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By Daniel Ewart
East Brighton 15.14 (105) def Mordialloc 1.4 (10)
East Brighton has comprehensively beaten Mordialloc by 94 points at Hurlingham Park.
A six-goal opening term got East Brighton off to the perfect start and was crucial in setting up the victory.
Rebekah Halprin continued her excellent season with a seven-goal haul, while Jade Barnden kicked three. Along with Halprin, there were strong showings from the likes of Jessica Pham and Emma Matthews.
Mordialloc only managed one goal for the day, which came from Gabrielle Boyle. Aimee Vuong, Jessica Vivian and Chloe Vuong were among the best for Mordi.
The win moves East Brighton two games clear of Mordialloc, with the sides sitting in third and fourth respectively.
Oakleigh District 10.6 (66) def Endeavour Hills 3.10 (28)
Oakleigh District has earned a comfortable victory over Endeavour Hills at Princes Highway Reserve.
A 14-point lead at three quarter time was enough for Oakleigh as they dominated the final term, keeping Endeavour Hills goalless.
Emily McIntyre and Alana Porter both kicked three for the victors. Strong games also came from Jodie Bray and Hannah Richards.
For Endeavour Hills, Casey McVeigh was one of their best players, kicking two goals. Hayley Heffernan and Brianna Peart also had decent games for the visitors.
Endeavour Hills sit in sixth, but are now a game behind Bentleigh. Oakleigh District once again remains in second, behind ladder leaders Murrumbeena.
Lyndale 1.3 (9) def by Bentleigh 12.6 (78)
Bentleigh have secured a vital win against Lyndale, one that is important in terms of the finals race.
Anuschka Reinhardt and Christalee Davies were instrumental in the win for the Demons, kicking five and four goals respectively. To go along with the goalscoring, Sarah Davis and Jordon Cooper were among the best.
For Lyndale, Taylor Kamana kicked the side’s only goal, while Elaine Parkinson and Lauren Welsh were in the best.
The win moves Bentleigh level on points with fourth placed Mordialloc and a game clear of Endeavour Hills who sit in sixth.
Murrumbeena vs Highett
Murrumbeena won via forfeit.
Chelsea Heights 6.7 (43) defeated by South Yarra 7.7 (49)
South Yarra have just taken the points this week, after knocking off Chelsea Heights by just two points. A strong fight from Chelsea Heights led them to scoring their highest score of the season so far, and they started strongly by kicking two goals to none in the first quarter.
However, in the third quarter South Yarra put their foot down, kicking four goals while not allowing Chelsea Heights to score at all. Despite a late fightback in the final term, South Yarra were able to hold strong to get the win.
Lucy Smith and Benita Grimaldi kicked two goals each for South Yarra, while Jessica Hollingsworth, Racquel Luntz and Tina Higginson all kicked singles. The winning side had five individual goal-kickers and it was a real team effort to stay strong and get the win.
Frankston Dolphins 6.15 (51) defeated Hallam 0.0 (0)
Frankston have proven to the competition that they are still the team to beat, keeping Hallam scoreless for the entire match on Saturday. The Dolphins had five individual goal scorers, led by Hayley Cooper who kicked two goals.
Frankston started strong, kicking three goals in the first quarter alone. With 21 scoring shots, and just six conversions, the Dolphins would be wanting to improve on their accuracy. However, the tireless effort and ability to win the ball out of the middle and continue moving the ball forward was outstanding.
Doveton Eagles 2.4 (16) defeated Murrumbeena 2.3 (15)
Doveton have ensured that they are safe inside the top four this week, after a tight and hard-fought one-point win over Murrumbeena. Both sides had a lot to play for this week, and it showed.
The first goal wasn’t scored until Murrumbeena found the big sticks in the third quarter, after a struggle from both teams in the first half. But in the final quarter, Cassie Thickens and Sharon Kirkpatrick were the heroes that the Eagles needed, kicking their only two goals for the game and taking the game back by just a point.
Port Melbourne Colts vs Clayton
Clayton won via forfeit.