EAST COAST had promised to bring football back to Fingal but instead piled on a cricket score in a dangerous reminder of its goalkicking prowess.
The Swans’ 46.21 (297) to 2.4 (16) win sent Tamar Cats plummeting back to earth and in the process broke all sorts of season benchmarks.
Michael Musicka topped East Coast’s list of goalkickers with a haul of 11, while Nick Child, Michael Murfet and Brad Lynch compiled 18 between them.
Michael Davis and Jeffrey Davie both tried hard on a tough day for the Cats.
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LILYDALE held off a valiant Old Scotch to snatch its 10th win of the season.
The Thistles gave Clinton Drake his first game of the year and held the lead early as Lachlan McFadzean, Matthew Duggan and Ari Croxford-Demasi set the example.
But the class of the reigning premiers eventually took its toll as Corey Lockett and Wil Lockhart (two goals) helped Lilydale run out 11.9 (75) to 5.11 (41) winners.
PERTH jumped into the top five with a thumping win over Uni-Mowbray.
A nine-goal-to-none first term set the standard for the day and led the Magpies to a 31.16 (202) to 3.5 (23) win, adding a handy 17 percentage points to visitors’ record.
The black and white men had winners across the ground but it was all Brown in the forward line as Ethan (seven goals) and Zane (five) led a list of 10 individual goalkickers.
Hayden and Morgan Chrzanowski gave their all for the City Eagles’ cause.
EVANDALE ended Meander Valley’s hopes of an upset early and continued on its merry way to record a 16.16 (112) to 2.7 (19) victory.
Alex Langridge and Andrew Frame both hit the scoreboard and were dominant all day as the Country Eagles kicked six first-term goals to blow the Suns out of the water.
The win kept Evandale six points clear in third and all but ended Meander Valley’s finals hopes.
ST PATS’ unbeaten run never looked in danger as Mathew Williams helped the Saints bundle Old Launcestonians out of the top five.
Jake Laskey kicked four goals after resting last week and captain Tom Hilder led from the front in the 13.14 (92) to 6.9 (45) result.