Tea Tree Gully are coming home strongly after a big win against the Sharks. The Phatoms keep their finals hopes alive with a 1-point win over the Tigers
By Justin Gerschwitz

PHOS Camden 12.10-82 defeated Broadview 13.3-81 by one point at Camden Oval

PHOS Camden came away with a crucial victory at home, fighting back in the last quarter to steal a one-point win. Broadview held the lead at every change but could not make it count when it mattered most as an impressive six-goal final term by PHOS sealed the deal. Nick Ramsay and Hamish Gordon were amongst the best for PHOS with two goals apiece while Samuel Inglis’s dominant performance earned him best-on-ground honours. Jack Fergus, Kobi Russell and Corey Davey each booted home three goals for Broadview but their efforts were not enough to get their side across the line. 

Tea Tree Gully 10.14-74 defeated Henley 7.10-52 by 22 points at Henley Memorial Oval 

Tea Tree Gully upset Henley in a top-of-the-table clash to move closer to that coveted top spot. Henley came into the contest undefeated and as favourites once again, but Tea Tree Gully clearly had other plans. Tea Tre Gully got their game going in the second term and did not look back as they led by 11 points at half-time before controlling the rest of the game. Dylan Schoenmakers was a match-winner for Tea Tree Gully with his classy display which included two goals while Ryan Spittle also contributed solidly with two goals of his own. Jackson Smith continued his dominant form up forward for Henley with a three-goal haul in a disappointing loss for the ladder-leading Henley. 

Sacred Heart OC 14.14-98 defeated Seaton Ramblers 5.8-38 by 60 points at Sacred Heart Middle School

Seaton proved no match for the Hearts as they put on a clinic from start to finish, leading at every change to run away with a percentage-boosting win. The Hearts ran out to a 25-point lead at the end of the first quarter and did not look back. Six goals from Lachlan Button was the story of the day as Seaton’s defenders had no answer. Alex Scott also impressed in a promising performance for the Hearts. Bradyn Wild chipped in with two goals for Seaton but not enough contributors cost them. The victory sees the Hearts cement their spot in third on the ladder while Seaton fall back to 6th due to percentage.

Old Ignatians 13.12-90 defeated Salisbury North 6.10-46 by 44 points at Salisbury North Oval

Old Ignatians continued Salisbury North’s woes as they ran away with a comfortable 44-point win. Both sides were woeful in front of goal in the first term with 11 behinds and just two goals scored between them. Old Ignatians worked their way to a strong 21-point lead at half-time and did not look back from there. Cameron Ortlepp was clinical up forward for Old Ignatians with a four-goal effort while Patrick Kerin also starred with three goals. Timothy Bigg continued his impressive form with a best-on-ground display. Jake Russo impressed for Salisbury North, but they failed to deliver again this round and fall to 1-6 on the year while Old Ignatians move to 4-3 and very much amidst the finals race. 

Scotch OC 18.18-126 defeated Glenunga 11.7-73 by 53 points at Scotch College

Scotch OC dominated at home with a much-needed 53-point win over a winless Glenunga outfit. Glenunga have shown promise in recent rounds but were once again outclassed by a Scotch side still fighting for finals contention. Scotch ran out to a 20-point lead at the end of the first term, only building on that as the game carried on. 11 players hit the scoreboard for Scotch with Warrick McGinty’s four goal haul the best of the day while Peter Rolfe also starred with his three goals. Michael McMahon fought hard all day for Glenunga and made his mark with four goals while Lincoln Bennett and Harry Prosser each impressed with three goals apiece. Glenunga remain entrenched on the bottom of the ladder without a win while Scotch move to 3-4 on the season and in touch with the rest of the final’s contenders. 

Round 8 Preview – Saturday 22 August, 2:15PM

Old Ignatians vs Henley at Karen Rolton Oval

Henley disappointed in round 7 with a loss at home to Tea Tree Gully and they will be expected to bounce back with a win against Old Ignatians. Henley by 15 points. 

Seaton Ramblers vs PHOS Camden at Pedlar Reserve 

PHOS sit just ahead of Seaton on the ladder with only percentage separating them. This game will go down to the wire and have ramifications on finals positions. Seaton by nine points. 

Tea Tree Gully vs Glenunga at Pertaringa Oval

Tea Tree Gully again proved themselves as genuine premiership contenders with an impressive win against Henley on their home deck. They will get the job done comfortably again against Glenunga. Tea Tree Gully by 50 points. 

Sacred Heart OC vs Scotch OC at Sacred Heart Middle School 

Scotch were solid in a strong win over Glenunga but Sacred Heart OC at home present a whole different challenge. Sacred Heart OC by 34 points. 

Saturday August 29, 2:15PM

Broadview vs Salisbury North at Broadview Oval 

Broadview went down in a nail biter to PHOS Camden and will be keen to bounce back at home in against a struggling Salisbury North outfit. Broadview by 29 points. 


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