MPNFL – DIVISION ONE
ROSEBUD have fired a warning shot to the rest of the league with a big win against Pines away from home.
Pines caught Rosebud flat-footed in the first term, booting six goals. Rosebud got things back on track after quarter-time and dominated the rest of the day.
Pines only scored one goal in the remaining three quarters. Rosebud piled on the pressure, and ended up coming away with a 7.6 (48) to 14.17 (101) win.
Travis French scored three goals for Rosebud. Jackson Mcrae was among the best for the third week in a row.
The victory sees Rosebud remain top of the ladder as the last undefeated team in the competition. On the other hand, Pines are reeling from an 0-3 start to 2021.
Bonbeach and Dromana played out a thriller on Saturday.
Bonbeach looked the stronger team early, but Dromana were able to battle back in the second term. Just five points separated the sides at three-quarter-time.
After a tense final quarter, the final siren blew with Dromana narrowly ahead. The Tigers triumphed 9.9 (63) to 10.7 (67).
Ethan Johnstone’s five goals proved the difference on the day.
Red Hill and Mt Eliza were also evenly matched on the weekend. The Hillmen defeated the Redlegs in a low-scoring game 4.10 (34) to 4.7 (31).
A best-on-ground showing from former Adelaide Crow Myles Poholke helped Sorrento to a win over Edithvale-Aspendale. Poholke booted three majors in the side’s 13.15 (93) to 3.10 (28) win.
Matt La Fontaine’s three goals were crucial to Frankston YCW on the weekend. The Stonecats defeated the Frankston Bombers 8.7 (55) to 4.10 (34).
NEXT WEEK’S GAMES: MPNFL Division One Seniors
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Dromana vs Pines, 2PM – Dromana Recreation Reserve
Mt Eliza vs Sorrento, 2 PM – Emil Madsen Reserve
Frankston Bombers vs Red Hill, 2PM – Greg Beck Oval
Bonbeach vs Rosebud, 2PM – Oval 1 Bonbeach Recreation Reserve
Edithvale-Aspendale vs Frankston YCW, 2 PM – Regents Park