By Tyler Lewis
Former Cora Lynn superstar Ryan Gillis has led Somerville to a crushing victory over Mornington.
Along with former Frankston Dolphin Lachie Williams, Gillis booted six to steer the Eagles to a 19.15 (129) to 9.12 (66) win.
The Eagles stormed out of the blocks with six goals to zip in the first term and were able to withstand that throughout the proceeding three quarters.
With Devon Meadows falling to Langwarrin, the win places Gillis and his Eagles a win clear in second.
The Panthers led at the first change, but conceded 13 majors in the final three quarters to go down 13.14 (92) to 4.8 (32).
Nick Battle collected a stack of the footy, but his side were unable to capitalise going forward.
Pearcedale, meanwhile, regained its position inside the five, after a gritty win over Crib Point.
The Dales scorched the Pies in the first term, firing off six unanswered goals.
Crib Point recollected after the first break, but the horse had long bolted.
The Dales showed their depth with nine individual goal kickers in the 14.14 (98) to 10.11 (71) win.
Luke Daniel kicked three for the winning side, while Ryan Bastinac came with his own Sherrin. For the Pies, club legend Brad Arnold was best afield in game 200.
In other games across Division 2; Chelsea belted Tyabb 9.11 (77) to 5.9 (39), Karingal defeated Hastings 19.8 (122) to 7.10 (52) and Seaford dispatched Rye 24.16 (160) to 13.8 (86).
In Division 1; Sorrento sent a statement, defeating Dromana 13.18 (96) to 11.12 (78); Mt Eliza dismantled Edithvale-Aspendale 20.18 (138) to 7.8 (50); Red Hill fell to Frankston Bombers 6.10 (46) to 9.11 (65) and Rosebud dropped a nail-biter to Pines, 7.13 (55) to 8.9 (57).