Could Gullies win the division 2 flag again, like in 2012? There are contenders but the Gullies are looking good. Broadview are the main challengers to the Wolves.
By Justin Gerschwitz

Broadview 23.11-149 defeated Salisbury North 6.6-42 by 107 points at Broadview Oval 

The final game of round 8 – a round spread across two weeks – took place on Saturday with Broadview facing off against Salisbury North. Broadview put on a clinic from start to finish. They opened the game with one of the most impressive first quarters you will see, outscoring Salisbury North 68 to 1. Salisbury North improved the look of the scoreboard in the second term putting on three goals to Broadview’s one but that was the only shining light for the day. Broadview kicked on in the second half with 11 goals to Salisbury North’s three to run away with an emphatic 107-point victory. Jack Fergus again starred for Broadview with a five-goal haul while Corey Davey earned himself best-on-ground honours with an impressive performance which also included five goals. Aaron Christmann was best afield for Salisbury North, but it was once again a disappointing day as they continue their struggles in ninth spot on the ladder with just one win to their name. Broadview, however, have well and truly solidified their spot in the finals race in fourth position, just one game off second placed Henley.  

Tea Tree Gully 13.21-99 defeated Scotch OC 3.11-29 by 70 points at Scotch College 

Scotch OC and Tea Tree Gully faced off in the first game of round 9 which is one again spread across two weeks. Tea Tree Gully proved too good as their class was on display and they showed why they are the ladder leaders. An impressive four-quarter effort kept Scotch at bay all day as Tea Tree Gully led at every break and held Scotch to just one goal before three-quarter time. Neither side could make the most of opportunities in front of goal despite terrific conditions, but nevertheless the result remained an emphatic 70-point victory for Tea Tree Gully. Tea Tree Gully were well-supported by 10 individual goalkickers with Isaac Hewson, Dylan Schoenmakers and Jayden Block each kicking home two goals. Zac McKay was most impressive for Tea Tree Gully in a classy best-on-ground display. Scott Spriggs was again amongst the best for Scotch OC in another disappointing day for the home side which sees them fall to 3-6. Tea Tree Gully moved to 7-2 on the season, firming their spot in top position on the ladder, primed for a tilt at the 2020 Division 2 flag.

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