Pythons prevail under pressure

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DIVISION ONE

Close call: Pines only just managed to see off Frankston Bombers in a see-sawing affair. Picture: Andrew Hurst

PINES have gone another game without a defeat this season, after just beating the Frankston Bombers past the post on Saturday.

The Bombers proved they could be a threat to the reigning premiers with a strong first quarter. Frankston Bombers went into the first break with a 14 point advantage.

Pines worked their way back into the lead by half time, but the momentum swung again in the third quarter. Heading into the final term, Pines would have to overcome a nine point deficit to keep their unbeaten start to the year intact.

Despite their best efforts throughout the rest of the game, the Bombers could only manage one goal in the final term. Pines ended up grinding out a hard fought victory 12.9 (81) to 10.12 (72).

Corey Buchan kicked six goals and nearly dragged his side over the line.

Dromana kept up their impressive start to life in the first division when they took on Mt Eliza at Dromana Recreation Reserve.

Both sides struggled to hit the scoreboard in a low scoring affair. Dromana led during every break of play, although they were only up by eight points going into the final term.

The Redlegs blew a chance to get back in contention, as they kicked six behinds in the final quarter and couldn’t score a goal.

Dromana ran out victors 8.9 (57) to 5.10 (40).

At John Coburn Oval, Frankston YCW lost at home in a major upset against Rosebud.

The Stonecats led at quarter time but were put on the back foot by a four goals to zero second term.

They were able to close the gap to less than two goals, but Rosebud ran away with it in the final quarter. Keegan Downie’s five goal haul was a big help for his side. The final score read YCW 6.9 (45) to 12.6 (78).

Sorrento had little trouble securing a victory over Edithvale-Aspendale at David Macfarlane Reserve, claiming the points thanks to a six goal haul from Leigh Poholke.

The Hallahan brothers also starred as Sorrento got the win 15.17 (107) to 10.8 (68).

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 May 2019

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