FRANKSTON Bombers picked up a narrow win over Bonbeach on Saturday.
Bonbeach has been struggling this year. They have picked up just one win for the season, but have played better football in recent weeks. The Bombers have their sights set on finals, and came into the match as strong favourites.
Bonbeach came out swinging, and went into the quarter-time break ahead by five points. The Bombers hit back in the second quarter, and led by four at half-time.
After another close quarter, Bonbeach took back a two point lead heading into the final term.
Despite some inaccurate kicking, the Bombers managed to fight off Bonbeach to claim the win. They held the Sharks to just one goal in the final quarter, which helped them score an eight point win 8.16 (64) to 8.8 (56).
Jarrad Grant was the Bombers’ best. He scored four goals for the afternoon.
The win put the Bombers into third place.
Reigning premiers Frankston YCW picked up a big win at home last weekend. They defeated Langwarrin 15.12 (102) to 8.6 (54).
A seven-goal final quarter blitz saw Pines defeat Mt Eliza at Emil Madsen Reserve on Saturday.
The Pythons trailed the Redlegs by 12 points at three-quarter-time. A dominant final term saw Pines take the lead and eventually, the win.
The final scoreboard read Mt Eliza 9.13 (67) to Pines 12.11 (83).
Russell Gabriel and Shane Savage were Pines’ best. Savage booted four goals.
LADDER leaders Karingal picked up where they left off in their return from the bye last weekend.
Undefeated Karingal traveled to take on Hastings on Saturday. Both sides were well rested after a week off.
Hastings looked like they might score a big upset in the first half. They led by four points at half time.
A dominant five-goals-to-zero third term put the game to bed. Karingal led by 26 at three-quarter-time, and didn’t let Hastings get back into the game.
The Bulls ended up winning 4.9 (33) to 9.6 (60). Sean Hewitt and Jake Hewitt were The Blues’ best.
Devon Meadows had to do it the hard way, but they managed to defeat fellow finals contender Edithvale-Aspendale on Saturday.
Edi-Asp raced out of the gates with a seven-goal first quarter. They led the Panthers by 28 at quarter-time.
Devon Meadows settled in the second quarter, and by three-quarter-time had whittled the lead back to a goal.
A dominant final quarter saw Devon Meadows take the lead, and take the points.
Devon Meadows came from behind to beat Edithvale-Aspendale 12.11 (83) to 10.10 (70). Former AFL star Paddy Ryder contributed six goals to the scoreboard for the victors.
Pearcedale kept their finals hopes alive with a hard-fought win over Crib Point on Saturday.
Mornington were dominant last weekend. They smashed Rye by nearly 80 points at Alexandra Park.
Somerville and Tyabb also picked up wins on Saturday. They defeated Chelsea and Seaford respectively.