Author: Brodie Cowburn

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE LAST place Edithvale-Aspendale almost pulled off a shock upset against ladder leader Frankston YCW on Saturday. Edi-Asp raced out of the blocks and took control in the first half. At half-time they were up by 16 points, and looked poised to claim a shocking win. A four goals to zero third term put Frankston YCW back in front. After a tense last quarter, YCW claimed a narrow win 9.14 (68) to 9.5 (59). The Stonecats survived the scare thanks to three goals from Roan Steele. Michael Bussey was Edithvale-Aspendale’s best with four goals. At David Macfarlane…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO Picture: Alan DillonPicture: Alan DillonPictures: Alan Dillon 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…

SEWF PREMIERS A 100 POINT win has cemented Seaford’s place on top of the SEWF ladder. The Tigerettes were dominant from the outset against Mornington. They managed to hold their opponents goalless for the game while scoring 16 of their own. The final score read Mornington 0.2 (2) to Seaford 16.11 (107). Tahlia Fellows was dominant in front of goal, kicking six. Courtney Clarkson kicked four, taking her tally for the season to 16. A goalless opening half cost Tyabb any chance of winning against Coburg Lions. The Yabbies were able to close the lead to one goal at three-quarter-time,…

DIVISION ONE FRANKSTON Bombers scored their best win for the season on Saturday by defeating top of the ladder Frankston YCW. The Stonecats have been the standout side in Division One this season, but were put on the back foot early. The Bombers rushed out to an early lead and held the Stonecats goalless in the first term. Frankston YCW hit the scoreboard in the second term, but the Bombers hit back. They didn’t let the Stonecats get too close to them all afternoon, and ended up winning 14.10 (94) to 8.11 (59). Alex Harnett, Harrison Prior, and Sam Drake…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO TYABB are finally on the board in season 2021. The Yabbies took on Pearcedale at Pearcedale Recreation Reserve. They went into the game 0-10 for the year. Both sides looked evenly matched in the first half. Pearcedale went into half time up by a point. Tyabb were excellent in the second half. They managed to hold Pearcedale goalless, and scored six of their own to wrap up a well deserved win. Tyabb ended up victorious by 32 points 4.10 (34) to 10.6 (66). Luke Stanton kicked three goals for the Yabbies. Lachlan Cox also impressed. After…

SEWF PREMIERS MORNINGTON won their second match for the season on Saturday in a hard fought encounter against Mt Eliza. Both sides have struggled this season. The game was a good opportunity for each team to grab a win. The Bulldogs got on the front foot early with a two goals to zero opening term. Although they didn’t add another goal to the scoreboard for the rest of the day, they defended well and held on to win. The final score read 1.3 (9) to 2.5 (17). Skye Nisbet scored both of Mornington’s goals. Tyabb took on St Kilda Sharks…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE PINES upset Sorrento on Saturday to score what could be a season defining win. The Pythons have endured a difficult 2021. They came into the clash against the Sharks with just one win to their name for the season. Sorrento controlled the game for most of the day on their home deck. They led at each break of play, and took a 22 point lead into the final term. Pines didn’t give up though, and booted six goals in a final term blitz. The Pythons ended up clinching a thriller by just five points 11.8 (74)…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO LANGWARRIN’S brilliant winning run came to an end at the hands of Somerville on Saturday. The Kangaroos have been outstanding in season 2021. Coming into the clash against Somerville they were undefeated. Somerville came to play on their home deck. They held narrow leads at each break, but the Kangaroos still threatened. Somerville held onto their lead in the final quarter, going on to win 14.11 (95) to 11.11 (77). Nicholas Mason, Mitchell Mantell, and Nathan Gillis were the best performers in the huge upset win. Despite the defeat, Langwarrin remain clear at the top of…

SEWF PREMIERS THE Frankston Dolphins have their second win, claiming the points against Mornington in a hard fought battle last weekend. The Dolphins were coming off a difficult loss to Coburg the week prior. They lost by 10 goals in their season restart match. Frankston made amends with a gritty win at Skybus Stadium. They claimed victory 3.8 (26) to 1.1 (7). Seaford and Eastern Devils had to share the points after a fiercely contested match at RF Miles Reserve on Saturday night. The Devils took a narrow one goal lead into half time, but the Tigerettes hit back in…

Who let the dogs out?: Mornington made it look easy with a 62 point win over Pearcedale. Picture: Alan Dillon MPNFL – DIVISION TWO IT was business as usual for Langwarrin last weekend as the Division Two competition got back underway. The Kangaroos have been unstoppable this season, and remain perched atop the ladder. They continued their winning run on Saturday with a comfortable victory over Devon Meadows. Devon Meadows couldn’t get close to the Kangaroos, who ran away with it. The Panthers only scored five goals all afternoon. In just his second senior match of the season, Langwarrin’s Zac…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE THE stripped-back MPNFL season has restarted. After a three week delay due to COVID-19, players returned to the field last weekend. The sounds of bone crunching tackles, ball on boots, and coaches’ sprays filled the air, but the familiar roar of the crowd was absent. Despite the lack of audience, the competition’s top teams still hit the ground running. Top of the ladder Frankston YCW cemented their spot with a big win over Pines. It was a complete team performance by the Stonecats, who had 13 individual goalkickers. Luca Goonan and Luke Paynter were their best.…

DIVISION ONE THE Stonecats remain on top of the MPNFL ladder after another impressive victory on the weekend. Frankston YCW played host to Rosebud at John Coburn Oval. The Stonecats raced out of the blocks in the first quarter. A five goals to one first term put them in the box seat early. Things didn’t get any easier for Rosebud in the second quarter, as YCW continued to put pressure on. A four goals to none second term saw the Stonecats go into half time with a 56 point lead. Rosebud showed some fight after half time, but the damage…

DIVISION TWO A HUGE eleven goal haul from Jackson Calder was the highlight of the day at Alexandra Park on Saturday. Calder’s Mornington thrashed Crib Point. Crib Point couldn’t get close to Mornington. The Bulldogs scored freely, putting 24 goals on the scoreboard throughout the day. Of their 24 goals, 11 came off the boot of Jackson Calder. The star forward hasn’t been at his best in the last couple of games, but put on a show on Saturday to remind everyone what he is capable of. He has now booted 42 goals in eight games this season. Mornington ended…

SEWF PREMIER IT wasn’t easy, but Mt Eliza managed to score a big comeback win over Frankston last weekend. The Dolphins had a good first half, heading into the main break with a 19 point lead. Mt Eliza kicked 0.5 for the half. A four goal third quarter put Mt Eliza back on track for victory. They closed the gap to a goal at the final break. A goalless final quarter from the Dolphins doomed them to defeat. Mt Eliza completed the comeback and scored a two point win 5.10 (40) to 5.8 (38). The win was their first for…

DIVISION ONE FRANKSTON Bombers upset Bonbeach in a thriller at Greg Beck Oval on Saturday. The Bombers had to work hard to secure the four points, overcoming a 25 point half-time deficit. They couldn’t afford to let any of their opportunities slip, claiming victory by scoring nine goals in the second half without a behind. Frankston Bombers ended up winning by just two points 12.3 (75) to 10.13 (73). Ryan Marks-Logan was Frankston’s finest with a three goal performance. Joseph Fisscher impressed for Bonbeach with a three goal effort of his own. Edithvale-Aspendale are finally off the mark in 2021.…

DIVISION TWO MORNINGTON’S good start to the 2021 season continued with a win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Seagulls got off to an early lead, taking a 15 point advantage into quarter time. By the half time break, Mornington had grabbed hold of the lead. The Bulldogs led by just two points heading into the final term, but held on to claim a hard-fought win. Mornington defeated Chelsea 7.9 (51) to 9.7 (61). Jackson Calder kicked three goals for the Bulldogs. Matthew Caine was named best-on-ground. Langwarrin’s undefeated run in 2021 remains intact after a big win over Crib Point.…

SEWF PREMIER SEAFORD’S undefeated start to the 2021 SEWF Premier division season has continued. Seaford took on Frankston at Skybus Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers were absolutely dominant throughout the afternoon. The Dolphins couldn’t get near Seaford. They went the whole game without hitting the scoreboard. The final score read Seaford 10.8 (68) to Frankston 0. Lauren Field impressed for Seaford again. She kicked three goals. Tyabb fell short of victory in a hard-fought matchup against Eastern Devils on Friday night. Bunguyan Reserve played host to the two sides. The Devils got out to an early lead, and held on…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE EDITHVALE-ASPENDALE fell just short of a win in a see-sawing thriller against Mt Eliza on Saturday. Edi-Asp were looking to score their first win of the season. The Redlegs raced out of the blocks at Regents Park, taking a 29 point lead into the first break. Momentum swung the other way in the second term. An eight goals to zero blitz saw Edi-Asp muscle their way into a 15 point lead by half time. The Redlegs took advantage of having the scoring end in the third quarter, converting seven goals of their own. Heading into the…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO RYE have come crashing down after a good start to 2021, losing to Seaford by more than 100 points. Seaford looked sensational all day, applying consistent scoreboard pressure. They scored at least five goals in every quarter of the match. Rye had no answers for Seaford, eventually succumbing to an 8.6 (54) to 23.21 (159) loss. Tim Broomhead’s great form for Seaford continued. He kicked four goals and was named best-on-ground. Two goals from former Richmond star Brett Deledio helped Devon Meadows get a win on Saturday. The Panthers took on Hastings at Glover Reserve. Devon…

SEWF PREMIER TYABB’S dominant start to the SEWF Premier season has come to an end at the hands of the St Kilda Sharks. The Yabbies were dominant in their first two games of the year, but faced a tougher challenge at home against the Sharks. St Kilda piled on the pressure early with a six goals to zero opening term. Tyabb were able to stop the onslaught throughout the second and third quarters, but play opened up again in the final term. A five goals to zero quarter saw St Kilda run out dominant winners over Tyabb 2.6 (18) to…

DIVISION ONE BONBEACH have claimed top spot on the ladder with a big win over Rosebud. Coming into the clash, Rosebud had established themselves as the inform team in the competition. They started the year 3-0. Bonbeach put Rosebud on the back foot early with a big first term. The Sharks entered quarter-time with a four goal lead, and continued to apply pressure after the break. Three former St Kilda players led from the front for the Sharks. Sam Gilbert and David Armiatge were among the best, and Trent Dennis-Lane scored four goals. A miserable day for Rosebud ended in…

DIVISION TWO MORNINGTON have scored an impressive win on their home turf. The Bulldogs stopped Rye’s undefeated start to 2021 with a hard-fought victory. Mornington got off to a hot start, scoring six goals in the first quarter. They continued to apply scoreboard pressure all afternoon, giving the Demons’ defenders headaches. Rye gave up nearly 40 scoring shots throughout the game. Mornington ended up wrapping up the win 18.20 (128) to 12.9 (81). Jackson Calder was dominant in front of goal again. He finished with seven goals to his name. Langwarrin have continued their winning ways this season, taking the…

SEWF PREMIER TYABB have secured a dominant win for the second week in a row. The Yabbies took on Mornington at Bunguyan Reserve, looking to build off their win last week and go 2-0 to start the season. The Bulldogs struggled to hit the scoreboard all day, scoring their solitary goal in the second quarter. Tyabb eventually wrapped up a comfortable 12.5 (77) to 1.0 (6) victory. Sharna Beazley kicked three goals for the Yabbies. Claire Burgess, Sophie Phillips, and Emma Kesik contributed two goals each – Burgess going on to be named best-on-ground. Skye Nisbet kicked Mornington’s only goal.…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE ROSEBUD have fired a warning shot to the rest of the league with a big win against Pines away from home. Pines caught Rosebud flat-footed in the first term, booting six goals. Rosebud got things back on track after quarter-time and dominated the rest of the day. Pines only scored one goal in the remaining three quarters. Rosebud piled on the pressure, and ended up coming away with a 7.6 (48) to 14.17 (101) win. Travis French scored three goals for Rosebud. Jackson Mcrae was among the best for the third week in a row. The…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO MORNINGTON got the win in a one-point thriller on ANZAC Day. The Bulldogs played Devon Meadows at Glover Reserve. The Panthers were boosted by the addition of former AFL star Brett Deledio. The Bulldogs were the better team in the first half, however their wastefulness in front of goal was costing them. Despite having 11 more scoring shots, Mornington only took a 21 point lead into the main break. Devon Meadows cut the lead down to eight heading into the last quarter, and nearly did enough to claw over the line. Mornington just held on to…

SEWF PREMIER FRANKSTON’S debut SEWF season has got off to a perfect start. The Dolphins tackled Mornington on Friday night at Alexandra Park. The Bulldogs established an early lead, but Frankston were able to get back in front. Both sides were neck and neck throughout the night. Mornington entered the final quarter with a narrow one point lead. Frankston managed to score the solitary goal of the final term to get back in front. The Dolphins’ dream debut was secured with a hard fought 3.8 (26) to 4.11 (35) win. Seaford also started their season with a win, getting the…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE SORRENTO have scored their first win for the season after an epic matchup against Pines. The Sharks made the long road trip to Eric Bell Reserve to take on the Pythons on Saturday. Pines got off to a good start early and took a lead into the first break. The Sharks didn’t let the Pythons get too far ahead though, and had drawn level by three-quarter-time. Nine goals were kicked in a pulsating final term. Sorrento managed to get themselves five points in front, and held on for a hard-fought win 12.12 (84) to 13.11 (89).…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO LANGWARRIN have gone 3-0 to start the 2021 season. The Kangaroos took on Karingal at Ballam Park Reserve on Saturday. Both sides wrestled for control throughout the day in a scrappy affair. Karingal went into half-time with a one point advantage. By three-quarter-time, Langwarrin had put themselves three points ahead. Both sides only managed to put one goal each on the scoreboard in the final quarter. Langwarrin held on to win 8.4 (52) to 7.16 (58). Blake Peach and Zach Andrewartha were Langwarrin’s best. Rye also scored a third consecutive win to start their season. They…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE MT ELIZA have started the year on the right foot with a big win over the Frankston Bombers. The Redlegs signalled their intent early with a big first quarter. A four goals to one opening term put the Bombers on the back foot. The Redlegs continued to apply pressure throughout the match, and ended up running out 55 point winners. The final score read 5.5 (35) to 13.12 (90). Sam Gill, Lachlan Williams, Sam Webster, Zach Rouse, and Nicholas McKinnon kicked two goals each for the winning side. Under the new lights at Frankston Park, the…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO RYE have opened their season with a strong win over Devon Meadows. Both sides had to contend with difficult weather conditions at RJ Rowley Reserve. After a scrappy opening half, Rye opened up a two goal lead. Devon Meadows wrestled back control in the third quarter, and took a one point lead into the final term. The Demons piled on the pressure in the final quarter, scoring five goals to zero. They sprinted over the finish line to an impressive 9.9 (63) to 4.8 (32) win. Crib Point scored a huge win to start their 2021…