There were some great performances from both individuals and teams on the weekend, with the Seniors and Reserves returning to the winner's list and the Under 19s also receiving a ‘win’ with Old Melburnians forfeiting their match.
The Seniors produced a massive third quarter to ensure they got the chocolates against a determined Caulfield Grammarians outfit.
The first half was a real arm wrestle. The Blacks got the early jump to lead by 16 points at quarter time before Caulfield pulled the margin back slightly at the main break.
Coach Cam Roberts put it on his charges at half time and it certainly drew the desired response. The Blacks piled on eight goals in the third quarter to blow the lead out to an imposing 61 points at the final change.
The home side booted five goals to restore some balance to the scoreboard, but the damage had already been done and the Blacks coasted to a 35-point victory.
Lochy Dornauf was in great touch, booting four goals as the Grammarians struggled to find a matchup for the livewire forward. Huntington, Robbins, Mills and Steadman all booted multiple goals in an even attacking effort. Bennett, Beasley, Locke and Quaile were standouts across the park.
The win sets up a massive game against Old Carey next week, which could well determine which team finishes inside the top two come season’s end. Get along if you can!
Goals: L. Dornauf 4, L. Huntington 3, A. Robbins 2, W. Mills 2, J. Steadman 2, J. Quaile, L. Vescio, D. Arnold, H. Curnow
Best: L. Dornauf, J. Steadman, S. Bennett, J. Beasley, A. Locke, J. Quaile
It was a clinical performance from the Reserves on Saturday at Glen Huntly Park, bouncing back from a loss to St Bernards before the bye to record a strong 63-point win over Caulfield Grammarians.
Making use of a slight breeze in the first term, the Blacks jumped out to a 21-point lead at quarter time.
Some inaccuracy in front of goal meant the Blacks didn’t take full advantage of their dominance in general play, going to half time 26 points ahead.
Caulfield lifted in the third quarter, but a withering burst of six goals to none in the final quarter saw the Blacks run away handsome winners.
Jack Fuller and Miles Rowlands were constant threats inside 50 and finished with seven goals between them, while Harry King, Tom Swift, Cam Turner and Scott Dadswell were prominent in the midfield.
Goals: J. Fuller 4, M. Rowlands 3, T. Monkhouse 2, C. Turner 2, D. Cooper 2, S. Dadswell, T. Swift, P. Aitken
Best: H. King, T. Swift, J. Fuller, L. Steere, C. Turner, S. Dadswell
The Thirds were overcome by a slick St Kevins Gold side on Saturday morning at TH King Oval.
It was a tussle early on and the Blacks actually registered more scoring shots in the first term but trailed by four points at the first break.
SKOBs got their game going in the second term, booting six goals to none to blow the lead out to 40 points at half time.
The Blacks did win the third quarter, kicking two goals to the home side’s one, but the damage had been done in the second term with SKOBs taking a 55-point win.
Dave Restrepo, Ethan Etheridge and Cal Farrell were the Blacks goal-kickers, while James Saliakos, Nick Hanlon, Harry Rothwell and Nick Ciribas were among the best players.
|St Kevins OB Gold||2.1-13||8.2-50||9.6-60||12.10-82|
Goals: D. Restrepo , E. Etheridge, C. Farrell
Best: J. Saliakos, N. Hanlon, H. Rothwell, D. Restrepo , N. Cibiras, C. Farrell
The Unders had a week off this week as a result of Old Melburnians forfeiting.