TWO points separated Rosebud and Pines at the end of a thrilling clash on Saturday.
Rosebud have had a miserable year, and went into their clash with Pines looking for their first win of the season. The Pythons have also struggled at times.
Rosebud raced out of the gates, taking a 22 point lead into the first break. Pines put just one behind on the scoreboard in the first quarter.
Pines chipped away at the lead in the second term. They trailed by just five at half time.
Momentum continued to swing Pines’ way in the third term. By three-quarter-time the Pythons had taken the lead by 13 points.
Pines kicked just one goal in the final term, but that was enough to secure the win. Pines ended up scraping over the line 7.13 (55) to 8.9 (57).
Guy and Beau Hendry were among Pines’ best. Liam McKenna impressed for Rosebud.
Sorrento and Dromana have both been evenly matched this year, but it was the Sharks who emerged from their clash on Saturday with the four points.
Both sides traded blows throughout the first three quarters, with Sorrento ahead by just two points at the final break of play. They put their foot on the gas in the final term, running away to a three goal win 13.18 (96) to 11.12 (78).
Leigh Poholke, Mitch Parker, and Curtis Bywater each kicked three goals for the Sharks. Poholke has kicked 22 for the season.
Mt Eliza finished the round on top of the ladder. They clinched the spot by defeating Edithvale-Aspendale.
It’s been a difficult season so far for Edi-Asp, and Saturday was no different. The Redlegs won by 88 points – 20.18 (138) to 7.8 (50).
The final match of the round saw Frankston Bombers beat Red Hill 6.10 (46) to 9.11 (65).
LANGWARRIN’S excellent 2022 season continued with a big win over Devon Meadows on Saturday.
Devon Meadows struggled badly in front of their home crowd. They kicked just four goals for the day.
Langwarrin weren’t at their best throughout most of the game either. They kicked five goals in the first three quarters of the game, but dominated the final term. An eight goals to one final quarter helped Langy secure a comfortable 4.8 (32) to 13.14 (92) win.
Nicholas Tuddenham, Billy Rolfe, Matthew Peynenborg, and Mitchell Cuthbert were among Langwarrin’s best. Sean Herdman kicked three goals.
Somerville sits in second place, a game behind Langwarrin. They cemented their spot with a big win over Mornington at Alexandra Park on Saturday.
Somerville’s firepower in front of goal proved the difference. They booted 19 goals throughout the day. Ryan Gillis and Lachlan Williams both kicked six goals each.
A six goals to zero first quarter put the game to bed early. Somerville ended up winning 9.12 (66) to 19.15 (129).
Devon Meadows are third after their defeat at the hands of Langwarrin. They are equal on points with Karingal, Pearcedale, and Chelsea.
Karingal enjoyed a 70 point win over Hastings on Saturday. Pearcedale beat Crib Point by 27, and Chelsea defeated Tyabb by 38.
The final game of the round was between Rye and Seaford. Seaford kicked 24 goals, helping them get a 74 point win.