Stonecats stop unbeaten start

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DIVISION ONE

Rampaging Redlegs: Coming up against Frankston Bombers, Mt Eliza got off to a slow start, but ran away with it in the second half. Picture: Andrew Hurst

DROMANA’S impressive start to life in the first division of the MPNFL has come to an end, after they were defeated by Frankston YCW on Saturday.

The Tigers so far had an unbeaten start in 2019, but were bested by the powerhouse Stonecats at John Coburn Oval.

YCW were decent to start with, but Dromana stuck in and stayed within reach. The hard fought contest saw both teams struggle to hit the scoreboard, with the Tigers behind by ten points at half time.

After the main break YCW broke the game apart, getting the upper hand with a six goals to two third term.

Frankston YCW ran away with it in the end, and claimed victory 16.18 (114) to 9.8 (62).

Lachlan Street was best afield for YCW for the second week in a row, kicking four majors.

At Eric Bell Reserve, Pines were able to stamp their authority with a comprehensive win over Mornington.

The reigning premiers were on top the entire afternoon, and were most impressive in defence. The Bulldogs only kicked one goal each in the first three quarters of the match.

Guy Hendry was in form in front of goal and kicked four, helping the Pythons to a 13.13 (91) to 7.7 (49) win. Jackson Calder kicked four for the losing side.

Another of the premiership favourites this year is Sorrento, and they proved their credentials with a massive win on the road against Rosebud.

Leigh Poholke was in red hot form for the Sharks, kicking seven goals to help his side to a massive 90 point victory.

Things were close up until half time, with Rosebud only behind by 14 points at the main break. In the second half it was an onslaught, with the Sharks scoring 14 goals and Rosebud scoring two.

When the final siren sounded the scoreboard read Rosebud 5.6 (36) to 19.12 (126).

Frankston Bombers had a worse day than their cross town rivals as they went down to Mt Eliza at Emil Madsen Reserve.

A close contest up until half time, Frankston Bombers were in with a chance and only behind by less than a kick at the main break.

The Redlegs ran away with it in the second half, with a five goals to one final quarter sealing the deal.

Mt Eliza defeated the Bombers 13.13 (91) to 7.12 (54).

The script read just about the same at Regents Park, as a contest that was close at half time ended up blowing out to a comprehensive win.

Edithvale-Aspendale would have fancied their chances at home, and were behind their Bonbeach opponents by two points at the main break.

Bonbeach were hugely impressive in the second half, and ended up securing the win 10.5 (65) to 16.24 (120). Tom Lamb kicked five for Edi-Asp.

First published in the Frankston Times – 23 April 2019

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