HASTINGS have fallen short in an important matchup at home against Rye on Saturday.
The game looked to be a good chance for Hastings to get a win and keep touch with a finals spot. Rye came into the game below Hastings on the ladder.
Hastings looked the better side in a scrappy first half. They led at both quarter-time and half time, but not by enough to be comfortable.
Rye looked a much improved side after half time, and held Hastings to just two goals in the second half. The Demons rose from the dead to take a two point lead into the final quarter which they were able to hold on to.
A win would have been vital to keep Hastings in touch of a finals position, but they could not manage to get the four points. The final score read Hastings 6.6 (42) to 7.11 (53).
Harry Whitty was one of Rye’s best, kicking three goals.
At Ballam Park Reserve, Karingal came from behind to secure a good win over Chelsea.
The Seagulls were the better side early, and took a two goal lead into half time. The Bulls charged back in the third quarter, and held a narrow three point lead at three-quarter time.
Karingal showed why they have been one of the best sides of the year with a strong final quarter. They shot down the Seagulls’ hopes of an upset with a 5.10 to 0.0 quarter.
Kairngal scored the win 11.22 (88) to 7.3 (45). Marc Holt was leading goalkicker on the day with four. He has 62 for the year.
Red Hill bounced back from the goalless performance last week with a massive win over Pearcedale.
Pearcedale hosted the Hillmen, and struggled from the get go. They scored one first quarter goal, but only managed one behind for the rest of the afternoon.
Red Hill put together another defensive masterclass, and reaffirmed their status as one of the premiership contenders.
Pearcedale were whallopped by 118 points. The final score was 1.1 (7) to 17.23 (125).
At Lloyd Park, Langwarrin had little trouble fending off a challenge from Seaford.
Langwarrin showed their intent early with a seven goals to one first quarter. The Tigers weren’t able to recover from their sloppy start.
Josh Biggs had a big game for the Kangaroos, and put six goals on the board. His side claimed the win 15.8 (98) to 7.10 (52).
Somerville had an enjoyable day at home, as they defeated Tyabb by 103 points.
It was a goal fest for the soaring Somerville, who had 12 individual goalkickers. Ryan Gillis scored six while Daniel Marshall booted four.
The Yabbies were outclassed on the day, with the final scoreboard reading 23.15 (153) to 7.8 (50).
It was also another difficult day for Crib Point, who were defeated at home by Devon Meadows 9.6 (60) to 15.13 (103). Joel Hillis booted four for the Panthers.