Mernda was able to squeak out an important nine-point win over Heidelberg West that keeps the Demons in the NFNL division three finals chase.

A slug fest of a match saw just 10 goals kicked between the two sides in middy conditions at Waterview Recreation Reserve which made for some hard, tough footy.

The Demons got out to a 12-point lead at quarter time but could’ve been up by more, kicking 2.7 to 1.1.

The Hawks were able to reel Mernda back in to six points at half-time, kicking 1.7 to 1.1.Heidelberg West carried their momentum into the second half with a two goal to one third term to take a two point lead at the final break.

Mernda hung in and rallied, keeping the Hawks scoreless and booting two majors to take home the win.

Mernda 6.9 (45) def Heidelberg West 4.12 (36)

MERNDA
Goals: N. Aleksovski 3, R. Edwards 2, T. Sparkes
Best: A. Bradford, M. Aparo, B. Dimech, N. Aleksovski, T. Deayton, R. Kannegiesser

HEIDELBERG WEST
Goals: K. Ewart 2, J. Coulson, J. Marris
Best: J. Coulson, A. Purtell, J. Grimshaw, B. Kennan, M. Miki, B. Moore

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