East Brighton made a massive statement to kick off Round 5 action in Division 2, the visitors coming away with the four points in a big win over an in-form Chelsea Heights. The Vampires entered the clash following two tough losses against Keysborough and Caulfield and were desperate to avoid a hat-trick of losses against the Demons. But it was the home side who started strongly as Chelsea Heights booted four goals to one to take control of the game early. The Vampires responded superbly in the second with their four goals seeing them edge ahead by one point at half time. The Heighers would’ve been hoping to reverse the script post half time but the momentum stayed with East Brighton, the visitors rattling on five more goals to hold an imposing three quarter time lead. It proved too much for the Demons who couldn’t make any inroads in the last to fall by 30 points, 6.17-53 to 13.5-83. The result was a massive one for East Brighton who claimed their first big scalp in authoritative manner with 12 goals to two after quarter time. Dan Taberner was exceptional yet again and Clint Johnston was in the goals once more with three majors. The Demons will rue their inaccuracy in the last quarter but should be more disappointed at letting the game slip in the two quarters before.
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