Danger: Eagles on fire



Up, up and away: High-flying Mt Eliza soared to new heights against Chelsea with a big 22.19 (151) to 6.3 (39) win at the weekend. Picture: David Trend

Up, up and away: High-flying Mt Eliza soared to new heights against Chelsea with a big 22.19 (151) to 6.3 (39) win at the weekend. Picture: David Trend

EDITHVALE-ASPENDALE is coming and are looking ominous after blowing Mornington away by more than five goals on Saturday.

Edithvale started well and led by 11 points at quarter time and nine points at the major interval.

However, it was the seven goal to one third term that set-up the 14.13 (97) to 8.17 (65) victory.

Edithvale-Aspendale, as we well know, is hard to stop when its confidence is up.

One could argue that the Eagles’ draw has been relatively soft over the past five weeks, however, it’s hard to argue with five wins on the trot.

Three of those five wins have come against Langwarrin at Lloyd Park, Pines and Mornington. That’s three of the best six sides in the competition right there.

The fact of the matter is that the youngsters feel like they belong and the more experienced players are at the top of their game.

Mark Meehan was outstanding once again on Saturday with four goals, while Matt Clark continues to rip the competition to pieces with three goals in a best on ground performance. Watching Clark run around is like watching an U16 playing U12s football.

Tim Mannix and the underrated Mark Mullins were outstanding too for the Eagles.

Graeme Yeats and the Edithvale brains trust must be congratulated on the way they have managed Tim Mannix. He seems to be up and going at the right end of the season.

Joel Miller was again Mornington’s best while Warwick Miller was also very good.

It’s hard not to wonder what the issue is at Mornington. They seem to have fallen off the pace.

Frankston YCW again flexed its muscles on Saturday, this time belting Pines.

The Stonecats booted eight goals to one in the first quarter and at Jubilee Park, there’s no coming back from that.

Again, the winners shared the goals around, Anthony Bruhn booted four of them and Craig Nankervis three.

Byron Barry and Kevin Lylak dominated and Luke Collins played his best game for his new club.

Trent Potts and Aaron Edwards were the best of the Pythons, who now seem to be running out of steam.

Seaford and Langwarrin slugged it out in a goal fest, the visitors eventually getting home by seven points, 18.15 (123) to 17.14 (116).

The Kangas opened-up the game in the third quarter with nine goals to three, before Seaford finished with six goals to one.

Kieran Albanese showed he belongs in the senior side with four goals for the Kangas, while Dale Binks played higher at times and finished with three majors, along with Sean Herdman.

Jayden Grose and Michael Parker were outstanding through the middle of the ground.

Joe Hallal wound back the clock with four goals for the Tigers and Michael Herbert and Josh Stokes worked tirelessly.

Justin Van Unen booted 11 goals and moved to 83 for the season after his side Mt Eliza smashed Chelsea on Saturday, 22.19 (151) to 6.3 (39).

The Redlegs booted 10 goals to five in the first half and kicked 12 goals to one in a dominant second hour.

Rohan Heasley and Dave Barton were at their best through the middle of the ground.

Todd Gardiner booted two goals for the Gulls and James Sivijs was tireless also.

Bonbeach was forced to work hard to get the four points against Karingal.

It was a tight first half and only 12 points separated the sides at half time.

Through the likes of Daniel Smith in his 300th game and Mark Tyrell, as well as Chris Bryan at full forward with five goals, the Sharks were able to get on top.

The margin was 29 points at three quarter time and the final score was 18.16 (124) to 5.8 (38).

Karingal didn’t score a goal in the second half, despite the efforts of Hadley Tomamichel and Aaron Paxton.

First published in the Mornington News – 4 August 2015


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