A lesson in blood letting


Southern Football League
Victorian Amateur Football Association

DOVETON Eagles was given a lesson by premiership candidate Mordialloc, with the Bloods inflicting a 69-point belting on the visitors.
The Eagles’ first term proved productive – restricting the Bloods to a couple of goals but from there on the Bloods shed Doveton Eagles’ resistance.
Superboot Peter Dye secured three goals on a dog day for the Eagles while Matt Fristad, Dylan Chadwick and Scott Thompson all held their own.
The ninth-placed Eagles clash with Caulfield at home on Saturday.
COMPETITIVE efforts from Hallam and Endeavour Hills highlighted improvements in two of the SFL’s newer clubs, with the Falcons knocked off by 13 against Ashwood and Hallam falling by 22 to South Yarra.
After an early lead, Endeavour Hills faltered to give Ashwood an advantage it wouldn’t return to the home side. Endeavour Hills toiled at home to keep pace, including a three-goal final term, but the Magpies flew away. Shane Peake dragged in four goals while Byron Hoe made it three consecutive best afield efforts as he and Tom Gubbins relished the contest.
After snaring the lead in the second quarter, the Hawks kept soaring to maintain a one-point lead at three-quarter-time against the wayward Lions. Unfortunately the Hallam resolve shattered in the final term as South Yarra drilled five goals to take the points.
Matt Neve kicked three goals while Ryan Eggleston and Stefan Cosas also impressed.
BUOYANTLY floating back up the ladder, St Francis Xavier returned to level pegging on win-loss ratio with an emphatic thumping of UHS-VU.
Dwayne Scott had the ball on a string, as he laced seven goals for the match, to help St Francis Xavier establish a 43-point lead at the main break.
The pain for the visitors only magnified as Scott and 2011 goal centurion Ben Spencer led the forward-line rampage.
Sam Burns, Tony Butera and Joel Lenders all excelled for the X-Men alongside the power forwards.
The eighth-place X-Men travel to face Aquinas on Saturday.