Prahran Assumption has kept its finals dream alive with a blowout victory over Yarra Valley on Saturday afternoon. The Two Blues annihilated the Bushrangers right from the first bounce, en route to a 17.13.115 to 4.6.30 win.
James Musster and Daniel Anglin led the way through the mid field for Prahran whilst Ged Hogarth was the leading man up forward booting four goals. Tom Keaney also chipped in with three, and Harry Taylor and Jack Matheson were also dangerous in attack.
Despite Toorak Park’s muddy conditions the skills from both sides were quite effective straight from the outset. It was Prahran though who dominated the opening quarter with 10 scoring shots to one, and took a 34 point lead into the first break.
It was a very similar tale in the second term with Prahran dominating general play and piling on the goals. When John Robbins sailed home a major on his non preferred 16 minutes into the quarter the lead had ballooned past 11 goals. A six goal to one quarter, just like the first, saw the Two Blues take a 67 point lead at the half.
Prahran were in cruise control for much of the third. They booted four goals to two to lead by 84 points at the final break. A lack lustre final term saw just the one goal booted as Prahran ran out 85 point winners.
Prahran had eight individual goal kickers on the day which outlined its versatility and evenness. The blowout win also helps the Two Blues chances of securing a finals spot as every percentage point counts.
Prahran currently sit in sixth spot, equal with White Friars on five wins but have significantly higher percentage. The Two Blues are still two games behind fourth placed St Mary’s with five matches remaining.
Prahran now hit the road next Saturday to face rivals Bulleen Templestowe and try to extend on its two game winning streak.
Prahran Assumption remain in fourth spot after a 12.4.76 to 2.6.18 victory over Yarra Valley at home. Luke Kerr was a stand out for the victors whilst Rick Ellis booted five goals.