Cheltenham registers thumping win
An ex-AFL Crow, dubbed “a forgotten man’’ of the Southern league, helped Cheltenham blitz Bentleigh, while Division 1 newcomer Cranbourne has surged to top spot.
Cheltenham racked up the biggest score of the Southern league division 1 season so far when it thrashed Bentleigh by 104 points at Jack Barker Oval on Anzac Day.
The Rosellas unleashed a 10-goal blitz in the final quarter to complete a 25.14 (164) to 9.6 (60) rout and stamp themselves as an early premiership contender.
Former Sandringham vice-captain Dylan Weickhardt was in sublime form, capping a best-on-ground display with two goals for the winners.
Returning key forward Josh Fox slotted seven goals, while former Adelaide Crows wingman and Sandringham VFL co-captain Myke Cook was named in Cheltenham’s best players.
Cheltenham’s Myke Cook with the ball in front of Bentleigh’s Chris Evans. Picture: Valeriu Campan
Cook last season returned from a serious knee injury, with Cheltenham coach Des Ryan calling him “a forgotten man’’ of the Southern league.
Jack Davis kicked three goals, while Oliver Moran and Jack Worrell were also influential as the Rosellas improved their record to 2-2.
Jack Davis gets a handball away for Cheltenham. Picture: Valeriu Campan