PUSHING FORWARD: United fullback Brendan Harvey makes a run up front, pursued by Inter's Sandro Stefanon.
PUSHING FORWARD: United fullback Brendan Harvey makes a run up front, pursued by Inter's Sandro Stefanon. Ella Archibald-Binge

Carlton seals the deal

Carlton 3 def Ballandean 1

THE stakes were high as Carlton and Ballandean battled it out for points in the lead-up to finals football.

Good finishing touches from Carlton's Michael Torrisi and Nick Watson got the Bears out to a 2-0 lead at half time, but Ballandean was unlucky not to capitalise on a string of opportunities.

"Their speed and passing troubled us towards the end of the half," said Carlton spokesman Ian Dopson.

Luke Reardon sparked new life in his side when he clawed one back for Ballandean in the second half, but Carlton sealed the deal with a sound strike from a penalty.

Carlton's Stuart Rayner and Michael Vaticano did well to keep Ballandean at bay.

Warwick 3 def City 2

The City men knew they would need to bring their A-game if they hoped to threaten their northern opponents.

Geoff Patti was the only player to slot one past the keeper in the first half, and teams went into the sheds with the score standing at 1-0.

The Wolves came out firing and notched up some quick goals in the second half, but City replied to level the scores with just under ten to go.

A penalty in the final 30 seconds saw Warwick snatch the victory, despite City working together to put on a great spectacle.

United 8 def Inter 0

Inter played up until the final whistle, but could not contain a slick United line-up.

Keeper Jordan Willocks pulled off some great saves, but faced a barrage of unstoppable strikes from the Redbacks.

Isaac "Magnum" Neill pulled of a cracking header to put away his first goal, while George Merritt netted a well-timed volley.

Despite scoring four goals, Brett McEvoy will be trying hard to forget a missed opportunity in front of goal in the dying minutes.

Nigel Bonetto looked dangerous on the counter-attack.

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