GLENROY 9.8-62 def. by TULLAMARINE 10.5-65
IT was a game which was always going to be thrilling, and that it was.
Tullamarine, after a tumultuous week following the departure of Anthony Leydin as coach, handed top spot Glenroy only their second loss for the season at Sewell Reserve.
It was a huge confidence boost for Tullamarine as finals drift closer.
The Demons showed poise and class in their three-point win over Glenroy, with some of their regular standouts like Timothy Barresi and Caleb Harward putting on best-on performances for their side again.
Adam Winter was strong in front of goal, kicking three, and Judd Brewster put his names in the best yet again.
The win still doesn’t get Tullamarine their second spot back on the Essendon Ford Division 1 ladder, though, as Hillside’s big win breached the percentage gap a little bit further.
The race for finals is going to be interesting.
AIRPORT WEST 15.8-98 def. by EAST KEILOR 18.10-118
This may be one of the biggest upsets of the season and Airport West will be kicking themselves that they let this game slip.
With Taylors Lakes gaining some winning form and good momentum in the past weeks, they put themselves in the position to grab the fourth spot.
However, it was up to Airport West to lose a game, in which they did on the weekend.
East Keilor visited Hansen Reserve to hand the Eagles their sixth loss for the season… and what looks to be their most costly.
Luke Kennedy led the way for East Keilor, kicking six goals and being named best-on, with help from Jamie Liddle and Jordan Madden.
Tyson Young was yet again strong in front of goal for the Eagles, kicking three this week.
He will definitely be needed if Airport West are going to get ahead of the Lions on the Essendon Ford Division 1 ladder.
Now, Airport West sits one game behind Taylors Lakes with a lot of ground to make up if they want to have any chance to play finals.
HILLSIDE 20.14-134 def. OAK PARK 8.8-56
Hillside continued their dominant streak, winning their last five games relatively easy.
Oak Park is certainly no push-over, however the Sharks were in control of this game for four quarters.
Hillside’s main avenue to goal was through Brandon Coletta, who starred with seven goals and a best-on performance.
Tom Drake followed right behind, as he has for the last few weeks, placing himself in the bests in three games in a row and really helping Hillside get on top in games.
Oak Park’s year has been up and down, winning four games and losing seven, sitting sixth on the Essendon Ford Division 1 ladder.
They will be beginning to start thinking about the 2018 season soon.
This win keeps Hillside within the top two.
TAYLORS LAKES 22.22-154 def. HADFIELD 5.5-35
Although Taylors Lakes was expected to win, this game was still a big one.
Taylors Lakes was sitting outside the four after Round 12.
Now, after another strong win in Round 13 over the Hawks, the Lions have placed themselves in fourth spot, a game ahead of Airport West, which makes the finals race a thrilling one.
Hadfield are yet to get the points and that first win they have been hunting all season.
Patrick Fairhead and Steven Angus played well again, featuring in the bests in pushing for a Hadfield win.
A win may yet come, however Taylors Lakes proved much too strong on the weekend as they were hungry for fourth spot.
Torey Larizza played his first game for the season and made it a good one, kicking three goals and being named the Lions’ best.
He will definitely be a great inclusion to the side.