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Mornington no match for Sharks


Picture: Andrew Hurst

MORNINGTON’S position in the doghouse of division one wasn’t helped at all with a loss to Sorrento at Alexandra Park. Winless in 2018, the Dogs really needed to get some momentum. It was always going to be a big ask. Sorrento held Mornington goalless in the first quarter and kicked on from there. Mornington was never in it and ended up going down by 62 points. The chocolates for best spectacle would have to go to the Rosebud versus Seaford clash. A match with more swings than a kids playground, there was only two points in it at quarter time before Rosebud put the pedal to the metal in the second. They kicked eight goals to zip to be 36 points up at the main break. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the momentum would hold, but they were in for a shock, as Seaford came out in the third quarter, held them scoreless, and put six through the big sticks and a further six through the small ones. The tussle continued into the final quarter, with Rosebud steadying the ship and the scoreboard a level 68 points each at the final siren. Mt Eliza had the home ground advantage against Bonbeach in their game. It was a tight tussle all day with hardly more than a kick in it until the fourth quarter. Mt Eliza shifted into another gear in the final quarter, kicking six goals to one to end up with a 43-point win. Jordon Moncrieff kicked four for the winners, and Trent Dennis-Lane kicked five for Bonbeach, bagging more than half the team’s goals on his own. A win by Frankston Bombers against Pines saw them swap places on the ladder. The fourth-placed Pines came up against sixth-placed Bombers at Greg Beck Oval, but they trailed at every change, eventually going down by 26 points. The Bombers are now fourth on the Division One ladder, and sitting there with the same number of wins under their belt as second-placed Mt Eliza and third-placed Sorrento. In the final match of the round, Edithvale-Aspendale took on unbeaten and ladder leaders Frankston YCW. It was always going to be tough, but Edithvale-Aspendale had a shot on paper, being third on the ladder. And it was by no means a runaway win for YCW, with only a couple of kicks in it all day. In the end, it was only two straight kicks that separated the teams, but the damage on the ladder being more than that. YCW kept the top spot, but Edi-Asp slipped to fifth.

Hastings sing the blues at the hands of Karingal DIVISION TWO

IT was neck-and-neck between Karingal at Hastings, until the first bounce. Then it was all downhill for the Blues. They trailed all day and never really got a sniff. Karingal were up by 27 points at the main change and took the day by 33 points at the final siren. In doing so, they’ve grabbed Hastings’ third spot on the ladder and sent the Blues one further back to fourth. Dromana has maintained its place on the top of the Division Two table after charging back for the win against Rye. Rye couldn’t have started better with ten scoring shots to two in the first quarter. They must have started celebrating early, as it was all downhill from there. The margin went from 28 points at quarter time, to 11 points at half-time, scores level at the last break and going down by 23 points at the final siren. Between them, Ben Holmes (five goals) and Ethan Johnstone (four goals) kicked nine of Dromana’s 15 goals, with another six players with one goal each. Crustaceans everywhere would have been hanging their heads in shame af-

ter the Tyabb Yabbies got belted again, this time by Chelsea. In the end, they went down by 57 points. The Yabbies are in hot water for 2018. The only thing that Tyabb have to be happy about is they’re not Crib Point. The Magpies horror start to 2018 continued with a shellacking at the hands of Red Hill. They went down by a resounding 79 points. The only positive was that the margin could have been much higher. Wayward kicking by Red Hill saw them slot 20 minors in their score. Langwarrin burst out of the gates against Devon Meadows and had hit the half-century by quarter time. The Panthers had only managed seven points in the same timeframe. Langwarrin coasted along for the rest of the day, maintaining their margin, and winning the match by 37 points. Somerville did it easily against Pearcedale in front of a home crowd. Again, it was a one-sided affair, and Pearcedale were never really in it. Somerville took home the chocolates 14.23 (107) to 8.6 (54), while Pearcedale only got to lick the wrapper.

Picture: Andrew Hurst Mornington News 1 May 2018


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