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EDFL Headlines - Monday July 5th, 2021

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Mores Reclaim Top Spot

Strathmore put together its best performance of 2021, defeating Keilor by 16 points at Windy Hill to take back top spot in Strathmore Community Bank Premier Division

After losing to Aberfeldie in Round 9, the doubters were silenced by Matt Horne's side on Saturday as fans were treated to a high quality contest at the home of EDFL football.

The pristine conditions at Windy Hill made for a vast change from Lebanon Reserve, providing plenty of space for both sides to move the ball clinically.

After turning a five-point half time lead to 22 points by three-quarter time, Strathmore were able to hold firm in the last term to run out eventual winners.

Tom Denning and Athan Tsialtas supplied three goals each for the Mores while Will Jury was one of many outstanding performers for his side.

Luke Cartelli kicked five goals as Keilor's best player on the day.


Panthers Keep The Pressure On

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Pascoe Vale remains in the hunt for a top four spot in Strathmore Community Bank Premier Division after knocking off fellow contender Avondale Heights by 10 points at Raeburn Reserve.

After trailing by 17 points at quarter time, two points at half-time and nine points at the final break, the Panthers stormed home with six goals to two to snatch a crucial four points.

While Matthew Watson was unable to hit the score sheet, Pacco were able to find goals from other avenues in a promising sign for Digby Morrell's side.

Brad Inglis led the way with three goals while Liam Ogden and Jacob Polizzi contributed two each for the home side.

Danko Bzenic kicked the three goals for Avondale with ruckman Aaron Gundry again in the bests for Patrick Byrne's team.


Magpies Make It Two On The Road

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Roxburgh Park has won its second away game in as many weeks as the Magpies toppled the Sunbury Kangaroos by 12 points.

Michael Farrelly's side has spent the last three rounds on the road after competition returned to play but have managed to find winning form over the last two weeks after an away win alluded the Magpies since their promotion at the end of 2018.

In blustery conditions, the Kangaroos couldn't make the most of their chances early, kicking 2.9 to 3.3 to see both teams all square as the half time siren sounded.

The Magpies made their move in the third quarter as they held their nerve to kick 4.4 to 2.2 to take away the victory.

Matt Patane kicked four goals in the win while Luke Capuano starred down back in a new role for the premiership forward.

Brandon Watts was named Leigh Sporle's best for the day.


Demons Win In A Shootout

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Tullamarine has inflicted West Coburg's third loss on the trot as the Demons came from behind to win the high-scoring affair by 17 points.

After leading by 26 points at the main break, David Connell's side found themselves trailing at three-quarter time by a three-point margin.

However, as we've seen many times this year, the Demons finished with a flurry kicking 6.4 to West Coburg's 3.2 to secure the win.

Anthony Prestia helped himself to back-to-back bags of four, while Brad Allen and Rhys Clarke also contributed with fours goals apiece in the win.

Ibrahim Taha was the fourth player on the ground to snag four majors as West Coburg's best player on the day.

The defeat sees West Coburg yet to defeat a top four side in Strathmore Community Bank Division One this season.


Districts Get Good Friday Redemption

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Coburg Districts flipped the script on Keilor Park this time around with Tom Gleeson's team dispatching the Devils by 102 points.

Last time these two sides met, it was Paul Guicas' side who came away with a 47-point victory but the Districts have come a long way since Round One.

The wayward Lions kicked 5.12 to lead at half-time, 42-27, but the home side eventually found their kicking boots to score 15 second-half goals to one and run away with the win.

Mitchell Heales kicked four goals in just his second game for the year, while Districts' coach Tom Gleeson also helped himself to four goals to sit fourth on the Strathmore Community Bank Division Two goal kicking table.

Tristian Borg was best-on-ground for the away side in what was a dirty day for the Devils.


Thunder Into The Four

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The Strathmore Community Bank Division 2 top four has taken another twist, with East Sunbury the newest team to occupy fourth spot in the division after defeating Hadfield by 21 points

Two rounds ago the Thunder sat in eight position with a 2-5 form line, but back-to-back wins for Glenn Hopkins' team has seen them rocket up the ladder.

After being kept scoreless in the first term by Hadfield, the Thunder finally got going to kick eight goals to four in the remaining three periods.

Cooper McPharlane kicked two goals for the victors while his teammate Shane Lindsay was gifted best-on-ground honours.

The division's leading goal kicker, Mark Sabatino, kicked three goals for the Hawks.


Lions Hold On At The Den

Maribyrnong Park were given a scare at Burnside Heights with the Lions sneaking home by four points against the Bears on Saturday.

The Lions opened up a 33-point lead at the first break after keeping the Bears scoreless in the opening term.

From there the Bears clawed back the margin at each of the breaks to trail by just eight points heading into the final stanza.

However the home side couldn't get the job done, kicking four behinds to no score to fall agonisingly short of their second win of the year.

Zoe Manning kicked two goals for the victors while India Barker was one of the Lions' bests in her first senior game for the season.

Sina Mason was once again impressive for the home side.

Around the grounds, Hillside suffered their second loss of the year going down to Westmeadows in a low-scoring game.


Valley Continue Unbeaten Run

Moonee Valley has made it nine wins on the trot after they defeated finals aspirant Gisborne by 55 points on the weekend.

The Fog slowly increased their lead at each of the breaks, keeping the Bulldogs goalless until the final term.

Hannah Greasley kicked three in the victory while teammate Amelia Radford continued her steady contribution of goals, bagging two majors.

Kerri Magee was named best-on-ground for the Fog, while Finley Donaldson battled hard for Gisborne.

Moonee Valley sits a game clear at the top of the Airport Toyota Women's Division One ladder while Gisborne sits just outside the top four by percentage


Marby Keep Roos At Bay

Maribyrnong Park claimed a crucial win on the road as they defeated the Sunbury Kangaroos by 19 points.

The Lions made the trip out to Eric Boardman Reserve with both sides locked on eight premiership points apiece.

Leading at half-time by seven, Marby put together a strong third term to kick three unanswered goals and open up a 26-point lead heading into the final term.

Caitlin O'Reilly, Taylor Sharman, Imogen Buckle and Ester John all hit the scoreboard for the Lions while Billie Chapman took away best-on-ground honours.

Harmoni Chivell and Alannah Lawford were among the better players for Ron Sikora's side.


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