B Section ladder leaders Old Melburnians kicked eight final quarter goals in a classy performance to defeat the Rovers by 40 points at Boss James Reserve on Saturday.
OMs came out of the blocks firing kicking five goals to the Rovers one. The visitors moved the ball extremely well around the ground and had a touch of class with the likes of Steven Greene, Simon Beaumont and Charles Gardiner in their lineup.
A blowout may have looked on the cards early on however to the Rovers credit, they got right back in the game in the second term and six goals to two to see the scores level at the main break at 47 apiece.
The third quarter was an even one with Hampton kicking four goals to five and going into the final stanza it was the visitors by eight points.
Unfortunately for the majority of the large crowd in attendance at Boss James Reserve, the Rovers couldn?t keep up with Old Melburnians in the final term and they ran away with the game kicking eight goals to two. OMs victors 20.13.133 to 13.15.93.
Best for the Rovers were Anton Duddy, Luke Dallas and Thom McCarthy with Matt Lawrence and Dallas kicking three goals each and two to Rob Alexander.
Next Saturday the Rovers travel to Bulleen to take on Old Trinity.
HAMPTON ROVERS 1.3 7.5 11.8 13.15 (93)
OLD MELBURNIANS 5.3 7.5 12.10 20.13 (133)
Goals: M. Lawrence 3, L. Dallas 3, R. Alexander 2, M. Devereaux, J. Zampaglione, J. Verlin, D. Gribbin, L. De Boer
Best: A. Duddy, L. Dallas, T. McCarthy, J. Verlin, L. Fletcher, R. Alexander
The Reserves were outclassed by Old Melburnians going down by 16 goals. Best for the Rovers were Gary Giasoumi, Ben Kezilas and Kelvin Rudd while there were six individual single goal kickers. The Thirds also had a tough outing going down to Old Scotch away with Liam Woodland again best for the Rovers.
It was better news for the Under 19s however who had another big win, this time getting up by 109 points over Monash Blues. Russell Howe, Ed Turner and Jesse Lovig were best. Matt Innes kicked 5, Ned Fallon 4 and Ed Turner 3. Click Here for the full U19 report.