Community Wrap Up

This week’s community clubs wrap-up features a string of standout performances, upsets, drought breaking wins and familiar foes.

Having enjoyed a bye last weekend, a fresh Doncaster secured their first win of the 2021 EFL Premier Division season. Mihaele Zalac’s Sharks were too strong for Berwick, finally belting out the Club song following a 19-point victory.  

Adrian Kalcovski and his Vermont side also returned from a last start bye, picking up where they left off with a 34-point win over North Ringwood. ‘AK’ was prominent for the Eagles, kicking a goal.

Mackenzeie Doreian booted a goal as Blackburn went down to Noble Park by 19-points. The defeat leaves the Panthers at three-and-three on the season and in fifth place on the ladder.

In EFL Division One, James Blanck’s Park Orchards squared off against Cayden Maki’s Moorolbark, with the latter’s absence felt. By day’s end bragging rights belonged to the former, with ‘Blancky’s’ Sharks 80-point winners. The result moves Park Orchards top of the table at six-and-one, while the Mustangs cling to fifth at four-and-three.

Beau Tennant’s Montrose sprang an upset, beating high-flying Mitcham away by 3-points. Tellingly, Beau kicked two goals in the come-from-behind win.

In the VAFA, Josh Le Grice’s second-placed Old Brighton hosted third-placed Old Xaverians in the match of the round. Bolstered by familiar faces Will Hams and Ryan Schoenmakers, Old Xavs were too good on the day, running out 41-point winners and moving up to second on the ladder.

Lachie Walker and Riley Bowman’s ladder-leading St. Kevin’s survived a scare at home to eighth-placed St. Bernards. The tricolours held a narrow 3-point lead at the final change, before kicking away in the last to record a 33-point win. A versatile swingman, Walks contributed two vital goals in a performance good enough to be named his side’s second best on the day.

Lastly, Charlie Beasley was again named among Old Trinity’s best players. Sadly, a powerful Uni Blues outfit recorded a 63-point win to leave the green and gold winless on the season through seven rounds.


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