Carrum Patterson Lakes got their season off to the perfect start with a dominant victory over Lyndale, 19.14-128 to 2.2-14. The 114 point win was set up in the opening three quarters before the dam wall burst in the last to see it rain goals for the Lions. Rohan Bleeker was exceptional with four majors, while Kouk Pouk and Dane Leyden-Kozikas also chipped in with a couple each.
Moorabbin overcame a gallant Dandenong, coming from behind at three quarter time to snatch a close win 11.11-77 to 9.9-63. The Redlegs matched the Roos for three quarters and were full of confidence with a one goal lead at the last change. But the Kangas dug deep and found something special to kick five goals to three to run over the top. It was a special win for the Roos who two weeks earlier couldn’t even be certain they’d have a full team to field.
Over at Marriott Waters Reserve, Lyndhurst prevailed over Hallam in a game that won’t be featuring in the highlights tapes in years to come. The Lightning grinding out a low scoring win 3.5-23 to 1.5-11. Jason Twite was once again in the best for the home side, while for the Hawks Joel Danilo and Dylan Thompson battled hard all game.
The final match of the round saw Cerberus make a big statement in their return to Division 4 football, dominating the final quarter to down Frankston 12.6-78 to 7.7-49. With just two points separating the sides at the final huddle, the three-headed Dogs did all of the attacking to sink the Dolphins with five final quarter goals. Brendan D’Rozario did the damage in the forward half with four sausage rolls and Logan Martin was also brilliant for the visitors.