By Tyler Lewis
MORNINGTON PENINSULA NEPEAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
After a disappointing fortnight, Devon Meadows has returned to the winners list.
The Panthers burst out of the blocks both offensively and defensively in the first half, kicking five goals to Rye’s nil ahead of the main break.
It was very much the same story after half-time, as the Panthers carried out the 14.11 (95) to 1.7 (13) victory.
Brodie McConnell booted three and was well supported by Justin Kiss, Ryan Koo and Hayden Murphy, who all kicked two.
The percentage-boosting win propels the Panthers back to second position on the ladder.
In the next two outings, the Panthers face both Chelsea and Langwarrin, in what looms as a ladder-deciding fortnight.
Pearcedale, meanwhile, has fallen out of the five, after losing its third match in four weeks.
The Dales neat goal-kicking kept them in the contest with Karingal but they were ultimately overwhelmed by the Bulls in the 13.19 (97) to 14.6 (90) defeat.
Luke Daniel slotted four for the Dales in the sea-sawing affair, while Jordan Bastinac was named best afield.
In other results across the competition, Langwarrin defeated Chelsea 9.11 (65) to 5.9 (39), Somerville overcame Crib Point 16.9 (105) to 11.13 (79), Hastings claimed victory over Tyabb 16.17 (113) to 10.10 (70) and Mornington wasn’t able to reel in Seaford 12.13 (85) to 10.16 (76).
Langwarrin 48, Devon Meadows 32, Somerville 32, Chelsea 32, Seaford 32, Pearcedale 28, Karingal 28, Mornington 20, Rye 20, Hastings 12, Tyabb 4, Crib Point 0.
Chelsea v Devon Meadows, Crib Point v Hastings, Tyabb v Karingal, Langwarrin v Somerville, Rye v Mornington, Seaford v Pearcedale.