All four football sides came away with the four points for the first time this season.
It was a great day that started with the thirds game at Power Reserve against Doveton Eagles. History suggested that our boys should have controlled the game and come away with a convincing win and that was precisely how it played out. The Doveton boys produced some competitive patches, but in the end our thirds guys were too strong and ran out 195-point winners. Jarryd Karadeas was best on ground getting plenty of touches and kicking four goals.
Meanwhile, over at Roy Dore Reserve in Carrum, the under 19s boys were off to a flying start in their re-match against last week's opponent, Carrum-Patterson Lakes. A four goal to none first term helped set our boys up. CPL did well to peg the lead back to two goals at the last change, but the composure on display in the final term allowed our boys to finish up 26-point winners. Brendan Weighell was best on ground in the first under 19s win for the season.
Back at Power Reserve, the reserves took to the field and put in a performance was reminiscent of their best in 2014. Chris Smith fired his team up before the first bounce and the team never looked back. Matt Poore was sensational up forward, kicking 14 goals, while Nick Webb and Mick Lindley controlled the midfield. The reserves remain undefeated after three rounds with a convincing 173-point win.
As the final note of the Last Post rang out, the seniors huddled for final instructions before taking their positions. Doveton had been competitive in the opening few round so we knew we wer ein for a tough battle. Doveton opened the scoring with a quick goal, but the game was very much in our control from then on. The tackling pressure was relentless around the ball. Young forward, Ryan McConville is showing signs of his abilities kicking six majors for the day. Best on ground honours went to Adam Beness who was excellent in the 69-point victory.
Results from other games put our seniors in second place on the ladder after three rounds.
Over at Dingley Netball Courts, netballA and B teams unfortunately went down to Springvale Districts and St Kilda City respectively. The A side lost 38-30, while the B side lost 46-17. The signs are still good with re-grading taking place this week. We expect both teams to remain in their current divisions.
With all sides going strong we expect a big turnout at Carrum Downs Rec Reserve this Saturday when all four football teams return to play home games in round 4. It will be a sensational day with the seniors and reserves taking on Murrumbeena, the under 19s battling newcomers East Brighton and the thirds opening preceedings against South Yarra.