PINES survived a scare to defeat Bonbeach last Saturday.
Bonbeach came into the match with just one win to their name this season. They proved up to the task in front of their home crowd, and went into the half-time break with a five point lead over the Pythons.
Pines took back the lead heading into the final term. The Pythons failed to score a goal in the last quarter, but still held on for a narrow two-point win 7.11 (53) to 7.13 (55).
Shane Savage was instrumental for Pines. He scored four goals in what was one of his best performances of the season.
Dromana’s brilliant 2023 season continued on Saturday with a thumping win over Sorrento.
The Tigers had no trouble dispatching the Sharks. It was one-way traffic all afternoon.
Dromana smashed Sorrento by 122 points. The final scoreboard read 23.8 (146) to 3.6 (24).
Sam Geurts booted four goals for the Tigers, and was named best on ground. Billy Geurts and Jake Aarts also played well.
Frankston YCW kept a hold of second place with a thumping 116 point win over Rosebud last weekend. Red Hill comfortably defeated Langwarrin and Mt Eliza got the better of Frankston Bombers 19.8 (132) to 12.5 (77) to close out the round.
SOMERVILLE’S finals hopes received a huge boost on Saturday after a hard-fought win against Mornington.
The Bulldogs were in control of the contest throughout the first half. They led Somerville by 23 points at the main break.
A six-goal blitz saw Somerville take back the lead in the third term. They managed to hold on in the final quarter to claim a brilliant nine-point win 17.12 (114) to 16.7 (103).
Jackson Calder scored seven goals for Mornington. Corey Battams, Daniel Marshall, Jaxsen Shinners, and Lachlan Williams booted three goals each for the victorious Somerville outfit.
Ladder leaders Karingal continued their undefeated streak with a 50-point win over Rye last weekend.
Rye hung in with Karingal in the first half, but a seven-goals-to-two third term put the game to bed.
Riley D’Arcy was dominant for the Bulls. He booted ten goals, taking his tally to 27 for the year.
Chelsea finished the round in second place after a comfortable 8.7 (55) to 16.16 (112) win over Crib Point.
Pearcedale fought off Hastings at home last weekend. They defeated the Blues 15.11 (101) to 13.10 (88).
Devon Meadows comfortably beat Seaford at Glover Reserve, and Edithvale-Aspendale thumped Tyabb by 133 points in the round’s other matches.