Tough Condition faced in our VFL Community Wrap
Jesse Tardio in action on the weekend (photo - NVM Sports)
With many leagues returning this week following a mid-season bye, we also had 10 boys return to their local teams; let’s take a look at how they went.
Starting in the NFNL where two goals from Jhye Baddeley-Kelly, a strong showing from Jessie Tardio and a five-goal to one 3rd quarter helped North Heidelberg to an 18-point win over an inaccurate Hurstbridge whilst in other results, Josh Minogue and Christian Buykx-Smith helped 2nd placed Heidelberg to a tough two-point win over league leaders and the previously undefeated Greensborough.
To the EDFL where Sean Gregory had a strong day in defence despite the tough conditions and Nick Mellington was 5th best as Pascoe Vale had a 15-point win over Essendon Doutta Stars. In other games, Hisham Kerbatieh injured his ankle in the first five minutes of Avondale Heights’ tough six-point loss to Glenroy.
In other results, the Geelong league saw Cooper Stephens 2nd best for Colac, as an eight-goal to one first quarter set up the 61-point win over Lara whilst Sam Conway toiled in the ruck for St Mary’s, helping them to a 17-point win over St Albans.
In the WRFL, Nick Buykx was solid for Werribee Districts, as they went down to Hoppers Crossing by 16 points whilst Liam Carter had a solid game for Melton as they lost a thriller against Sebastopol by a point in the Ballarat league.