Hillmen continue dominating form



Picture: Andrew Hurst

THERE is plenty to smile about at Red Hill at the moment, as the Hillmen secured their second consecutive victory by over 100 points on Saturday.

After pumping Crib Point last week, Red Hill looked as if they woudl face a bigger challenge this week against Hastings. The Blues had locked in star forward Brendan Fevola to make an appearance on the road to bolster their chances of a win.

Despite their forward firepower, Hastings were completely overwhelmed from the get go. Red Hill went into quarter time with a 44 point lead, holding the Blues goalless.

Red Hill kept up their relentless attack throughout the afternoon. When the final siren finally sounded to put Hastings out of their misery, the scoreboard read 18.17 (125) to 2.5 (17).

The closest match of the round took place at Glover Reserve, as Devon Meadows took on Rye.

The Demons got off to a red hot start and held a 17 point lead at the first break of play. Devon Meadows worked hard to stay in touch after that, but Rye kept them at an arm’s length.

Rye held on to get the win 10.9 (69) to 12.17 (89).

Things were not so close at Belvedere Reserve, as a second half blitz saw Seaford smash Pearcedale.

Heading into the second half Pearcedale were only eight points down, but the Tigers quickly put the result out of their reach. A 13 goal to two second half handed Seaford the win 20.15 (135) to 7.11 (53). Aaron Walton booted five majors.

Karingal performed well on the road as they took on Somerville on Saturday, with boom recruit Marc Holt again proving to be worth every penny.

The Bulls charged home to a 42 point win thanks to six goals from the rampaging Holt, who now has 29 goals from his five games.

Chelsea played host to Crib Point on Saturday, with the Magpies looking to improve after getting thrashed by Red Hill last week.

The Magpies were able to hit the scoreboard this week, but were still outclassed by the Seagulls. Crib Point performed better in the second half of the game.

Todd Gardiner kicked four goals in a best on ground performance, as Chelsea defeated Crib Point 13.14 (92) to 5.8 (38).

At Bunguyan Reserve, Langwarrin were able to run over the top of Tyabb.

The Yabbies were keeping touch in a tight fought contest, but the Kangaroos hopped away in the final term. The final score read Tyabb 7.13 (55) to Langwarrin 14.17 (101).

First published in the Mornington News – 30 April 2019


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