Calder kicks nine in Mornington win

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MPNFL – DIVISION TWO

DEVON Meadows and Pearcedale kicked off 2021 last week with the opening match of the season.

There was not much in it all day, but Devon Meadows held the lead all day and ended up with a 14 point win.

It was a Good Friday for Mornington at home as they started their 2021 campaign with a bang against Karingal.

Karingal never got close all day and Mornington’s relentless pressure saw the lead get larger over the four quarters.

Jackson Calder was a stand out for Mornington slotting nine goals and one point for the day.

It overshadowed an otherwise strong performance by Trent Attard (four goals) and Warwick Miller (three goals) and a string of single goal scorers on the Mornington list.

For Karingal, Bryce Kellerman, Jai Triep and Sam Glenn scored two goals each.

The home ground advantage did nothing to help Tyabb, who were thrashed by a rampaging Rye.

The Demon’s first quarter score (6-4) ended up being Tyabb’s score for the entire outing, as the Yabbies struggled to stay in the game.

Tom Hughes impressed with a haul of five goals for Rye, ably assisted by Joshua Gana with three.

Speaking to the depth of Rye’s line-up, 12 further players scored single goals for the day.

Goals were few and far between for Tyabb, but Rhys Chalkley slotted half his team’s total with a three goal effort for the day. Singles were scored by Damien Plane, Luke Stanton, and Simon Rahilly.

Langwarrin got off to a slow start against Seafod Tigers with a ten point lead at quarter time. But from then on, it was full speed ahead, eventually doubling Seaford’s score for a resounding win.

Sean Herdman was the best kick for Seaford, scoring four goals, with Mitchell Mathie scoring three for the day. Joshua Dormer, Matthew Peynenborg and Mark Baguley scored two goals each.

Aaron Walton was the best for Seaford Tigers with three goals. Matthew Ravenall and Brodie Scully scored two goals each.

Chelsea made life tough for Crib Point, with a strong first quarter that the Magpies never managed to recover from.

Booting five goals to one in the first, Chelsea stamped their authority on the game, and try as they might, Crib Point didn’t manage to claw it back.

It was hardly a thrashing though and after being 27 points down at the end of the first quarter, they only went down by 22 points for the day.

Somerville got the year off to a good start with a 96 – 45 win over Hastings.

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 April 2021

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