MT ELIZA suffered their third defeat for the season at the hands of Pines last Saturday.
The second-placed Redlegs hosted Pines at Emil Madsen Reserve. After a tight first half just two points separated the sides at the main break.
Pines extended their two point lead in the third term, going up by 20 at the final break of play. The Pythons held off Mt Eliza, claiming the win 7.8 (50) to 11.10 (76).
Guy Hendry was the best player on the day. Russell Gabriel and Shane Savage also impressed.
The victory takes Pines to 5-4 for the year. They sit in seventh, but are only behind second place Mt Eliza by one game.
The result gave Frankston YCW a chance to stretch their lead on top of the ladder to eight points. The Stonecats took on Edithvale-Aspendale away from home.
Edi-Asp have struggled this season, but showed plenty of fight in the first half. They led by 13 at quarter time and trailed by just a goal at the main break.
A five goals to one third term sealed the game for Frankston YCW. They went on to claim a 44 point win 6.10 (46) to 13.12 (90).
Brenton Credlin, Luke Paynter, and Jimmy Cahill were named in YCW’s best.
Frankston Bombers finished the round in third after a dominant win over Rosebud – 5.11 (41) to 17.10 (112).
Bonbeach scored a 13 point win over Dromana, and Sorrento comfortably defeated Red Hill to close out the round.
MORNINGTON secured a badly needed win in front of their home crowd on Saturday.
Mornington took on Hastings at Alexandra Park.
The Bulldogs were excellent in front of goal, kicking accurately and making the most of their opportunities. William Lewis, Matthew North, and Angus Grant each finished the game with three goals.
The final score read Mornington 18.7 (115) to Hastings 7.13 (55). The win takes the Bulldogs to 3-6 for the year. There is still a lot of work to do if they hope to make finals.
Pearcedale had a tough day at home on Saturday, falling to ladder leaders Langwarrin.
The Kangaroos kept Pearcedale at arm’s length throughout the game, and sealed the deal with a five goals to one final term. Langwarrin took out the win 7.4 (46) to 13.13 (91)
Former North Melbourne player Ryan Bastinac suffered a nasty facial injury during the match, leaving him with a bad cut on his eyebrow.
The win sees Langwarrin extend their unbeaten run this season to nine matches, they are two games clear on top of the ladder.
Devon Meadows were unstoppable against Crib Point on Saturday. The Panthers punished the Magpies, going on to win by 125 points. The final score was Crib Point 7.10 (52) to Devon Meadows 28.9 (177).
Chelsea, Somerville, and Seaford rounded out the winner’s list with wins over Karingal, Rye, and Tyabb respectively.