The bubble burst for the Vets when they went down to North Ringwood in the last game of the Home and Away season. North Ringwood burst out of the blocks to score the first 4 goals of the game in quick time. The boys fought back to gain the lead in the third quarter but were unable to keep the momentum going in the last. The game was stopped with a couple of minutes to go on the clock with us 8 points in arrears when Jayson Burleigh was stretchered off with a leg injury. Jayson is currently recovering in Epworth Hospital after his leg operation. We look forward to seeing you up and about soon Jayson (probably not playing football though).

North Ringwood 6.0-36 7.0-42 8.1-49 11.3-69
Eltham 2.1-13 4.5-29 8.5-53 9.7-61

Goal Kickers: J. Garrard 2, S. Oldfield 2, B. Grant , A. Moloney , M. Tallack , A. Coath , J. Whitcher
Best Players: , T. Richardson , D. Love , A. Burns , J. Whitcher , M. Minney , A. Moloney

We now have the chance to square the ledger with North Ringwood, when we meet them in the second vs third playoff round at 2.30pm at Lilydale Sports Oval on Sunday August 23rd. South Croydon 1st and Scoresby 4th will contest the other game at 12pm on the same day. The two winners to go through to the Grand Final a fortnight after at the same venue.