ROUND 5 in the Men’s A-Grade competition took place on Saturday with Fremantle Conference wins for the South Fremantle Bloods and Port Colts while UWA City Beach and UWA Flotsam won their UWA Conference match ups.
The results in Round 5 of the Men’s A-Grade competition saw the South Fremantle Bloods cement themselves atop the Fremantle Conference while UWA Flotsam remains undefeated in UWA Conference action.
The two games on Saturday in the Fremantle Conference took place at Bicton Pool with South Fremantle Bloods beating the Melville Sharks 9-8 and Port Colts defeating Dolphins 16-6.
Those results leave South Fremantle Bloods atop the Fremantle Conference with four wins and a draw to sit ahead of Port Colts (3-2), Melville Sharks (2-2, one draw) and Dolphins (0-4, one draw).
Then in the UWA Conference games on Saturday at Beatty Park, UWA City Beach beat Triton 10-9 and UWA Flotsam defeated UWA Rangers 19-7.
UWA Flotsam remains undefeated atop the UWA Conference having won all five matches to be ahead of Triton (3-2), UWA City Beach (2-3) and UWA Rangers (0-5).
The first game of the afternoon in the Fremantle Conference at Bicton Pool featured the Melville Sharks and South Fremantle Bloods, and it proved to be a tremendous contest that went right down to the wire.
Scores were tied at 2-2 by quarter-time before the Sharks managed to open a 4-3 advantage by half-time.
But the Bloods scored the first two goals of the third quarter before the Sharks took over again to still lead 7-6 at three quarter-time. It was South Fremantle who finished strongly, though, with three goals to one in the last term to come away with the 9-8 victory.
Petar Tomasevic, Alastair Bruce and Will Mackay all scored two goals each for the Bloods with James Fannon scoring four times for the Sharks, Ollie Chiari twice and Jordan Lake twice.
Tomasevic was awarded the three votes, Harry Maher one and Bruce one.
The other game at Bicton Pool in the Fremantle Conference saw Port Colts get off to a flying start against Dolphins.
Port Colts scored the only four goals of the first quarter before Dolphins did score to open the second term thanks to Jeremy Carbone. But the Colts continued to control the contest leading 5-2 at half-time, 12-5 at three quarter-time and going on to win 16-6.
Elijah Neesham ended up with three goals for Port Colts, Davis Verboon two, Ollie Girdwood two, Clancy Neesham two and Lachlan Benetti two. Harry Paterson and Jeremy Carbone both scored twice for Dolphins.
Then in the UWA Conference action on Saturday at Beatty Park, things got underway with Triton taking on UWA City Beach.
City Beach managed to lead 2-1 by quarter-time before extending their advantage to 5-1 just before half-time. Triton did get one back before the change of ends, though, courtesy of Gaby Tebar.
Triton continued that momentum into the third quarter with the only three goals thanks to Brett McGhie, Brad Mercer and Josh Reaper for scores to be tied 5-5 after three periods.
Scores were still tied 7-7 with five minutes remaining before three consecutive goals from City Beach to Matthew Murphy, Sheldrick and Murphy again put them up 10-7, and they held on to win 10-9.
Matthew Murphy and Ollie Sheldrick finished with three goals each for UWA City Beach, and Nick Murphy two.
Brad Mercer scored five goals for Triton and Gaby Tebar two.
Sheldrick received the three votes, Mercer two and Matthew Murphy one.
The final match of the round featured UWA Rangers against UWA Flotsam at Beatty Park.
It turned out to be a dominant performance by Flotsam who ran out 19-7 winners over Rangers.
Lach Pethick scored four goals for Flotsam, Gaelan Patterson three, Will Lantzke three, Nick Hughes three, Andrew Ford three and Tom Powell two.
Julian Kyriakou scored three times for Rangers and Campbell McAullay two.
MEN’S A-GRADE – ROUND 5
Melville Sharks 8 lost to MWPC South Fremantle Bloods 9
MWPC Port Colts 16 defeated Dolphins 6
Triton 9 lost to UWA City Beach 10
UWA Rangers 7 lost to UWA Flotsam 19