Match Review Highlights
- Scintillating Cincotta leads Seniors to 32-point win
- Reserves on the board
- Under 19s in comeback classic to remain undefeated
- Colts suffer first lost to top side Parkside
Prior to Saturday’s game, Mazenod had not faced Kew for at least 25 years, but the Nodders knew enough to recognise them as a threat. Kew have stormed through the grades winning three consecutive premierships and their early season form marked them as contenders once again. Mazenod was ready and brought the intensity that has already become a hallmark in season 2016.
The Nodders jumped Kew early, quickly taking a four-goal lead and holding it until quarter-time. Tim Bourbon was back to his best after a year out of the game while fellow veteran, Stu Ingliss was providing plenty of grunt through the middle.
The second was a stalemate with neither side scoring a goal, but game went up a notch after the break. Kew brought the margin back to 19 points mid-way through the third, but the Nodders settled and pushed the margin past five goals by the final change. Youngsters Xavier Patti and Jaydyn Hill were largely responsible for steadying the ship in a pleasing sign for coach, Ben Phibbs, who gave both plenty of responsibility in key positions.
Mazenod didn’t relent in the last, although two late goals to Kew brought the final margin back to 32 points. Tom Cincotta was the star again, kicking five goals to add to his four from last week.
7.2-44 7.9-51 11.13-79 13.14-92
3.3-21 3.8-26 6.9-45 8.12-60
Goal Kickers: T. Cincotta 5, B. Kovac 2, R. Thomas, R. Mann, D. Yabsley, D. Byrne, K. McKeogh, F. Reed
Best Players: T. Bourbon, X. Patti, J. Hill, B. Kovac, S. Inglis, T. Cincotta
After showing glimpses in the first two rounds, the reserves finally put four quarters together to easily account for a Kew outfit that had been ladder leaders heading into the match.
Daniel Hayes and Matt Rich were dominant all day while the Jimmy ‘Silk’ Egan and Aaron Taun-Henderson each bagged three.
3.2-20 7.6-48 9.6-60 13.8-86
1.0-6 4.2-26 6.3-39 9.4-58
Goal Kickers: J. Egan 3, A. Taun-Henderson 3, P. Noone 2, J. Sharp 2, J. Devlin, J. Cetraro, B. Woods
Best Players: D. Hayes, M. Rich, D. Smith, M. Rice, P. Noone, J. Egan
The Under 19s trailed all day against Hampton Rovers but produced an epic eight-goal final term to turn a 19-point deficit into a 25-point victory.
Lachy McEniry and Jake Charman were four-quarter stars while Jacob Murdock added another four goals to his season tally.
2.2-14 6.3-39 10.5-65 11.7-73
2.4-16 3.10-28 6.10-46 14.14-98
Goal Kickers: J. Murdock 4, D. Spooner 3, D. Fowler 2, D. Di Nezza 2, L. Fonti, T. O''Hara, M. D''Angelo
Best Players: L. McEniry, J. Charman, T. O''Hara, L. Fonti, A. Noone, M. Zogoulas
The Nodders suffered their first defeat of the year, falling to a strong Parkside outfit by 54 points. Tom Riley kicked three while Joel Welsford was named best.
3.3-21 7.7-49 10.9-69 14.12-96
3.1-19 3.1-19 5.4-34 6.6-42
Goal Kickers: T. Riley 3, J. Welsford 2, S. Connolly
Best Players: J. Welsford, A. Theodore, L. McKenna, S. Connolly, C. Bartley, N. De Zilva