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Pythons snatch victory DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn PINES have come from behind to secure a thrilling win against Frankston Bombers.The Bombers raced out of the blocks with a brilliant first quarter, putting four goals on the board and holding the Pythons scoreless. Pines scraped their way back in the second quarter, but couldn’t snatch the lead. They were wasteful in front of goal and kicked 2.7 in the second term. The Pythons continued to fight in the second half, and managed to just sneak into a one point lead by the time the three-quarter time break rolled around. They held onto that one point lead in the final term, and eventually claimed the narrowest of wins. Frankston Bombers ended up falling to Pines in a nailibing scrap. The final score read 6.10 (46) to 6.11 (47). Luke Potts was named as one of Pines’ best, while Khyal Jacobson also was important with a three goal effort. Jarrad Grant kicked three goals for the Bombers, There was another thrilling contest at Emil Madsen Reserve, as Mt Eliza played host to Dromana. The Tigers started well away from home and took a lead into the second quarter, although it didn’t last long. The Redlegs fought back and led by a goal at the half time break. Mt Eliza continued to play well in the third term, and looked in the box seat for a victory as they went into the final quarter with a fourteen point lead.

Dromana worked hard in the last quarter, and set themselves up with a chance of victory by holding Mt Eliza to just one goal. The Tigers had to claw their way back, but eventually scored a hard fought six point win over the Redlegs. The final score was 10.12 (72) to 12.6 (78). Sam Fowler was best on field for the victorious Dromana outfit. He kicked four goals. Rosebud and Frankston YCW also had a tense encounter on Saturday, as Frankston YCW hit the road in an effort to get their season back on track. The Stonecats have been inconsistent this year, and were badly in need of a win against the Buds. Rosebud on the other hand have improved from their performance last year. Rosebud started strong with a good first quarter, holding YCW scoreless. They took a 26 point lead into the second term, which was quickly cut down to ten by half time. The third quarter was another good one for Rosebud, as they stretched their lead back out to 27. The Stonecats tried their best to claw back into contention and snatch a win in the final quarter, but it was too little too late. Rosebud were held goalless in the final term, and had to endure a late flurry, but they still claimed the win 10.6 (66) to 8.12 (60). Sean Downie was best on ground for the day. Things were not so stressful this weekend for Bonbeach who managed to secure a comfortable win over bot-

Tight tussle: Just one point separated Pines and Frankston Bombers when the final siren sounded. Picture: Andrew Hurst

tom of the ladder Mornington. The Bulldogs started well and led at the first break of play, but it didn’t last long. Bonbeach rode a strong wave of momentum in front of their home

crowd, and did not look like losing after their sloppy first quarter. Trent Dennis-Lane led from the front for Bonbeach, putting six goals on the board for the afternoon.

Despite a good start, the Bulldogs hopes of staying in Division One next season were dealt a blow after Bonbeach defeated them 15.12 (102) to 4.9 (33).

Finals hopes dented for Blues DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn HASTINGS have fallen short in an important matchup at home against Rye on Saturday. The game looked to be a good chance for Hastings to get a win and keep touch with a finals spot. Rye came into the game below Hastings on the ladder. Hastings looked the better side in a scrappy first half. They led at both quarter-time and half time, but not by enough to be comfortable. Rye looked a much improved side after half time, and held Hastings to just two goals in the second half. The Demons rose from the dead to take a two point lead into the final quarter which they were able to hold on to. A win would have been vital to keep Hastings in touch of a finals position, but they could not manage to get the four points. The final score read Hastings 6.6 (42) to 7.11 (53). Harry Whitty was one of Rye’s best, kicking three goals. At Ballam Park Reserve, Karingal came from behind to secure a good win over Chelsea. The Seagulls were the better side early, and took a two goal lead into half time. The Bulls charged back in the third quarter, and held a narrow three point lead at three-quarter time. Karingal showed why they have been one of the best sides of the year with a strong final quarter. They shot


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down the Seagulls’ hopes of an upset with a 5.10 to 0.0 quarter. Kairngal scored the win 11.22 (88) to 7.3 (45). Marc Holt was leading goalkicker on the day with four. He has 62 for the year. Red Hill bounced back from the goalless performance last week with a massive win over Pearcedale. Pearcedale hosted the Hillmen, and struggled from the get go. They scored one first quarter goal, but only managed one behind for the rest of the afternoon. Red Hill put together another defensive masterclass, and reaffirmed their status as one of the premiership contenders. Pearcedale were whallopped by 118 points. The final score was 1.1 (7) to 17.23 (125). At Lloyd Park, Langwarrin had little trouble fending off a challenge from Seaford. Langwarrin showed their intent early with a seven goals to one first quarter. The Tigers weren’t able to recover from their sloppy start. Josh Biggs had a big game for the Kangaroos, and put six goals on the board. His side claimed the win 15.8 (98) to 7.10 (52). Somerville had an enjoyable day at home, as they defeated Tyabb by 103 points. It was a goal fest for the soaring Somerville, who had 12 individual goalkickers. Ryan Gillis scored six while Daniel Marshall booted four.

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The Yabbies were outclassed on the day, with the final scoreboard reading 23.15 (153) to 7.8 (50). It was also another difficult day for

Crib Point, who were defeated at home by Devon Meadows 9.6 (60) to 15.13 (103). Joel Hillis booted four for the Panthers.

Kangas cruise: Langwarrin had little trouble overcoming Seaford after a seven goal to one opening quarter. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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