Under 19 Round Recap

By Hugh Fitzpatrick

St Kilda City vs Bentleigh

St Kilda City continues their dominant start to the 2019 season with a comfortable victory against 3rd placed Bentleigh. With both sides starting the season in great fashion, St Kilda City dominated the match leading at every change with forward Matthew McNaughton staring with four goals alongside Amani Karauria-Lunt who was awarded best on ground.

St Kilda City put Bentleigh to bed in the 3rd quarter, pilling on five goals to one going into the final break 46 points up.

Hugo Ferdinand could hold his head high for the Demons, doing all he could to will his side back into the contest. St Kilda City end the round at 6-0 as they look to continue their run of form against bottom place Cheltenham at home, Bentleigh face East Brighton away from home in what is a must win clash as they look to remain in touch with the top two.

Oakleigh District vs Cheltenham

Oakleigh District sealed their first victory for the season with a hard fought win against Cheltenham at home. After a slow start by both sides, Oakleigh put Cheltenham to the sword in the 2nd quarter, kicking five goals to none; Oakleigh increased their margin to 25 points at half time.

Daniel West was on fire for Oakleigh kicking five goals as the young forward caused headaches for Cheltenham all day; Brett Crane was awarded best on ground for the Districts as he continued his hot early season form. Oakleigh eventually were victors by 24 points.

Cooper Ryan performed valiantly for Cheltenham, kicking four goals and was granted best on ground. The Rosellas now face ladder leaders St Kilda City next week as they look to notch up their first victory for the year.

Endeavour Hills/ Keysborough vs East Brighton

Away from home, East Brighton put in a season best performance against Endeavour Hills/ Keysborough as the Vampires had 30 scoring shots to 9. If it weren’t for inaccurate kicking, the result could’ve blown out even further.

After a slow start by both sides, East Brighton led by nine points at quarter time with the away side failing to capitalise on their momentum. With the dam wall bursting, the second half was all East Brighton; kicking nine goals to one, the vampires outclassed their opposition in what was a dominant display of football. East Brighton completely outclassed Endeavour Hills/ Keysborough winning by 74 points.

Callum Morgan was at his best, kicking seven goals in what was a powerful showing by the forward; Morgan scored half of East Brighton’s total points.

Going into their first bye for the season, Endeavour Hills/ Keysborough look to regroup after what was a season low for the boys.

Dingley had a bye as they look to battle with Oakleigh in round eight.

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