Mission accomplished for Sharks

Huge crowds flocking to local football…now this is what it’s all about as Sorrento gained revenge over a brave Frankston YCW at David McFarlane Reserve today. The Sharks gained redemption for their 63-point defeat at the hands of the Stonecats in round one in a memorable clash – overcoming a stunning five minutes of football... View Article

Huge crowds flocking to local football…now this is what it’s all about as Sorrento gained revenge over a brave Frankston YCW at David McFarlane Reserve today.

The Sharks gained redemption for their 63-point defeat at the hands of the Stonecats in round one in a memorable clash – overcoming a stunning five minutes of football from the visitors in the second term to win 12.14.86 to 10.12.72.

The Stonecats kicked four goals – in a withering burst -that put the home crowd on the back foot, deleting a 14-point deficit at the first change in a hell of a hurry.

The Stonecats narrowed the gap to three points at half time.

But Sorrento’s Luke Tapscott, who coached from the sidelines for the day, had too many tricks to draw on – his side kicking six goals to four after halftime to run away with a very special victory.

Mitch and James Hallahan starred for the Sharks while Collingwood premiership player Chris Dawes was the most effective forward on the ground.

Sorrento – and local footy – were the big winners on the day!

In the other game in division one, Mt Eliza defeated Frankston Bombers in one of the more peculiar games of the season.

The defensive structures of both teams stood up big time, with the Redlegs prevailing 4.12.36 to 3.15.33 in a tough and rugged game of footy.

No player kicked double figures for the day, with Ryan McGannon, Sam Gill, Jordan Capkin and Josh Curren kicking a goal each to get the Redlegs across the line.

In division two, Jake Anderson kicked seven goals in Tyabb’s 17.17.119 to 13.9.87 win over Devon Meadows, while Jack Francis booted four and Todd Gardiner was outstanding in Chelsea’s 15.17.107 to 12.11.83 victory over Rye.

Laughlin Cowell and Ben Mitchell slotted five each in Pearcedale’s 51-point victory over Crib Point, while Hastings announced itself as a genuine contender in a 13.13.91 to 9.10.64 triumph over Langwarrin at Thomas Barclay Oval.

The two Luke’s – Hewitt and Smith – kicked seven between them for the Blues, while Ben King and 200-game veteran Col McVeigh had a significant hand in the victory.

A magnificent Queen’s Birthday round of footy concludes tomorrow (Sunday) when Karingal host Somerville at Ballam Park and Red Hill roll out the red carpet for ladder-leaders Dromana at the Showgrounds.

We’ll go for the Bulls to roll the Eagles in a tight one, and the Hillmen to pull off an upset by inflicting the first taste of defeat on the Tigers this year.

It’s the Bulls by five points, and Red Hill to win a classic encounter by two points in one of the great games of the season.