Sharks and Pythons keep up good starts



Python power: Pines remain unbeaten in 2019 after seeing off Bonbeach. Picture: Andrew Hurst

PINES have kept their unbeaten 2019 record intact with a big win over Bonbeach away from home.

Playing against a very capable Bonbeach outfit, Pines faced some difficulties and were only three points up heading into the final term. Although the game threatened to go down to the wire, Pines put together an impressive final term to claim a comfortable win.

Brendan Barfoot booted three goals for the Pythons, as his side secured victory 8.10 (58) to 13.7 (85). Trent Dennis-Lane worked hard for Bonbeach and booted three goals of his own,

At David Macfarlane Reserve, Sorrento were also fighting to keep their 2019 record unblemished as they faced off against Dromana.

The contest was tight in the first half, with Sorrento inaccuracy in front of goal costing them a big lead. Despite having six more scoring shots, Sorrento only went into half time six points ahead.

Although the Sharks never steadied in front of goal, they still managed to keep on the pressure and claim a win 9.20 (74) to 6.8 (44).

The Hallahan brothers were at their best for Sorrento, who are now 4-0 to start the season.

Rosebud enjoyed a good day out on the road against Edithvale-Aspendale, helping themselves to a 45 point win.

Rosebud ran away with the win after a six goals to one final term. Keegan Downie played a big part for the winning outfit, scoring five majors.

The final siren sounded with Rosebud well ahead. They notched up their first victory of the season 10.6 (66) to 16.15 (111). The loss leaves Edithvale-Aspendale struggling at 1-3.

At Greg Beck Oval, Frankston Bombers hosted their cross town rivals Frankston YCW in what would prove to be a one sided affair.

The Bombers could only manage one goal and eight behinds in the first half, and never recovered.

The Stonecats got the job done over their local rivals, securing the win 5.11 (41) to 14.14 (98).

Josh Butland booted four majors for the Stonecats.

Mt Eliza gave their home town crowd plenty to smile about against Mornington, hammering the Bulldogs with a good team performance.

The Redlegs were impressive, and kept Mornington to just three goals for the whole afternoon. The final score read 13.14 (92) to 3.6 (24).

First published in the Frankston Times – 29 April 2019

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