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FRANKSTON YCW is set to host a footy game to honour the final year of the Anzac Centenary featuring The Rising Son guernsey listing those who served. Frankston YCW’s Jie Coghlan, left, Wayne Capp, Frankston RSL president Kevin Hillier and Ash Eames are getting ready for the big game. See story page 5. Picture: Gary Sissons

Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au TAXPAYERS’ money could be heading to a sports stadium at Jubilee Park if a Frankston Council plan to divert funding from its original destination of the Frankston Basketball Stadium in Seaford. Council CEO Dennis Hovenden says council has approached the state government to ask that the state’s $2.5 million part of the money originally earmarked for the Seaford stadium upgrades instead go to a multi-purpose sports stadium at Jubilee Park. Mr Hovenden said council “fiercely wanted to protect the funding” for the Frankston region after negotiations with the Frankston Basketball & District Association (FDBA) over a new lease for a planned multi-milliondollar upgrade of the Bardia Avenue stadium in Seaford could not be resolved. The CEO said “the Jubilee solution”, as it became known internally at council, emerged as an option after a majority of councillors voted in November last year to walk away from council contributing $4.5 million of ratepayers’ money to upgrade the Seaford stadium. The council push to divert state money to Jubilee Park comes after federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther made a series of claims under parliamentary privilege late last month about alleged misconduct at the FDBA. Mr Crewther had been brokering “last chance” talks between council and the FDBA shortly before his explosive parliamentary speech in an effort to save $5.2

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Let there be lights Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au MATCHING funding announcements from both major political parties seem set to be a political tactic in the lead up to November’s state election. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the Frankston Dolphins’ first game back in the VFL last Saturday (7 April) and announced a re-elected Labor state government would include $700,000 towards new lighting at the club’s stadium. The lighting followed a similar pledge by Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy late last month when Mr Guy said $650,000 of taxpayers’ money would go towards new stadium lights if the Coalition wins government (“Friday night lights for Dolphins’ stadium”, The Times 26/3/18). Dolphins general manager Gary Buckenara said the lights will cost about $1.9 million in total and the club hopes Frankston Council and the federal government will also contribute towards the project. “It will be great for the whole region because it would bring an opportunity for Friday night or Saturday night games or VFL games of the week to be played here,” Mr Buckenara said. “That brings more people into the business area of Frankston so it’s a win for businesses within Frankston.” He suggested ALFW games could be televised at the stadium since the lights ensured evening play is “broadcast quality”. Mr Andrews said in a statement: “The Dolphins are a proud part of Victoria’s football history and a cornerstone of this community – this funding will en-

sure they have the facilities they need to train, win and grow. “The Dolphins are Frankston, through and through. With this investment, we’re backing the club and the community.” Frankston is one of four “sandbelt” seats along the Frankston line that are pivotal to each parties’ chances of forming government in November. Frankston, Carrum, Mordialloc and Bentleigh are all marginal seats. “This investment will help strengthen our club and our community – building success on and off the field,” Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said. “It’s great to see the players back out there, and I’m looking forward to cheering on the mighty Dolphins this season.” Mr Edbrooke faces Liberal candidate Michael Lamb, a police officer based in Frankston and latterly Mornington as part of new police unit in Mornington to tackle drug dealing and trafficking across the region, in November’s election. The Labor MP won the seat at the 2014 state election with a margin of less than 1 per cent so the electorate is regarded as being ultra-marginal. The Dolphins’ Frankston Park stadium is named SkyBus Stadium for its first season back in the VFL after coming out of voluntary administration last year. Federal Liberal Dunkley MP Chris Crewther late on Friday (13 April) switched on new lights at the Frankston Dolphins Junior Football Club at Overton Road in Frankston South. The lighting for juniors was funded by $300,000 in federal funding, a state contribution of $100,000 and $27,000 from Frankston Council.

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Lights up: Dolphins under 11 player Ed takes a screamer. Picture: Gary Sissons

DOGS of all ages, breeds, shapes and sizes will be the centre of attention at Mt Eliza Rotary Club’s third Bark in the Park Dog Expo on Sunday 22 April. This event will be held 10am-2pm in John Butler Reserve, Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Fun competitions include best trick, “waggiest” tail, best dog hair style, most alike dog and owner and best golden oldie. Dogs can be entered into more than one competition. The expo will also include market stalls specialising in pet products, training aids and dog-friendly items, children’s activities, a sausage sizzle and other refreshments. Owners will be able to pose for a photo with their dog. Entry is free and there is a small entry fee to take part in the competitions. Money raised will go to Rotary’s community service projects including Dogs for Kids with Disabilities, planting trees in the John Butler Reserve and helping pay for two teams of year 11 students to participate in the Model United Nations Assembly to debate their solutions to some of today’s world issues. “The the Bark in the Park Dog Expo will certainly appeal to children with their dogs but parents and grandparents will also really enjoy the day,” Mt Eliza Rotary president David Rew said. “It is intended as a light-hearted day for the local community to get together and have fun in the company of their best mates.” Photos of dog can be uploaded to Facebook and be in the running for prize before the expo by gaining the most likes. To upload, go to Facebook: Bark in the park 2018 Mt Eliza Dog Expo. Registration for the online competition closes midnight Friday 20 April.

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A MAN stabbed in the back at a unit at The Ambassador complex was airlifted to Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries on Tuesday (10 April). The 24-year-old fought a 44-yearold man at the apartment before the stabbing. His condition was later downgraded to critical after the fight at 3pm on the Tuesday afternoon. Police called to the apartments found the stabbed man, 24, in the breezeway at The Ambassador, the site of a former hotel. A 44-year-old man was arrested and charged later that day after himself ending up at Frankston Hospital’s emergency department for treatment for cuts and bruises, described as “minor” by police. The two men “are known to each other”, Senior Sergeant Stephen McKenzie said. The latest violence at The Ambassador units comes after an 18-year-old woman was slashed by a knife by a male acquaintance on Saturday 3 March in an unrelated incident. In October last year a man wielding a chainsaw allegedly cut down the door of a unit at The Ambassador complex following a fistfight between two men on nearby Nepean Highway-

Bright spark lights up A LANGWARRIN man is lucky to be alive after trying to remove a gas tank from a car using an angle grinder on Tuesday morning. The Ford sedan’s gas tank exploded, likely due to sparks from the angle grinder, on Cranbourne Road at about

10.45am on Tuesday (10 April). Paramedics treated the man for “cuts and abrasions” after an ambulance was called in the wake of the blaze. “It’s best if experts remove gas tanks from vehicles,” Senior Sergeant Phil Hulley, of Frankston police, said. The unregistered car was destroyed in the fire resulting from the gas tank detonation.

The pair were arrested by Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives after the vandalism spree that damaged 34 vehicles. Criminal damage charges are pending and the two boys will appear in a children’s court at a future date.

Uninvited guest’s ride POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an alleged carjacking at The Gateway Shopping Centre in Langwarrin last Sunday (8 April). A man, 28, got into the passenger seat of a dark green Holden ute in the carpark of the shopping centre at about 6.45pm on the Sunday evening. The 20-year-old driver was forced to drive off and got out of the 2013 model ute about five minutes later. He did not suffer any injuries. The vehicle was spotted in Langwarrin, Cranbourne and Clyde before being found dumped in Cranbourne. A Cranbourne man was arrested over the alleged carjacking and is on remand. Senior Constable Nicholas Jung, of Frankston’s Crime Investigations Unit, would like to hear from any witnesses to the alleged carjacking or the ute’s movements in the hours after the incident. Call 9784 5555 with information.

Tyres slashed TWO 13-year-old boys were arrested days after several cars in the Frankston North and Seaford areas had their tyres slashed on Tuesday 3 April and Wednesday 4 April.

Lookout for Swindle

POLICE are on the lookout for a 21-year-old woman named Jessica Swindle, above, who has several warrants out for her arrest related to car thefts and drug offences. She is described as 165cm (about 5ft 4in) in height, with a thin build and brown hair and blue eyes. She is believed to frequent the Frankston, Dandenong, Doveton, Rowville, Boronia, Knox and Bendigo areas. Anyone who sees her should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au online.

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FROM 4 MAY – 18 JUNE Upcoming changes to the Frankston Line

Works will continue to remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road on the Frankston line and build the new Frankston Station and will affect the way you travel. The sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be on your way.

Buses will replace trains

Frankston Station closure

• On the Frankston line between Carrum and Frankston from first service on Friday 4 May until last service on Sunday 27 May

• On the Stony Point line between Carrum and Stony Point from first service Friday 4 May until last service on Sunday 27 May

• Between Kananook and Frankston from first service on Monday 28 May until last service on Sunday 17 June.

• Between Leawarra and Kananook from first service on Monday 28 May until last service on Sunday 17 June.

• To allow for parts of the current station to be demolished, the southbound lane of Young Street, Frankston will be closed from Friday 27 April until Monday 25 June. • From 22 April station facilities will begin to relocate to the Fletcher Road carpark to prepare for major station works

to begin. Frankston station will close from first service Friday 4 May until last service Sunday 17 June. • A temporary station will be in operation in the Fletcher Road carpark to service replacement buses before, during and after this period.

Please plan ahead and allow and extra time for your journey.

Local traders will be open for business during this time, so please support businesses in the area.

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Names game for Anzacs THIS year is the closing chapter in the ANZAC Centenary, an Australian wide project in support of those who served and continue to serve today. In support of the significance of the 2018 commemoration, the Frankston YCW Football Club will be holding a special commemorative service on Saturday 21 April at their home ground in Jubilee Park. Frankston YCW will be taking on the Frankston Bombers and a service will be held prior to the game. A heritage flyover is planned to close the remembrance service. “From an embryo of an idea and member

input with a ‘they deserve our best’ approach YCW have successfully negotiated with the Australian Defence Force for use of the traditional Anzac icon ‘The Rising Sun’ on the jumpers of all players on the for the game,” Frankston RSL secretary Brent Clyne said. The footy guernseys include the names of all veterans whose names were placed decades ago on an Avenue of Honour plaque on the Nepean Highway near the Frankston Mechanics Hall, built in 1800, and a central enlistment point for World War I between 1914-18. See stonecats.com.au online or call 9789 6938 for full details.

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Pods trial at Pt Nepean PARKS Victoria is inviting feedback on three designs versions of “eco sleeper pods” being displayed at Point Nepean National Park. The pods are seen as being suitable for overnight or short-stay accommodation. Parks wants visitors to comment on the design, amenity, accessibility and visual impact of the pods. The pilot pods include styles with and without kitchens and bathrooms, as well as fully selfsufficient “off grid” models with electricity and water.

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Giant spider crabs time their run for safety Organised chaos: Marine expert Sheree Marris observes the giant spider crab migration at Rye. Picture: Supplied

HUNDREDS of thousands of giant spider crabs are about to begin their annual migration into the sandy shallows at Rye and Blairgowrie. The armada of orange crabs arrives as the bay’s waters begin to cool in May and stays until July. Marine biologist Sheree Marris said that, as the name suggests, these crabs are massive, with long spindly legs and bodies up to 17cm wide. “They move in organised chaos on eight long legs,” she said. “Their weapons are swollen claws and their mission is to seek shelter in the safety of the shallows, moult and, in some cases, mate.” Ms Marris said that, like most crustaceans, the crabs’ hard armour protected them but didn’t allow them to grow. “They need to get rid of the old armour and grow a bigger one,” she said. The crabs secrete an enzyme that separates the old shell from the underlying skin, while a new soft paper-like shell grows beneath the old one. They then absorb seawater and swell up, causing the old shell to open up like a lid allowing the crab to extract itself. “Once one crab starts to moult it sets off a chain reaction and the rest of the orange-clad army moult almost simultaneously,” Ms Marris said. “Moulting allows the crabs to grow and helps rid them of parasites and other animals growing on their shells, including bacteria that can weaken and erode their protective uniform.” It is thought that by aggregating and moulting together, the crabs have less chance of getting eaten: it’s a simple case of safety in numbers. However, during this moulting process, the soft crabs are vulnerable to the mouths of hungry hunters. Stephen Taylor

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Council ‘Jubilee ‘Road warriors’ begin battle solution’ in play Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au

Continued from page 1 FDBA president Gary Emery told The Times the basketball association is talking to peak body Basketball Victoria about the terms of reference for an investigation into the allegations made in parliament by Mr Crewther. The FDBA denies the allegations. “We fully support and welcome an inquiry because we’ve got nothing to hide,” Mr Emery said. It is understood that an investigation by a QC, independent of Basketball Victoria, would be welcomed by the association. Mr Hovenden said council has written to Victorian Sports Minister John Eren asking the Labor state government to consider diverting $2.5 million towards basketball courts at Jubilee Park. Frankston YCW Football Club also plays its peninsula league footy matches at Jubilee Park. Kosta Pandos, spokesman for Mr Eren, confirmed council had written to the state government and said: “The Labor government is working to ensure that basketball continues to grow at the grassroots level – and Frankston is no exception. “It’s disappointing that council have resolved to not support the upgrade of the Frankston Basketball Stadium in Seaford. “We’re happy to consider any new proposal or project that would en-

courage more locals in Frankston to get on the court, close to home.” Mr Crewther indicated in his parliamentary speech that council may re-enter lease negotiations with the FDBA if there were changes at board and management levels. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton rejected this possibility last week. “No - absolutely not,” Cr Hampton said. “Council has found the association impossible to negotiate with. We have bent over backwards as a council to do a deal.” An agreement could not be reached with the FDBA on the terms of rent reviews and the scope of future upgrades to the stadium. The Bardia Avenue stadium was funded by the FDBA and is leased on council-owned land. The FDBA was prepared to contribute $1 million towards the stadium upgrade. Council is gearing up to lobby state and federal politicians for funding for major projects in the Frankston area in the lead up to imminent state and federal elections. Mr Hovenden said he does not believe the collapse of the Seaford stadium project that involved three tiers of government funding will impact on political parties’ enthusiasm to be involved in future projects in the area.

ALL roads lead to a state election in November and voters should prepare for a steady flow of political pledges in marginal electorates along the Frankston line. Politicians from both major political parties were out in force last Monday (9 April) to begin wooing voters by making big promises on road infrastructure projects. Premier Daniel Andrews visited Aspendale Gardens first up to announce the planned $375 million Mordialloc bypass will no longer be tolled and will be a freeway. “We’d all rather be home with friends and family than stuck in traffic – that’s why we’re getting things done in Melbourne’s south-east and building the Mordialloc Freeway,” Mr Andrews said. The Premier — accompanied by Labor state MPs Tim Richardson (Mordialloc), Sonya Kilkenny (Carrum) and Paul Edbrooke (Frankston) — told assembled journalists at the announcement that making the road toll free is “the right thing to do”. Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy was making an announcement of his own in Mordialloc while Mr Andrews was in Aspendale Gardens. The Coalition vowed to scrap Kingston Council plans to narrow a section of Beach Road to build the final part of the Bay Trail for cyclists and walkers alongside the busy road. A 5-4 majority of councillors voted last year to narrow the road to avoid losing more native vegetation when

building the adjacent walking and bike path. VicRoads has advised council the proposed narrowing is within its guidelines but protesters have flagged concerns about cyclists’ safety in any narrowed section of the road between between the Mentone Lifesaving Club and Peter Scullin Reserve in Mordialloc. The section of Beach Road would be narrowed from 14 metres on average to about 13 metres in width. Kingston Central Ward councillor Geoff Gledhill, also the Liberal Party’s preferred candidate for Mordialloc, joined Mr Guy at the Beach Road announcement on Monday. “Geoff Gledhill has been working hard and listening to the local community and raising those concerns with my team,” Mr Guy said. “Geoff is focusing on the issues that matter and he’s fighting for his local community and that’s why we are backing his policy to fix Beach Road and make it safer.” Cr Gledhill said: “Over 5000 local residents have voiced their objections to Kingston Council’s proposal and support my plan for a safer Beach Road and I’m very pleased that Matthew Guy is listening to locals. “I’m working hard with Matthew Guy on a number of important local issues that I hope to announce soon.” Mr Guy accused Labor incumbent Mr Richardson of being “missing in action” on the narrowing of Beach Road. Construction of the long-mooted Mordialloc Bypass will begin next year with completion due by the end of 2021.

Monday’s announcement added about $75 million to the now $375 million project cost and changed the route of the road. The state government says the project will create more than 400 jobs and cut 10 minutes off a trip between the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Dingley Bypass. The freeway will connect the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, establishing a continuous freeway from Frankston to Clayton. The new freeway will have entry and exit ramp interchanges at Springvale Road, Governor Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Centre Dandenong Road. A new interchange will also be built at Thames Promenade. An Environmental Effects Statement is to be done by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning amid some concerns about the impact the new bypass may have on the nearby Seaford-Edithvale Wetlands. Voters in the seats of Mordialloc, Carrum, Frankston and Bentleigh can expect several visits from both Premier Daniel Andrews and opposition leader Matthew Guy in the months leading up to polling day in November. The marginal seats, dubbed the “sandbelt seats”, are seen as crucial to politicians’ hopes of winning or staying in government. The four seats swung to Labor at the 2014 state election and a swing back of just 1 per cent would deliver Carrum, Frankston and Bentleigh back to the Liberals.

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Parties unite over power Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au THE Port of Hastings is being seen as an integral link in supplying liquid hydrogen to Japan. The hydrogen, produced from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley, will go overseas while the CO2 released in the process is planned to be stored under the Gippsland Basin using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Details of a $496 million four-year pilot project announced last Thursday (12 April) have been hailed by both the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Daniel Andrews. However, even if the pilot is successful, full scale exports of hydrogen will not start until sometime after 2030. The project has seen the federal Liberal-National and Victorian Labor governments pledge $100 million for the $496 million pilot project. The rest of the money will come from a Japanese government-led business consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, J-Power, Iwatani Corporation and Marubeni. Under the HESC (Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain) plan announced last week hydrogen gas will be trucked to a plant at Hastings to be liquefied (by “super cooling”) and loaded onto a ship to be taken to Kobe, Japan. The process is the reverse of that planned by AGL which wants to have a floating LNG terminal at Crib Point

AN artist’s impression of the liquid hydrogen- to-gas plant planned at Hastings. The state and federal governments have agreed to put $100 million towards a four-year pilot program extracting hydrogen from brown coal at the Loy Yang power station in the Latrobe Valley. The gas will be shipped from Hastings to Japan while the unwanted CO2 emissions are stored underground in the Latrobe Valley.

to convert gas imports. Mr Turnbull said it was “amazing to think that brown coal from Victoria is going to be keeping the lights on in Japan". Kawasaki has estimated hydrogen from brown coal reserves in the Latrobe Valley could power Japan for 240 years. The timeline outlined in the HESC would see work start next year on constructing the “pilot facilities” with operations beginning in 2020 and run for about one year. A decision on the plan’s commercial viability would be made “in the 2020s”

with actual production “targeted in the 2030s depending on the successful completion of the pilot phase, regulatory approvals, social licence to operate and hydrogen demand”. However, reservations are being expressed despite the predictions of jobs at Hastings and in the Latrobe Valley and hydrogen from brown coal making Australia a major player in the world’s energy supply network. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor Hugh Fraser, a keen advocate of lowering emissions that effect climate change, says the capture of carbon and its disposal “remains problematic

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the Frankston and Somerville Juniors. Frankston will be led by A. Tevendale, (captain) *** WE remind our readers of the sports to be held in the Frankston Park this (Saturday) afternoon, commencing at 2pm. sharp. A grand novel programme, including horse jumping and hunting events, a race for draught horses, and children’s races etc., has been arranged. Promises of entries have been received from all over the Peninsula and Dandenong, Berwick and other adjacent district, so that good fields may be expected. The amount raised will go to swell the Repatriation fund. *** Cranbourne Frankston Road AT a meeting of the Cranbourne Shire Council on Saturday, April 6th, Messrs Shaw, White and Korner attended as a deputation and presented a petition signed by a large number of persons, asking that the above road be put in repair. Mr Shaw said the petition included the signatures of the President and some of the councillors of the Frankston Shire. They had been working hard to have this road put in repair and if Cranbourne Council would attend to the portion within its boundary it would be of great advantage to the residents of this district. It had been in bad order for quite a long time. The President of the Frankston Council thought it might be brought into the list under the Country Roads Board’s subsidiary roads scheme. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 20 April 1918

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will be appreciate your skills more than I will.’ To succeed, however, you have to do all these things before they’ve already started. I don’t know where he came from. I was giving a work colleague a lift and we were chatting away – as you do – when we pulled up at a set of lights and he simply appeared. It

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It began with a squirt of what I assumed to be detergent-laced water. It was all over the glass and, suddenly, he was furiously wiping away. I yelled ‘no’, waved my hands and did pretty much everything other than sound the horn (which I feared might seem overly aggressive) to make it clear that he should stop. But there was no stopping him. Instead, he yelled out something about me not having to pay. Which, in turn, made me feel slightly guilty. It wasn’t clear to me whether he was attempting to show off his skills to other motorists in the hope of drawing more business or whether he saw my windscreen and felt sorry for me. I’m not ashamed to say that I often have a dirty windscreen. I don’t know how it happens – it simply does. It’s not as though I take my sedan off-road or toss buckets of dirt over my car. Life itself seems to ensure that my windscreen has something of a natural tint about it. I’m not proud of it. Rather, I simply have come to accept that’s how things are. It would be a sad state of affairs if I started cleaning my windscreen more often to reduce the risk of being accosted at traffic lights. Modern cars are nothing short of amazing. My first car was a Daihatsu Charade and the only thing it did automatically was stop working. The car I drive these days has a dazzling array of automatic functions. The lights, the stereo and – somewhat unfortunately – the windscreen wipers, all operate automatically. At the merest hint of moisture, the windscreen wipers lurch into action. It’s incredibly impres-

sive and would make my Daihatsu Charade weep with envy. I don’t have to do anything other than keep out of their way. Sadly, the man cleaning my windscreen wasn’t to know this. As the wipers launched upwards, the man leaning on my bonnet jumped back, yelling ‘hey’ and casting a glance at me that can only be described as deeply hostile. Clearly, he thought that I had turned the wipers on to spite him. Instead, much like the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, these things had a mind of their own and couldn’t be stopped. I lifted my hands in an attempt to prove to him that it wasn’t me, but I suspect he interpreted this as a kind of ‘look Mum, no hands!’ style humblebrag. Then it happened a second time and began to think that my squeegeewielding friend was about to peel away the windscreen and throttle me. As the lights changed to green, I wasted no time in getting out of there. In retrospect, I probably should have waited until he’d dismounted from my bonnet before accelerating. In fact, I was so flustered it wasn’t until I was halfway home that I realized he was still attached to the front of the car. I had pulled at another set of lights when – out of nowhere – a guy with a squeegee appeared and pointed to the other bloke and said, ‘Would you like me to clean this?’ I wound down the window, handed over my wallet and simply said, ‘thanks’. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Stonecats all alone on top

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By Toe Punt FRANKSTON YCW sits alone at the top of the MPNFL Division One ladder after beating Bonbeach in miserable conditions, 6.11 (47) to 4.8 (32), at the John Coburn Oval on Saturday. The Stonecats took full advantage of the wind conditions in the opening quarter, booting 3.2 (20) to 1.0 (6), before holding off Bonbeach in the last quarter, restricting the Sharks to one goal only. The game was played in typical YCW vs Bonbeach fashion, leaving no room for players who fail to put their head over the footy. Jai Coglan and Paul Minchington for the Stonecats while BJ Credlin was arguably the best player on the ground. Darcy James, Ben Hogan and Matt Douglas were the best for the Sharks. Edithvale-Aspendale remains in touch with the top five despite trailing all day against Mornington. The Eagles trailed at every change before booting two goals seven to one behind in the final term to win 5.13 (43) to 4.9 (33). A good effort considering the player points breach against Bonbeach a couple of weeks ago which saw them lose their points and percentage for that game. In terms of the Doggies, they would have been shattered with their final quarter performance. Its second quarter they booted just five behinds and really could have set up a victory. It was great to see Brett O’Hanlon back at his best while Liam Harris and Michael Meehan were also catalysts in the victory. Frankston Bombers celebrated a powerful victory against Seaford on Saturday winning at home 7.12 (54) to 4.4 (28). The reality is the margin should have been a lot more given the Bombers had 19 scoring shots to just

eight, not to mention the Bombers restricted Seaford to a single goal in three quarters of footy. Ryan Marks-Logan was named the best player on the ground while Ben Northover once again proved what a handy recruit he has been with another outstanding performance. David and Ben Howlett were the best of the Tigers while Aaron Walton rarely lets his team down. Pines finally registered its account and moved straight into sixth place on the ladder with its first win of the season against Mt Eliza, winning 13.5 (83) to 8.12 (60). In a high scoring and entertaining clash, the game marked the return of the all important, and arguably the league’s best player, Aaron Edwards. Aaron was one of four Pines players to boot multiple goals while dominant mid fielder Paul Scanlon and Corey Ash were instrumental in the win. For Mt Eliza, who lead at half time, Lachlan Young was named best while the returning Kyle Docherty and Blaine Coates were also solid performers. Sorrento overcame a slow start and booted nine goals to two after quarter time to beat Rosebud by 30 points 11.15 (81) to 6.15 (51). Sorrento have now won two games on the trot and it was the familiar names that got them over the line on Saturday. Chris Dawes booted four goals up front while Leigh Poholke and James Tomkins booted two goals each, James Brigden and James Hallohan were among their best. While there were some names missing for the Sharks there were some new faces who stepped up to the plate. Sean and Keegan Downie were Rosebud’s best along with Fletcher Hustwaite and the important Greg Bentley.

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Yabbies drown when it counts DIVISION TWO

By Toe Punt TYABB conceded the final six goals of the game to lose in a nail biter against Hastings in round two of MPNFL Division Two football on Saturday. Tyabb was cruising to victory against premiership fancy Hastings, leading at three quarter time 8.8 (56) to 3.3 (22). Nothing looked like stopping the Yabbies at that stage of the game. Hastings on the other hand had selfbelief. They also had the advantage of the wind. Taylor Stratton got the ball rolling for the Blues at the seven minute mark of the last quarter before a mini avalanche from the 20 minute mark saw the Blues hit the front. Dale Alanis and Luke Hewitt were instrumental in the win for the Blues, Hewitt finishing with three majors. Brendan Doyle and Simon Rahilly were the best for the Yabbies. After more than 120 minutes of football nothing could separate Langwarrin and Red Hill at Lloyd Park on Saturday. Virtually nothing separated the sides all afternoon, with the shocking weather not favouring either team. One could argue that Langwarrin

should have won the match given they had 14 scoring shots to nine, however the scoreboard read Langwarrin 5.9 (39) to 6.3 (39) at games end. Red Hill’s Ben Hughes locked the game up with less than two minutes on the clock to play. Dromana once again proved its going to be right there when the whips are cracking come finals time after beating Devon Meadows 14.12 (96) to 8.9 (57). Leading by just eight points at three quarter time Dromana put their foot down with the aide of the breeze to run out easy winners. Boom recruit Ben Holmes was instrumental in their win with a four goal best on ground performance while Terry Wheeler and Josh Bateman were also major players in the victory. For the Panthers Cal O’Hare, Mat Fletcher and Pat Harmes were shining lights. In the battle of the hoops Chelsea were able to overcome a slow start beating Pearcedale by 28 points, 11.11 (77) to 6.13 (49). Chelsea trailed by one point at three quarter time but five goals from Curtis Bywater and a best on ground performance from Todd Gardiner ensured they picked up the vital four points.

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Karingal maintained its undefeated run knocking over Rye at Rye by 28 points, 12.12 (84) to 7.14 (56). The Bulls got away to a flier and lead by 19 points at the first change setting themselves up for the victory. The strength of the Bulls so far this season has been due to its many contributors, especially around goal, where it had ten goal kickers on Saturday. Steve McInnes, Andrew Mathers and Blake Simpson with two gaols were key players in the victory. Tom Baker was again named best for Rye along with Leigh Morse and Jai Lloyd. With a very new looking list Rye may take a little more time to gel and play their best footy. Crib Point showed off their new lights on Saturday night against Somerville in an outstanding initiative for the club and competition. Like all clubs, the Magpies are looking for new ways to raise revenue and night footy is a wonderful way to achieve that. Unfortunately for the Pies there wasn’t enough to get excited about on the field, beaten 16.10 (106) to 6.13 (49). The Eagles blew Crib point away with a nine goal to one third quarter. Somerville’s Billy Rolfe was a stand out in the match with a game high six goals. Frankston Times

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Eagles fly high, Baxter breaks through SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie SOMERVILLE Eagles continued their winning ways in State 5 South with a 3-1 win over Aspendale at Tyabb Central Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Eagles’ player-coach Dave Greening refuses to discuss the club’s promotion chances but his side is doing its talking out on the pitch and now boasts a perfect start to the season. Somerville flew out of the blocks and dominated the first half-hour before a superb ball down the line from Sam Beadle found Greening. The ace striker twisted and turned past two opponents before firing a shot at goal which was parried to Louis Griffiths who tucked it away from close range for the opener. Andy Yeo, Joel Wade and Griffiths went close again before a brilliant through ball from Bjorn Kutschera found Greening who outpaced the defence then struck a left-foot shot beyond the keeper to give the home side a two-goal cushion at half-time. The second half was a lot more competitive although Michael Clark, Greening, Griffiths and Matt Swanson had chances to extend the lead. A superb lob by Aspendale striker Cameron Pain in the 74th minute gave Eagles’ keeper Brad Klarenbeek no chance and ensured a tense finale. But Greening eased the home club’s fears when he burst past three defenders to finish beyond the keeper from a tight angle. Oh how Mornington would love to emulate Somerville’s start to the season. Adam Jamieson’s side started its campaign as State 1 South-East title favourite but after three straight losses now is on the bottom of the league and in desperate need of a win at Elwood Park next Saturday against fellow struggler St Kilda. Despite holding visitor Richmond to a 0-0 scoreline after playing against a howling gale in the first half at Dallas Brooks Park last weekend the home team eventually went down 2-1. Two superb crosses bent into the wind by Sam Reeves gave Mornington its best chances in the opening 45 minutes but neither Andre Bennett nor Curtis Hutson could make them count. Richmond keeper Ferran Borras suffered a hand injury in the 25th minute and after a lengthy delay was replaced by Ilhan Somertas. Richmond’s best chance of the half came in the 43rd minute when Arnold Suew played a one-two and charged into the right side of the box only to

Eagles soar: Somerville player-coach Dave Greening (right) in action against Aspendale last weekend. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

shoot across Mornington keeper Liam Little and wide of the far post. When Max Etheridge got the decisive touch and broke the deadlock in the 48th minute Mornington was in a commanding position with the wind roaring at its back. And if Sammy Orritt’s acrobatic volley had been on target a few minutes later then it could have been game over. But Richmond showed tremendous character to claw its way back into the contest and a spectacularly effective rabona from gifted playmaker Edgar Marcellino in the 67th minute took everyone by surprise. Everyone except former Mornington central midfielder Chris Reid who had snuck into the box and his low strike past Little was met by youngster Charlie Parker whose sliding attempt to clear sent the ball over the goal line for the equaliser. Parker was to play an important part in the decisive moment of the contest when his tackle from behind felled Elisio Batista inside the area in the 87th minute and left referee Patrick Chaplin with no choice but to point to

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the spot. Marcellino converted by sending Little the wrong way and completing Richmond’s comeback. Fears of three red cards for Mornington in as many weeks looked founded when Jamie Cumming scythed down Batista two minutes later but Cumming escaped with a caution. Mornington veteran Wayne Gordon came off the bench in the dying minutes but didn’t have enough time to make an impact. The last thing Skye United expected when it started its 2018 State 3 SouthEast campaign was to be pointless after three rounds but that is the reality that Billy Armour’s side faces after Saturday’s 2-0 away loss to league leader South Yarra. Skye has only scored once in three games, an alarming statistic given the club’s expectations after a robust recruiting drive in the off-season. Ronan Kelly gave South Yarra a half-time lead and a second-half strike from Elvis Imarhiagbe settled the issue. Skye is third-bottom and is at home on Saturday to second-bottom Dingley

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Stars so a win is a must. Dylan Waugh’s late goal for Seaford United was little consolation after a disappointing performance on Saturday against Bayside Argonauts. For the Cheltenham-based visitor it was soon mission accomplished and they travelled back up Nepean Highway with three points and a hefty goal difference after a 7-1 rout of the home team. Seaford has quickly established itself as the leading relegation candidate in State 3 South-East and travels to fifth-placed Whitehorse United next weekend. In State 4 South Baxter kick-started its 2018 season with a Travis Ernsdoerfer hat-trick in a 6-1 thrashing of Dandenong Warriors at Lois Twohig Reserve on Saturday. The visitors took control of this clash after eight minutes with an Ernsdoerfer strike from the left and a Dan Disseldorp header from a long ball into the box by Matt Morgan later in the half saw Baxter leading 2-0 at the interval. Five minutes into the second half a Michael Bowen header made it 2-1 but

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the home side’s hopes were shattered soon after when Izaak Barr met a loose ball and from 25 metres sent a screamer into the top corner to make it 3-1. Ernsdoerfer withstood a challenge inside the area and blasted the ball high into the net to make it 4-1 then Baxter substitute Joe Iline calmly nutmegged the keeper to make it 5-1 in the 88th minute. Ernsdoerfer rounded off a great day for himself and his team with a low left-foot strike from the edge of the box in the 90th minute to complete the whitewash. In NPL2 East news Langwarrin’s excellent start to the season continued when Gus Macleod’s outfit came away from Churchill Reserve with a 0-0 draw against NPL2 West league leader St Albans Saints in their crossover clash on Sunday. Langy came closest in the first half when a Callum Goulding strike from outside the area struck the post and referee Dean Stafrace waved away loud appeals for a penalty after Langy striker Liam Baxter went down inside the area. Langy’s under-20s lost 3-1 with teenager Zach Karolidis making it two goals in two days after scoring from a stunning free-kick the previous day in the under-18s victory over Murray United at Albury-Wodonga. In NPLW news Southern United lost 11-0 away to Geelong Galaxy United on Saturday. Southern’s U12s won 8-1 with goals from Chiara Taylor, Eden McKeown (2), Leah Plavljanic, Jasmine Smith, Rhiannon Kelleher, Kayla McLeod and Savanah Lapenta. Southern’s under-14s won 4-1 with goals from Alex Jones, Rhys McKenna, Alessandra Davis and Candy Kilderry, the under-16s lost 3-1 with Monique Lapenta scoring for Southern while the under-19s lost 1-0. Here are next weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Eastern Lions (Lawton Park), St Kilda v Mornington (Elwood Park), Frankston Pines v Old Scotch (Monterey Reserve), Skye Utd v Dingley Stars (Skye Recreation Reserve), Whitehorse Utd v Seaford Utd (Terrara Park), Baxter v Noble Park (Baxter Park), Old Mentonians v Somerville Eagles (Mentone Grammar Senior School). SATURDAY, 7pm: Knox City v Peninsula Strikers (Egan Lee Reserve). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v South Melbourne (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).


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Freedman purchases ‘colt of the year’ By Ben Triandafillou PINECLIFF-based racehorse trainer Anthony Freedman purchased the full-brother to his dual-Group One winning filly Shoals at the Inglis Easter Yearling sales on Wednesday 11 April for a sale-topping $2.3 million. Freedman, who has stables at Flemington and Pinecliff in Mt Eliza, knows all too well the potential talent that runs through the family bloodlines of broodmare, The Broken Shore, with the mares first foal Shoals claiming her second Group One victory in Sydney last month. Freedman didn’t want the colt slipping through his fingers and said knowing the family as well as he does gave him the confidence to purchase the colt at lot 400 for the multi-million dollar price. “I didn’t want to walk away without having a good crack at buying him,” Freedman said. “You have to pay for these colts. I thought he was the colt of the year. He’s very much like his sister but bigger and stronger, so it gave me the confidence to go to that sort of money. “It’s a lot of money but it’s the best family in this country and probably the southern hemisphere, and colts like that are hard to get.” Freedman was given the first two foals by Fastnet Rock out of The Broken Shore

Sale topper: Anthony Freedman purchases the full-brother to dual-Group One winning filly Shoals at lot 400. Picture: Supplied In the blood: Shoals cools down after winning her second Group One at Randwick on Saturday 3 March. Picture: Supplied

to train by bloodstock heavyweights John Messara and Pinecliff-owner Jonathan Munz. The first foal, Shoals, has gone on to stamp herself as one of the top three-year-old milers in Australia with the second filly, Tides, being unraced. Freedman now has three of the siblings under his care and the way things are going at the moment Messara thinks the trend is likely to continue. “We gave him the first two fillies and I think he’ll buy the rest,” he said. “Tides is

heading for a listed race in Queensland to start in six to eight weeks. If she’s able to get black-type, the mother will have two-fortwo.” Messara confirmed that Arrowfield Stud had purchased 25 percent of the colt and said, “He just had everything and he was a good individual.” The Broken Shore has a colt foal by Medaglia d’Oro who is set to go through the sales next year and she is currently in foal again to Fastnet Rock.

Western Australians run away with Parkdale Gift

History remains: Parkdale Gift winners Graham Huggings (1963) and Bob Wishart (1964) re-create the past with the Men’s 2018 Gift runners Evan Jarvis (winner), Kevin Brittain and Mason Keast. Picture: Supplied

A handful: Jordan Hampton (left) holds his fifth Rosebud Country Club championship trophy with club captain Marcus Gordon. Picture: Supplied

Title honours for Rosebud golfers ROSEBUD Country Club hosted the third and final rounds of their Men’s and Women’s club championships on Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 March. After equalling the course record in the opening round of the Men’s championships with a score of 66 (five under the card), Jordan Hampton cemented his fifth club championship title in the Men’s A Grade with a final round of 79. Hampton finished with rounds of 66, 69 and 79 (214) to record a 14-shot victory over Matthew de Montignic-Dudic. In the Women’s championships, 18-year-old Monica Marchesani successfully defended her title as the Ladies champion with rounds of 86, 77 and 82 (245). Marchesani defeated Pam Fisher by nine strokes with Fisher also winning the Senior Women’s title. Other victories on the days went to: Men: A Reserve: R Boundy (232). B Grade: G Lee (263). C Grade: B Woodful (282). Seniors: G Doolan (237). Super Seniors: R Mogg (244). Women: B Grade: S Irvine (303). C Grade: L Kendall (334).

Back-to-back: Monica Marchesani, 18, defends her Ladies championship title at the Rosebud Country Club championships. Picture: Supplied

THE rebirth of the Bendigo Bank Parkdale Gift was struck with a “summer’s worth of rain” on Saturday 24 March but athletes weren’t deterred to compete in the first running of the Gift in over 54 years. While the Healthy Start event and tennis program suffered from the weather and were “washed out”, more than 560 entrants still competed on the 11-event program at the Gerry Green Reserve, Parkdale which included boxing, athletics and the Bayside School Championships. The day belonged to the Western Australians with Evan Jarvis and Kiara Reddingius claiming the Men’s and Women’s 120m Parkdale Gifts. Jarvis started at a handicap of 8.5 metres to run away with the Men’s Gift and the $2,500 winner’s prize in a time of 12.59 seconds defeating Victorian runner Kevin Brittain in the final. In the Women’s Gift, Reddingius, who just missed out on making it to the Commonwealth Games, started at a handicap of 3 metres and motored home to run over the top of Victorian runners Hannah Lindstrom (9.75m handicap) and Deni O’Connor (17.75m handicap) in a time of 14.46 seconds. Parkdale Gift president Tim Mason said, “It was great to have competitors from across the country competing”. “The two winners from Western Australia came a long way to get here so it was good to see them duly salute,” he said. “Kiara only just missed out on going to the Commonwealth Games so it was great to see her compete in the Gift and take home the $2,500 prize.” Mason said he was really happy with the overall outcome of the Parkdale Gift and that it was very much what he was hoping to re-create. “We really embraced the history of the Parkdale Gift with past winner’s Graham Huggings (1963) and Bob Wishart (1964) both attending

the day and presenting the ribbons to the winners,” he said. “You don’t want to throw out history and how the Gift used to be. History has a lot to say and it was good to embrace the past and try and re-create what it was like in 1964 but in a 2018 sort of way.” The 120m Invitational event was a new highlight to the Gift this year with runners from the Kimberly community in far north Western Australia claiming the top three positions. Solomon Puemorra, 16 and his cousin Deqwayne Puemorra, 18 took full advantage of their opportunity to travel to Victoria and compete in both the Parkdale Gift and the Stawell Gift as they respectably finished first and second ahead of Alex McKenzie in the Invitational event. Mason raised over $7,500 to create the experience for the cousins and provide a platform for indigenous runners to showcase their talent. “The idea was very well received and they really seemed to enjoy the experience,” Mason said. “They continued to improve over the day and when they got to Stawell they had improve noticeably as they adjusted to their events. “They also experienced other activities and attended their first AFL game which was Richmond verse Carlton.” Mason said he is now working through the structure of the program and the funding to create another experience like this for other indigenous runners. Some junior runners also got to experience professional running for the first time in the Bayside School Championships. Christopher Valcanis took out the Boy’s event for Brighton Grammar with Kate Wilcox winning the Girl’s event for Mentone Girls’ Grammar. The Parkdale Gift is likely to be run at an earlier time next year according to Mason who at this stage is thinking around February. Frankston Times

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