Saints win another thriller

Victor Micallef was one of St Albans best. (Ljubica Vrankovic) 335901_03

St Albans knows how to win the close ones, winning a second thriller in three rounds in the Essendon District Football League division 1.

Going for a third straight win, the Saints were pushed all the way on Saturday against Craigieburn.

Playing at D.S Aitken for the first time, it would end up being a low scoring affair.

Just two goals were kicked in the first quarter, with the Eagles kicking three goals to two in the second quarter to lead by five points at the main break.

The Saints kicked the only two goals of the third quarter to take a 10 point lead into the final break.

The Eagles came hard in the final quarter and reduced the margin to under a goal, but it wasn’t enough with the Saints winning, 7.8 (50)-7.6 (48).

Bol Kolang was the only multiple goal kicker for the Saints, kicking two goals.

Adeola Akintola and Jayden Kretiuk were named the Saints best.

The Saints now sit in sixth spot, a game outside the top five.

Deer Park continued on its winning ways, beating Keilor Park at Keilor Park Reserve.

The Lions started the better of the two sides and were able to keep the Devils goal less in the first half.

The Devils finally hit the scoreboard in the third quarter and were able to win the term to trail by 21 points at the last break.

The Lions saved their best for last, kicking five goals to two in the final quarter to win, 12.9 (81)-5.9 (39).

Lachlan Smart continued his good form, kicking four goals while Todd Elton kicked three goals.

Jack Dorgan and Kane Testa were named the Lions best.

The Lions sit second on the ladder.

Hillside had to work hard for its win against Glenroy.

The Sharks trailed at quarter time before turning it into a 28 point lead at half time, having had 13 more scoring shots. The margin stayed steady in the third quarter, with the Lions winning the last quarter, but it wasn’t enough with the Sharks winning 8.15 (63)-5.10 (40). Tyson Gill was named the Sharks best.

In premier division, Keilor continued its good form with a massive win against Essendon Doutta Stars.

The Blues led 54-1 at quarter time and the margin was 88 points at half time with the Stars still without a score on the board.

The Blues continued on their merry ways in the second half, winning 23.26 (164)-2.5 (17).

Christos Kosmas and Jack Brown kicked four goals each for the Blues.

Corey Ellis and Nick O’Kearney were named the Blues best.

In division 2, Burnside Heights and Taylors Lakes both suffered losses.