Hillmen secure 200 point win

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DIVISION TWO

Shellacking: Crib Point went down to an unstoppable Red Hill. Picture: Andrew Hurst

TWO games were played in the MPNFL this weekend as most of the league took time off to accommodate the interleague match.

The marquee match of the weekend was at Pearcedale Recreation Reserve, as Pearcedale played host to Chelsea. Pearcedale were boosted by addition of former Essendon captain Brendon Goddard, who had signed to play in one match. Goddard was coming into the match on the back of a hand injury sustained in another league.

Pearcedale have struggled in 2019 and only registered a solitary win. Unfortunately for them, even with the added boost of a former AFL star, they would not add to that win against the Seagulls.

Chelsea flew out of the block with a nine goals to two first term, setting the tone for what would be a completely one sided game of football.

Pearcedale never got close and were down by 80 points at half time. After the main break they were a little better, but still couldn’t stop the flow of goals.

When the final siren sounded, Pearcedale would have been glad that what was supposed to be a good day for the club had come to an end. The final score read Pearcedale 8.6 (54) to Chelsea 25.14 (164).

James Brain bootes six majors for the Seagulls, while Jack Francis kicked five. Brad Clark also put on an impressive display in his side’s big win.

It was a dark day for Crib Point as they travelled to take on the rampaging Red Hill.

Red Hill have dominated teams regularly this season, and given Crib Point’s struggles the match was not expected to be competitive. Few could have predicted the scale of the loss.

Red Hill were completely dominant, and went into half time up by 95 points.

The Hillmen didn’t let up after the main break, and continued to punish the miserable Magpies. Another 18 second half goals sealed Crib Point’s fate, as they succumbed to defeat by over 200 points.

The final score was red Hill 34.20 (224) to Crib Point 3.4 (22).

Kane Hawkins, Zach Vines, Jonathon Ross, and Harry Larwill kicked five goals each.

First published in the Mornington News – 21 May 2019

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