Two Blues blitz

WHAT a difference a week makes in the football world.

Exhibit A, last Saturday week Prahran's half-time scoreline 1-10.

This Saturday home at Lucas Reserve late in the first quarter a classy snap goal from Max Milward ticked the scoreboard to 8-0 to Preston Bullants 0-0.

It was a goal blitz, game over and a fourth win in five rounds for second placed Prahran in VAFA Division 1 with the Two Blues eventually coasting a 16-16 (112) to 6-6 (42) win.

Granted the Two Blues had the first quarter advantage of a stiff breeze but it would be churlish to attribute the flood of goals to the prevailing conditions.

Rather, this was a Prahran team in full flight, dominating clearances with players running in waves, pin point disposal and faultless goal kicking.

The avalanche started two minutes into the game when natural left footer Jesse Waters snapped a right foot goal.

Milward followed with another snap goal then skipper Rory Brodie, starting at full-forward, marked and goaled and it was three goals in the first six minutes.

Matthew Clifford landed a trademark long bomb then Mackenzie Mayne marked and goaled from 45m, then Clifford again who ran around his mark and curved home another goal and it was six goals in 10 minutes.

There was more to come.. Jon Simonetta goaled from a free and Milward snapped his second for the term.

Angus Perez ended the straight streak with a poster before Milward marked and converted his third for the quarter and a 9-2 scoreline.

The game was as good as over but impressively the Two Blues maintained their intensity in the second quarter . While the goal spree dried up with the sole goal to Shaun Chapman the defence went to work restricting Preston to just 1-4.

The second half was academic as Preston finally found some touch with four unanswered goals. Late goals to Brodie and Taylor Bamford put an emphatic full stop on the Two Blues best performance so far this season.

Milward with five goals franked last week’s nomination as the VAFA Rising Star while on ballers Mayne and James Musster racked up possessions at will.

Prahran players wore pink socks as a gesture to Breast Cancer Awareness Round and black armbands as a tribute to 1987 premiership president, patron and life member Alf Blamey- Alfie would have been proud to see the response.

PRAHRAN 9-2 10-9 13-13 16-16 (112)

PRESTON 0-0 1-4 4-6 6-6 (42)

Goals. Milward 5, Brodie 3, Clifford 2, Waters, Mayne, Chapman, Perez, Simonetta, Bamford.

Best. Mackenzie Mayne, Max Milward, Shaun Chapman, Joel Hume, Luke Kerr, Luke Gorman


A superb come-from-behind win for the Reserves.

Trailing by three goals at half-time the Two Blues went on a goal scoring spree in the third term adding 7-2 while restricting the visitors to a solitary point.

The Reserves are now fifth on the ladder after three wins and two losses.

PRAHRAN 2-2 4-4 11-6 14-6 (90)

PRESTON 3-1 7-4 7-5 10-8 (68)

Goals. O'Sullivan 4, Woods, Marrows 3, Jack Matherson, Hughes-Churchett, Graham, Axford-Wood. 

Best. Niall O'Sullivan, Matt Hughes, george torney, Blake Graham, Declan Marrows, Dominic Hughes-Churchett