MPNFL – DIVISION ONE
EDITHVALE-ASPENDALE fell just short of a win in a see-sawing thriller against Mt Eliza on Saturday.
Edi-Asp were looking to score their first win of the season.
The Redlegs raced out of the blocks at Regents Park, taking a 29 point lead into the first break.
Momentum swung the other way in the second term. An eight goals to zero blitz saw Edi-Asp muscle their way into a 15 point lead by half time.
The Redlegs took advantage of having the scoring end in the third quarter, converting seven goals of their own. Heading into the final term, Mt Eliza led by 15.
The Redlegs weren’t able to hit the scoreboard in the final term, but Edithvale-Aspendale couldn’t capitalise. The final siren blew with Mt Eliza one point ahead 13.8 (86) to 11.21 (87).
The loss keeps Edi-Asp on the bottom of the ladder with an 0-5 record.
Thomas Rourke kicked five goals for Edi-Asp. Jeremy Burton and Elliot Simmons were Mt Eliza’s best.
Pines have finally won their first game of the 2021 season, getting the better of Red Hill.
The Pythons did it tough, but managed to secure the points. They overcame a nine point three-quarter-time deficit to win 10.9 (69) to 13.6 (84).
Guy and Beau Hendry were both influential for Pines. Guy Hendry booted five goals.
Bonbeach’s great start to 2021 continued with a win over Sorrento at David Macfarlane Reserve last week.
The contest looked poised to go down to the wire, with Bonbeach just two points ahead at the final break. A stunning final quarter swarm saw Bonbeach run out 8.10 (58) to 14.12 (96) winners.
Trent Dennis-Lane kicked four goals for the victors.
Frankston Bombers came from behind to win a thriller against Rosebud at Olympic Oval on Saturday.
Down by 27 at three-quarter-time, the Bombers’ backs were to the wall.
Frankston booted five goals to one in the final quarter to scrape over the line by just one point. The final score read 8.16 (64) to 8.17 (65).
Frankston YCW rounded out the winner’s list from round five with a 13.4 (82) to 6.9 (45) win over Dromana. The Stonecats finished the round on top of the ladder.
NEXT WEEK’S GAMES – MPNFL Division One Seniors
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Dromana Vs Sorrento, 2PM – Dromana Recreation Reserve
Pines Vs Edithvale-Aspendale, 2PM – Eric Bell Reserve
Frankston Bombers Vs Bonbeach, 2PM – Greg Beck Oval (Baxter Park)
Rosebud Vs Mt Eliza, 2PM – Olympic Oval
Red Hill Vs Frankston YCW, 2PM – Red Hill Recreation Reserve