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Frankston’s filmmakers JAMES Griffith (pictured) took out the top prize in a short film competition run by the Frankston Arts Centre. See story page 3. Picture: Supplied

Weed killer ban on the chopping block Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au FRANKSTON Council is set to consider overturning its ban on glyphosate-based weed killers. Council announced an internal ban on the use of glyphosate products, such as Roundup, in late 2019. It phased out use of the product throughout 2020.

The Times understands that councillors will consider overturning the herbicide ban at their next public meeting. When asked if council is considering scrapping the ban and the costs involved, the mayor Kris Bolam said that “council will consider a detailed report in relation to this matter at the council meeting on Monday 15 February.” It is understood that council officers

have recommended that glyphosate be reintroduced because other weed control methods have been nearly $500,000 more expensive and not as effective. The previous Frankston Council, of which only one councillor remains, unanimously decided to stop using glyphosate in October 2019. A multi-billion dollar lawsuit in the US and the health and safety of the public were cited as reasons for the ban

(“Herbicide use banned”, The Times, 28/10/19). Council ceased using glyphosate for weed control at playgrounds, preschools, and maternal child health centres on 1 January, 2020. The use of the herbicide was phased out entirely by council in June, with techniques including steam application, weeding, brush cutting, and mulching used instead. Last week pharmaceutical company Bayer AG announced a $US2 billion

proposal to resolve future legal claims in the United States over the use of the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup. It is alleged that the weed killer may have links to cancer cases. In June 2020, Bayer announced it would settle nearly $US10 billion in current lawsuits related to the use of Roundup. Kingston Council also announced it would phase out the use of glyphosate in 2019.

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Call to fulfil station parking promise Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE opposition has called on the federal government to get moving on its promise to build more car parks at local train stations. In the leadup to its victory at the 2019 election, the federal government promised to expand the car parks at three local train stations Frankston, Seaford, and Kananook. “Before the last election, Scott Morrison promised an extra 100 carparks for both Kananook and Seaford Stations but nothing has been delivered,” Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said. “It’s been two years since the announcement, and nothing has happened. “The announcement of these car parks was an election thought bubble - made without any consultation - and has all the hallmarks of being yet another Morrison announcement without delivery. Our community needs investment in public transport infrastructure, we deserve to have the promised funding delivered.” The Times sent queries to urban infrastructure minister Paul Fletcher’s office asking for an update on the projects. A spokesperson for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Communications responded “the commuter car park upgrades at Frankston, Kananook and Seaford railway stations are currently in the planning stage with consultation between the Australian and Victo-

Dude, where’s my car park?: Labor MPs Peta Murphy and Catherine King calling on the Morrison government to deliver on its promise to build more car parks. Picture: Supplied

rian governments and Frankston City Council ongoing. All projects vary in complexity and are required to go through appropriate planning before construction can start.”

“The Australian government is committed to ensuring commuter car park upgrades funded through the urban congestion fund get underway as quickly as possible, to bust conges-

tion in our major cities by providing more opportunities for commuters to park and ride on public transport. Commuter car parks are a critical enabler for people to use public trans-

port,” the spokesperson said. “All funding for the Australian government’s committed projects in Victoria under the urban congestion fund is budgeted and ready to be paid on achievement of agreed construction milestones.” In May 2019, the now former Dunkley MP Chris Crewther was joined by treasurer Josh Frydenberg to announce $38.5 million in “budgeted” funding for the project (“Push to ease parking pain”, The Times, 6/5/19).

Short filmmaking a tall order TWO short films exploring mental health have taken out the top prizes in Frankston Arts Centre’s LockDown short film competition. 21-year-old James Griffith took out the top prize for his short film Routine. The film explores the cyclical nature of being in lockdown, and the effect that can have on someone’s mental wellbeing. Mr Griffith said “I aimed to capture how people were feeling during this remarkable period of time.” He took home a $2000 prize for his work. Imogen Adeney won the $1000 prize for her film GLITCH. The 16-year-old said her film “was trying to capture the whole 2020 COVID situation, particularly highlighting the mental health impact.” The two winners were picked from

26 entries. Frankston Council’s arts and culture manager Andrew Moon said “there was an incredible diversity of films. The time we are living through today will leave its mark on us forever and our creatives have made a remarkable artistic commitment to capture and reflect this through film.” “We’re excitedly looking forward to screening these films and sharing them with the Frankston community later this year,” he said. Shortlisted films will be screened at the Arts Centre in May as part of the This Time, Last Year exhibition. More details at.thefac.com.au SHORT film competition winners James Griffith and Imogen Adeney with the mayor Kris Bolam. Picture: Supplied

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Virus testing sites COVID-19 is still lurking around and anyone with cold or flu like symptoms, however mild, should get tested. Medical authorities say every test helps the community stay safe and stay open. Symptoms can include fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue. Testing clinics on the Mornington Peninsula are at Eleanora House at the front of the Rosebud Hospital, in the clinic car park at Atticus Health Medical Clinic, Hastings, by appointment only, and at Rosebud Respiratory Clinic at the Rosebud Skin Cancer Centre. Tests are by appointment only. Frankston Hospital, on the corner of Yuille Street and Hastings Road, is also offering tests. For further advice call the 24hour Coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your GP or use the state government's online self-assessment tool.

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Dive tragedy over shipwreck Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au POLICE will prepare a report for the coroner following the death of a scuba diver who got into trouble after exploring the wreck of the SS Alert which sank off Cape Schanck in 1893. The 55-year-old Seaford man was airlifted to The Alfred hospital on Saturday 23 January but could not be revived and died in the presence of family members last week. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Scubabo Dive shop proprietor Josh Howell, of Queenscliff, whose boat had taken the diver and others out to the wreck, was shocked by the news. “It is a tragedy,” he said, adding that he was preparing to attend the man’s funeral. “I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of the crew and the other passengers and in the efforts they made,” he said. “We are not exactly sure how [the death] even occurred. He was a hugely experienced diver. Something caused it but we are not sure what.” Other peninsula dive shops contacted by The Times said “rumours” of the incident had been circulating in their close-knit dive community but had not been confirmed until last week. One said a helicopter had collected the distressed diver “from the boat” which could not leave the immediate

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Charges laid after police pursuit THE Air Wing helicopter was called in to help chase down an allegedly stolen car in Langwarrin last week. At around 3pm on 3 February, police pursued the car down McClelland Drive. Police say that the car had collided with a civilian vehicle, decamped

at “an excessive speed”, and eventually stopped just outside the flora and fauna reserve. Police arrested one youth inside the reserve. They later arrested a further two youths from the Cranbourne area. Police charged the alleged offenders

with theft of motor vehicle, and conduct endangering life or serious injury. A CAR lies on the side of McClelland Drive after a police chase. Picture: Gary Sissons

Assault investigated POLICE are investigating after an assault at a Cranbourne North home, 1 February. Investigators believe that three men entered and ransacked a Lindelow Court home at around 7.15pm. A neighbour jumped the fence to help the occupant, but was confronted and attacked. The victim, a 41-year-old man, was hit in the head by an unknown

weapon. The group then fled on foot. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The occupants of the home were not injured. Detectives are currently investigating if the incident was targeted. Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au

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Awards, donation handed out at mosque THE Baitul Salam mosque in Langwarrin hosted nearly 400 people at an Australia Day commemoration on 31 January. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Victoria handed out awards at the event to people and groups who had made outstanding contributions throughout the year. Brijal Parikh from the Indian Gujrati Community was recognised by the association. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Jamie Hansen accepted an award on behalf of CFA Australia for its bravery last year. Peninsula Health CEO Felicity Topp also accepted an award and a $5000 donation to the hospital. Representatives from CFA Australia, Peninsula Health, Victoria Police, Rotary Clubs, Human Rights groups, Frankston Council, Cardinia Coun-

cil, the state government, the federal government, universities, and other interfaith networks attended.

CHILDREN performing at the Australia Day event at Baitul Salam mosque, Langwarrin. Picture: Supplied

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Free parking for COVID recovery ADVOCACY group Committee for Greater Frankston has called for free two-hour parking to be offered at Bayside Shopping Centre. The committee’s president Rod Evenden said parking costs at the centre have been “bleeding the retail soul out of Frankston for many years.” “Shoppers have warmly received Karingal Hub shopping centre’s $160 million redevelopment with its ample and free undercover car parking, with many describing it as brilliant. The new Karingal Hub development leaves Bayside and the CBD blatantly uncompetitive,” he said. “Two hours of free parking CBDwide would encourage shoppers to return to our city and restore the con-

KATIE and Leith enjoying a game of chess at Carrum Downs library. Picture: Supplied

Late night library sessions scheduled CARRUM Downs Library is completing an unlikely transformation into a late night hangout spot. The library will now open until 10pm on Thursday nights. The Libraries After Dark program welcomes visitors to enjoy a number of different activities. The program runs at many libraries statewide through funding from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Frankston councillor David Asker

said the initiative aims to “offer an alternative to gaming venues and online gambling.” “Between 2018 and 2019, $559 was lost at the poker machines per adult in Frankston City, which is higher than the Victorian average of $538. Frankston City residents lost more than $62 million during this period. These losses have far reaching consequences for our community, beyond their financial impacts,”

he said. “Libraries After Dark was initially launched in 2018 and I’m very excited we’re adding Carrum Downs library to the program, providing a safe space for our residents to explore the library, enjoy a cuppa and the activities we’ll have on offer. If you’re not sure what to do with yourself on a Thursday night, why not visit Carrum Downs library.”

fidence of Bayside traders cautious about renewing their leases. Bayside staff need affordable all-day parking, and shoppers expect two hours free like at other places they visit. And Vicinity Group will greatly benefit if traders are again willing to sign Frankston leases. “Bayside shoppers’ and workers’ parking has been treated as a corporate ATM for too long. Too much money has been creamed off through parking for our city to thrive. Pricing is clearly out of whack with all other shopping precincts in Victoria.” In July last year, Frankston Council began offering free two-hour parking in Playne Street, Cranbourne Road, Young Street East, the Mechanics Hall, and the Frankston Arts Centre.

Junior footy funding boost THE Karingal Junior Football Club has received $20,000 in taxpayer funding to install new coaches boxes. The grant was handed out through the Dunkley Stronger Communities program. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said “the new coaches boxes will provide ideal weather protection for players and officials on the bottom oval at Ballam Park. I know that this will make a real difference, especially on Sunday mornings.” “Karingal Junior Football Club is a fantastic local sporting club. I’m very proud to support our community with this funding.”

KARINGAL junior footballers Montana (left) and Kiara (right) with Dunkley MP Peta Murphy. Picture: Supplied

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Duck out to discover life in wetlands Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au FOLLOWING on from World Wetlands Day, RSPCA Victoria is encouraging bird lovers to visit nearby wetlands to see which breeds are living there. The aim is to promote an awareness of the wetlands as well as protect their role as vital bird breeding and feeding sites. The largest wetlands on and near the Mornington Peninsula are Warringine park at Bittern, Tootgarook wetlands (or swamp) at Capel Sound, and Edithvale wetlands at Carrum, which are home to many interesting breeds of water birds. The internationally recognised Warringine Park is listed in the 50-year-old Ramsar Convention – or treaty – which provides a framework for conserving the biological diversity of the world’s wetlands. RSPCA Victoria and BirdLife Australia have devised an education campaign called Discover Ducks to build an appreciation of native ducks in Victoria. “Victoria’s wetlands are untapped treasures, full of unique wildlife just waiting to be discovered and explored,” the RSPCA’s Mhairi Roberts said. “With waterbird abundance and breeding at an all-time low, there’s never been a more important time to embrace nearby wetlands and understand what makes these places so special.” Victoria has 12 Ramsar-listed wet-

WHILE not exactly fitting the description of a duck, or even a water bird, this emu is no stranger to wetlands and drier parts of The Briars property at Mount Martha. The preening swan and duck, left, are of course a different matter. Pictures: Gary Sissons lands which support 499 threatened native species, including ducks. “Our wetlands are a particularly good place to observe native ducklife, which often goes unappreciated,” Ms Roberts said. “Ducks are interesting and unique creatures and we encourage people to really take the time to get to know them. You might be surprised by what you learn!” All Australian ducks are unique, here are some quirky facts: n Australian Wood Duck: Monogamous, family oriented and nests in

trees Australian Shelduck: Congregate in flocks of up to a thousand and lose their ability to fly for 20 days annually n Blue-billed Duck: Rarely walk on land and breeding males have a sky-blue bill n Pink-eared Duck: Also known as the ‘Zebra Duck’ or ‘Clown Duck’ for their unique appearance n Pacific Black Duck: Oil produced by a gland at the base of their tail makes them waterproof n

World Wetlands Day is a reminder that it is our responsibility to maintain the health of these environments and the animals that live there. Some good tips to remember are to reduce the use of household chemicals, such as fertilisers and insecticides, which pollute our waterways. Also, avoid single-use plastics, such as coffee cups and straws, never leave rubbish behind, always pick up your dog’s poo – it contributes to the pollution of waterways. Similarly, don’t throw garden waste

in the bush. It can become rampant in the natural environment, ruin habitat and create havens for foxes. Don’t throw water or plants from a fish tank into a waterway. It can spread and compete with native vegetation, reducing suitable habitat and food sources for native animals like ducks. People are asked to minimise their household water use. The more that’s left in our rivers, the more chance our wetlands have of filling up and providing ducks with a home. Find more at: discoverducks.org.au

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Mr Williams shot in eye in ‘act of stupidity’ Compiled by Cameron McCullough MR Mark Williams, who for many years acted as handicapper to the Frankston Athletic Sports Club, was the victim of a stupid joke at the A.N.A. sports on Monday last. In a spirit of jocularity, a man pointed a starter’s revolver at Mr Williams and pulled the trigger. Luckily, it contained only blank cartridges. However, the cartridge exploded and the wad hit Mr. Williams in the right eye. It is feared that he will lose the sight of the eye. As “The Age” says, the same thing has been done so often with such lamentable results that it is hard to imagine how any sane person with any worldly experience could perpetrate so stupid a joke without thought. *** THE many friends of Mr Barber senr will be pleased to learn that he is making a satisfactory recovery after the recent operation he underwent for appendicitis. *** A FAIR amount of excitement was caused on Saturday last, when the first aeroplane to land in Somerville alighted in Mr Arthur Thornell’s paddock. It was piloted by Captain Fullarton, who started business right away. Passengers were soon forthcoming, quite a number of residents making the 10 minute trip especially on the Sunday, when one enthusiastic local “flighter” made four ascents! It is said that over £40 was netted by the aviator. ***

THE slump in the wholesale prices of fruit has somewhat affected the industry here. This is expected, however, to be temporary only. Most growers are cool storing their early fruits awaiting better returns. *** QUITE a number of properties have changed hands in this district, resulting in the advent of fresh citizens to our growing community. *** W. Clarke, the Young Street butcher, supplies sides mutton at 8d per lb – prime mutton too. *** THE War Service Homes Commission are about to erect a war service home in Craigrossie Street, Mornington. *** AT a recent general meeting of the Tyabb Methodist Bible Class, the Rev C. Angwin, on behalf of the members and friends, presented a chaste silver teapot to Miss Lily Thornell on the eve of her marriage, and wished her every happiness in her new sphere. *** AT the recent Quarterly Meeting of the Frankston Methodist Circuit at Tyabb, reference was made to the death of Mr J. J. Corlett and his long and honorable connection with the circuit, and sympathy was expressed with members of the family. The quarterly Methodist report also makes the following reference to the late Mr Corlett:— “He was a fine type of a Christian gentleman. He belonged to a class of men and women, our indebtedness to whom we cannot too highly estimate, whose

memory we cannot too much honor the pioneers of our church.” *** IN conjunction with Brody and Mason, on Saturday last, Arthur Tuckett & Son, the Melbourne subdivisional experts, conducted a subdivisional auction sale on the Warringa Estate. The attendance was not very large, owing doubtlessly to the excessive heat, but several attractive blocks were sold at satisfactory prices. Warringa Estate is situated in the same locality as the Baxter and Plummer’s Estate – on one of those lofty elevations rising from the Mornington Road and overlooking the widest expanse of Port Phillip Bay. *** THE secretary, Mr L. Prosser, states that the Frankston Orchestral Society has decided to admit honorary members on payment of 5s – entitling members to all performances given by the Orchestra. It is proposed to give musical programmes in the Melville Rotunda on Sunday afternoons and evenings, weather permitting, as soon as the rotunda is ready for use. Two professional artists, Messrs Cowan and Goodman, with Messrs Ings and Bawden, have been added to the musical strength of the Orchestra. *** MR A. J. Ross, of Brunswick, who won the £75 event the last Frankston Sports, ran unplaced in the principal event at Kyneton on Monday last. But Mr A. J. Davis, who performed only moderately here, captured the Sheffield Handicap at the A.N.A. sports on the same date.

Mr J. J. Healy, whose sensational race with Mr H. R. Smith in the 220 yds event at Frankston, will long be remembered, won the principal race at the Warragul meeting. The nippy Carlton cyclist, Mr A. Abrahams, who had a spill at Frankston, won the A.N.A. Wheel Race whilst Mr A. D. Box (the winner of the wheel double at Frankston two years ago) filled a place on two occasions. *** AS reported in “The Standard” last issue, the Royal Hotel, Hastings, has changed hands, the price paid for the lease running into substantial figures. The new boniface is Mr Joseph Jacobson. Mr Jacobson comes to the Hastings district with a good business and personal reputation, and in welcoming Mr and Mrs Jacobson to the district, we take the opportunity of wishing them every success in their new undertaking. The late licensee, Mrs Mary Dalton, has returned to Melbourne to reside. *** FOR some time past, we have heard complaints made to the effect that the Somerville district was somewhat neglected by “The Standard” in the matters of news. This has not been entirely the Editor’s fault, as great difficulty was experienced in getting the services of a suitable correspondent. Fortunately, we have now secured the services of one of the most widely respected gentlemen in the district to act in that capacity, and we feel sure the arrangement will be mutually satisfactory to the Somerville people

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and ourselves. A prominent Balnarring resident has also decided to contribute district notes at intervals, so that in future with the local correspondents at Seaford, Langwarrin, Hastings, Tyabb, Crib Point, Moorooduc and elsewhere spurred to activity, the readers of “The Standard” in the neighboring district should be exceptionally well catered for in the way of news. *** MR E. Barrett writes: – Will you kindly give me space in your widely circulated journal to make a brief reply to the letter from the Somerville Branch of the R.S.S.I.L.A. published in your last issue. In reply, I have to say that no one would regret more than I should any remark of mine be construed into casting a reflection on those who fought for our country or those who kept the “home fires burning,” and I thank the Somerville Returned Soldier’s League for giving me the opportunity of saying that my remark was never meant to convey that meaning. Cr Murray’s “well-known sentiments” had led him to try and show that Cr Oates, who was elected to the position by a big vote, should not sit on a Repatriation Committee. My remark was made with the object of showing how dangerous it was to throw bombs at your enemy from a glass dug-out – even though you make your advance from behind the respected name of Returned Soldier. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 4 February 1921


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Somerville and Pines draw, Hastings snatch a last ball win, Seaford too good for Balnarring By Brodie Cowburn

PENINSULA

SOMERVILLE and Pines finished all square after an epic encounter on Saturday. After losing the toss, Somerville were sent in to bat first. Good knocks from opener Craig Black and number four Bradley McDonald helped guide the side to a final total of 143. Pines' run chase started poorly, with usually reliable openers Damien Lawrence and Ricky Ramsdale dismissed for scores of 11 and zero respectively. Harley Peace-Stirling came in after the openers and got things back on track. After a duck in his innings last week against Flinders, Peace-Stirling was out to make amends. The first drop batsman blasted 66 runs. Unfortunately for Peace-Stirling, wickets kept falling around him. At 7/100, Pines looked in deep trouble. A decent late partnership between Peace-Stirling and Patrick Jackson pushed Pines to 8/137 heading into the closing stages of the match. Pines were able to put six more runs on the board, ending at 9/143 at the end of their 40 overs. The teams shared the points. At Bruce Park, Heatherhill bowled well to defend their total of 140 against Seaford Tigers. Moorooduc joined the winner’s list on Saturday with a victory over Main Ridge. Opener Benjamin Williams set them up for a win with a knock of 69 runs. Long Island easily defeated Flinders by nine wickets at Ballam Park East.

Stonecats stumble: Delacombe Park got the better of Frankston YCW with a 25 run win. Picture: Craig Barrett

were the side’s top scorers. The game came down to the final delivery. Hastings were able to hold their nerve to hit the winning runs and claim a hard-fought victory. A fantastic unbeaten century from Mark Cooper got Carrum a big win over Dromana. Cooper carried his bat through a brilliant innings. Carrum ended up setting Dromana 205 runs to win. Both Dromana openers fell for less than five runs, putting their run chase in jeopardy right from the beginning. Adam Ciavarella and Kierran Voelkl came in and combined for 92 runs, but their efforts were not enough to drag Dromana to victory. Their side ended up losing by 32 runs. Crib Point defeated Pearcedale by seven wickets on Saturday, while Delacombe Park bowled out Frankston

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BADEN Powell bowled well to defeat Sorrento at David Macfarlane Reserve on Saturday. A quickfire knock of 47 off 36 from opener Beau Anthony set Baden Powell up. They finished their innings at 8/149.

A disastrous middle order collapse cost Sorrento a chance at a win. First drop batsman Robert Wilson watched as six of his batting partners were dismissed for single digits. Wilson’s wicket was the last to fall. His half century wasn't enough to get his side the win. Sorrento were bowled out for 112 off 29 overs. A brilliant innings by Wade Pelzer proved the difference in Peninsula OB’s clash against Mornington. Pelzer scored 83 runs to help get his side to a final total of 180. Mornington struggled with a low run rate, and ended up finishing their 40 overs at 9/132. A half century from Sam Glenn got Mt Eliza the win over Red Hill at Emil Madsen Reserve. Langwarrin got a good win at home on Saturday, easily chasing down Baxter’s total of 76.

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in a good position to go on to win. A middle order collapse cost them badly though, and they ended up all out for 100. Skye’s total of 122 wasn’t enough to win against Rye. Jahanzaid Athar’s half century couldn't get Skye over the line. They lost by five wickets. Around the grounds, Carrum Downs defeated Tootgarook by eight wickets at Truemans Road Reserve, while Tyabb comfortably defeated Mt Martha at Ferrero Reserve.

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Second Wallace Cup for Langy SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN’s pre-season preparations went according to plan last Saturday at Monterey Reserve when it won back-to-back Wallace Cups. As fate would have it Langy’s 1-0 win over Mornington in the final came thanks to Sammy Orritt who was brought here by the Dallas Brooks boys back in 2017. He’d scored a belter earlier in the tournament, a fiercely-struck volley that rocketed into the net and the decider in the final was a deftly curled shot into the far corner from the left of the box. Mornington took a young squad to the annual tournament with most of its high-profile players either injured or rested and the slick interpassing on show bodes well for the future. Langwarrin was without Wayne Wallace, Tom Youngs, John Maclean and Marcus Holmes and one of its standout performers was recent signing Alex Kubenko whose pace, movement and disposal were highlights. Kubenko has just turned 18 and was signed from Springvale White Eagles. “We put an importance on winning the tournament while also looking after the players’ welfare and we are pleased with the outcome,” Langy assistant coach Jamie Skelly said. This was the ninth staging of the Wallace Cup and the first hosted by Frankston Pines. A large crowd, a fine day and some spirited performances were features. And there were surprises too.

Winners are grinners: Langwarrin players and coaching staff celebrate last weekend’s Wallace Cup success at Monterey Reserve. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

The sudden appearance of Colin McCormack in goal for Rosebud was one of them albeit that his was a cameo performance. The former Langy, Peninsula Strikers and Knox City custodian had been retired for two years and plans to return to the demands of parenthood and work. A notable absentee from Rosebud’s Wallace Cup squad was striker Mark Pagliarulo. The big Scot is undecided about where he’ll play this year but apart from discussing his situation with Rosebud the usual suspects are also in the frame – Somerville Eagles, White Star Dandenong and Baxter. In the Wallace Cup first semi-final Langy prevailed with a 1-0 win over Skye United. Seventeen-year-old Seb Fernandes scored the decisive goal after Daniel Walsh gave the ball away but former Langy player Mitch Blake blew a gilt-

edged chance to level when he failed to hit the target from close range. In the second semi Mornington came from behind to beat Pines 2-1. Sava Baledrokadroka gave Pines a half-time lead after Tito Vodawaqa put him through but a Kameel Khan own goal in the second half levelled the scores and Tom Wood nabbed the winner. In practice match news Skye United lost 4-1 last Wednesday to State 1 side Beaumaris. Skye’s goal came from Marcus Anastasiou who finished off a near post cross with a first-time finish. “It was a good hit-out against a very good Beaumaris side and a great learning curve for my players,” Skye coach Phil McGuinness said. On the same night Seaford United cantered to a 9-0 win over Mount Eliza with goals from Dylan Waugh (3), Blake Hicks (3), Mitch Lander, Adam Daniel and Tom Simmons.

Seaford seem set to sign striker Hicks from Rosebud and his brother Hayden, a goalkeeper, also looks like joining. Senior coach Peter Schwellinger coached the Hicks brothers at Old Carey a few years ago. “They feel very comfortable playing in this side and they enjoy playing with my sons (Matthias and Jeremy) again after they were all together at Old Carey. “The friendly against Mount Eliza was a great little training run to work on shape. “I want to implement a different formation so it’s early days and I’m really not concerned about scores until we play in the FFA Cup in a few weeks.” Last Saturday Aspendale Stingrays defeated Dandenong South 2-0 at George Andrews Reserve with goals from Kenan Nuhanovic and new signing Ugar Erdem. Former Berwick City and Heatherton United player Hayden Nuhanovic made his first appearance for the Stingrays whose best were Kenan Nuhanovic, Noah Berends and Matt Self. Fellow State 5 outfit Mount Martha lost 6-4 to Endeavour Sporting Club on Saturday. Mount Martha’s scorers were Alex Giordano (2), Jett Higgins and Ethan Sanderson (penalty). “It was a cracker of a game with a lot of end-to-end stuff,” Mount Martha coach Chris Sanderson said. “We bossed the first half and only let the game get away towards the end but there were loads of positives, especially the performance of 17-year-old

Jack Poole in goal.” In other news the draw for the qualifying round of the 2021 FFA Cup took place last week. This year’s tournament involves 210 Victorian clubs. On the weekend of 20/21 February three local State 5 South clubs will participate: Aspendale Stingrays v Bundoora (from State 5 North), Mount Martha v East Kew (State 5 East) and Rosebud v Lara United (State 5 West). State 4 South clubs Baxter, Seaford United, Chelsea and Somerville Eagles enter the draw for the first main round. This draw will be held on Monday 22 February at noon and will be livestreamed on FV’s facebook page. This week’s friendlies: TUESDAY: Casey Comets v Peninsula Strikers (Comets Stadium, 7pm; reserves v Somerville, Centenary Park, 6.30pm). WEDNESDAY: Mornington v Bentleigh Greens (Dallas Brooks Park, 7.15pm). THURSDAY: Endeavour Utd v Skye Utd (Reema Reserve, 7.15pm). SATURDAY: Peninsula Strikers v Dandenong South (Centenary Park, 1pm & 3pm), Frankston Pines v Beaumaris (Monterey Reserve, 5pm & 7pm), Craigieburn v Seaford Utd (Aston Fields, 1pm & 3pm), Hampton Park Utd v Baxter (KM Reedy Reserve, 1pm & 3pm), Chelsea v Macedon Blues (Edithvale Recreation Reserve, 2pm & 4pm), Somerville Eagles v Albert Park (Somerville Secondary College, 1pm & 3pm).

Avalon digs deep for second Group One win HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou SHANE Nichols’ gutsy galloper Streets of Avalon has dug deep to bring up his second Group One victory in Saturday’s C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Having claimed the Group One Futurity Stakes over the same track and trip a year ago, Streets of Avalon once again fought hard to fend off the challenges and land a half-length victory over the Chris Waller-trained Imaging in Saturday’s feature race. There was a roar on course as jockey Zac Spain saluted aboard the gelding to ride his first Group One winner and bring up Morningtonbased trainer Shane Nichols’ third Group One success. Nichols, who last year overcame a heart attack to return to the training ranks, was ecstatic to see his tough gelding continue on his unbeaten preparation having won first-up in the Group Two Australia Stakes in January. “The heart was racing. It was given a test out and it came through in flying colours,” Shane Nichols said post-race. “I don’t know if mine (heart) quite works as good as [Streets of Avalon’s] but when Imaging came to him I thought we’re in a bit of strife here but he just came again. He found and was holding the other horse on the line. It was a remarkable performance by a tough horse.” “For a horse that has had as many runs as he has and to still be fronting up and winning Group Ones is a remarkable performance not only from Hearts pumping: The Shane Nichols-trained Streets of Avalon fends off all challenges to win his second Group One race in the C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield. Picture: Supplied

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the team at home but also the track and the staff at Mornington.” Nichols said it was days like Saturday that every trainer lives for. “I was pretty emotional after the Australia Stakes but now I’m just pumped. It was a tough time but the get well wishes made it all seem a little bit easier and then days like today – that and family is what you live for,” he said. Jockey Zac Spain was absolutely thrilled to land the milestone victory aboard the six-yearold gelding. “I celebrated a bit after the line and was calling out a fair bit but he’s just been such a super horse for me and career changing really. He was my first Listed (winner), Group Two and now Group One (win) so I can’t thank Shane and Phil Warren and the whole ownership group enough. They’ve stuck strong with me throughout and to repay them with a Group One win is just fantastic,” Spain said post-race. “He’s just tough as nails and rock hard fit and it just shows how good of a trainer Shane is to have him spot on for today.” Streets of Avalon’s win on Saturday brought up the gelding’s tenth career victory from 54 starts. He has earnt just over $1.7million in prize money.


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Serious issues behind annual fun match A SOCIAL match at Tyabb Cricket Club this week will focus attention on an incident that shocked the country back in 2014: the murder of young Luke Batty by his father at cricket training. The 2021 Luke Batty Memorial Shield will be played in a T20 format between Tyabb Cricket Club and the Victoria Police Cricket Club, 5pm, Friday 12 February. A secondary aim is to promote the plight of mental health among emergency services by including a“Man of the Match trophy in honour of Senior Constable Paul Topham, who took his own life early last year after a prolonged battle with PTSD as a result of the incident at Tyabb in 2014.

Luke’s mother Rosie Batty, a former Australian of the Year, and the family of Senior Constable Topham, will present trophies. Former Australian Test Cricketer Brad Hodge will wear the Victoria Police colours. Flinders MP and Minister for Health Greg Hunt will open the bowling for Tyabb with his first delivery going to the Victorian Acting Chief Commissioner Russell Barrett. The game will be broadcast by peninsula radio station RPPFM 98.7. Last year’s match drew a large crowd to watch a competitive game that champions and highlights the importance of education and awareness of family violence and mental health.

Above: Players and supporters at last year’s match and, left, Rosie Batty, centre, holding the Luke Batty Memorial Shield, with Assistant Commissioner Brett Curran, Victoria Police Cricket Club captain Stephen Oates, left, and Tyabb Cricket Club captain Nick Taranto and Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill.

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