Two Blues Take Fourth Place on the Ladder


It has taken 15 hard fought, topsy turvy rounds, but Prahran Assumption has finally clawed it’s way into the top four of VAFA Division 1. A 26 point win over Kew on Saturday, and aided by a defeat for Oakleigh, saw the Two Blues rise to fourth on the ladder on percentage over Preston Bullants and Oakleigh. With three rounds remaining a finals berth is far from assured but the Two Blues fate is in their own hands. Kew at Victoria Park was a potentially dangerous opponent but a 4-6 to 1-1 opening quarter all but sealed the result. The Two Blues were slick and their pressure meter was on high with only sloppy and at times unlucky kicking for goal a dampener on the impressive opening. The only stage where Kew really threatened was in the third quarter when they kicked the first two goals while Jack Matherson, twice, and Brent Chapman kicked points from gettable set shots. Then Matherson, Michael Bremner and Harrison Taylor goaled in quick succession to ice the game. While Matherson’s 2-6 was a modest return he was the dominant forward on the ground with his marking a highlight. Taylor capped a dominant on ball display with four goals and with Musster feasted on the supply from leading ruckmen Brett Dickinson and Ryley Conlan. For three quarters the Two Blues backline was in command in a style that confirmed thoughts they are the best defence in the competition. Conceding five goals in the last quarter was a let down but when the game was at its hottest John Stocker and co were in command. 

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 4-6 6-11 9-15 13-18 (96) d KEW 1-1 3-2 5-7 10-10 (70)

Goals: Taylor 4, Matherson, Chapman 2, Maya, Falcone, Conlan, Bremner, Gottschalk.

Best: Taylor, Stocker, Hume, Adams, Dickinson, Webb.



A brave third quarter revival by the Two Blues who fell one point short in a tight contest.

PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 2-1 5-1 11-2 12-3 (75) lost to KEW 4-4 9-7 11-8 11-10 (76)

Goals: Walford, Henshaw 3, Hayden Taylor 2, B Quinn 2,Seaholme, Dempsey.

Best: Luff, B Quinn, Domahoo, Dodson, Capra, Hayden Taylor.



PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 4-2 6-2 8-4 10-4 (64) lost to HAWTHORN 5-5 9-8 15-10 19-15 (129).

Goals: Rundle 3, Davis, Vine 2, Goraya, Turnley, Koehler.

Best: Anderson, Langford, Stewart, Koehler, Bailey, Vine.



PRAHRAN ASSUMPTION 0-0 0-2 1-4 1-5 (11) lost to PRESTON 2-1 3-3 6-4 8-8 (56)

Goal: Bransden

Best: Smith, Bransden, Mohammad-Zayee, Hastie, Lindkvist, Soriano.