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Brendan Rhodes-27JONTY’S JOTTINGS

Easter Saturday by Brendan Rhodes

IT WAS the big man show in the Peninsula League Easter Saturday showdown at RF Miles Reserve, with Pines’ plethora of tall forwards dominating to lead the Pythons to a commanding 69-point victory over Seaford.

The Tigers had no answer to Aaron Edwards, Tim Bongetti and Guy Hendry, with the big Pines trio kicking 16 of their team’s 18 goals between them in what was a comprehensive performance.

It looked like anything could happen in the early going, with tempers fraying and spotfires breaking out all over the place.

Seaford was a man down after just six minutes when Kyle Matthews was reported and yellow carded for striking Hendry, before a solid but fair contest in the 12th minute saw Python Joel Brunn helped off the ground in no-man’s land with blood streaming from his head.

However, a game of footy then broke out, and it was all due to Edwards, who turned on the power and class that took him all the way to the AFL, kicking five first-quarter goals to spearhead Pines to a 32-point lead it would never look like relinquishing.

While his influence on the contest faded after that, he did manage a goal in each of the third and fourth quarters to finish with seven for the game, winning a shootout with Bongetti, who got better as the game went on to kick six of his own in a powerhouse display.

Hendry should have joined them with a bag, but while Edwards (7.1) and Bongetti (6.0) kicked 13.1 between them, Hendry’s radar wasn’t as good in yielding a return of 3.4.

Small forward Damien Plane was the only other Python to hit the scoreboard, kicking two, but they certainly didn’t need a spread of goalkickers on this occasion.

Pines added three goals to one in the second quarter to lead by 47 at the main change, but Seaford came out with renewed purpose in the third quarter, kicking three quick goals to raise hopes of a comeback.

But the Tigers’ next six scoring shots were off target and Pines went to the final change still leading by 42 points.

It seemed to break the home team’s spirit, and Pines opened the floodgates again in the last, adding 6.4 to 2.1 to run away with confidence-building victory.

Apart from the dominance of the big men, Pines had winners in Paul Scanlon and Corey Ash, while Seaford had triers in Jon Haidon, Josh Stokes and Damien Lawrence.

In the Nepean League, Dromana sent shockwaves through the competition with a stunning 25-point upset of Sorrento at Dromana.

In a high-standard contest, the Tigers went blow for blow with the highly-fancied Sharks before running away with the match in the final quarter.

Sorrento snuck out to a 13-point lead after 20 minutes on the back of a Nick Corp goal, but Dromana hit back to get within a point at the first change.

With Shaun Clarke, Beau Cosson and Dan Guerts in top form, the Tigers squeezed out a five-point lead at half-time and extended it to 10 turning for home, and with their tails up, they kicked five goals to two in the final term to record a confidence-boosting start to the season.

Cosson and Reece Wilde kicked four goals each for Dromana, while Ryan Williams, Corp and Jack Falck did their best to keep the Sharks in the match.

Somerville kicked off its mission to avenge last year’s Grand Final defeat with a 112-point thrashing of Tyabb at Somerville.

The Eagles put paid to the contest with nine goals to two in the first term and never looked back, kicking seven, six and six in the subsequent terms to record the perfect start to the season.

Tom Shaw piled on nine goals and Luke Rowe seven for Somerville, but were outshone by Scott Simpson and Kane McKenzie, while Jake Anderson kicked three goals and Tim McGrath and Sean Miller were best for the Yabbies.

PENINSULA FNL SCOREBOARD

PINES                        6.4             9.7            12.11          18.15         123

SEAFORD                 1.2             2.5             5.11           7.12           54

Goals: PINES: A Edwards 7, T Bongetti 6, G Hendry 3, D Plane 2. SEAFORD: J Haidon, J Mockert 2, M Andrews, J Stokes, N Braund.

Best: PINES: G Hendry, T Bongetti, A Edwards, P Scanlon, J Stewart, C Ash, M Bezzene. SEAFORD: J Haidon, J Stokes, D Lawrence, M Herbert, A Walton.

Injuries: PINES: J Brunn (concussion).

Reports: K Matthews (Seaford) for striking G Hendry (Pines) in the first quarter.

Crowd: 800 approx at RF Miles Reserve.

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Pines                   1         1         0         0       123      54    227.78     4

Edi-Asp                1         1         0         0        71       62    114.52     4

Bonbeach             1         0         1         0        62       71     87.32      0

Seaford                1         0         1         0        54      123    43.90      0

 RESERVES

Seaford 13.15 93 def Pines 2.11 23

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Seaford                1         1         0         0        93       23    404.35     4

Bonbeach             1         1         0         0        51       33    154.55     4

Edi-Asp                1         0         1         0        33       51     64.71      0

Pines                   1         0         1         0        23       93     24.73      0

UNDER-19

Seaford 21.17 143 def Pines 0.1 1

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Seaford                1         1         0         0       143       1   14,300.00   4

Edi-Asp                1         1         0         0        82       32    256.25     4

Bonbeach             1         0         1         0        32       82     39.02      0

Pines                   1         0         1         0         1       143     0.70       0

 NETBALL TO BE PLAYED ON SCHEDULED ROUNDS

NEPEAN FNL SCOREBOARD

DROMANA               5.1             8.4             11.5           16.6         102

SORRENTO               5.2             7.5             9.7           11.11          77

Goals: DROMANA: R. Wilde 4, B. Cosson 4, D. Waugh 3, S. Clarke 2, J. Hutchinson, S. Geurts, A. Hunter. SORRENTO: L. Tapscott 2, S. Lockwood 2, N. Corp 2, D. Stephenson, N. Marston, L. Treeby, J. Grant, D. Sanderson.

Best: DROMANA: S. Clarke, B. Cosson, D. Geurts, R. Wilde, E. Johnstone. SORRENTO: R. Williams, N. Corp, J. Falck, L. Tapscott, D. Stephenson.

SOMERVILLE           9.1             16.5           22.11          28.16         184

TYABB                      2.1             4.2             8.3            11.6           72

Goals: SOMERVILLE: T. Shaw 9, L. Rowe 7, B. Rolfe 2, R. Hogenbirk 2, J. Sutton 2, J. Collie, J. Ryan, B. Crowe, T. McGenniss, J. Allsopp, A. Wilson. TYABB: J. Anderson 3, D. Underwood, J. Baxter, J. Daniel.

Best: SOMERVILLE: S. Simpson, T. Shaw, K. McKenzie, L. Rowe, J. Sutton, J. Allsopp. TYABB: T. McGrath, S. Miller, E. Rahilly, S. Torpy.

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Somerville           1         1         0         0       184      72    255.56     4

Frankston            1         1         0         0       109      43    253.49     4

Dromana             1         1         0         0       102      77    132.47     4

Rosebud               1         0         0         1        48       48    100.00     2

Rye                      1         0         0         1        48       48    100.00     2

Sorrento               1         0         1         0        77      102    75.49      0

Pearcedale             1         0         1         0        43      109    39.45      0

Tyabb                   1         0         1         0        72      184    39.13      0

RESERVES

Somerville 18.12 120 def Tyabb 5.4 34

Sorrento 8.8 56 def Dromana 6.4 40

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Somerville           1         1         0         0       120      34    352.94     4

Rye                      1         1         0         0        48       33    145.45     4

Sorrento              1         1         0         0        56       40    140.00     4

Frankston            1         1         0         0        87       65    133.85     4

Pearcedale           1         0         1         0        65       87     74.71      0

Dromana               1         0         1         0        40       56     71.43      0

Rosebud               1         0         1         0        33       48     68.75      0

Tyabb                   1         0         1         0        34      120    28.33      0

UNDER-19

Somerville def Tyabb on forfeit

Sorrento 30.16 196 def Dromana 3.1 19

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Rosebud               1         1         0         0       183      14   1307.14    4

Sorrento              1         1         0         0       196      19   1031.58    4

Frankston            1         1         0         0        61       11    554.55     4

Somerville           1         1         0         0         1         0       0.00       4

Pearcedale           1         0         1         0        11       61     18.03      0

Dromana               1         0         1         0        19      196     9.69       0

Rye                      1         0         1         0        14      183     7.65       0

Tyabb                   1         0         1         0         0         1       0.00       0

 

A-GRADE

Dromana 56 def Sorrento 30

Tyabb 41 def Somerville 32

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Dromana             1         1         0         0        56       30    186.67     4

Tyabb                   1         1         0         0        41       32    128.13     4

Rosebud               1         1         0         0        50       43    116.28     4

Pearcedale           1         1         0         0        31       30    103.33     4

Frankston             1         0         1         0        30       31     96.77      0

Rye                      1         0         1         0        43       50     86.00      0

Somerville             1         0         1         0        32       41     78.05      0

Sorrento               1         0         1         0        30       56     53.57      0

 

B-GRADE

Dromana 40 def Sorrento 16

Somerville 46 def Tyabb 30

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Dromana             1         1         0         0        40       16    250.00     4

Rye                      1         1         0         0        44       22    200.00     4

Somerville           1         1         0         0        46       30    153.33     4

Frankston            1         1         0         0        36       27    133.33     4

Pearcedale             1         0         1         0        27       36     75.00      0

Tyabb                   1         0         1         0        30       46     65.22      0

Rosebud               1         0         1         0        22       44     50.00      0

Sorrento               1         0         1         0        16       40     40.00      0

 

C-GRADE

Dromana 30 def Sorrento 15

Somerville 31 def Tyabb 22

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Dromana             1         1         0         0        30       15    200.00     4

Rye                      1         1         0         0        30       15    200.00     4

Somerville           1         1         0         0        31       22    140.91     4

Frankston            1         0         0         1        19       19    100.00     2

Pearcedale             1         0         0         1        19       19    100.00     2

Tyabb                   1         0         1         0        22       31     70.97      0

Rosebud               1         0         1         0        15       30     50.00      0

Sorrento               1         0         1         0        15       30     50.00      0

 

17-AND-UNDER

Dromana 35 def Sorrento 23

Tyabb bye

LADDER

Team                   P        W        L        D       For    Agnt     %      Pts

Rosebud               1         1         0         0        37       23    160.87     4

Dromana             1         1         0         0        35       23    152.17     4

Sorrento              1         0         1         0        23       35     65.71      0

Rye                      1         0         1         0        23       37     62.16      0

Debra Mar Working many years in the corporate world in Melbourne and overseas, Debra found herself in the fashion industry as a designer after studying 3 years at RMIT. She now producers and presenters her own radio program The Breakfast Table every Tuesday 6-9am and writes for a local magazine. With a love of writing and being involved in the community, she has a certain curiosity of what makes people ‘tick’, Debra also writes feature stories and updates details on the RPP FM website.