By Justin Flynn
St Mary’s kept its unbeaten run in the Geelong Football League season intact with a hard-fought win against Geelong West Giants on Sunday May 29.
The Saints held sway at every change to run out 13.13(91) to 6.12(48) winners.
Tom Lang was on target for St Mary’s, booting five goals while Lachy Peck slotted through three.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom for the Giants, however. After being belted by triple figures three weeks ago, they have beaten Colac and pushed St Mary’s to its lowest score of the season.
Emmanuel Ajang and Baxter Mensch were among the Giants’ best.
Bell Park defeated St Joseph’s for the first time since 2016 thanks to an eight-goal second term blitz.
The win kept the Dragons’ finals hopes alive with Nick Petering starring with five majors.
Lachie Patten got the pill 32 times and Hamish Lucas recorded six tackles and seven inside 50s.
Zac Alderton was Joey’s best with 23 possessions,10 of them contested.
Newton & Chilwell won game number seven with a 20-point win against a gallant Grovedale.
The Eagles slammed on eight goals to four in a high-scoring first term, which ultimately proved the difference.
It was the Braden Hocking show at Burdoo Reserve with the key forward slamming through seven opening-term goals on his way to 10 for the game. Hocking took 11 marks in a towering performance.
Grovedale’s loss was compounded by an ankle injury to Anglesea recruit Dale Kerr.
Leopold enjoyed a 59-point win against Lara, but it took a while for the Lions to shake off the determined Cats.
Michael Patten booted for six for the winners while Fletcher Willson contributed four while Marcus Thompson collected 36 touches, a whopping 19 of them contested.
For Lara, Mitchell Day provided a focal point with five goals while 17 of Bayley Cockerill’s 24 touches were contested.
Colac thrashed North Shore by 110 points with Adam Garner starring in front of goal with eight.
Brody Mahoney racked up 31 touches and Darcy Lang had 37 for Colac.
Sim Witherden was the Seagulls’ best with 23 kicks and nine handballs while Nick Dixon had 14 and 16.
South Barwon kicked a cricket score against St Albans.
The Swans won, 33.16(214) to 8.6(54), with Jonty Broughton, Andrew Boseley and Matt Caldow each booting five goals.
Alex Beardsell was St Albans’ best with 12 of his 21 possessions contested and he laid six tackles.