THINGS remain tight in the Fremantle Conference of the Men’s A-Grade competition after wins for the Melville Sharks and South Fremantle Bloods on Saturday while there were UWA Conference victories for City Beach and Flotsam.
The Round 3 action completed the first set of fixtures with each team in their respective conference playing one another ahead of Round 4 providing the first Cross Conference action of the 2018-19 Men’s A-Grade competition.
Saturday’s Round 3 action in the Fremantle Conference took place at Bicton Pool with the Melville Sharks defeating Port Colts 14-4 while the South Fremantle Bloods also prevailed 14-7 against Dolphins.
The Round 3 UWA Conference matches took place at Beatty Park for the first time this season with UWA City beach beating UWA Rangers 8-5 while UWA Flotsam also defeated Triton 10-8.
Following Round 3 of the 2018-19 season in the Fremantle Conference of the A-Grade competition, Port Colts, South Fremantle Bloods and Melville Sharks all sit on 2-1 records. Dolphins have lost each of their three games against the Melville opponents.
UWA Flotsam sits atop the UWA Conference in the Men’s A-Grade competition ahead of Triton (2-1), UWA City Beach (1-2) and UWA Rangers (0-3).
The Men’s A-Grade Round 3 action got underway on Saturday at Bicton Pool with the Melville Sharks taking on Port Colts.
Melville was coming off a draw with the Bloods while Port Colts had yet to lose this season setting the stage for a terrific contest.
Scores were tied at 1-1 at quarter-time but in the second period the Sharks began to pull away to lead 4-2 at half-time.
That advantage became 6-2 to start the second half and the Sharks went on to win 14-4.
Jordan Lake scored five goals for the Sharks, Joel Swift three and James Fannon three. Tom Prior scored all four goals for Port Colts.
Lake received the three votes, Fannon two and Jordan Kremers-Taylor from Port Colts one.
The other Fremantle Conference Round 3 match at Bicton Pool took place between South Fremantle Bloods and Dolphins.
It was a tight opening quarter with three goals apiece before the Bloods scored the only three goals of the second quarter to lead 6-3 at half-time.
That advantage became 7-3 to start the second half with a goal to Cody Smith and the Bloods would remain in control of the contest to go on and win 14-7.
Will McKay from the Bloods scored four goals, Alistair Bruce three, Alex Gunnell two and Cody Smith two. Taegan Jolly scored three goals for Dolphins and Harry Paterson two.
McKay received three votes, Gunnell two and Smith one.
The action in Round 3 in the UWA Conference took place at Beatty Park starting with the UWA Rangers taking on UWA City Beach.
UWA City Beach scored the first three goals of the game and still led 4-1 by half-time. But Rangers had worked back into it by three quarter-time to cut their advantage to 5-3.
Rangers did enough to win with another three goals to two in the fourth quarter to prevail 8-5.
Riley Maurich and Lachie Emanuel scored two goals each for UWA City Beach to be the only multiple goal scorers in the match.
Rangers ‘keeper Parsa Vahdani received the three votes, UWA City Beach’s Ben Marshall two and Maurich one.
The final match of the round was also at Beatty Park with Triton playing UWA Flotsam.
Flotsam scored the first two goals of the contest and then led 3-1 by quarter-time.
It was an impressive second quarter by Triton, though, with them scoring three goals to two to only trail by a solitary goal by half-time.
Flotsam took over again in the third quarter with four goals to one to lead 9-5 and then held on to win 10-8 in the finish.
Andrew Ford scored five goals for UWA Flotsam and Nick Hughes two. Matt Oberman scored three goals for Triton and Lewis Putt two.
Ford received the three votes, Oberman two and Tom Powell from Flotsam one.
MEN’S A-GRADE – ROUND 3
Melville Sharks 14 defeated MWPC Port Colts 4
Dolphins 7 lost to MWPC South Fremantle Bloods 14
UWA Rangers 5 lost to UWA City Beach 8
Triton 8 lost to UWA Flotsam 10