Therry Prevail in a Close Encounter


Therry Penola has pipped a dogged Prahran Assumption at the post to move a step closer to a finals appearance with a determined nine-point win at Toorak Park this afternoon. 

In a game with more ebbs and flows than a day of typical Melbourne weather, it was the Lions who did the bulk of the scoring in the opening quarter to head the game by a straight kick at the first change.

Tim Maya and Nat Martin hit the board in the second quarter to bridge the gap, with Brett Dickinson, Luke Kerr and Jayden Williams all stepping up in the slightly windy conditions. When Thomas Keaney goaled as the siren went for half time, the Two Blues were a point in front and set up an enticing second half. 

James Falcone slotted two in a minute and John Stocker began to get the better of the Lions gun forward Jordan Bannister as the Two Blues skipped out to a handy 12-point buffer, only to see Bannister and Kane O'Halloran chip in for quick goals to level the scores. As he did at half time, Keaney kept his cool, goaling close to the siren and helping the hosts to a six-point lead heading into the final quarter with the breeze at their backs. 

The Lions defended manfully, while Kerr constantly repelled attacks at the other end. O'Halloran kicked his third to again level the scores and when Daniel Tadinac chipped in with his second from the boundary, the Lions were a goal up. Both sides struggled to get past half-forward as the visitors held on for their eighth win of the season.

The reserves went down in a fiery encounter by 45 points. With a number of late withdrawals and an injury to Ricky Webb in the first quarter, it was always going to be an uphill battle. Michael Bremner stood out across half back, while Tom Luff and Brody Quinn were solid performers.

The Thirds were the sole winners with a 43-point victory against Ormond. Andrew Vine was the key forward with three majors, while Charles Klouda, Nick Gouin and the evergreen Craig Berger were best a field.

The womens team found the going tough against Bulleen Templestowe, going down by 10 points. Kira Van Druten, Meg O'Hurley, Mikaela Peel and Emma Buttolph were among the best.

Prahran Assumption 1.2 4.3 7.5 7.6 (48)
Therry Penola 2.2 3.8 5.11 7.15 (57)

Goals: James Falcone 2, Thomas Keaney 2, Nat Martin, Tim Maya, Tom Quinn

Best: Brett Dickinson, Luke Kerr, John Stocker, Thomas Keaney, Jayden Williams, James Musster



Prahran Assumption 0.0 1.3 3.5 3.6 (24)
Therry Penola
4.1 7.1 8.3 11.3 (69)

Goals: Cruze Henshaw 2, Mark McGill

Best: Michael Bremner, Tom Luff, Brody Quinn, Brayden Wight, Sam Capra, Mark McGill



Prahran Assumption 0.5 5.10 7.11 10.18 (78)
Ormond 2.1 2.1 5.4 5.5 (35)

Goals: Andrew Vine 3, Shane Dillon 2, Craig Berger, John Brooker, Iain Davidson, Nick Gouin, Andrew Davis

Best: Charles Klouda, Nick Gouin, Craig Berger, Lewis MacDonals, Iain Davidson, Andrew Vine



Prahran Assumption 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.2 (14)
Bulleen Templestowe 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 (24)

Goals: N/A

Best: Kira Van Druten, Meg O'Hurley, Mikaela Peel, Emma Buttolph, Heather Raeburn, Gab Suriano