HASTINGS have battled hard, but failed to defeat Red Hill at Thomas Barclay Oval on Saturday.
The Hillmen have been near impossible to beat in 2019, but Hastings signalled their intent with a good first half. The Blues led at both quarter time and half time, but only by a goal.
The Hillmen, who have been by far the best defensive side in the competition, held Hastings scoreless in the third quarter to get back into the contest. Hastings could only put one goal on the board in the final term, and eventually succumbed to defat.
The final score was Hastings 6.5 (41) to Red Hill 7.10 (52). Daniel Mcnamara was the Hillmen’s best, kicking four goals.
Karingal prevailed against Somerville on Saturday, despite performing badly in front of goal.
Karingal had the bulk of the scoring opportunities, but failed to capitalise throughout the afternoon. Karingal had 25 scoring shots for the afternoon, while Somerville had just 12. Despite the discrepancy, both sides scored 8 goals for the game.
The Bulls got away with their poor goalkicking, and took the win 8.17 (65) to 8.4 (52).
At RJ Rowley Reserve, Rye grinded out a tough win at home against Devon Meadows.
Devon Meadows started poorly and kicked just one behind in the first term, but bounced back to claim the lead by half time.
Rye wrestled back control in the third term, and held a slim six point lead heading into the final quarter. They held on to get the win 7.12 (54) to 6.11 (47).
Crib Point had a rough day at home against Chelsea, letting themselves down with poor kicking in front of goal.
The Magpies, who have struggled throughout the year, had their share of opportunities in front of goal but failed to make them count. They ended up with just two goals for the afternoon.
Chelsea looked much the better side, and did what they needed to do to get the job done. Curtis Bywater was in good form, kicking four.
The final scoreboard made for uncomfortable reading for Magpies fans. Chelsea claimed the win 2.12 (24) to 12.12 (84).
Langwarrin had a better day at home, overcoming a half time deficit to defeat Tyabb.
The Yabbies had a massive second quarter, kicking five goals to give them an eight point lead heading into the second half. Despite the positive signs, they were run over in the second half.
Langwarrin pushed ahead and claimed all four points with a 13.15 (93) to 11.6 (72) win. Blake Peach and Zach Andrewartha were among the best afield.
Seaford travelled to Pearcedale, and had absolutely no trouble putting the home side away.
The Tigers did the bulk of the damage in the third quarter, when they smashed Pearcedale with an eight goals to zero term.
The final score read Pearcedale 6.3 (39) to Seaford 17.16 (118). Aaron Walton was best on ground, booting six goals for the victorious Seaford side.