Bulls charge into Grand Final DIVISION TWO
By Brodie Cowburn ANOTHER huge performance from star forward Marc Holt has put Karingal in the Grand Final with a win over Langwarrin. Somerville Recreation Reserve played host to the clash on Saturday. It was a rematch of the qualifying final from two weeks ago, in which Langwarrin were able to get the win. Karingal came rushing out of the gates with a four goals to zero first term, before the Kangaroos bounced back to close the lead to 12 by half time. The Bulls stretched their lead back out to five goals by three-quarter time, and held on to claim the win 8.11 (59) to 14.7 (91). Karingal have Marc Holt to thank for booking their Grand Final spot. The full forward booted nine goals for the afternoon and proved to be the difference. Holt had come into finals with some form troubles, but has since come alive with 20 goals in his last two games. Andrew McInnes and Lucas Vanraay also played big parts for the Bulls. Karingal will face off against Red Hill in the Grand Final on Saturday. The sides will play at 2.30pm at Skybus Stadium in Frankston. Red Hill will be looking for payback after falling short in last year’s big dance.
Charging Bulls: Karingal overcame Langwarrin to make it to the 2019 Grand Final. Picture: Andrew Hurst
Reigning premiers crash out DIVISION ONE
By Brodie Cowburn PINES have gone crashing out of the MPNFL in straight sets after a shock 62 point loss to Bonbeach. The reigning premiers came into finals in patchy form, and weren’t able to correct course. Pines started well and went into the first break with the lead, but looked a completely different side after quarter time. Bonbeach got the upper hand with a seven goals to one second term, and never let it slip from there. The Sharks were able to keep the Pythons at an arm’s length in the third term, and finished the job with a stunning six goals to one final quarter. Pines looked a shell of the side which lifted the trophy last season. They crashed out of finals with a 9.10 (64) to 18.18 (126) win. Mitchell Gent was best on ground for the Sharks, kicking four goals. Trent DennisLane also put four goals on the board At RJ Rowley Reserve, Sorrento punched their Grand Final ticket with a win over Dromana. Sorennto looked dominant from the start, and were comfortably ahead by over 50 points at half time. After the main break Dromana showed more fight, but it was far too little far too late. Sorrento secured their spot in the premiership decider with a 16.12 (108) to 7.9 (51) win. A seven goal haul from Leigh Poholke was instrumental for the Sharks, while Nick Corp also performed well with five majors. Dromana will do battle with Bonbeach on Sunday, 8 September at Olympic Oval. The winner of the preliminary final clash will face Sorrento in the Grand Final.
Tigers tamed: Sorrento had no trouble securing a Grand Final berth with a 57 point win over Dromana. Picture: Andrew Hurst Frankston Times
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