Bulls and Hillmen continue dominance

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DIVISION TWO

Blues shine in the wet: Hastings’ five goal first term set them up for a win over Somerville. Picture: Andrew Hurst

A NINE goal haul from star recruit Marc Holt has helped Karingal continue their hot streak in the MPNFL.

Taking on Pearcedale away from home, the Bulls worked hard from the get go and led by nearly 50 points at half time.

Pearcedale never got close after the Bulls got going, and a seven goals to one final term sealed their fate.

Pearcedale were put out of their misery when the final siren sounded. The final score was Pearcedale 5.8 (38) to Karingal 18.15 (123).

Holt has now kicked 42 goals from seven games this season, making him by far and away the standout forward in the league. Teammate Matthew Stanley also helped with four goals.

Red Hill also continued their dominating start to the year, easily defeating Tyabb at home.

The Yabbies were held scoreless in the first quarter, and never managed to fight their way back into it against the best defensive team in the competition.

Another excellent team performance helped Red Hill secure victory 15.16 (106) to 5.3 (33).

Jake Mold and Zach Vines kicked three goals each for the winning side.

Brendan Fevola took the field again for Hastings as his side took on Somerville.

A five goals to zero first term set Hastings up for an easy win. Fevola kicked two majors, in his side’s victory.

The final scoreboard read Hastings 12.20 (92) to Somerville 6.11 (47).

Chelsea backed up their brilliant victory over Pearcedale last week with another impressive performance, this time against Devon Meadows.

Jed Brain continued his good form for the Seagulls, scoring four goals. He now has 10 goals in his last three games.

Devon Meadows struggled to hit the scoreboard and were made to pay. Chelsea took the four points with a 7.7 (49) to 14.14 (98) win.

Rye had a tough day against Seaford at RJ Rowley Reserve, succumbing to defeat in front of their home crowd.

The contest was tight all throughout the day, with both sides wrestling control of the game all afternoon.

Rye led by five points at the first break, but trailed by eight by three-quarter time.

The Demons’ chances of a win were destroyed by a seven goals to two last quarter. Seaford were unstoppable in the last term, and eventually ran out winners 9.8 (62) to 15.11 (101).

Aaron Walton played another good match for the Tigers, with his second five goal haul in three weeks. Nick Braund and Ben Howlett were also among the best for the winners.

Crib Point endured another tough loss as they took on Langwarrin at home.

Langwarrin were able to get the win without too much trouble, eventually claiming the four points 6.2 (38) to 13.23 (101).

First published in the Frankston Times – 27 May 2019

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