By JARROD POTTER
Southern Football League and Victorian Amateur Football Association
LOSSES were the measure of the day for City of Casey’s Southern Football League (SFL) contingent.
Doveton Eagles could not muster victory over Hampton, despite a gutsy effort in its 20-point loss to the Hammers.
Slotting behinds instead of goals proved the difference between the sides as the Eagles had the same amount of scoring shots as the Hammers in the 7.12 (54) to 11.8 (74) loss.
The Messrs Wilson – Corrie and Clint – starred for the Eagles while Matt Fristad and Keith Dobson also excelled.
A woeful first half was amended by Endeavour Hills in its 76-point loss to likely finalists Lyndale. The Heatherton Road showdown was grossly one-sided up to half-time before the Falcons started to flap their wings and fight back. Ryan Imeson slotted two goals while impressive efforts came from Jarryd Burke, Matt Peake and a battered-and-bruised Ben Swift under the helmet.
Hallam was belted by Black Rock to the tune of an even century as the Hawks mustered 6.4 (40) to the Jets 21.14 (140). Bryce Neve kicked two goals.
Endeavour Hills hosts Mount Waverley while Hallam heads to Sandown.
VAFA – DIVISION 3
POWER House lived up to its name as it blasted St Francis Xavier away in a 59-point belting.
The X-men could not match pace with the home side, as the visitors could only muster 10 points up to half time.
After a bit of soul-searching in the change rooms, St Francis Xavier lifted their heads and went about preventing a complete onslaught – kicking six more goals for the match to finish in a better fashion than which it started.
Jarred Day and Brendan O’Hara kicked two goals apiece as O’Hara, Joel Lenders and Chris Hughes led the X-men charge.
Ninth placed St Francis Xavier will now face Swinburne University at home in its third last match of the home-and-away season.