Panthers pounce on Eagles

Joel Hillis was named best afield for the Panthers on the weekend. 277788 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

Devon Meadows has sent a statement in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) with a comprehensive win over Somerville.

Coming in, the Panthers had just suffered defeat at the hands of Langwarrin and faced another litmus test in the Eagles.

In an arm-wrestle that saw less than a kick separating the two sides at the first and main breaks, the Panthers overran the Eagles on enemy soil.

Devon Meadows booted seven goals to four in the second half to scoot away 15.11 (101) to 11.11 (77) victors.

Brodie McConnell fired off four goals, while Nick Battle slotted three.

For Somerville, Ryan Gillis shifted his season tally to 24, with a brace of goals.

Pearcedale, meanwhile, recorded a percentage boosting victory over Hastings.

Cruiz West kicked truly on eight occasions for the Dales in the 19.19 (133) to 5.4 (34) thrashing.

In other matches across Division 2, Tyabb secured its first win of the season over Crib Point, 12.15 (87) to 10.3 (63).

Tom Panich kicked five in a losing cause for the Maggies.

Mornington got back onto the winners list with a solid performance against Chelsea, 15.14 (104) to 12.6 (78).

Langwarrin thumped Rye 20.11 (131) to 12.3 (75) and Seaford defeated Karingal 17.12 (114) to 10.16 (76).

In Division 1, Casey Demon Roan Steele added exceptional flare to Frankston YCW’s forward-line, adding six majors.

The crafty forward was instrumental in the Stonecats securing the Toe Punt Cup over Sorrento, 18.17 (125) to 10.12 (72).

Frankston Bombers notched a scintillating 15.12 (102) to 9.9 (63) win over the unpredictable Bonbeach, and Red Hill overcame Pines 11.7 (73) to 8.9 (57).

Dromana suffered its second-successive defeat, this week at the hands of Mt Eliza 9.14 (68) to 7.10 (52) and Edithvale-Aspendale sent Rosebud further into relegation calculation with a 11.17 (83) to 6.8 (44) victory.