Author: Brodie Cowburn

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…

A DEDICATED rheumatology clinic has opened at Frankston Hospital for people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. The clinic can treat arthritis and 150 other types of musculoskeletal issues. As well as providing rheumatology services in the outpatient clinic, Frankston Hospital’s upgraded service aims to improve care for patients who are being treated in other areas of the hospital by allowing them to be referred for a rheumatology consult. Peninsula Health rheumatology consultant Dr Bita Omidvar says the clinic is “the first of its kind at Peninsula Health.” “Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has not had local access to a publicly funded…

MPNFL – DIVISION ONE IN a split round to kick off the 2021 season, Red Hill have held off Dromana for a one point win. Red Hill were 20 points up at three quarter time, but Dromana made a last quarter charge and nearly clinched it. Dromana kicked four goals to one in the last to fall just short. Sam Fowler slotted three goals for Dromana, while Jonathon Ross and Christopher Irving scored two each for Red Hill. It was a bad day for Edithvale-Aspendale as they were smashed by Bonbeach by over 100 points. Playing away from home, they…

MPNFL – DIVISION TWO DEVON Meadows and Pearcedale kicked off 2021 last week with the opening match of the season. There was not much in it all day, but Devon Meadows held the lead all day and ended up with a 14 point win. It was a Good Friday for Mornington at home as they started their 2021 campaign with a bang against Karingal. Karingal never got close all day and Mornington’s relentless pressure saw the lead get larger over the four quarters. Jackson Calder was a stand out for Mornington slotting nine goals and one point for the day.…

VFL THE Frankston Dolphins scored a come-from-behind win in their first game under lights at home. The match was the first played under the new lights at Skybus Stadium. The Dolphins played host to the Northern Bullants on Thursday night. Despite being down by two points at three-quarter-time, the Dolphins were able to claw their way back to secure a gritty 13 point win. The Northern Bullants are recovering from a rocky period in their history. Carlton Football Club ended its affiliation with the side in 2020, which looked like it could be a death blow for the 139-year-old club.…

MPNFL PINES coach Paddy Swayn is on the mend after a medical scare. Swayn was taken to Frankston Hospital for emergency pacemaker surgery after suffering from a “cardiac episode at home”, Peninsula Health says. Swayn said “on behalf of my family and I, we would like to thank the Ambulance Victoria staff, and all the nurses and doctors at Peninsula Health for their professionalism and level of care.” “Everyone ensured I was safe and quickly on that road to recovery, all the while keeping my wife informed during some difficult hours. I feel extremely fortunate to live in a state…

A CLAIM against Peninsula Health has been filed in the Federal Court – the first in a series of claims expected to be lodged against hospitals statewide alleging the underpayment of junior doctors. A statement from the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation union’s website read that “doctors-in-training across Victoria have come together to file class actions against the state’s health services for systemic and widespread underpayment of wages.” “The first claim, against Peninsula Health, has been filed in the Federal Court of Australia. Further actions against the state’s more than 30 health services are expected to be lodged over the…

CRICKET PROVINCIAL SORRENTO have won the Provincial Grand Final by just two wickets. Baden Powell was sent in to bat first on Saturday in wet conditions. Opener Beau Anthony made a good contribution of 32 runs, but he didn’t get much support from his teammates. A late showing from the tail end helped Baden Powell reach a final total of 125. Sorrento’s run chase got off to a steady start. Opener Corey Harris and first drop Robert Wilson combined for a 68 run partnership. After that partnership fell, Sorrento started to struggle. Wickets fell quickly, and the side went from…

CRICKET PROVINCIAL BADEN Powell have locked in a Grand Final spot with an upset win over Old Peninsula. The Old Peninsula Pirates were the team to beat all season, finishing with just one loss on their record after 14 games. Baden Powell secured their finals spot with a fourth place finish. They would have to be at their best to move on to the season decider. Baden Powell chose to bat first. A patient partnership between Craig Entwhistle and Rhys Elmi proved crucial for the batting side. The duo combined for 102 runs. Baden Powell’s middle order wasn’t able to…

CRICKET PENINSULA PINES have closed out an undefeated season with a win over Heatherhill. After being sent in to bat first, Pines put 168 runs on the scoreboard. Pines had multiple players make good starts, but none of them could go on to make big scores. Jack Peace-Stirling top scored with 38. Heatherhill’s run chase got off to a shaky start. The top order fell without making an impact, and at 4/43 the side was in big trouble. Middle order batsmen Brett Maxwell and Jake Theobald got things back on track, both recording scores in the forties. The game went…

CRICKET PENINSULA PINES have thumped Somerville to take home the Peninsula Jack Peacock Cup. Somerville were sent in to bat first in the twenty over competition decider. They only scored 83 runs, leaving the door wide open for Pines to grab the win. Harley Parker was Pines’ best bowler, taking 4/16 off his four overs. Pines made quick work of their run chase. Openers Damien Lawrence and Ricky Ramsdale combined for 48 runs to put victory within reach. Pines eventually hit the winning runs and claimed the trophy with seven overs to spare. DISTRICT A SUPER over decided the winner…

CRICKET PENINSULA SOMERVILLE and Pines finished all square after an epic encounter on Saturday. After losing the toss, Somerville were sent in to bat first. Good knocks from opener Craig Black and number four Bradley McDonald helped guide the side to a final total of 143. Pines’ run chase started poorly, with usually reliable openers Damien Lawrence and Ricky Ramsdale dismissed for scores of 11 and zero respectively. Harley Peace-Stirling came in after the openers and got things back on track. After a duck in his innings last week against Flinders, Peace-Stirling was out to make amends. The first drop…

CRICKET PENINSULA A TAIL order collapse cost Moorooduc a chance at victory on Saturday. Moorooduc played host to Long Island. The visitors were sent in to bat first and put a good total on the scoreboard. Brad Bailey was Long Island’s best with the bat with a well-earned half century. His side finished their innings at 6/198. Moorooduc’s run chase didn’t start as planned. Three of their top order batsmen were dismissed early to leave them struggling at 3/23. A brave middle order showing from Pathum De Mel, including four sixes, put Moorooduc back in the hunt. They recovered to…

CRICKET PENINSULA A GREAT performance by Somerville’s batsmen got them a win over Flinders on Saturday. Somerville looked comfortable out in the middle, and set a huge total. Opener Brenton Alp and number four Bradley McDonald top scored with scores of 83 and 85 not out respectively. Flinders worked hard to get within reach of a target of 282, but fell short. A middle order collapse proved costly, and they ended up all out for 229. Flinders opener Kane Hawkins can hold his head high after scoring a half century. Long Island’s bowlers were in fine form on Saturday, helping…

CRICKET PENINSULA SEAFORD Tigers have fallen agonisingly short of victory against Pines. Damien Lawrence was brilliant for Pines. He scored 99 not out as an opening batsman, bringing his team to a total of 4/178. The knock was his best of the season. Seaford Tigers’ run chase got off to a good start, with Brayden Roscoe and Tim Hayes combining for a 75 run opening stand. From there the side fell to 4/88, putting the result in doubt. The Tigers middle order wasn’t able to capitalise on a strong start. They brought the game down to the final over, but…