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EDFL Headlines - Monday May 10th

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Keilor Bounces Back

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Keilor was able to grind out a hard-fought eight-point win against rival Aberfeldie to get itself back on the winners' list over the weekend.

After a strong opening from Abers that saw the 'two blues' kick the opening few goals, Mick McGuane's men were able to wrestle back ascendency to lead at the quarter time break.

Todd Stevenson was doing his best to fill a Dean Galea sized-hole in the forward line, kicking all four of his majors in the first half.

With a 20-point lead at three-quarter time, Keilor was poised to run away with the game.

However, a late flourish from Aberfeldie gave Adam Potter's side a fighting chance.

A set-shot missed by Luke Davis in the dying moments would have put Aberfeldie within a one-score margin with a minute to go, but a frantic final stanza was not meant to be.


Jets In The Four

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Greenvale recorded its third win on the trot when it defeated a gallent Essendon Doutta Stars by 12 points at Nipper Jordan Oval.

In a low scoring game, Tyson Young was still able to continue his early season form, finding the goals three times for the Jets.

As for Douttas, it was their best defensive effort this year, keeping Greenvale to just 70 points for the day.

In a much more solid performance from Paul Barnard's side, they managed to protect their percentage which has taken a hit over the last few games.

The win sees the Jets inside the Strathmore Community Bank Premier Division top four for the first time this season.


Hillside Rocks The Tigers

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Hillside pulled off an eye-catching upset over the weekend, knocking off Westmeadows to the tune of 17 points.

The Sharks looked dangerous up forward with potent targets in Bailey Ryan and Hisham Kerbatieh combining for 13 goals in the win. 

While most of Westmeadows' usual contributors looked to perform, it was the Sharks who were simply too good. 

Tristan Rudic's fine start to the season continued while Zak Wunhym's fruitful move up the highway is looking better and better each week.

The win highlights the unpredictability of Strathmore Community Bank Division One with Rupertswood also pushing Tullamarine in its game.


Roos Hold Off Districts

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Oak Park bounced back with an eight-point win over Coburg Districts on Saturday.

After Districts shot out to a 15-point lead at quarter time, the Kangaroos were able to get the game back on their terms to lead by a goal at the major break.

Six goals to Blair Cronin helped Todd Clark's side to a 31-point lead with a quarter to play before the Districts came hard late.

Player-coach Tom Gleeson helped himself to four goals for the Lions in arguably their best result for the year.

Despite languishing in eighth place at 1-4, the Districts must take some positives out of keeping up with one of the division's big contenders.


Devils Run Away With Win

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Keilor Park's 43-point win over Hadfield has created an almighty log jam in the middle of the Strathmore Community Bank Division Two ladder.

Coach Brett Pitts will rue missed opportunities early as the Hawks kicked 1.8 in the first term to trail by a goal at quarter time. 

With the game still in the balance at half time, Paul Guicas' team found another gear to runaway with the win in the end.

The goal kicking form of Luke Conidi continued for the Devils as he bagged four majors while Jake Gatto was found in the bests once again.

The win for the Devils sees five division two clubs jostling on the ladder with two wins for the year, as we await to find the next contenders behind Moonee Valley and Oak Park.


Stars Start To Build

Essendon Doutta Stars are within touching distance of the Airport Toyota Women's Premier Division top four after their 52-point win over Aberfeldie.

After a tight tussle in the first quarter, Douttas were able to kick away from Abers to secure their second win in a row.

Aleesha Hobbs was once again among the goals and the bests for Douttas while Kylie Kennedy's consistent year for Abers continued as she battles gallantly.

After losing their first three games to the competition's current top three, Douttas are back in the hunt now at just one win outside of the top four.  


Valley Last Team Standing

Moonee Valley is the last undefeated side in Airport Toyota Women's Division One after disposing of Gisborne by 77 points.

In a one-sided contest, the Valley kicked away early to hold onto a steady lead throughout the entire day.

Defensively they did not concede a goal until the final quarter to a Gisborne forward line desperately missing Natalie Dowdy.

The division's leading goal kicker, Maddy Price, took the back seat as teammate Nicole Chiera got busy forward for the Fog slotting four goals for the game. 

Amelia Radford was one of Moonee Valley's stars again, named in the bests for the second week running.


Districts Edge Out Roos

The Sunbury Kangaroos put together their most competitive effort for the year despite going down to Coburg Districts by nine points.

The Kangaroos dropped to Airport Toyota Women's Division Two after a winless start in division one, and proved immediately they are much more comfortable at this level.

After kicking just the one goal in their previous four matches, the Kangaroos put three goals on the board via Harmoni Chivell, Alannah Lawford and Carly Blyth.

However., the Districts proved too good though with Jade Stevens, Abbey Lord, Ashlee Muller and Jacinta Brew their four individual goal kickers. 


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