Parkmore / Springvale jumped to their sixth straight win of the season when they visited the Demons.
With best Michael D’Rozario (two-time Interleague representative) in form, Bentleigh broke away at the final change and looked hopeful sitting 13 points up heading into the last term.
Unfortunately for the home side, their hopes of victory were dashed when Parkmore / Springvale immediately mustered a response, and eventually ran over their dogged opponents in convincing style.
2018 Interleague captain Jacob Bakes was arguably the difference for the winners, kicking five in a best on ground performance and leading them to shake off the home side by 30 points.
East Brighton 11.12-78 defeated Hampton 4.10-34
East Brighton was unstoppable in their match against Hampton, rolling over the home side by 44 points.
All best efforts from Hampton’s Troy Smith (2017 Interleague representative) were answered by a determined East Brighton outfit, who booted eight goals to three after half time.
Matthew Field and Jonathan Mylonakos (four goals) starred for the winners, who sung their song in jubilant style after picking up their second feat of the year.
Endeavour Hills 7.14-56 def Keysborough 7.11-53
Sixth-placed Keysborough came off second best against eighth-placed Endeavour Hills, who clenched on to a tight win at Barry Simon Reserve.
The Falcons maintained a three-point lead at the first two breaks, before putting the foot down with 3.5 in the premiership quarter to enter the final term 16 points to the good.
The visitors made their challenge in the final quarter, booting 2.5 to four behinds, but it wasn’t enough as Endeavour Hills held on to win.
Matthew Rogerson and Scott Myers led the charge for Endeavour Hills, another team to secure their second win of the year in a positive home performance.
Christopher Fenton was also damaging for the winners with three goals to his name, while Mitch Barry was the Burra’s only multiple goalkicker.
St Kilda City 9.7-61 defeated Dingley 6.8-44
St Kilda City delivered Dingley’s first defeat of the season, with the minor premiers taking a confident step toward 2017 Grand Final redemption.
The top two clash left Dingley slipping to third place as Jordan Grollo led his side to a 17-point victory.
The Dingoes jumped to the lead in the first term, but were left goalless and stunned in the second term when City bit back with five unanswered goals.
From here, the Dingoes struggled to claw their way back into the game, trailing by 17 at the last break – and a slowdown in scoring efforts from both sides (1.1) in the final term showed no movement in this gap.
A team effort from City outclassed Dingley here, with Riley Hughes a highlight alongside Grollo and two goals apiece from Matthew McNaughton, Joshua Cochrane and Alex Mills.
Dingo Stefan Lamble was a standout for his side with two goals.