Kilmore notched up another victory in Northern Football Netball League division three to record a 13-point win over Old Eltham Collegians on the road on Saturday.

The Blues started well on the road, kicking 3.1.19 to two straight to take a seven point lead into quarter time.

The Turtles came back in the second term, replying with a 2.4.16 to 1.1.7 quarter to be up by two points at half-time.

Kilmore replied with two more goals in the third term while holding Old Eltham to one to take a nine point lead into the final break.

The Blues had enough of the back and forth in the fourth quarter, slowing the Turtles down to a crawl, holding them goalless and kicking two goals to seal the win.

Kilmore coach Nathan Phillips said the Blues did what they had to do to win.

“We didn’t play as well as we would’ve like and there are a lot of things we need to rectify but it’s a good sign because good sides find a way to win when they’re not at their best,” he said.

Jaxson Kinnear was on fire, kicking a bag of six goals for the Blues while Jeremy Topham and Luke Chapman also made an impact on the scoreboard.

Phillips said injuries caused Kinnear to move up forward.

“He normally plays off half back but we needed a key forward so we made the decision early in the week to swing him to centre half-forward and he relished the opportunity and had eight shots on goal so it’s a pretty good return for him,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to a week off and taking on Reservoir at home in two weeks. Our reserves are doing well, they’re undefeated and I’d like to see everyone to get behind the club as much as they can.”

Old Eltham Collegians 5.12.42 def by Kilmore 8.7.55

OLD ELTHAM COLLEGIANS
Goals: D. Lymberatos, N. Snowdon, J. Smith, C. Ray, T. Grindal
Best: C. Ray, N. Snowdon, L. Booth, M. Quinton, D. Lymberatos, J. Fitzgerald

KILMORE
Goals: J. Kinnear 6, L. Chapman, J. Topham
Best: J. Kinnear, J. Topham, L. Irons, P. de Sousa, A. Milne, M. Swindells