Bulldogs shock Stonecats



Dromana bounce back: Dromana scored the win in a scrappy contest against Frankston Bombers. Picture: Rab Siddhi

MORNINGTON have secured their second win for the year in a shock result against Frankston YCW.

The Bulldogs got off on the right foot with an excellent first term. They went into the first break with a 17 point lead.

Frankston YCW struggled badly all afternoon, and were not able to claw their way back into the contest. They scored 0.6 across the second and third quarters of the match.

A three goals to zero final quarter saw the gap between the two sides close, but the Stonecats were too far behind to catch up.

The final score read Frankston YCW 5.13 (43) to Mornington 9.4 (58).

Matthew Caine proved the difference on the day, kicking five goals on his first game for the year.

At the top end of the table, Pines claimed another win to continue their excellent year, They scored a victory over Edithvale-Aspendale at Regents Park.

Both sides traded blows in a tight first half, with Pines heading into the half time break up by a point. After the main break the Pythons put their foot on the gas and established a buffer.

Pines had to work for it, but they eventually claimed the win 9.15 (69) to 12.13 (85).

Shayne Allan worked hard for Edi-Asp and kicked four goals. Luke Potts was named as Pines’ best.

At Emil Madsen Reserve, Mt Eliza played host to Sorrento.

The Sharks have enjoyed a good year and look among the premiership favourites. They proved that with an impressive five goals to one first term against the Redlegs.

With a tough task ahead of them, Mt Eliza did well to stay in touch. They kept Sorrento goalless in the second quarter.

After half time the Sharks ran away with it. A five goals to one third term put the game beyond doubt.

Sorrento ended up running away with a 22 point win 6.14 (50) to 10.12 (72).

Captain-coach Luke Tapscott was best on ground, scoring four goals.

Dromana got back on the winner’s board on Saturday in a low scoring scrap with the Frankston Bombers.

Dromana looked to be in trouble early on, and were held to just one behind in the first term. They bounced back in the second, and went into half time five points up.

In the second half the Bombers struggled, and couldn’t get the lead back. They ended up losing to Dromana 4.4 (28) to 7.7 (49).

Rosebud hosted Bonbeach at Olympic Park in what would turn out to be a miserable afternoon for Bonbeach.

The Sharks were woeful in front of goal, and at the three-quarter time break had failed to register a goal on the scoreboard. They had scored eight behinds without kicking a major.

In the final quarter they finally scored a goal but it was little consolation. Bonbeach lost to Rosebud 7.11 (53) to 1.10 (16).

Sean Downie kicked two goals, and was named as Rosebud’s best.

First published in the Mornington News – 2 July 2019


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