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ROUND 13 REVIEW
Bentleigh 5.5 (35) def by St Kilda City 10.10 (70)
St Kilda City have fought off a resilient Bentleigh in a tough tussle at Bentleigh Reserve, winning by 35 points after an inspired last term of footy. The home side matched it with their much fancied opponents for much of the game before being overrun in the final stanza.
Trailing by just 10 points at the three quarter time break the Demons looked set to challenge the Saints right to the wire, but the visitors found an extra gear in the final term to do all the attacking.
Holding the home side scoreless, the Saints were able to slam through four final quarter goals to run out comfortable winners. Alex Mills continues to take the competition by storm, booting three crucial goals for City in a match-winning display.
The Demons were brave but ultimately couldn’t hang on when the Saints lifted a gear. Jackson Byrnes and Jacob Watt were the best players on the day for the Dees.
Dingley 11.10 (76) def Endeavour Hills 2.3 (15)
Dingley have punished Endeavour Hills, belting the visitors to the tune of ten goals at Souter Oval last weekend. The Dingoes never looked troubled throughout the course of the match and subsequently added to their lead at every change.
The home side had a plethora of options up forward with seven players hitting the scoreboard. Remmi Faulkner-Wood was lively with three snags, while Connor Watson got on the end of two majors in a best afield performance.
The Falcons battled hard in the second half but struggled to match it with the slick Dingoes. Scott Myers never gave in and worked tirelessly all game to hit the scoreboard and be one of his sides’ best performer. Fitim Muaremov also worked hard with little support around him.
Oakleigh District 13.14 (92) def East Brighton 2.4 (16)
Oakleigh District have powered onto their ninth win for the season, easily accounting for East Brighton by 76 points at Princess Highway Reserve.
After a sluggish opening quarter, the boys in black and white turned on the jets in the second term to open up a five goal lead at the main break. They didn’t look back from there, slotting another eight goals to one in the second half to run out big winners.
Gianluca Cappiello had a day out up forward, booting four goals in a performance worth of best on ground. Brett Crane also had a reasonable day at the office with three snags.
From the Vampires, Preston Coombes was in the thick of things as was Blake Cochrane.
Keysborough V Hampton
Keysborough won via forfeit, with Hampton unfortunately making the decision to withdraw from the Under 19 competition.