ROSEBUD came within a whisker of succeeding in a brilliant comeback effort against Sorrento on Saturday.
The contest, played on Sorrento’s home turf, see sawed throughout the first half. Rosebud went into the second half down by just three, and looked to be a good chance of getting a win.
The third quarter was a Sorrento blitz, as they kicked six goals and established a 31 buffer heading into the final term. The five goal gap looked to have all but sealed their victory.
The Buds were determined to not take the loss lying down though, and stormed back with a stunning six goals to one final quarter. They got close, but ultimately fell just short of Sorrento. The final score read 11.19 (85) to 12.12 (84).
Leigh Poholke booted five goals for the sharks.
At Alexandra Park, premiership winners Pines bounced back from a shocking start to claim a comfortable victory over Mornington.
The bottom of the ladder Bulldogs shocked and delighted their home crowd by holding their opponents goalless in the first term. They went into the first break with a five goal lead.
The shock start woke the Pythons up, and they bit back with a nine goal to one second quarter.
After Pines got going they never looked in danger of losing, and they claimed the win 11.13 (79) to 19.16 (130).
Perry Lewis Smith was best afield for the second week running, this time doing damage on the scoreboard with five goals.
Frankston Bombers and Mt Eliza faced off on Sunday, with Frankston Bombers taking the win, while Dromana, Frankston YCW, Bonbeach, and Edithvale-Aspendale had byes.