THE top five NTFA division 2 clubs all flexed their muscles and proved their finals credentials by handing defeats to the bottom five sides in their round 14 clashes on Saturday.
Ladder leaders St Pats got on top of Lilydale after an even first quarter and dominated thereafter in their 20.24 (144) to 8.6 (54) victory.
Andrew Scolyer kicked five goals and James Miller four while Brent Hammersley played well to boot four for the Demons.
Dan Withers was the Saints’ best on ground and Miller, Scolyer, Simon Lindsay and Josh Illingworth were others who played well in their 90-point victory.
Lilydale’s best player was Corey Lockett while other good players included Hammersley, Sam Hodges and Robert Blair.
EVANDALE grabbed a 54-point victory over the Tamar Cats at Beauty Point to maintain second spot on the ladder.
Tom Chugg kicked five goals for the country Eagles in their 17.8 (110) to 7.14 (56) victory.
Zac Noble, Daniel Newton, Justin Hutton and Warwick Johnson were among Evandale’s best players.
Liam Shegog stood out for the Cats with Nathan Croft, Darcy Lahey and Simon Edmunds other good contributors.
OLD SCOTCH showed no mercy to Meander Valley with a 31.21 (207) to 6.6 (42) thumping at Westbury.
George Walker kicked eight goals in an outstanding performance up forward among a dozen goalkickers for the Thistles who had too much talent.
Jacob Terry was the best player for Scotch with Walker, Tom Allison, Tom Pedley and Lachie McFadzean all playing well.
Tom Mitchell kicked two for the Suns and Jonathan Sturzaker battled hard for the home side, who were completely outclassed by the third-placed Scotch.
PROSPECT opened up a six-point break in fifth spot over the Suns with their 20.12 (132) to 17.12 (114) win over Perth in the closest game of the round at Prospect.
Little separated the two teams for the first three quarters in a good contest but the Hawks finished the better with five goals to three in the final quarter to record a three-goal win which was important to their finals aspirations.
Michael Murfett was a standout up forward with eight goals and Will Stoltenberg booted four while for Perth Jarrod Parkinson and Roy Thomas both kicked four goals each.
Jamie Rayner was best on ground for the Hawks with Parkinson the Magpies’ best player.
UNI-MOWBRAY kept fourth spot with a 54-point defeat of Old Launcestonians at Youngtown.
Shannon Mulvey kicked seven goals in the 19.16 (130) to 12.4 (76) victory with Brodie Tiernan and Joe Dale the Eagles’ best players.
Jeremy Jackson, Gene Savage and Ramesh Sundra kicked three goals each for the Blues with Lochie Hanson their leading player.
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