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Borough recover against Saints

Port Melbourne returned to the top six on Sunday with a win over St Kilda at Trevor Barker Beach Oval.

PORT Melbourne moved back into the top six and all but ended Southern Saints’ finals hopes, winning by four points in a low-scoring battle at Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday.

The Borough scored two unanswered goals in the first half and then held on despite not adding any more, with the Saints’ only big goal coming in the 15th minute of the final quarter, with the Port defense managing to beat. Kiara Henrys passed late for a goal behind.

Gabby Seymour was huge for Port Melbourne in her first VFLW match in three years with 20 disposals, eight marks, five entries and five tackles, while shares of Ava Seton (19, eight clearances, five tackles, five entries, five rebounds, one goal ) continue to rise.

Eloise Ashley Cooper (21, five clearances, 10 tackles), Lauren Caruso (14, nine tackles) and Belinda Woolcock (13, seven tackles, one goal) were others that shone through the gloom of Sunday afternoon for the Borough.

Saints teen Ahlee Penry (10, 25 hitouts) impressed in the ruck against Premiership Tall Beth Wilson (nine, 26) in just her second game, with best and fairest Winnie Laing (24, eight tackles) and Deanna Jolliffe (17, seven tackles, eight rebounds) shooting to keep their team in the game and Ali Hynes (seven tackles) led a defensive unit that held its ground Emily Harley to just three touches.

SOUTHERN SAINTS 0.1 0.2 0.4 1.5 (11)
PORT OF MELBOURNE 1.0 2.0 2.1 2.3 (15)