REIGNING premiers Frankston YCW have returned to the winner’s circle with a hard-fought victory over Red Hill.
The Stonecats were looking to bounce back after a surprising defeat the week prior. Red Hill looked their equal though, and at half time the Hillmen were ahead.
Frankston YCW established control in the third term, and took a seven point lead into the last quarter.
The Stonecats wrapped up the win with a four goals to two last quarter. The final score read Frankston YCW 12.13 (85) to Red Hill 9.8 (62).
Luke Paynter and Luca Goonan were excellent for the victors.
Sorrento emerged victorious after a shoot-out with Langwarrin at David Macfarlane Reserve on Saturday.
The Sharks were in charge of the contest throughout the entire afternoon. A seven goals to two second quarter saw them build an unassailable lead.
Langwarrin booted seven goals in the final quarter to close the gap, but it wasn’t enough to get near Sorrento. The Sharks ended up winning by 28 points 20.11 (131) to 15.13 (103).
Six goals from star forward Leigh Poholke were vital for Sorrento. Aaron Breman scored four majors, and Jared Risol kicked three. Josh Bateman scored six goals for the Kangaroos.
Mt Eliza fired a warning shot to the rest of the competition on Saturday. They smashed Bonbeach by 70 points, and finished the round on top of the ladder.
Elsewhere Pines defeated Rosebud, and Dromana picked up a 39 point victory over Frankston Bombers.
TYABB gave their home crowd plenty to smile about on Saturday after a narrow win over Pearcedale.
The Yabbies went behind in the first quarter, but wrestled back control in the second term. They led by 15 at half time.
Pearcedale chipped away at Tyabb’s lead in the second half, but couldn’t quite gather enough momentum to topple them.
Tyabb held on for a tight win 12.9 (81) to 10.12 (72). Dale Sutton, Will Hose, and Bradley Williams were named in the best for the victors.
Mornington bounced back from last week’s defeat to beat Crib Point on the road on Saturday.
Crib Point were on the back foot from the very beginning. They scored just one behind in the opening quarter.
Although the Magpies bounced back with a better showing in the second quarter, Mornington was still able to hold onto the lead. The Bulldogs eventually won by 19 points – 7.10 (52) to 10.11 (71).
It was another miserable afternoon for winless Rye on Saturday. They were massacred by Edithvale-Aspendale 21.27 (153) to 7.3 (45).
Michael Meehan was awesome for Edi-Asp. He booted seven goals.
Karingal finished the round on top of the ladder after a 26 point win over Somerville. Chelsea also celebrated a good win last weekend – the Seagulls smashed Seaford 17.22 (124) to 6.3 (39).
NEXT WEEK’S GAMES
Bonbeach v Frankston YCW, 2pm Sat 20 May, Bonbeach Reserve
Dromana v Langwarrin, 2pm Sat 20 May, Dromana Recreation Reserve
Rosebud v Frankston Bombers, 2pm Sat 20 May, Olympic Park Rosebud
Mt. Eliza v Sorrento, 2pm Sat 20 May, Emil Madsen Reserve
Red Hill v Pines, 2pm Sat 20 May, Red Hill Recreation Reserve
Devon Meadows v Chelsea, 2pm Sat 20 May, Glover Reserve
Somerville v Edithvale-Aspendale, 2pm Sat 20 May, Somerville Football Club
Hastings v Rye, 2pm Sat 20 May, Hastings Club
Seaford v Karingal, 2pm Sat 20 May, RF Miles Recreation Reserve
Mornington v Pearcedale, 2pm Sat 20 May, Mornington Alexandra Park
Tyabb v Crib Point, 2.30pm Sat 20 May, Bunguyan Reserve