The Weekend Wrap

by Team BV

Altona too good at St Kilda

Altona travelled to St Kilda on the first day of summer and turned on a scorching performance to record back-to-back wins.

Brett Foley set the tone of the match jumping out to a 21-2 lead after 9 ends against Luke Lamont’s rink. A closer second half resulted in a 34-14 final score.

St Kilda’s marquee player Natasha Scott had a day to forget defeated 11-28 by Nathan Wilson. Wilson’s rink dominated the second half of the match winning 9 of the last 10 ends.

For St Kilda, Brett Spurr was the standout skip, leading for most of the match to run out a strong 23-13 victor against Altona state player Dane McKinnon.

In the closest match of the day, Jayson Brewer’s rink trailed for the entire match against Brad Peck before picking up a 3 on the last end to snatch victory 18-17.

Played at: St Kilda

Weather: Warm, northerly wind

Green: Tifdwarf

Speed: 15.5 seconds


St Kilda 66 (4 pts) def by Altona 92 (14 pts)

(StK) E. Best / C. Fox / A. Fowler-Brown / L. Lamont


(Alt) C. Davis / M. O’Neill / L. Garlick-Adams / B. Foley


(StK) M. Solonsch / D. Bond / R. Marston / J. Brewer


(Alt) R. Chanter / S. Herring / B. Loughlin / B. Peck


(StK) J. Newton-Brown / P. Heeps / B. Williams / B. Spurr


(Alt) L. Doensen / D. Warnecke / B. Barker / D. McKinnon


(StK) M. Gibson / C. Gabb / T. Brodie / N. Scott


(Alt) L. Callus / D. Joyce / M. Wilson / N. Wilson



Dons Consolidate Top Spot

Essendon ventured out to Whittlesea on a beautiful Friday night to play before a healthy crowd on a 15 second track.

The Bombers, who were eager to undo the damage of their loss to Melbourne the week before, walked away with a full bucket of points.

Three Essendon rinks were locked in tight struggles all night before breaking away in the final ends.  It was the Dons Brad Willoughby who had the peddle to the metal from the outset racing to a big lead over Ben Winther and ultimately winning by 13 shots.

Ryan Tainton continued his good form as a new Premier League Skipper after his seventh unbeaten outing, no doubt enjoying having Peter Loe playing as his number three. The Dons running out 32 shot winners 18-0.

Whittlesea 63 lost to Essendon 95

Brent Petrie, Rob McMullen, Jarryd Davies and Jay Bye-Norris (Essendon) 24 defeated Z Bullock, G, Guy, G, Spiden and L Eddington (Whittlesea) 12

Cheryl Flapper , Ben Simmons, Mark Strochnetter and Brad Willoughby (Essendon) 29 defeated K Williams, W Firth, L Brooks and B Winther (Whittlesea) 16

Dave Morris, Steve Purvinas, Peter Loe and Ryan Tainton (Essendon) 24 defeated M Phillips, M Kirk, B Watt and C Watt (Whittlesea) 18

Steve Shennan, Billy Blake, Taelyn Male and Ant Flapper (Essendon) 19 defeated D Coulthard,  A Ross, N Owen and N McIntyre (Whittlesea) 18