Pythons snatch victory



Tight tussle: Just one point separated Pines and Frankston Bombers when the final siren sounded. Picture: Andrew Hurst

PINES have come from behind to secure a thrilling win against Frankston Bombers.The Bombers raced out of the blocks with a brilliant first quarter, putting four goals on the board and holding the Pythons scoreless.

Pines scraped their way back in the second quarter, but couldn’t snatch the lead. They were wasteful in front of goal and kicked 2.7 in the second term.

The Pythons continued to fight in the second half, and managed to just sneak into a one point lead by the time the three-quarter time break rolled around. They held onto that one point lead in the final term, and eventually claimed the narrowest of wins.

Frankston Bombers ended up falling to Pines in a nailibing scrap. The final score read 6.10 (46) to 6.11 (47).

Luke Potts was named as one of Pines’ best, while Khyal Jacobson also was important with a three goal effort. Jarrad Grant kicked three goals for the Bombers,

There was another thrilling contest at Emil Madsen Reserve, as Mt Eliza played host to Dromana.

The Tigers started well away from home and took a lead into the second quarter, although it didn’t last long. The Redlegs fought back and led by a goal at the half time break.

Mt Eliza continued to play well in the third term, and looked in the box seat for a victory as they went into the final quarter with a fourteen point lead.

Dromana worked hard in the last quarter, and set themselves up with a chance of victory by holding Mt Eliza to just one goal. The Tigers had to claw their way back, but eventually scored a hard fought six point win over the Redlegs. The final score was 10.12 (72) to 12.6 (78).

Sam Fowler was best on field for the victorious Dromana outfit. He kicked four goals.

Rosebud and Frankston YCW also had a tense encounter on Saturday, as Frankston YCW hit the road in an effort to get their season back on track.

The Stonecats have been inconsistent this year, and were badly in need of a win against the Buds. Rosebud on the other hand have improved from their performance last year.

Rosebud started strong with a good first quarter, holding YCW scoreless. They took a 26 point lead into the second term, which was quickly cut down to ten by half time.

The third quarter was another good one for Rosebud, as they stretched their lead back out to 27. The Stonecats tried their best to claw back into contention and snatch a win in the final quarter, but it was too little too late.

Rosebud were held goalless in the final term, and had to endure a late flurry, but they still claimed the win 10.6 (66) to 8.12 (60).

Sean Downie was best on ground for the day.

Things were not so stressful this weekend for Bonbeach who managed to secure a comfortable win over bottom of the ladder Mornington.

The Bulldogs started well and led at the first break of play, but it didn’t last long. Bonbeach rode a strong wave of momentum in front of their home crowd, and did not look like losing after their sloppy first quarter.

Trent Dennis-Lane led from the front for Bonbeach, putting six goals on the board for the afternoon.

Despite a good start, the Bulldogs hopes of staying in Division One next season were dealt a blow after Bonbeach defeated them 15.12 (102) to 4.9 (33).

First published in the Mornington News – 23 July 2019


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