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Interns welcome new experience PENINSULA Health has welcomed 39 medical interns who have wasted no time learning the ropes in preparation for their one-year placements. The doctors will immerse themselves into the day-to-day life of caring for patients and working alongside medical and healthcare staff during their rotations across Frankston and Rosebud hospitals and other Peninsula Health sites. As part of their week-long orientation, the new doctors stepped into the simulation centre to refresh their basic life-support training. Peninsula Health Medical Workforce Unit director Andrew Wilson said: “Our first-year doctors have already begun building their experience, confidence and expertise, prior to commencing clinical duties on the wards under the direction of more experienced medical staff. “The intern program is important for local people as it allows for doctors to live and work in the community while they gain experience and explore career paths at our sites. This may see them continue practicing in Frankston or other parts of the Mornington Peninsula.”

Bedside manners: Medical interns Jarryd Ludski, Hayden Mitchell and Rebecca Webster practice CPR. Picture: Supplied

Man charged with alleged kidnapping at animal shelter Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au A LANGWARRIN man has been charged for allegedly holding an animal shelter staff member captive. At around 10.45pm on 11 January,

a staff member from The Lost Dogs’ Home in Cranbourne was allegedly threatened by a man with a gun after parking her car at the shelter. Police allege that the man then marched the woman into the shelter, and tied her up. The man then left the site.

A statement from Victoria Police read that “the woman, who wasn’t physically injured, was able to free herself and seek help.” On 12 January, Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged a 44-year-old man with kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated bur-

glary, armed robbery, and firearm offences. Police also executed search warrants in Langwarrin and Carrum Downs, where they seized three firearms. The alleged offender was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The ABC reported that the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court had heard that the man had gone to the shelter to get back his cat, which was being held there. He was denied bail.

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New president inaugurated THE Frankston Dolphins Football Club has a new president. Board member David Friend has been appointed to the role. He takes over from club champion Peter Geddes, who finished up in December. Mr Geddes oversaw the club during a period of renewed optimism for the Dolphins. He was part of the team that worked to reinstate the club to the VFL after it was booted out of the competition in 2016, and took over as president in 2017. In 2020 the club announced that it was able to pay off its debt by making the last payment of its Deed Of Company Arrangement. The club went into voluntary administration in August 2016 after sinking under about $1.5 million worth of debt. Mr Friend was announced as the club’s new president on 6 January. In a statement on the club’s website, he said that “it’s an honour to be appointed the president of the Frankston Football Club. I am excited to be able to work with everyone at the club to help shape and drive its future.” “My goal is to lead, inspire, and support the club in every way I can, to be successful in all its endeavors, including delivering consistently competitive football teams. It’s also important to me to ensure the Frankston Football Club becomes financially strong, a progressive and innovative model club that embraces the community.” CEO Adrian Lloyd said “David’s experience over many years in working with AFL/VFL, NRL and A-League clubs will hold him in good stead in leading the Frankston Football Club.” “He is a very organized leader who will ensure that each area of the club is accountable through each club director. He is well connected in the sporting landscape and we are excited that he has accepted the role of president of our club,” he said.

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NEW Frankston Dolphins president David Friend. Picture: Supplied

FRANKSTON Council overcharged all properties while collecting rates this year. Council estimates that each property was overcharged by an average of 53 cents. Around $30,000 worth of overcharged rates will be refunded to Frankston residents. A statement from council read that “there was a minor calculation error in the number of properties assessed. Council officers discovered the error while preparing annual compliance documents for the Essential Services Commission – which administers the rate-capping system for local government. The compliance documents are a requirement for all Victorian local government areas.” “As a ratepayer, you don’t need to do anything. The overcharged amount will be credited back to you and appear on your next rates instalment notice. If you paid your rates in full, your credit will appear on your 2021/22 annual rate valuation notice. “Council has put processes in place to ensure this never happens again.” Brodie Cowburn

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Celebration at mosque THE Bait-ul-Salam mosque in Langwarrin will host its annual Australia Day celebration on 31 January. The yearly event is run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Victoria. It usually brings together community groups, religious leaders, local MPs,

councillors, and the public. In-person attendance will be limited in line with COVID-19 restrictions. To RSVP email ahmadiyya.victoria@ gmail.com or call 0430 339 314. Registration for the event at 2.30pm on the day for a 3pm start.

Waterfront festival postponed THE Frankston Waterfront Festival has been delayed. The annual event is usually held in February, but has been pushed back. Frankston Council is hoping to hold the event in March instead. A statement on social media read that the event had been postponed “due to

ongoing risks associated with COVID-19 and evolving regulations”.

PERFORMERS onstage at the Waterfront Festival last year. Picture: Supplied

Centrelink a COVID-19 support THE Mornington offices of Centrelink and Medicare have received a second reprieve and will stay in the town at least until late September. Flinders MP Greg Hunt said the “further extension” would allow the offices to remain open “to support locals through COVID-19”. In August, then Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Sam Hearn welcomed the federal government’s backflip when it announced the offices would stay open an extra six months, but said the shire would “continue to advocate for Services Australia to permanently reinstate the Mornington Centrelink office” (“Reprieve for Centrelink”, The Times,

3/8/20). Echoing comments he made in August after the first reprieve was announced, Mr Hunt last week said “many Australians and locals on the Mornington Peninsula have been doing it tough over the past year and for those that need assistance, the service centre will continue to be in Mornington to support them through this pandemic”. Dunkley Labor MP Peta Murphy, at that time, said the federal government’s decision to close the Mornington Centrelink office run by 16 staff and replace it with a single desk staffed for 15 hours a week at Mornington Post Office was

“ludicrous”. Last week Mr Hunt said he had “continued to fight for our community for services to remain in Mornington, first through an agent service, now through the continuation of the service centre through the coronavirus outbreak”. He said services offered “from the nearby Frankston, Rosebud and Hastings service centres remain unchanged”. Dealings with Centrelink and Medicare can also be carried out through Services Australia’s Express Plus apps and phone. The Mornington Service Centre in Main Street, Mornington opens 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

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Man injured during assault A MAN and woman are wanted by police in relation to a vicious assault in the Frankston CBD last month. The victim, a 52-year-old Seaford man, was approached by a man and woman while walking home through the CBD. The man demanded that the victim hand over his clothes and backpack. After refusing, the victim was attacked. He was punched by the man, and kicked on the ground.

The victim managed to escape without losing any of his belongings. He suffered bruising to his face and injuries to his jaw. The man and woman left and were last seen on Kitson Street. CCTV images (above) of two people police wish to speak to about the assault have been released. A Victoria Police statement read that “the man is perceived to be Islander in appearance with a strong Maori accent,

approximately 20-30 years old, with a solid build, and wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and white runners.” “The female is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, approximately 20-30 years old, wearing a blue blazer over a red top, black pants and black and white sneakers.” Anyone who recognises the duo can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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Firearms seized by new police unit POLICE seized 36 real and imitation firearms from a Frankston home in November last year. A Frankston man has since been charged with possess a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms, acquisition of a traffickable quantity of firearms, prohibited person possess handgun, acquire general category handgun, prohibited person possess imitation handgun, possess prohibited weapon, possess drug of dependence, and attempt to possess a handgun. He will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in July. The weapons were seized by members of the newly established Illicit Firearms Unit. Among the seized firearms were gel ball blasters, which police say there is “currently no lawful genuine reason for use in Victoria”. Victoria Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Bob Hill said “the prevalence, use, and harm caused by illicit firearms are of significant concern to the Victorian community and a high priority for Victoria Police.” “The use and movement of illicit firearms by criminals is a challenging national problem, which impacts every Australian jurisdiction and affects the safety of the public. While Australia has some of the strongest firearm controls in the world, illicit firearms are an increasingly desirable commodity and enabler for serious criminal activity here in Victoria. “Last year in Victoria we seized more firearms than we did in 2019, which shows that a global pandemic had no impact on the prevalence of firearms in this state. “I am confident the IFU will enhance Victoria Police’s capability not only to respond to illicit firearms related crime, but to proactively target those responsible.”

Drowning investigation POLICE began investigating after a man drowned at Tootgarook on Wednesday. Emergency services were called about 4pm after the man in his 80s was pulled unconscious from the water. They tried to revive him but were unsuccessful. A report will be prepared for the coroner. Peninsula police last week ramped up their campaign to promote water safety, especially as it relates to the dangers facing young children. Sorrento Acting Sergeant Steve Drew was responding to the high number of reports of children getting into trouble off peninsula beaches. “The importance of parents maintaining proper supervision of children while on the beach, at the pool, or near any source of water, is paramount,” he said. “It only takes 20-30 seconds for a child to drown. “If the parent or carer is alone they should not use their mobile phone unless it is absolutely necessary. “If you are at the beach with the family or a large group, a designated observer needs to be watching the children all times.” Leading Senior Constable Scott McCall, of the Water Police, had another focus: “Jet-ski users must be aware and fully obey speed restrictions around five-knot zones, other vessels, swimmers and pier structures,” he said. “They should not approach dolphins, seals or any other marine life.” Leading Senior Constable McCall said all boat and jet-ski users needed to familiarise themselves with speed limits and safety requirements in the Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook. “The Water Police are actively checking to make sure all water craft are complying and will issue hefty fines and prosecute any offences,” he said.

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Hampers for a happy Christmas THE Chelsea Community Christmas Lunch has been putting smiles on faces for four consecutive years, but the COVID-19 pandemic meant that it could not go ahead in 2020. Although the lunch had to be cancelled, volunteers remained dedicated to the cause of making Christmas Day a happy one for people doing it tough. On Christmas Day, volunteers delivered hampers to nearly 50 regular attendees of the lunch.

The hampers contained donated gifts, toiletries, and groceries. Regular lunch attendee Lee had his day brightened when he was visited and given a hamper. “Without you guys I wouldn’t have had a Christmas! The visit from you guys on Christmas Day this year absolutely made my day,” he said about the volunteers. The Chelsea Community Christmas Lunch was started in 2016. It is a collaboration between St Joseph’s Parish

and Primary School, St Vincent de Paul, Chelsea’s Uniting Church, and Chelsea Community Church of Christ.

VOLUNTEERS Charli, Jess, Marina and Wally deliver a Christmas hamper to Lee. Picture: Supplied

CARRUM MP Sonya Kilkenny at the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. Picture: Supplied

Funding for temple works THE Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs has received a $500,000 grant for a new project. The Hindu Society of Victoria will use the funding to build a multipurpose hall at its Hindu Cultural and Heritage Centre. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “this is great news for our local community and the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple. This funding means they can continue being a vital support and deliver the services that matter to so many.” “I’d like to thank and acknowledge everything that The Hindu Society of Victoria do to support the broader

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community, but particularly this year. With this funding I know that HSV will continue doing important work. Allowing communities to come together to share, celebrate and preserve traditions and culture in a safe and welcoming atmosphere,” she said. Applications for the next round of the state government’s multicultural community infrastructure fund grant program are open until 15 February. Funds of up to $500,000 are available per project. To apply visit vic.gov.au/multicultural-community-infrastructure-fund.


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Consultation closing for shopping strip plan and attractive public realm.” The draft plan proposes a standard local shopping strip identification sign including illumination, development of a “distinctive character” for shopping strips based on each local neighbourhood precinct, feature lighting specific for shopping strips within each local neighbourhood, capital works projects including additional tree canopy, facade upgrades, an expansion of kerbside dining, and the establishment of a working group to meet quarterly for the next year to focus on the delivery of the plan. The draft local shopping strip action plan can be read at frankston.vic.gov.au. Feedback via email urbandesign@frankston.vic.gov.au by 24 January.

CONSULTATION for Frankston Council’s draft local shopping strip action plan closes this week. Cr David Asker says “Frankston City has 26 local shopping strips and we want to make sure that each is vibrant, attractive, functional and safe. To do this, we have developed the draft plan, which assesses the existing conditions of each shopping strip and identifies opportunities for their improvement. Importantly, it also includes a recommended program of local shopping strip improvement projects to be implemented over the next 10 years.” “Attractive shopping strips will encourage residents to spend time and money locally, instead of being forced to inner city locations. Studies have found strong correlations between rental value, accessibility, active shop frontage

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Drowning forces backflip on beach advice Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au WARNINGS about the pressing need to understand and appreciate the dangers of ocean beaches is the message emerging from a day of disaster on the Mornington Peninsula last week. A 45-year-old woman drowned at Bushrangers Bay, near Cape Schanck and a man, 80, died while swimming in Port Phillip at Tootgarook. The woman and five others were pulled from the water after being swept off rocks by waves at Bushrangers Bay about 3.30pm, Wednesday 13 January. The drowned woman, Aida Hamed, was described as a “true angel” and much-loved staff member of the Lalor post office, by Australia Post. Her group also included a 47-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl, as well as two men, aged 28 and 47, who bravely jumped in to rescue them. They, and the three

women, were pulled from the water by the Police Air Wing, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Air Ambulance as well as the Water Police and local police in an hour-long rescue effort. Senior Constable Adam West, of police media, said the five survivors were taken to the Frankston and Rosebud hospitals for treatment. He said police would prepare a report for the coroner on the dead woman. Bushrangers Bay, below Boneo Road, is unpatrolled by life savers and remote, making it hard for emergency services to access it if trouble occurs. It is described by beachsafe.org.au as “moderately safe for swimming when waves are low, however stay on the bar and clear of the rocks, and rips against the rocks”. Tourism Australia’s contentious reference to Bushrangers Bay as being “moderately safe when waves are low” in third party promotional material has been pulled since the tragedy. A spokesperson said the reference to cooling off in

the water “at low tide” was in line with advice from Life Saving Victoria that Bushrangers Bay is “moderately safe when waves are low” but that the advice had since been removed. The visitmorningtonpeninsula.org website says: “Swimming is not recommended at [Bushrangers Bay] as the beach is unpatrolled and often hazardous due to strong rips and large waves.” Life Saving Victoria is urging all Victorians to be vigilant around water this New Year period, with the number of state recorded drownings at 38 since 1 July last year. Five – including the two last week – have been on the Mornington Peninsula. This figure exceeds all drowning records for the period 1 July-28 December and surpasses last year’s total of 34 drownings. This time last year a man also drowned while swimming with a friend at Bushrangers Bay and, in 2017, seven people were swept off rocks at the remote beach by a large wave, with a man later airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

GALLERY TALK As the largest public gallery in the South East region of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has a vitally important role in making art accessible to everyone in our community. Entry to the Gallery is now free and we are excited that by removing entry fees, anyone can walk into the MPRG and experience the best contemporary art from across Australia for free. There are many roles of a public gallery including delivering inspiring visual art experiences which are relevant and accessible to the whole community. We also develop and care for a large art collection of over 1800 objects and deliver engaging education and public programs for people of all ages. As we cautiously head into 2021, we are looking forward to presenting a diverse range of exhibitions that celebrate the amazing work of the artists in our program. You can view our 2021 exhibition program on our website – under Future Exhibitions. The 2021 exhibition program includes feature exhibitions by local artist Lauren Guymer, local indigenous art centre Baluk Arts, and The Overwintering Project which focuses on Westernport as an internationally significant shorebird habitat. We are also looking forward to the Spring Festival of Drawing in September where we are commissioning new wall drawings in the gallery featuring 11 leading contemporary artists and a program of workshops and special events for children and adults. Sign up to our e-newsletter through our website to receive monthly updates about our programs.

Right now, you can see the 2020 National Works on Paper exhibition featuring leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture. From over 1200 entries from around Australia, 74 works were shortlisted and are on display in the Gallery until 21 February. Check out our free online workshops with master printmaker David Frazer on the fundamentals of linocut printmaking or Hubert Pareroultja’s Mastering Watercolour Workshop. You can use your own materials or purchase an Art Box from the Gallery Shop, containing the materials required. You can watch our free online workshops any time that suits, pause and rewind, and come back and re-watch and create as many works as you like. Our popular Young at Art program for preschoolers is going weekly in 2021. Book in now for a Tuesday session, starting 2 February. Numbers will be limited at 10. Young at Art introduces under 5s to the wonder of art with a hands-on creative activity, a tour of the exhibition and an arty storytime. A take-home art materials box will be supplied with each session.

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Camping rules unchanged CAMPING at Mornington Peninsula Shire-run foreshore reserves at Rye, Rosebud and Sorrento continued despite COVID-19 outbreaks over the New Year period. The shire says it has not changed protocols announced in late November to allow limited numbers of campers. Campers were allowed in as from Saturday 2 January to avoid large gatherings over Christmas and New Year. The shire’s property and strategy manager Nathan Kearsley last week said camping on the foreshores was “operating at about 40 per cent capacity and extra cleaning of the amenity blocks is in place”. The shire was regularly reviewing its risk plan and making contact with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. “To date, there have been no specific updates or directives from the state government regarding camping,” Mr Kearsley said on Thursday 7 January. Sally Baillieu, of Fingal, wrote to councillors expressing concern that the shire had not changed its decision to open the camping grounds “despite the change of [COVID-19] figures that were used to lift the ban in the first place”. “State borders have been shut, and we are being forced to wear masks again and follow social dis-

tancing guidelines, yet campers are being encouraged to move in and socialise in small confined spaces and use shared bathroom facilities in an area that the rest of the population must access if we are to use the beach,” Ms Baillieu said. “There are few masks down there, and despite [the shire’s] efforts, having to share bathroom facilities with strangers from across the state makes any efforts they go to virtually useless.” Ms Baillieu was “definitely not against camping” on the peninsula, “… but I do question the economics of it, and the social costs that are not accounted While the economic benefits of camping on the foreshore - “a dubious cash cow” - could be a subject for future discussion with the shire, she was “most immediately concerned with the risk that the resumption of camping is putting us all in at the moment”. The decision by the shire to allow limited camping was made after Victoria recorded 28 days of no locally transmitted cases of COVID-19. The shire states that its main priority “is to keep our community safe this summer” and lists rules for wearing face masks and limiting visitors to homes as being additional restrictions since 5pm Thursday 31 December. Keith Platt

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Surfers in waiting HUNDREDS of volunteers and surfers will have to wait until March to find out if the next scheduled Disables Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula beach day will go ahead. The 16 January event was cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions. The Point Leo Foreshore Committee told the DSAMP that it was against any events being held at the beach during the month. The DSAMP said the March event will go ahead “should this be feasible considering the state of the environment at that point”. “Obviously, nobody wants to hear this as the decision. We only want surfers in the water and for us, volunteers and carers to feel the buzz alongside them. But health and safety are the priority,” the DSAMP’s executive team stated. Earlier, the group’s online booking system was stopped from going online because of doubts about holding the event. At that stage contract tracing had revealed COVID-19 cases with contacts in Cape Schanck.

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THERE is no shortage of helping hands for surfers during one of the DSAMP’s surf events at Point Leo. Pictures: Keith Platt

Access made easy BEACH matting rolled out on the beach near Mount Martha Life Saving allows wheelchair access to the water. The matting is part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s disability inclusion plan and is available daily. Two MobiChairs are available on weekends until Easter Monday 5 April. The shire says higher than usual tides have meant it is not safe to roll out matting at Mills Beach, Mornington, although a MobiChair beach wheelchair will be available on weekends during Mornington Life Saving Club’s patrol hours. To see beach conditions, including the beach matting at Mount Martha visit: mmlsc.com.au/ webcam Details about other accessible beaches on the pe insula are at mornpen.vic.gov.au/accessiblerecreation

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Russell Morris will perform his beloved hits Real Thing, Sweet Sweet Love and Wings of an Eagle. Acclaimed for both his psychedelic masterpiece and subsequent hits in the 1970s, and his recent blues-inspired albums, Russell is the consummate songwriter. His blues albums earned him a whole new fan base and introduced a new generation to his early music. An ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Russell has worked with a range of legendary artists throughout his career including Jim Keyes and Darryl Cotton. For Brian Cadd, returning to the stage with his long-time friend is something to look forward to. “It is rare and enjoyable to spend 90-minutes on the stage every night with someone who has travelled the same musical road and number of years as I have,” he says. “It makes the musical highlights, the songs, and the silliness all that much more fun. Come and see what we mean!” Don’t miss these two legends of Australian music as they tour Australia this March. Tickets are on sale now. Wednesday 3rd March 2021 Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON VIC www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au

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The blow left witness dazed and very shaky, and it was 10 days before the effects wore off. Barber’s father, who was sitting in defendant’s cart, said “I would give you more than that, you crawler,” and added that Strong (a former employee of Oates) would get the same. Witness weighed between 8 and 9 stone, whilst Barber was a big man. Crosss-examined, Pickup said the marks inflicted by the blow had now disappeared; he finished his round after the blow; he had not lost any time on his job. Barber had told him once before not to call on that customer, but he treated it as the usual bluff. The customer in question at that time did not leave the cash in the milk jug as she now did. Witness had been serving that house all the time and had never been told to stop by the customer. Witness was a returned soldier, and had served in the 5th Batl. W. J. Oates said that as a result of the assault Pickup was very much shaken and witness had to accompany him on the cart for the rest of the day, whilst his nose was skinned and his eyes blackened, the marks remaining for 9 or 10 days. Cross examined, Oates said Pickup was merely an employee, and had no other interest in the business. Witness had no objection to saying how he purchased the business – Mr Utber objected to this line of cross examination, and the Bench upheld the objection. Oates was proceeding to say that prior to the assault he had occasion to

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Compiled by Cameron McCullough AT the Frankston Police Court on Monday last—before Messrs C. G. V. Williams (chairman), C. Grant, and W. P. Mason, J’s.P—a local resident named Edward Barber, dairyman, was charged by Frank Pickup, an employee of W. J. Oates, dairyman, with assault. He also made a claim for damages in connection with the assault. It was decided to hear both cases together. Mr L. R. N. Utber (Hunt & Utber) appeared for complainant, and defendant was represented by Pavey, Wilson & Cohen’s representative. Dr Charles Maxwell said he examined Pickup on December 26th and found him suffering from abrasions on the nose, which was much swollen, whilst he had a black eye. He dressed the injuries, which could have been caused by a violent blow from the fist. Cross-examined, Dr Maxwell said that such a blow must have been struck from the front, and not from behind. Frank Pickup deposed that on the 26th at 5 o’clock he was on his rounds in High Street, Frankston. He was preparing to leave milk at Mrs Bedgood’s residence, as he had done on the three previous days, when Barber came along. Witness said “It’s no use you going in there; I’m serving this customer”. Barber said, “I’ll stop you at that,” and called witness a dirty, rotten b ———. Witness turned to lock the wheel of his cart, and, as he did so, Barber struck him a violent blow with his fist, and knocked him down.

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Tigers fall short, Frankston YCW grasp a thriller, huge knock secures Ballam Park win By Brodie Cowburn

Bailing out: Carrum's total of 153 was not enough to hold off Frankston YCW. Picture: Craig Barrett

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SEAFORD Tigers have fallen agonisingly short of victory against Pines. Damien Lawrence was brilliant for Pines. He scored 99 not out as an opening batsman, bringing his team to a total of 4/178. The knock was his best of the season. Seaford Tigers’ run chase got off to a good start, with Brayden Roscoe and Tim Hayes combining for a 75 run opening stand. From there the side fell to 4/88, putting the result in doubt. The Tigers middle order wasn’t able to capitalise on a strong start. They brought the game down to the final over, but couldn’t get over the line. The Tigers finished all out for 174 from 40 overs, five runs from victory. Lawrence also impressed with the ball, taking three late wickets to help his side wrap up the win. At Bruce Park, a brilliant ton from Tom Boxell got Long Island a win over Heatherhill. Batting first, Heatherhill set their opponents a tough target to chase down. First drop batsman Kristian Miller was their best, scoring 95 before being run out. Long Island would have to chase down 180 to win. Off the back of Boxell’s knock, Long Island were able to reach their target with three overs left to play. They still had four wickets to spare. Flinders notched up a win in their clash against Moorooduc on Saturday. They chased down a target of 181 thanks to a 124 run stand between Matthew Gale and Andrew Power. Main Ridge have defeated Somerville by 36 runs. Somerville’s run chase was restricted by some impressive bowling. James Abbott took 3/7 off his four overs.

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chase, and ended up hitting the winning runs in the final over. A 99 run opening stand by Matt Foy and Luke Hewitt wasn’t enough for Hastings to win against Pearcedale. Pearcedale were set 148 to win, and got started on the right foot. An 83 opening run stand of their own set them up for victory. Opener Bradley Trotter top scored with 53. With eight overs left in the day, Pearcedale wrapped up the wellearned win. Delacombe Park didn’t have much trouble with Crib Point at home, winning by nine wickets. Chasing 138 to win, Delacombe Park made quick work of the game. Tim Clarke and Matthew Whelan scored 62 and 67 respectively. Rosebud bowled Dromana out for

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Pines claim Berwick City scalp SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines’ 2021 campaign got back on track with a 4-3 win over Berwick City in their friendly at Monterey Reserve last weekend. The local side had suffered a hiccup back in December when losing to Doveton’s NPL under-21s 3-1. There’s been a fair bit of hype around this Pines’ side and its State 3 title credentials not least because of its four young Fijian internationals so it needed a much more positive display to justify the noise. And it got one here as Pines were in control for long periods against a disappointing State 2 opponent. Pines ran up a 4-1 lead before conceding two sloppy goals in the second half. Jordan Avraham as an attacking midfielder with Scott Webster in a defensive midfield role worked well and the three Fijian outfield players – central defender Penni Tuigulagula, central midfielder Savenaca Baledrokadroka and striker Tito Vodawaqa – all had a major impact. Pines hit the front early after Avraham’s corner from the left was not properly cleared allowing him a second chance and his far post cross was volleyed home on the bounce from 10 metres by Baledrokadroka. CJ Hodgson had blown a couple of scoring opportunities before conjuring up an outstanding curling strike into the far corner in the 22nd minute for Pines’ second. Webster handled inside the area a few minutes later and former Pines captain Paul McEvoy had no trouble converting from the spot to make it 2-1. Shortly before the interval Hodgson got his second. Not for the first time Vodawaqa taunted and teased the Berwick defence down the left and his cutback was met superbly by Hodgson whose low leftfoot strike made it 3-1. A minute into the second half Avraham gave Pines a three-goal cushion with a curling free-kick from the left that eluded a pack of players in the box and the Berwick keeper, anchored to his line, could only watch it bounce inside the far post. John Prescott made it 4-2 with a close-range header in the 60th minute and five minutes later a McEvoy freekick curled towards the back post was headed towards the opposite post by Berwick’s Jarod Blackbourn. Fijian goalkeeper Aeseli Batikasa made a poor attempt at grabbing the ball which eluded his grasp and dropped in

Pines pounce: Fijian international midfielder Savenaca Baledrokadroka (left) lays the ball off despite the close attention of Berwick City midfielder Lewis Foster. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

behind him to complete the scoreline. Pines won the reserves match 3-1. The club had made a pre-match announcement that Paulo Pinheiro had stepped up from his role as reserves coach to become senior assistant to Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor replacing Darren Roberts who resigned recently. Hayden Taylor was then appointed playing reserves coach with Jamie O’Halloran as his assistant. That duo kicked off their coaching careers in style with a 3-1 win on the back of two Hayden Taylor goals and a Lachie McMinimee penalty. Taylor went to great lengths after the match to ask that a vivid description of one of his goals be published even offering up a video of the moment. “It was an absolute wonder goal,” he boasted. “I chipped the keeper from near the halfway line. “A bit like that Kemar Roofe goal for Rangers in the Europa League.” In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers defeated State 4 South outfit Noble Park United 4-1 at Centenary Park last weekend.

Strikers’ senior coach Paul Williams used a matchday squad of 18 on a rotational basis. Ben Doree and New Zealand striker Riley Anderton both grabbed doubles. Doree opened his account from the spot after 25 minutes but a few minutes later the visitors returned the favour when referee Frank Osei-Ntim awarded them a penalty. Doree restored Strikers’ lead after combining with Jai Power. The former East Bentleigh striker’s first touch wasn’t great but he got to the ball before the advancing keeper and knocked it past him from close range. It was 2-1 at half-time and early in the second half Anderton opened his account after a good build-up down the left sent him clear and he slotted it in with ease. His second came with a deft touch at the near post and that was that. Tommy Hawkins came off the bench and thundered up and down the right a few times. One of his teammates commented on the “hoof marks” left on the pitch, an indication of the effect of last sea-

son’s shutdown and Hawkins’ newfound girth. But the Englishman had plenty of mates in that regard and their carbohydrate profligacy during lockdown was highlighted by the decision to play in white tops and shorts which appeared to be a much looser fit a year ago. They could do with following Aaran Currie’s lead as the former Langwarrin star shed 12 kilos last year and although illness prevented him from involvement in this friendly he’s keen to get back into action. Overall it was a worthwhile hitout for both sides with the promise of better to come. As for the visitors their biggest news was that the trial separation is over and the dynamic coaching duo of Billy Armour and Billy Rae has been reunited for the umpteenth time. There had been speculation that Rae would be considered for the vacant Somerville senior coaching post but the local club did not contact him. Strikers too had made a significant coaching appointment and late last week they announced that Jake Priest

had taken over as reserve coach for 2021. This post was vacated by Donn Delaney who became senior assistant to Williams after Scott Morrison’s departure. Priest has significant experience having coached Torquay United community teams in the UK and holds an FA Level 2 licence. Since coming to Australia he has coached Casey Comets under-20s, Old Scotch reserves and South Yarra reserves. In NPL2 news Langwarrin’s planned away friendly against Eastern Lions has been switched to Lawton Park. The match will now take place on Sunday 31 January and will feature an under-19s clash at noon followed by the seniors at 2pm. An under-21s match will kick-off at 4pm. This week’s friendlies: THURSDAY: Aspendale Stingrays v Noble Park Utd (Serbian Sports Centre, 7pm). SATURDAY: Peninsula Strikers v Aspendale Stingrays (Centenary Park, 1pm & 3pm), Skye Utd v South Yarra (John Paul College, 2pm & 4pm).

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