CHELSEA restricted Brendan Fevola to just one goal on Saturday to secure an impressive win over Hastings at Thomas Barclay Reserve.
Fevola hit the scoreboard with a goal just over a minute into the game, but failed to make an impact after that. He managed four behinds for the rest of the afternoon.
Chelsea had to work hard and trailed at every break of play, but only by less than a goal.
The Seagulls saved their best for last as they stormed home in the final quarter. They scored three unanswered goals to establish a buffer, which Hastings couldn’t chip back.
Hastings also couldn’t find the scoreboard through their regular avenue Luke Hewitt, who finished scoreless for the second game running.
The final score read Hastings 8.11 (59) to Chelsea 10.7 (67).
Andrew Silva booted four majors for the Seagulls.
At RJ Rowley Reserve, the form team in the competition Red Hill travelled to tackle Rye.
The Hillmen have been defeating their opponents in dominant fashion as of late, and were out to do something similar to the Demons. A six goals to one first term set the tone, as Red Hill put together an awesome display.
Rye couldn’t get close all day, as Red Hill piled on the scoreboard pressure. Jonathon Ross booted six goals while Daniel McNamara helped out with four goals.
Red Hill ran out winners 20.9 (129) to 5.9 (39).
At Ballam Park, the competitions other in form side Karingal continued their undefeated start to 2019 by grinding out a hard fought win over a brave Langwarrin side. Coming back from a big deficit, the Kangaroos closed the gap and only fell by 11 points. The final score read 8.12 (60) to 7.7 (49).
At Pearcedale Recreation Reserve, a five goals to one first term set the tone for the travelling Somerville to secure a win.
Pearcedale looked poor all day and struggled to find goal scoring opportunities. Somerville ended up claiming victory 6.5 (41) to 14.12 (96).
Ryan Gillis scored four goals for the winning outfit.
The Yabbies enjoyed a good day out on the road against Devon Meadows, securing a 47 point win.
Tyabb led at every break of play and looked impressive, taking out the win 7.10 (52) to 13.11 (89).
Seaford also had a brilliant day on the road, thrashing Crib Point by 99 points.
Aaron Walton scored five goals for the second week running to help Seaford to victory.
Crib Point have had a difficult start to the year and were left licking their wounds after a 4.6 (30) to 18.21 (129) loss.