By Jarryd McGuane
Murrumbeena 7.11 (53) def Mordialloc 5.3 (33)
Murrumbeena will be the favourite for the premiership, as they defeated their nearest rival Mordialloc for the second time, this time by 20 points at Murrumbeena Park.
No side could manage a goal in the first quarter before Beena opened up a 16-point half time lead following a three goal to one quarter.
The Bloods bought the margin back to nine points at the final change, leaving the game in the balance.
But Murrumbeena closed the door on Mordialloc’s top spot hopes with a three-goal-to-two final quarter.
Shanae Carter, Lily Brown and Danielle Wearne were Beena’s best, with Brown their only multiple goal kicker with two goals.
Natalie West was the Bloods best with support from Jodie Miller and Megan Tymko, as Miller also finished with two goals.
Highett 6.2 (38) def by Endeavour Hills 8.6 (54)
Endeavour Hills never led at any break before powering home to defeat Highett by 16 points at Turner Road Reserve on Friday night.
Highett were in control at half time with a 17-point lead and would hold onto a 13-point lead at three quarter time.
But the Falcons slammed on five unanswered goals to take the game from the Bulldogs grasp.
Tamara Webster was Endeavour Hills’ hero with five goals, with strong performances from Devi Whelan and Siona Pilkington.
Hannah Bowey again led the way for Highett, with Alexandra Jackson also playing well and Ally Gilchrist adding three goals.
Oakleigh District 7.9 (51) def Bentleigh 2.3 (15)
Oakleigh District blew the game away in the third quarter as they defeated Bentleigh by 36 points at Princes Highway Reserve.
After taking a six-point lead into half time, the Oaks slammed on four unanswered goals in the third term to lead by 37 points.
The game would meander to the end with a goal each in the final quarter.
Emily McIntrye again went up forward to kick four goals, with Jodie Bray and Jess Szalek also solid for the Oaks.
Tara Supple was the Demons’ best, with Tegan Matheson and Ellie Hearne kicking their goals.
Lyndhurst 2.3 (15) def Edithvale Aspendale 2.2 (14)
Lyndhurst held off Edithvale Aspendale to claim a one-point victory at Marriott Waters Reserve on Saturday.
Both sides kicked both their goals in the first half with the Lightning leading by one point at half time and that was where the margin would remain.
Samara Hazelden was Lyndhurst best, with their goals coming from Jessica O’Connell and Skye Clarke.
Ebony Robinson was the best on for Edi-Asp and she added a goal along with Jess Cochrane.
Hallam 6.7 (43) def by East Brighton 7.8 (50)
Hallam fell short of an upset as they lost to East Brighton by seven points on Sunday at Hallam Reserve.
East Brighton was led brilliantly by skipper Isabelle Catrice who was best on ground, with support from Alanna Dalley, Anna McDonald and three goals from the boot of Aish Ravi.
Hallam had two multiple goal kickers, with Tamisha Gersbeck and Amanda Valdemarin both kicking two goals each.