Stonecats bounce back on the road

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DIVISION ONE

Tigers tamed: The Stonecats travelled to Dromana for a 31 point win. Picture: Andrew Hurst

FRANKSTON YCW bounced back from a tough loss last week by taking to the road to defeat Dromana.

The Tigers have made their home ground a fortress in recent times, and have been a tough side to beat this year. The Stonecats on the other hand were looking to redeem themselves after falling to relegation candidates Moninngton in a shock result last week.

Dromana raced out of the blocks with a strong first quarter, and led by three goals at the first break. Frankston YCW, who have been struggling at times this season, kept touch in the second quarter and chipped the lead back to two goals.

Dromana looked well and truly in the box seat heading into the second half, but cost themselves badly with a poor performance in front of goal. They kicked no goals and five behinds in the third term, as the Stonecats snatched the lead heading into the final quarter.

Frankston YCW rode their wave of momentum into the last quarter, scoring six goals to put the game beyond doubt. They had to work hard, but the Stonecats eventually secured a badly needed win 7.12 (54) to 12.13 (85).

Corey Henness was impressive for YCW, booting five goals in a best on ground performance.

Bonbeach also had a good afternoon on Saturday, defeating Edithvale-Aspendale.

The Sharks put together a good team performance, and had 10 individual goal kickers.

Bonbeach looked the better side early on at home, and went into half time up by three goals. Edi-Asp proved they were not willing to take the loss lying down in the third quarter, fighting back to get within a goal.

Bonbeach did what needed to be done in the final term, and secured the four points with a hard fought 15.15 (99) to 12.7 (79) win.

Michael Meehan performed well for Edi-Asp, scoring five goals. Dylan Jones and Joseph Fisscher were named as Bonbeach’s best.

All other division one clubs had byes on the weekend.

First published in the Mornington News – 9 July 2019

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