Tigers snap unbeaten streak

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DIVISION ONE

Battle of the sharks: Sorrento easily accounted for Bonbeach to hit the top of the Division One ladder. Picture: Andrew Hurst

THE undefeated streak of Pines has come to a shock conclusion this weekend, as last year’s second division premiers Dromana secured an upset win.

Playing in front of their home crowd, the Tigers got things started by kicking five goals straight in the first term. The Pythons chipped the lead back in the second term, with the lead standing at 11 points at half time.

Dromana were able to kick a couple of quick goals at the start of the second half to keep Pines out of reach, and held onto that lead for the remainder of the game. Dromana secured the hard fought win 14.4 (88) to 7.8 (50), proving they belong in the top division.

Sam Fowler and Ethan Johnstone scored four and three goals respectively for the Tigers in their big win, while Billy Quigley also had an impressive game. The win put Dromana up to third place and firmly in finals contention.

At the other end of the ladder, Mornington have secured their first win of the season over the Frankston Bombers at Alexandra Park.

Mornington had the upper hand throughout the first half, going into the main break with a seven point lead.

The Bombers kept in touch and cut the lead back to two points going into the last term, but the Bulldogs held on to get off the mark in 2019.

Warwick Miller booted four goals for Mornington to help his side to a badly needed win.

Alex Harnett put in a good effort for the Bombers, kicking four goals of his own.

Frankston YCW had more success as they took on Edithvale-Aspendale, claiming a thrilling win at home.

The Stonecats threw away a first half lead and were up against it going into the final term. Up by four, Edithvale-Aspendale found themselves in the box seat for a win.

Edit-Asp were held to just one goal in the last term, allowing YCW to snatch back the lead and claim a thrilling two point win. The final scoreboard read Frankston YCW 9.10 (64) to Edithvale-Aspendale 9.8 (62).

Luke Paynter’s four goal haul proved the difference.

Sorrento had far less trouble on Saturday as they took on Bonbeach away from home.

It was the Leigh Poholke show at Bonbeach Recreation Reserve, as he kicked eight goals in his sides dominating win.

Sorrento put themselves on top in the battle of the Sharks early, and were sitting comfortably at half time with a 49 point lead. Sorrento secured an easy win 8.1 (49) to 20.14 (134).

With Pines losing their first match of the year, Sorrento’s victory puts them top of the ladder.

The Redlegs also secured a win on the weekend, defeating Rosebud 10.13 (73) to 5.5 (35).

Both sides went scoreless in the first term, and the contest was fairly close throughout. A five goals to zero last term helped Mt Eliza secure victory.

First published in the Mornington News – 28 May 2019

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