Fevola kicks five in MPNFL debut

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DIVISION TWO

Picture: Andrew Hurst

BRENDAN Fevola ran out for his MPNFL debut on Saturday in front of a big home crowd at Hastings.

The Blues took on Devon Meadows, who were looking to spoil the occasion.

Devon Meadows started well and led at quarter time, but were eventually made to pay for inaccurate kicking.

Coleman medallist Fevola was getting plenty of the footy for the Blues, and ended up kicking five goals for the game. Had he been more accurate in front of goal, it would have been a lot more.

Both sides struggled to convert on their chances, but eventually it was Hastings who came out on top, with Fevola celebrating his debut with a win. Hastings claimed victory over Devon Meadows 13.18 (96) to 5.19 (49).

At Crib Point Recreation Reserve, it was Red Hill who proved to the rest of the competition that they are the team to beat in 2019.

Travelling to take on Crib Point, Red Hill were absolutely dominant. Coming off a huge win last week, the Hillmen managed to put together an even more complete performance.

Crib Point failed to kick a goal for the entire afternoon. The siren sounded to put them out of their misery with the final scoreboard reading 0.3 (3) to 27.12 (174).

Harry Larwill kicked nine goals for the Hillmen. Jonathon Ross and Sean Marchetti kicked four each.

Another premiership favourite in Karingal also claimed a big win over the weekend, as they got the better of Seaford.

The Bulls got started on the right foot, getting things kicked off with a six goals to one first term. Seaford were little hope of clawing their way back after that, and succumbed to defeat 15.12 (102) to 7.7 (49).

Karingal forward Marc Holt kicked seven goals to take his total for the year to 23 from four games. With the Bulls flying to start the year, the recruitment of Holt looks to be a huge success.

The closest match of the weekend took place at Lloyd Park, as Langwarrin hosted Somerville.

The Eagles were on top early, and looked as if they would run out with a comfortable victory. They were up by five goals at three-quarter time, but Langwarrin worked hard in the final term to chip that back.

Despite a four goals to one final term, Langwarrin were defeated 13.9 (87) to 16.10 (106).

At RJ Rowley Reserve, Rye scored a comfortable victory over Tyabb.

Tyabb led at half time but Rye ran over the top of them in the second half.

Rye claimed the win over Tyabb 16.12 (108) to 6.14 (50).

First published in the Frankston Times – 23 April 2019

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