It was South Old Timers weekend and it saw the South Roos juggernaut continue, with a comfortable 11 goal victory over rivals North in the Men’s Seniors competition.
North Bulldogs burst out of the blocks in the first quarter and shocked the crowd at Alma Oval by taking an 11-point lead into the quarter time break.
The second quarter saw regular service resume as South piled on five goals to North’s zero to take the lead and it was a lead they wouldn’t surrender.
North hit back in the third term, incredibly managing to keep South scoreless, but Craig Thomas’s charges really hit their straps in the final term, sending the wild South support home happy, after piling on nine goals to secure a 66-point victory.
At Jubilee Oval, West continued Central’s woeful season by recording a 161-point victory that kept them right in the race for second place.
The writing was on the wall early in the piece when West, piled on eight goals to take a 51-point lead into the quarter time break, with Central failing to trouble the scorers at all. The goals kept flooding in, with Central not kicking a goal until the final term.
The story wasn’t quite as fairytale-like for the South women’s team as they succumbed to a 19-point defeat to North that means North will finish top of the AFLBH Women’s ladder.
The match started promisingly for the Roos women – they held North to just one goal at the half time break. Things went awry in the third quarter for the home side though, with North stamping their superiority on the match, and in the second half, kicking six goals to South’s two to record their tenth victory of the season.
At Jubilee Oval, it was all about Phoebe Knell’s 150th game. Central helped the veteran half-forward celebrate in the best way possible – they recorded a 67-point win over a hapless West side that failed to trouble the scorers.
The result leaves the competition on an even keel in the race for second place, with just two matches remaining in the women’s home and away competition.
This coming Saturday sees the penultimate round, with West taking on South at Jubilee Oval, while Central host North at Memorial Oval, with all the action beginning from 11.25am.