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ROUND 14 REVIEW
Oakleigh District 23.19-157 def Keysborough 3.4-22
A seven-goal haul from an unforgiving Daniel West was a highlight for last year’s premiers, as they stormed toward a 135-point defeat over Keysborough.
The visitors were no match for the hot finals contenders, who fell to an irreversible 6.5 to 0.0 start in the first term.
Mathew Stojanoski starred alongside his teammate West, and Trevor Jumpathong was the best for the hopeful home side, booting two goals.
Endeavour Hills 12.2-74 def Parkmore / Springvale Districts 6.11-47
Endeavour Hills knocked off Parkmore / Springvale in an underdog fight, finishing ahead by 27 points in a jubilant home performance.
A 3.0 to 1.1 scoreline at the first break was a positive start for the Falcons, however Parkmore / Springvale were able to generate a response in the second term, clawing back to a one point difference.
With little to nothing dividing the sides at the main break, Jaye McDonald and Samuel Delosa took the reigns in best on ground performances, leading their side to a damaging second half.
A huge final term charge from the home side left the visitors far in the distance, with the Falcons booting five goals straight to Parkmore / Springvale’s 1.3.
McDonald and Delosa booted three goals each, and Joseph Ekeroma was best for Parkmore / Springvale.
East Brighton 9.8-62 def St Kilda City 6.8-44
A stunning home upset saw East Brighton nab bragging rights over the previously top placed St Kilda City.
The favourites jumped to a seven-point lead at the first break, but the Vampires bit back with a 2.2 to 1.4 effort in the second term, equalling the scoreline to 22 a piece at half time.
In the 1st vs 7th clash, a shocked City struggled to shake off the tenacious Vampires, and in the third term, the “premiership” quarter certainly lived up to its name.
Led by their best Liam Reidy and Matthew Field, East Brighton dominated last year’s minor premiers in a 6.2 to 0.1 effort, with the damage proving impossible to repair despite City out scoring their opponents (3.3 to 0.2) in the final term.
In what was a jovial victory for East Brighton, it was a rude awakening for St Kilda City, who had only dropped one game for the season prior to the clash.
A chance to reconcile lies in their top of the table hit out with Dingley this week.
Dingley 20.14-134 def Bentleigh 3.4-22
The Dingoes were unruly visitors at Bentleigh Reserve, running over the home side by a whopping 112 points.
Stefan Lamble led the charge for the premiership hopefuls, and Remmi Faulkner-Wood also proved nightmarish for his opponents with five goals to his name.
Despite best efforts from Demon Jarrod Johnston, Bentleigh’s efforts were simply outnumbered by a hungry Dingo pack, who piled on 16 goals to one in the second half, and 8.1 to just 1.2 in a notable final term.