Sunday bonanza as VNL goes around and on the road again

MERE days after the last round of VNL ended, the stars of the competition were back in action yesterday in a Sunday spectacular.

The Southern Saints got the day’s action off to a dramatic start with a narrow win over Casey.

Casey actually held a seven goal lead at the final change, but the Saints scored four of the first five goals to start swinging momentum back in their favour. Casey then retook the lead before the Saints then went on another run to take the lead for themselves with about five minutes to go. What ensued was a battle for the final five minutes, with the Dees ultimately running out of time to claw back the deficit.

Melbourne Uni Lightning is starting to finally get into a winning grove, this time defeating the Western Warriors by six goals.

Thanks to early strong work from the Lightning, they enjoyed a 10 goal buffer heading into the last term. The Warriors did slowly start building momentum in the last quarter and did halve that margin, but the Lightning eventually settled and held firm to pick up the win.

Bendigo picked up its fourth win of its inaugural campaign and are now up to seventh on the ladder after a 10 goal win over Geelong.

The margin was only two goals at the main break, but that did not last long as the Strikers started pumping the gas a little and gave themselves an extra bit of breathing space as the match progressed

City West Falcons were one of the biggest winners of the round, downing the North East Blaze by 19 goals.

City West were only five goals ahead at the main break, but after a strong third quarter from the reigning champions that was out to 11 at the final change, and just kept growing from there.

The final match of the game had another big margin, as the Hawks easily downed the Waves.

The Hawks opened the game up a lot earlier than the Falcons did in their game, and although the quarter wins were getting smaller as the game progressed, the margin was still growing in the Hawks’ favour.

VNL Round 12 Results

Southern Saints (52) defeated Casey (51)

Melbourne Uni (56) defeated Western Warriors (50)

Bendigo Strikers (51) defeated Geelong (41)

City West Falcons (67) defeated North East Blaze (48)

Peninsula Waves (45) lost to Hawks (64)

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