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DIVISION TWO

Picture: Andrew Hurst

DROMANA remains a game clear on top of the MPNFL Division Two ladder after beating Karingal in the match of the day on Saturday.

Just five points separated the sides at three-quarter time after Dromana had opened-up a 40-point half-time break.

The Tigers booted six goals straight to four behinds in the second term.

Karingal’s third quarter was equally as damaging, booting 6.2 to three behinds to drag the margin back to five points at the final change.

The game was up for grabs, and with the home crowd at the Pier Street oval right behind it, Dromana was able to boot four goals to one in the last quarter to record a 15.9 (99) to 10.11 (71) victory.

Ethan Johnstone was the best player on the field with four goals while Billy Quigley was also outstanding for the winners.

Andrew Mathers made it two excellent games on the trot for the Bulls while Andrew Less and Grant Goodall were also solid.

Langwarrin dominated the final quarter against Pearcedale on Saturday and still came up short, losing by four points.

The Kangas trailed by 24 points at three-quarter time before coming out after the break and ramming on four majors to draw level.

Pearcedale then dominated play without being able to capitalise on the scoreboard, eventually hanging on to win 10.18 (78) to 11.8 (74).

It would be unfair to say that Langwarrin was stiff to lose. Pearcedale was the best team all afternoon.

Rye once again made it a game of two halves, this time too slow in the opening half and then dominant in the second half against Crib Point.

The Demons led by 11 points at half-time before going on to win by 40 points, 8.16 (64) to 3.10 (28).

Adam Kirkwood and Tyrren Head raised the bar for the Demons in the second hour and Jai Lloyd and Leigh Morse took their game to another level to help guide the Tigers to victory.

Ethan Smith was superb for the Pies while Ned Shannon and Brad Davidson were also in the seat.

In the highest-scoring game of the season so far, Red Hill did a job on Tyabb, winning by 72 points.

The Hillmen had a five goals to one first term before raising that to 11 to two in the second.

The Yabbies did have a crack in the third with Liam Rogan, Brendan Doyle and Aaron Turner lifting their work rate. That couldn’t be maintained in the last.

Ben Hughes booted five for the Hillmen to continue to lead the league goal kicking.

Steve Marchetti also hit the scoreboard on multiple occasions.

Devon Meadows held off a late surge from Somerville to win 15.14 (104) to 12.18 (90).

Stefan Baumgartner, Michael Theodoridis with six goals and Aaron Murray with four goals were almost the difference between the sides winning and losing.

In a high scoring first quarter, the Panthers got themselves in front and were able to maintain that consistency throughout, eventually winning by 14 points.

Levi Hughes played his best game for his new club (crossed from Seaford) while Ben Sedgewick and Kane McKenzie were also solid.

First published in the Mornington News – 24 April 2018

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