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A long, wet Jim’s Test & Tag Match of the Day, voiced by the RPP FM commentary team, Toey and Short Pass was more like a grass surfing competition than a game of local football with an embarrassing final score relieving shocking play by the Navy Blue Buds.

The grief-stricken Buds couldn’t contest  the ‘paw power’ of the Tigers with the score resembling a train wreck on the Rye & District / Dromana Bendigo Community Bank scoreboard – Dromana 19. 18. (132) to Rosebud 5. 3. (33).

The Tigers went in to the fourth quarter with a 75 point lead over The Buds, stretching the margin by 99 points on the final siren. The 27 minute last quarter saw the Tigers kick 4 goals, 1 point  to The Buds 1 point. Not the expected performance of a team sitting fourth on the Nepean League ladder.

In the third quarter Dromana lost team member Christian Ongarello from the ground with concussion but that didn’t the stop the Tigers continuing to play a solid game.

Gary Sanford, Branch Manager of Rye & District / Dromana Bendigo Community Bank was interviewed by Toe Punt and Short Pass at half time thanking local communities for their support, enabling the bank this year to ‘give back’ to the community to the tune of $500,000.

RPP FM Best on Ground, courtesy of Pest Free was awarded to first year Tigers player from Mt Eliza FC, Daniel Gormley who received the golden Logie for his high-class performance.

Thank you for the continued support of our proud sponsors – JIM’S TEST & TAG services for RPP FM Match of the Day, Rye & District / Dromana Bendigo Community Bank for sponsoring Scoreboard results and RPP FM Best on Ground, courtesy of pestfree.com.au – WE CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

Our appreciation goes to Matt Rippon who gets the commentary team to air every week and Jordy King, ‘number cruncher’ who provides the 'Match Stats'.

If you would like your business to be part of local football and sponsor the RPP FM Match of the Day, the scoreboard or Best on Ground, contact RPP FM Sales Manager Martyn Ashton on 0481 289 154 for details.

Every Monday on RPP FM’s Breakfast with Johnno & Marzy program, Toe Punt Kelly reports on the weekend local football action on Monday Morning Wrap-up after the 7.30 news.

Next Saturday, Michael Voss and his gang enter the grounds of Bonbeach when Sharks take a bite of the Karingal Bulls in the seventeenth round of the Peninsula League here on 98.7 & Frankston 98.3FM.

Stream live from rppfm.com.au and download the RPP FM App free. Now available for Android.

RPP FM, is the Voice of Peninsula Football.

Pictured: Golden ‘Logie’ winner of RPP FM Best on Ground, Tigers player Daniel Gormley with RPP FM commentator Adam 'Short Pass' Kelly 
Insert: RPP FM Best on Ground, Tigers Player Daniel Gormley

Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi



Pines                17. 10. (112)
Chelsea              4. 13.  ( 37)

Mt Eliza             17.  8.  (110)
F'ston YCW         6. 19.   (55)

Langwarrin        10 .12.  (72)
Edi-Asp                 6. 12.  (48)

Mornington         12. 10. (82) 

Karingal                 2.   5. (17)

Bonbeach             7. 17.  (59)
Seaford                  7.   8.  (50)


Crib Point               8. 16. (64)
Tyabb                        4. 5. (29)

Somerville            12. 11. (83)
Devon Meadows  10.  6. (66)

Hastings                13. 11. (89)
F'ston Bombers    11. 18. (84)

Pearcedale         17. 11. (113)
Red Hill                10.  7.    (67)

Sorrento                 10. 15. (75)
Rye                              4. 9. (33)

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