic and as likely as not would plunge a church concert into inky blackness, just as readily as it would a “Welcome Home” entertainment. When the works remained silent on Friday night the town, as before stated, brought out its reserve forces in the shape of kerosene lamps. It would be incorrect to say that the users of gas as an illuminant suffered no inconvenience thereby. They did. So did the users of the electric light, but the latter have long since learned to expect the light when they see it. At “The Standard” office (where the large printing machine is worked by a gas engine, the publication of the paper was delayed for some hours. “The Works” in addition to a shortage of coal were evidently extra deficient in a supply of common civility. No notice was given to “The Standard” that power could not be supplied as usual, and it was not till Friday afternoon, when the paper was ready for press, that the discovery was made that there was no gas in the pipes. Other people in the town were treated with more consideration. “The Standard”is not a favorite at “The Works”, which perhaps accounts for the discrimination shown. “The Works” may represent a monopoly in its own particular line, but its sphere does not extend to a censorship of “The Standard” columns, and if the price of “The Standard’s” silence is the favor and good will and bad gas of “The Works,” “The

residents have become inured to the discomforting vagaries of “The Works” and it was no unusual task for the people to set forth their kerosene lamps and patiently await developments. Long practice is making the task commonplace. The ever-increasing price of commodities, the shortage of sugar and the machinations of the profiteer arouses the average householder to a display of intense indignation. But, the failure of Frankston’s light! Well, that is an evil to be borne philosophically, like one’s pet corn. It has come to be accepted as a characteristic peculiar to the town – something like the Kananook Creek or the stray dog nuisance. Authority sits calmly by, and if occasion demands will number the gas supply and electric light amongst Frankston’s acquisitions. The presence of gas there is no denying. It pervades the atmosphere in every direction. One advantage connected with the recent stoppage at “The Works” was the welcome freedom from, for one night at least, nauseous gas fumes, which regularly pervade the streets as well as the houses. The existence of the electric light is not so easily proved. It is altogether a Will-o-the-wisp affair and quite as illusive. The uncertainty attaching to its materialisation was demonstrated at the Mechanics’ Hall on Saturday night last, when hanging kerosene lamps burned blithely alongside electric globes. The combination, although ap-

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Final fling: Langwarrin took on Peninsula Old Boys in the grand final of the Jack Peacock Cup, the association’s Twenty-20 competition. Langwarrin took home the chocolates. Picture: Rab Siddhi

Big totals set the scene for tough chases By Brodie Cowburn

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A BRILLIANT knock of 86 not out from Simon Dart helped Red Hill to a big total against Moorooduc on Saturday. Choosing to bat first at home, Red Hill were impressive. Opener Matthew Merifield also played a big part for his side, passing his half century. Red Hill finished the day at 266, setting Moorooduc a formidable target to chase down on day two of their match. Tom Shayler was the pick of the bowlers for Moorooduc. He took a five wicket haul, and posted final figures of 5/70. Shayler is in good form, and has taken two 5 wicket hauls in three weeks. At Eric Bell Reserve, Pines set Main Ridge a tough target of 261 to chase down. Pines were in fine form, with all of their top order batsmen performing well. Harley Peace-Stirling and Damien Lawrence were their best, each notching up half centuries. At Ballam Park East, Pearcedale struggled against Long Island.

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Pearcedale were sent in to bat first, and were sent packing for just 72 runs. Long Island came in for their first innings and raced away to 1/128 from just 22 overs. They sensed a chance at an outright win and chose to declare with 17 overs left to play for the day. Pearcedale finished at 1/20 at stumps. Somerville set Heatherhill a huge target of 299 to chase down on the first day of their clash.

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HASTINGS batsman Jake Hewitt has fallen just seven runs short of a century in an entertaining display at Roy Dore Reserve. Hewitt’s Hastings side were excellent, and finished the day at 8/267. Carrum have a lot of work ahead of them to get a result on day two. Carrum bowler Jake D’Atri was their best performer, posting career best figures of 6/83. Crib Point had mixed fortunes on day one of their clash against Mt Martha. They were sent in to bat first, and eventually got to a defendable total despite some struggles.

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Mark Cairns and Mitchell Stansborough were excellent for the Magpies, scoring 70 and 83 respectively. They got no support from their teammates though, with the rest of the top order falling for less than 10 runs. Delacombe Park will have to work hard on day two to defend their total of 178 against Dromana. Andrew Christides was a big contributor for his side with bat in hand, scoring 57. Dromana came in for three overs to close the day out, and their run chase got off to a bad start. They lost an early wicket and will restart on day two from 1/0. At Belvedere Park, Seaford Tigers were bowled out for 167 by Rosebud, who will start on day two from 2/21.

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A BRILLIANT 111 run opening stand by Chris Jobling and Caolan O’Connor helped Boneo to a massive total of 289 on Saturday. Ballam Park had no answers for Boneo, who dominated the day. After finally breaking up the opening partnership, they faced further troubles

when Jarvis Anderson came to the crease. He scored a quick half century, scoring at better than a run a ball, to move the target even further out of Ballam Park’s reach. A great knock of 75 from opener Levi McLoughlin-Dore helped Frankston YCW set a total of 237 on Saturday. Their Carrum Downs opponents will have to work hard to chase down that target this weekend. David Dervan was their best bowler on day one, taking 2/8 off 13 overs. Balnarring struggled in their clash against Tootgarook, scoring just 163 from their 80 overs.

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AN excellent knock of 89 from Mason Mail put Flinders on the right track for a big total against Sorrento. Mail was impressive, and so was his opening partner Kane Hawkins. He scored 68 runs, including five sixes. Flinders ended up at 6/248 at stumps, leaving Sorrento with a lot of work to do this weekend to catch up. At Overport Park, Baden Powell could only manage to put 108 runs on the board against Peninsula OB.

Rhys Elmi put 42 runs on the board and was Baden Powell’s best on the day, but he didn’t get much support from his teammates. Adam Gailitis was the best bowler for the Old Boys, taking an economical 4/24 from 18 overs. Peninsula OB got their run chase started on the right foot. They batted for 21 overs before stumps, finishing at 1/53. A knock of 74 from Daniel Warwick was the highlight of Baxter’s innings on Saturday, as they took on Mornington at Baxter Park. Baxter ended up all out for 160 in just under 60 overs. Mornington finished the day 2/38. Tom Baron ran rampant with ball in hand on Saturday, claiming the wicket of eight Langwarrin batsmen. The Mt Eliza bowler was unstoppable, as he ran through close to the entire Langy side. He finished with figures of 8/76 off 38 overs. Sam Prosser managed to reach his half century before being dismissed. His Langwarrin side ended up all out for 150.


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By Craig MacKenzie PLAYER-coach Matty Morris-Thomas believes that Seaford United can challenge for the State 4 South championship this season. He already has agreed terms with experienced midfielder Scott Webster and fellow veteran Shane Tagliaferro has trained and played in a practice match for the local club but MorrisThomas has four more player targets in his sights and wants to move on them immediately. “Yeah we know who we want and if you come down to training next Thursday you might even see them there but we won’t make any announcements until they’re over the line,” MorrisThomas said. “Look we had a tough season last year but if we get our structures right this year we think we can make a push for the title.” A club that could throw a spanner in the works is State 2 outfit Peninsula Strikers who continue to show interest in Tagliaferro. It’s believed that “Tags” hasn’t been registered with Seaford and as a non-contracted player has freedom of movement so Morris-Thomas needs to lock-in that deal if he wants to retain the attacking midfielder. In other player news Strikers announced last week that Jonny Guthrie, Alex Whyte and Laban Stringer have signed for the 2020 season. Guthrie, 33, is a midfielder who played in Langwarrin’s 2017 State 1 championship-winning side and in its 2018 NPL debut season before joining Strikers last year. “He brings a wealth of experience to our midfield unit plus a winning mentality, professionalism on and off the pitch and will be a great role model to our up and coming youngsters,” Strikers gaffer Paul Williams said. Whyte, 21, is a former Bentleigh Greens NPL junior who switched from Langwarrin last season despite Frankston Pines making a pitch for the midfielder. Stringer, 24, is a former Strikers defender who also played with Pines. “Laban’s tenacious and no-nonsense defending has impressed his teammates and he’s no stranger to this level after playing State 1 for Pines,” Williams said. Frankston Pines head coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor finally has a senior assistant. Former Skye United and Seaford United coach Darren Roberts has filled the role that has been vacant ever since

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Taylor’s appointment. Roberts has an impressive playing pedigree having played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, Chesterfield, Darlington and Scarborough over a lengthy playing career in England. Roberts’ son Alex is one of Pines’ recruits for the 2020 season. The club could get news this week of the visa applications for its Fijian recruits. Somerville Eagles fans were buoyed by news late last week that David Greening is staying put this season. The greatest first team goalscorer in Victorian soccer history will also coach the reserves and assist senior coach Billy Rae. “There was a lot of interest from other clubs but ultimately it came down to the fact that I came to Somerville to try and build something and the fact I cared and hurt so much over what happened (in the off-season) just indicated to me how much I want to help them try and put things right,” Greening said. “It’ll be tough no doubt about it but the aim now is to unite the club moving forward and put together two competitive squads for State 4.” The signing saga involving his strike partner Mark Pagliarulo is drawing to a close with the flamboyant veteran knocking back offers from Skye United, Peninsula Strikers, Endeavour United, Frankston Pines and Baxter last week and now deciding whether to stay with Somerville Eagles or join Rosebud or White Star Dandenong. White Star has offered the most lucrative deal which involves a hefty

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match payment and a goal bonus. “Pags” misses five games in May this season while holidaying in his native Scotland. “I’ll be honest. I wanted to prove myself at a higher level but missing five games was a massive thing,” he said. “Imagine the state of me after a fourweek break back home on the bevvy.” Baxter will hold the inaugural Steve Driver Memorial Day on Saturday when it hosts State 2 outfit Knox City. Long-serving clubman Driver lost his battle with cancer in September 2017 and around 40 of his friends are playing in a legends match that kicks off at 11am prior to the reserves and senior games against Knox. “He left a big mark on our club, especially the defenders who came through the ranks during the decade that Stevie played for us and we are looking forward to celebrating the life of a great mate, great footballer and an even better person,” Baxter president Bray Hodgkinson said. “We are raising funds for the Cancer Council, the charity chosen by Steve’s daughters Holly and Sophie and his wife Sandra. “I made contact with the girls after we made it a priority to do something for Stevie and they were thrilled to jump on board. “It will be a pretty special day for those of us who were blessed to play with or know Steve and we have a few really amazing surprises in store so we are very excited.” Last weekend’s friendly games saw Langwarrin go down 3-1 away to Eastern Lions with big George Howard

scoring for Langy. Mornington drew 3-3 at home to Clifton Hill thanks to a Josh Hine hattrick. There were three penalties in the match (two to the visitors) and new Mornington central defender Reece Caldecourt was sent off in the second half. Wayne Gordon, Kyron Kerr, Dejan Radojicic and Sam Scott missed through injury while Andrew Goff was unavailable. Peninsula Strikers beat Dandenong South 2-1 at Centenary Park with Sam Luxford and Jason Bradbury scoring for Strikers. Skye United lost 2-0 to Mazenod at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex but Skye was without Michael Rovinson, Daniel Attard, Daniel Walsh and Alex Rojas who were all out injured while Mitch Blake was unavailable. Frankston Pines went down 5-3 to State 1 opponent St Kilda at Monterey Reserve with Joe O’Connor, Lachlan McMinimee and Alex Bevacqua scoring for Pines. McMinimee is a staunch Rangers fan so scoring against a team in green and white hoops was a special moment for him. Somerville Eagles lost 4-3 at home to King’s Domain and goalmeister Greening scored the umpteenth hat-trick of his career. Baxter defeated Pakenham United 2-1 at Baxter Park with Nat Daher and Charlie O’Connell scoring for Baxter. Teenage striker O’Connell is easing back into playing after recovering from a long-term knee injury and only

played for 38 minutes. Seaford had a change of opponent midweek and defeated Boronia 4-1 at North Seaford Reserve thanks to goals from Dylan Waugh (2), Tagliaferro and Matthias Schwellinger. Baxter striker Liam Kilner trained with Seaford last Thursday night and played in the first half of the Boronia match. Last week new State 5 outfit Mount Martha released details of its pre-season schedule which could change depending on its FFA Cup fortunes this weekend. It will play Somerville Eagles at Somerville Secondary College on Saturday 22 February, 1pm and 3pm; Endeavour Sporting Club at Chalcot Lodge Reserve on Saturday 29 February, 1pm and 3pm; Chelsea at Edithvale Recreation Reserve on Saturday 7 March, 1pm and 3pm; Mount Eliza at either Civic Reserve or Padua College on Saturday 14 March, 1pm and 3pm; and TOPSA at Civic Reserve on Tuesday 17 March, 7pm. Aspendale Stingrays defeated Glen Waverley 2-1 at Knox Regional Football Centre on Sunday thanks to a Sam Timuska-Carr header and a Kieran Hughes tap-in following a superb ball from Ben Garside. Former Dandenong Thunder NPL junior Tom Lonsing and two 17-yearolds, Dylan Guedes and Blake Rosenberg, all played in defence. Meanwhile the Rosebud v Barwon FFA Cup fixture this weekend has been reversed due to council restrictions and will now be played in East Geelong. Here are Saturday’s FFA Cup first qualifying round matches: Barwon v Rosebud, Howard Glover Reserve, 2pm; Mount Martha v Shepparton South, Padua College, 3pm; Aspendale Stingrays v White Star Dandenong, Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, 7.30pm. This weekend’s pre-season friendlies: SATURDAY: Preston Lions v Langwarrin, BT Connor Reserve, 12.30pm & 3pm; Banyule City v Mornington, Yallambie Park Reserve, 1pm & 3pm; Skye Utd v Casey Comets, John Paul College, 2pm & 4pm; Mazenod v Peninsula Strikers, Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, 6pm & 8pm; Frankston Pines v Noble Park Drina, Monterey Reserve, 5pm & 7pm; Baxter v Knox City, Baxter Park, 1pm & 3pm (legends game 11am); Seaford Utd v North Melbourne Athletic, North Seaford Reserve, 1pm & 3pm. SUNDAY: Somerville Eagles v Mount Eliza, Somerville Secondary College, 1pm & 3pm.

GOLF COURSE DIRECTORY

WINNER COMPETITION

Congratulations Kevin Pearson of Langwarrin for winning the MPNG Golf Course Directory competition, featured in this paper. Kevin has won a year supply of beautiful Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls. Thanks to the team at Callaway Golf, Kevin will have a great year of playing golf with this wonderful prize.

Competition Winner Kevin Pearson

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