Two Blues Bank Four Unconvincing Premiership Points


Four premiership points are priceless early in a season which Prahran Assumption duly pocketed at Toorak Park on Saturday.

But the manner of the 39 point win over Old Paradians in VAFA DIvision 2 was far from convincing.

The Two Blues celebrated the 80th anniversary of the club's first VFA Premiership in 1937 at a pre game luncheon and it is fair to say the ghosts of the past would have been aghast at what transpired given the lamentable skill level on display.
In defeat the previous week v Glen Eira the Two Blues played an enterprising, high tempo brand of football that was pleasing to the eye.
Not so on Saturday when the Two Blues blundered their way to a win against an undermanned opponent.

Two shining lights were the debut game of Brett Dickinson, a decorated country footballer and triple premiership player with Redan, who stood tall up forward with three goals and a dominant ruck display and second gamer Tom Freeman.
Serviceable in the first half Freeman became the stand out player on the ground when switched to half-back where he had the ball on the proverbial string.
Midfielder Eric Kuret chipped in with four goals while resting up forward and again stalwarts James Musster and Adam Sleight contributed strongly.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 1-2. 7-6. 9-9. 14-15 (99) d OLD PARADIANS      2-5.   3-5.   4-8. 8 10 (58)

Goals: Kuret 4, Dickinson 3, Maya, Sleight 2, Taylor , J Hogarth, Williams.

Best: T Freeman, Dickinson, Kuret, Musster, Sleight.






PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 6-4 (40 drew with SOUTH MORNINGTON 5-10 (40).