MPNFL – DIVISION TWO
IT was business as usual for Langwarrin last weekend as the Division Two competition got back underway.
The Kangaroos have been unstoppable this season, and remain perched atop the ladder. They continued their winning run on Saturday with a comfortable victory over Devon Meadows.
Devon Meadows couldn’t get close to the Kangaroos, who ran away with it. The Panthers only scored five goals all afternoon.
In just his second senior match of the season, Langwarrin’s Zac Foot stamped his authority. He scored six goals in a best-on-ground showing.
The final score read Langwarrin 18.20 (128) to Devon Meadows 5.5 (35).
Crib Point battled bravely on Saturday, but fell just short of victory against Rye.
The 11th placed Magpies came out of the COVID-19 break refreshed. They kept touch with the Demons all day, and trailed by just three points heading into the final term.
Despite Crib Point’s efforts, Rye was just too strong. The Demons claimed a narrow win 8.17 (65) to 7.15 (57).
Nicholas Strickland was Rye’s best.
Chelsea got the better of Hastings in a tight contest on Saturday.
Both sides were evenly matched throughout the afternoon. Heading into the last quarter, Chelsea led the Blues by just eight points.
Both sides could only add one more goal each to their tally in the final term. Chelsea held on to win by 11 points 10.13 (73) to 8.14 (62).
Curtis Bywater was at his best, scoring five goals. His tally for the season stands at 28 goals from nine games.
Mornington were in fine form in front of goal on Saturday, kicking 24.5 to comfortably defeat Pearcedale.
Jackson Calder was unstoppable. He kicked eight goals for the afternoon, and has now kicked 50 for the year. James Cameron chimed in with six goals of his own.
Pearcedale kept touch throughout the first half, but were blown away in the third term. Mornington kicked 12 goals for the quarter.
Pearcedale forward Luke Daniel worked hard, kicking seven goals.
Mornington eventually ran out winners 24.5 (149) to 12.15 (87). They sit third on the ladder, behind Seaford on percentage.
Seaford held onto second spot with a 16.11 (107) to 8.9 (57) win over Somerville.
Karingal dispatched Tyabb with ease at Bunguyan Reserve. The Bulls charged to victory 5.10 (40) to 21.10 (136).
First published in the Mornington News – 22 June 2021