Sandringham Zebras news

Sun sets on Summers

From Leader Group Papers (
Reported by Paul Amy
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Peter Summers in action in this year's season. Photo: Jason EdwardsSANDRINGHAM will go into 2010 with a new captain after Peter Summers quit the VFL last Friday.

The brilliant centreman told the Zebras increasing work commitments would prevent him from playing on.

“Yes, it’s a big blow,” Sandy general manager John Mennie said.

Summers told The Leader he had a heavy heart as he phoned president Gerry Ryan and coach Andy Lovell to inform them of his decision.

He said he had always enjoyed his time at the club, had been part of a wonderful era and made many friends.

“It was tough making the calls but you’ve just got to take the emotion out of it,” Summers said.

From the Sunday Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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SANDRINGHAM'S shock loss to Frankston has put Collingwood in the box seat to retain eighth position in the race for the VFL finals.

The Dolphins upset the Zebras by 21 points at Trevor Barker Oval, while the Northern Bullants edged out Geelong by seven points in a thriller at Cramer Street Oval.

From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Chris Mitchell
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REBORN St Kilda star Matt Maguire continues to impress in his new role as a power forward after tearing apart Werribee in the VFL. Maguire, fresh from a five-goal haul against the Northern Bullants last weekend, booted 5.2 and had 12 marks and 13 possessions in Sandringham's 30-point win at Werribee.

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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SANDRINGHAM bounced back from three consecutive losses to topple VFL premiership fancy Werribee Tigers by 30 points at Chirnside Park yesterday.

Its two big guns up forward were in supreme form, with Nick Sautner kicking seven goals and Matt Maguire five.

The win evened out the Zebras' win-loss ratio at 3-3.

Matt Maguire's VFL clash scrutinised

From the Herald Sun
Reported by Craig Hutchison
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AN off-the-ball incident involving St Kilda star Matt Maguire and which left a player in hospital with neck injuries has been investigated by the VFL. The burly Saint, playing for Sandringham, allegedly slung Frankston rover Clinton Proctor to the ground.