MPNFL – DIVISION TWO
MORNINGTON have kept touch with the top of the ladder by beating Karingal at Ballam Park Reserve.
The Bulldogs struggled early, and couldn’t kick a goal in the first quarter. They came alive after the first break and took a lead into half time.
Going into the last quarter the Bulldogs led by four points. Both sides traded goals in an entertaining final quarter, but the Bulldogs held on to win.
The final scoreboard read Karingal 9.8 (62) to Mornington 10.10 (70).
Jackson Calder added another three goals to his tally for the year. James Cameron scored four, taking his goal tally to 15 from four games.
Tyabb had another spirited showing on the weekend, but just fell short against Rye.
Tyabb scored their first win for 2021 last week, and were looking to go back to back.
Rye came out to spoil the party early with a six goals to one first term. At half time the Demons led by 30 and looked like they would go on to grab a comfortable win.
The Yabbies showed fight in the second half. They were able to chip the lead back, but didn’t quite do enough to win.
Rye ended up winning by 11 points 13.15 (93) to 12.10 (82).
A nine goals to zero first quarter helped Langwarrin to a good win over Seaford on Saturday.
The Kangaroos flexed their muscle from the outset. They took their foot off the gas pedal after the dominant opening term, but still went on to win 9.15 (69) to 14.9 (93).
Ruckman Matthew Naughton was Langy’s best.
Pearcedale scored a 26 point win on the weekend, defeating Devon Meadows. Luke Daniel was a big contributor with five goals.
Somerville and Chelsea both secured dominant wins. Somerville defeated Hastings by 88 points, and Chelsea defeated Crib Point by 99.