Bears In Finals Hunt After Kicking Clear Of Fog
BURNSIDE Heights now has three senior wins to its name for the first time in its short history.
In what was an entertaining game at Tenterfield Drive on the EDFL Match of the Day stage, the Bears recovered from a 20-point quarter time deficit to outscore the Fog by 12 goals to six in the final three quarters, winning by 18 points.
Josh Covelli returned to form against his old side with a nice bag of five but the RAWFORM Seamless Compression EDFL Player of the Day honours went to team-mate Jordan Hughes, who kicked three.
Anthony Fawcus was also impressive with two majors for the day.
Moonee Valley was without captain Ned Wilson, while Cory McGrath also missed with a hamstring complaint.
Saints Put Wounded Thunder To The Sword
THE Northern Saints yet again reminded its Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 rivals that they should be taken very seriously as we edge closer to September.
The Saints put forward their best performance yet under new coach Paul Dunn, completely destroying East Sunbury at Charles Mutton Reserve on Saturday.
Rocky Ferraro added six more goals to his season tally of 43 while Khodr Taleb is up to 34 after snagging five of his own in the easy 109-point win.
While it was a shocking day at the office for the ladder leader, several injuries to key players played their role in the loss.
East Sunbury suffered seven injuries in the game, including game-ending injuries to Diquan Williams, Timothy Hill and James Ellis.
In the end, coach Steve Grey was left without a bench as the Saints took advantage and built some percentage to move from fourth to second spot on the ladder.
Lions Take Frustrations Out On Helpless Hawks
IT has been a frustrating year so for Coburg Districts, but Saturday went exactly as planned against Hadfield.
The Lions are now 4-5 and have a better percentage than fourth-placed Moonee Valley after easily taking care of the Hawks at Cole Reserve, winning by a whopping 148 points.
Hadfield was never in the game, as the Lions kicked out to a 57-point lead by quarter time, keeping the Hawks goalless all the way through to the final term.
Luke Vesnaver marked his second game back with seven goals, while Spencer Aitken was best-on-ground with two of his own.
Harley Ferguson (one goal) was Hadfield’s best.