Two Blues Back in Finals Race


Prahran Assumption moved into positive territory at the half-way mark of the season with an emphatic 76 point win over Brunswick North Old Boys on Saturday.

With a  5-4 win-loss record and a healthy percentage of 137 the Two Blues are one game out of the four, a sound position given they lost the first two games. This was a potential danger with the hosts intent on avoiding relegation. But from the opening minutes the Two Blues were in control. Yet despite the fact the ball was in the Two Blues forward line for 90 per cent of the quarter a 2-5 return was disappointing. But the scoreboard pressure ramped up with six unanswered second quarter goals as Tim Maya, James Falcone, Jack Matherson (two goals), first gamer Nat Martin and Brent Chapman chimed in. The third quarter saw more of the same as the wide expanses of Gillon Oval suited the Two Blues running game. Prahran Assumption’s pressure around the ball was also impressive with the likes of Joe Whiting and Tim Webb showing admirable desperation. The Two Blues had 11 goals on the board before the visitors kicked their first major in time-on of the third quarter, tribute to a water tight defence led by Jayden Williams, who barely wasted a possession, Joel Hume, James Gottschalk, Tim Webb, John Stocker and Riley Hogan. Ryley Conlan continued his stellar season with another stand out game in the ruck, with his second effort when the ball hit the ground outstanding. The Two Blues on ballers headed by Harrison Taylor, James Musster, Trent Rogers, Dan Freeman and James Falcone feasted on possessions.

 PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 2-5 8-7 12-10 16-13 (109) d BRUNSWICK NORTH OLD BOYS 0-2 0-2 1-3 5-3 (33)

Goals: Matherson 4, Maya 3, Falcone, Heeps, Chapman 2, Martin, Musster, Whiting.

Best: Taylor, Musster, Whiting, D Freeman, Matherson, Conlan.



PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 3-1 3-3 4-3 6-3 (39) lost to BRUNSWICK NOBS 2-3 4-5 7-8 10-10 (70)

Goals: Hickey 2, Donahoo, Thompson, Dempsey, Bamford.

Best: Donahoo, Bremner, Luff, Hickey, Lynch, Dempsey.


Club XXIII: 

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 3-4 5-8 8-11 12-12 (84) d THERRY PENOLA 1-4 2-7 3-8 5-9 (39)