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The MPNFL Brief 30th July 2022

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MPNFL Div 1

Dromana vs Sorrento 

The Battery World Mornington Match of the Day promises to be an absolute cracker, with both of these teams on 32 points, with Dromana 7-2-5 and Sorrento 8-6. 

Both teams lost winnable games last week so whomever loses this game is going to be so far behind with four games left after this.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Daz, I’ve read the Brief before, even a few times and know what’s coming”, you’d be absolutely correct. 

The Guerts named Sam (36 disposals, twelve clearances, eight clearances, six inside 50’s and rebounds, along with four marks) and Billy (21 touches, 38 hit-outs, eight clearances, six tackles and five inside 50’s) were again dominant. 

Don’t worry, Billy Quigley (33 touches at 81%, eleven marks, six tackles, five rebounds, four clearances and a goal) and Jai Taylor (19 touches, nine tackles, seven clearances and a goal) are here too. 

For Sorrento though, Michael Collings had 20 touches, a dozen rebounds and five tackles, Myles Poholke kicked two goals as did Nick Corp and Jonathan Croad had 30 hit-outs, 16 touches, five marks and five clearances. 

Sorrento have too long an injury list for mine and as much as I admire how well they’ve done under the circumstances, I’m not sure they hang on here. 

Daz tips: Dromana 

AJ tips: Sorrento

Sus tips: Sorrento

Edithvale-Aspendale vs Mt. Eliza

I put some faith in Edith-Aspen last week and got absolutely smoked for it but then again, I had faith in Mt. Eliza and they got home. 

For Edith-Aspen, it may have taken a twelve and a half goal loss but welcome back Kurt Lo Po! 

14 contested possessions amongst 23 touches, six clearances and four marks read the star’s day, whilst Kyle Yorke had 19 touches (all kicks), with eleven marks and six rebounds. 

Their pressure needs to improve, as no one had more than three tackles. 

For Mt.Eliza, the fact they only had one player have over 20 disposals and they still won is borderline miraculous. 

Nathan Scagliarini was that man, who had 21 touches, eleven clearances, eight inside 50’s and seven tackles in a magnificent performance. 

Finlay Bayne laid eight tackles and had five clearances, whilst Brayden Nelmes had 17 touches, six clearances and five tackles. 

It takes a brave man to tip Edith-Aspen but a silly man to tip them twice I believe. 

Daz tips: Mt.Eliza

AJ tips: Mt.Eliza

Sus tips: Mt.Eliza

Frankston Bombers vs Red Hill

The Bombers saved their season with a really nice win nice week by 71 points, whilst Red Hill won by 75 points so the form is ever so impeccable. 

For the Dons, Harry Prior was simply dominant, having 58 hit-outs, seven inside 50’s, six tackles and four inside 50’s. 

Alex Harnett had 27 touches, ten clearances, nine inside 50’s, seven tackles and five marks to be the best for the Bombers. 

Jarryd Amalfi had 20 kicks amongst his 24 touches, along with six tackles, five rebounds and five marks. 

Jarrad Grant was the king up forward, kicking 6.2. 

For Red Hill, Danny Allsop’s season has been unreal and it continued with 31 disposals, nine clearances, four marks and 3.2! 

James Fletcher had 30 touches, eight inside 50’s, seven clearances, five tackles, four rebounds and a goal. 

Jake Di Pasquale had 25 touches and eight marks, Josh Mold had 27 and eight inside 50’s, Misi Faimolo kicked a couple of goals and Harry Wynn-Pope had 45 hit-outs and six clearances. 

AJ on the Bendigo Bank Toe Punt Footy Show Preview, said that the Bombers aren’t out of this season and it looks like he’s proven right. 

Daz tips: Frankston Bombers 

AJ tips:Frankston Bombers

Sus tips:Frankston Bombers

Pines vs Rosebud

Is the Pines season over?

It may look that way with the big loss to Bonbeach but this game is simply a non-negotiable. 

Last time they played, Pines only got up by a couple of points and it spurned them into gear, to get them back to finals contention. 

In the 52 point loss, Russell Gabriel’s return has actually seen a decline in form, given the draw with Dromana (which he missed) was followed up by a tight loss to the Bombers and now a big loss. 

The big man had 38 hit-outs, 23 touches, 16 clearances, seven tackles and five inside 50’s! 

Other performers were wingmen Nic Brauns (29 touches, six marks and a goal) and Jacob Boyle (21 touches and nine rebounds). 

Rosebud didn’t get close to YCW last week and no one can really blame them. 

Liam McKenna makes a return to the Brief with 33 touches, 13 clearances, seven marks, six tackles, six rebounds and two goals to be the best for the poorer side. 

Mitch Dempster had 23 touches and seven rebounds, Chris Giampaolo had 20 touches and five clearances and Sean Downie had 21, six marks, six clearances, five inside 50’s and four tackles. 

The Pines can’t drop this game and they don’t, right?

Right?! 

Daz tips: Pines 

AJ tips: Pines

Sus tips: Pines

Frankston YCW vs Bonbeach 

Not that this is a betting piece by any stretch but you’d be brave to tip against YCW for the rest of the year, even though Bonbeach are in some ripping form. 

The YCW simply have gears to go to that other teams can’t reach. 

I’m pretty much set on Blake Mullane being here by the week and when he has 30 touches, nine marks, seven inside 50’s and six clearances, he appears in the Brief. 

Luca Goonan had 17 touches, nine tackles and four marks, Bailey Schmidt had 52 hit-outs and five clearances and Josh Butland kicked four goals to be the big threat up forward. 

For Bonbeach, Mitch Gent’s form has been simply superb and it continued on Saturday afternoon, having 33 disposals, eight clearances, seven inside 50’s, five marks, five rebounds and a goal. 

Ben McLean had nine one percenters and seven marks, David Armitage kicked three goals and Beau Bailey had 19 touches, seven marks, four inside 50’s and four clearances. 

In terms of a tip, we’ll like I said, you’d be brave to tip against YCW. I’m not brave. 

Daz tips: Frankston YCW 

AJ tips:Frankston YCW

Sus tips:Frankston YCW

MPNFL Division 2 

Chelsea vs Crib Point 

It’s very rare that the same question is applied to a top five side and the bottom team in the competition, yet here we are; how did they lose that? 

Chelsea kicked 5.16 in a ten point loss to Hastings and Crib Point had a 21 point lead at the 23rd minute mark of the third quarter and lost by two goals. 

For Chelsea, Todd Gardiner had one of his best games of the season, having 31 disposals, eleven clearances, seven tackles, six inside 50’s and a goal.  

Brad Clark was more than solid himself with 26 touches, seven tackles, six rebounds and five marks, whilst David Barton had 24 touches, nine tackles, six inside 50’s, five clearances and a goal. 

At Crib Point, Warwick Miller was the big threat up forward, kicking 2.2, along with 13 hit-outs, eleven tackles and five marks. 

Jayden McNabb had 25 touches, eleven rebounds and five tackles, Cooper Wisken had 24 touches, seven clearances, six marks and four inside 50’s, while Miles Shepherd had 20 touches and eight inside 50’s, 

Chelsea simply are the better side and even if that logic didn’t help when I locked them last week, it needs to apply here. 

Daz tips: Chelsea 

AJ tips:Chelsea

Sus tips:Chelsea

Tyabb vs Devon Meadows 

Tyabb had an amazing win last week as they kicked five of the last six in the win over Crib Point, whereas Devon Meadows kicked 16.10 and lost by four and a half goals. 

It truly is a strange time for footy. 

For Tyabb in that comeback, Corey Buchan, take a bow! 

Not only did he kick the sealer, he had 34 disposals, nine clearances, nine rebounds and four marks to be one of the best on ground. 

Ethan Rahilly had himself 30 disposals, five marks, four clearances and four inside 50’s, while the best on ground William Hose had 22 disposals, eight marks, five clearances and five inside 50’s, but the best on ground was because of a dominant last quarter. 

For Devon Meadows, Alex Canel was simply outstanding, with 22 disposals, six inside 50’s, five clearances, four tackles and kicked 3.2. 

Nick Battle had 27 touches, ten clearances, eight tackles and six inside 50’s, Ryan Koo had 21 touches and eight rebounds, whilst Jamie Plumridge had 31 touches, nine rebounds, six marks and four inside 50’s. 

Up forward, Brandon White was the man, kicking 5.1 from five marks. 

Tyabb were unreal last week but Devon Meadows are contenders and shouldn’t let this one slip. 

Daz tips: Devon Meadows 

AJ tips:Devon Meadows

Sus tips:Devon Meadows

Rye vs Hastings

Hastings had one of the more unlikely wins of 2022, with a ten point win over Chelsea, whereas the in form Rye kicked 1.5 in a three digit loss. 

In that smacking handed to Rye, Nick Strickland had 25 disposals, ten marks and ten rebounds, Matt Hill had 23 touches, ten tackles, five rebounds and four marks, while Kalani Ryan had 21 touches, nine clearances and six inside 50’s. 

For Hastings, Thomas Finn was impressive in the ruck, having 21 touches, 20 hit-outs, seven tackles, seven marks and six clearances. 

Matthew Foy was one of the best on the park, with 26 disposals, eight marks, five tackles and four rebounds. 

Nathan Gray had 22 touches, six clearances and five marks, whilst Michael Bezzene had 20 touches, eleven tackles, five marks and four clearances. . 

Hard to pick a winner here but we all love a bounce back so Rye is my pick here. 

Daz tips: Rye 

AJ tips:Rye

Sus tips: Hastings

 

Karingal vs Seaford 

There wouldn’t be two teams on further ends of the form spectrum than these two, given Karingal won by 105 points last week and Seaford lost by 80 to Langwarrin. 

For Karingal, Darcy Hope could’ve had the greatest individual game of the season, with 23 touches, 13 marks and 7.7! 

Genuinely could’ve kicked 11 or 12 on the day! 

Dale Alanis was also simply extraordinary, with 36 touches, nine clearances, eight inside 50’s, five marks and four tackles. 

On a bad day for Seaford, Joel Filippone is back in the Brief, with 29 touches, eight marks, eight tackles, seven inside 50’s and six clearances. 

Damien Rayson had 22 touches, five marks and kicked a goal, whilst Liam Hough laid five tackles, second behind Filippone. 

It’s pretty hard to go past Karingal here, who are sliding under the radar quite nicely. 

Daz tips: Karingal

AJ tips:Karingal

Sus tips:Karingal

Mornington vs Langwarrin

Mornington’s season is now over, with a 40 point loss to Pearcedale confirming the death of a finals appearance. 

Meanwhile, Langwarrin came out of a fortnight of winning by a goal and 10 points over Somerville and Devon Meadows respectively but are still undefeated. 

For Mornington, Harry Bould and Joshua Halsall were very good, with Bould having 29 touches, seven marks, five clearances and four inside 50’s, whilst Halsall had 25 touches, ten marks and five rebounds. 

Perry Lewis-Smith had 29 touches, eight clearances, six inside 50’s and kicked a goal, but the best on ground for the Bulldogs has to go to Nathan Heath. 

Heath had 36 disposals, twelve clearances, eight inside 50’s, six marks and three tackles. 

On the other end for the undefeated Langwarrin, Zach Andrewartha is welcomed back with open arms on the Brief, having 32 disposals, eight clearances, six rebounds, four inside 50’s and three tackles. 

Blake Peach had 28 touches (19 handballs), six marks, five clearances and inside 50’s, Josh Bateman had 30 touches, seven inside 50’s, five marks and a goal, and Mark Baguley had 23 touches, four clearances, four inside 50’s and kicked two goals. 

Up forward, Matthew Peynenborg kicked 6.1 from eight marks and Chad Mulvogue came back with 23 touches and 3.1. 

I’m not tipping against Langwarrin for the rest of the season; spoiler alert. Will Josh Newman inspire?

Daz tips: Langwarrin

AJ tips:Langwarrin

Sus tips:Langwarrin

Somerville vs Pearcedale 

I can’t get a grasp on Somerville, now with a 27 point win over Devon Meadows after having a poor fortnight, whilst Pearcedale flexed their muscles over Mornington. 

For the Eagles, Thomas Roberts was back to his blistering best, having 72 hit-outs, 16 disposals, ten clearances, seven inside 50’s, five marks and kicked a goal. 

Lachie Williams had 24 touches, eight marks and kicked 3.2, whilst Jake Haskett had 27 touches, nine clearances and five marks. 

Daniel Marshall and Travis Finn up forward we’re dominant, kicking six and four goals respectively, with Marshall having 20 touches, seven tackles and five clearances. 

Meanwhile, Pearcedale had elite performances of their own. 

Jordan Bastinac was unreal, with 30 touches, eleven marks, seven clearances and two goals, whilst Kaolan Thornton had 27 touches, 14 tackles, six clearances, five inside 50’s and five marks, with a goal. 

Jake Frawley was again outstanding, with 29 touches, nine marks and five rebounds, and Cruiz West had 20 touches, six marks, five inside 50’s and three goals. 

Up forward, Luke Daniel could’ve had one of the all time great days and he was still the best on the ground with 5.5! 

This is going to be a really good game but there’s a touch more unpredictability with Pearcedale’s youth so I’ll have Somerville in this one. 

Daz tips: Somerville 

AJ tips:Somerville

Sus tips:Pearcedale

 

Written by: Peter

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