Two Blues Second Half Blitz


The scoreboard read as a 99 point winning margin but in truth Prahran Assumption was far from flawless in disposing of Emmaus St Leo's at Toorak Park on Saturday.

While this was a game the Two Blues were never going to lose, kicking the first six goals of the match, there was plenty of room for improvement. The hosts turned the ball over regularly, over used their handball weapon and conceded a worrying number of free kicks. St Leo's matched the Two Blues for endeavour and its defence was hard to penetrate but it wasn't until the final seconds of the second quarter that they posted their first goal. The Animals then kicked the first two goals of the third quarter to trim the margin to 25 points. The Two Blues rose to the challenge, slamming on five goals in the next 10 minutes and 15 of the next 17 goals. The last quarter turned into a rout as the Two Blues running game took total control adding 8-6 to a point. A 100 plus point winning margin was denied when, for the third successive quarter, the Two Blues conceded a goal on the siren to cut the margin back to 99 points.

James Musster, awarded the VAFA 125th anniversary best afield medal and pictured above with president Fab Maya, and Eric Kuret dominated on ball, Ged Hogarth with five goals and some thrilling high marking was the stand out forward supported by a second half cameo from Jon Simonetta while Tom Atwell and Luke Kerr were all but impassable in defence.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 2-4. 6-8. 13-12 21-18 (144) d EMMAUS ST LEO'S 0-3 1-4 5-7 6-9 (45) 

Goals: G Hogarth 5, Kuret, Simonetta 3,Sleight, Dickinson 2, N Costin, Musster, Adams, J Brereton, J Hogarth.

Best: Musster, G Hogarth, D Freeman, Simonetta, Kerr, Atwell, Kuret.



Another mammoth win with first gamer, former Essendon player Ariel Steinberg making a statement with ten goals.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 5-4  13-9  18-15 27-24 (186) d EMMAUS ST LEO'S 0-1  0-2  1-4 1-4 (10)

Goal Kickers: A. Steinberg 10, T. Marmo 4, J. Banks 4, R. Ellis 4, R. Garthright 2, J. Williams, J. Panagiotaros, M. Bremner.

Best Players: A. Steinberg, R. Garthright, J. Banks, J. Williams, L. Rundell-Gordon, W. Candy