From Frankston Independent/Mornington Mail
Reported by Michael Robinson

Despite flight delays and a rush to get to the ground, Frankston have beaten Tasmania by 52 points in the Alec Campbell Cup game at Aurora Stadium in Launceston.

It was a cool but clear night with Frankston getting off to a good start against the breeze with goals to Matthew Burns and Justin Berry got the Dolphins a handy 9 point quarter time lead.

Frankston used the wind to their advantage in the second quarter as they piled on 5 goals to lead by 39 points shortly before the break. Tassie then had their best period of the game kicking three unanswered goals to get within 21 points at half time.

After half time the Dolphins midfield continued to dominate as Frankston added another 4 goals to 2 to lead by 34 points going into the final change.

In the final quarter the Dolphins finished the domination with 4 goals to Tasmania's 1 to win the game by 52 points.

Justin Berry won the Frank McDonald Medal for Frankston's best player. Marcus Marigliani, Sam Carpenter and Nick Benbow were among Frankston's best but it was a great team performance.

"It's always tough to come down here and win," Frankston coach Brett Lovett said.

"This was the best four quarters we've played all year, our pressure was great, and I couldn't be more proud of the boys."

The match was played in front of a poor crowd of just 800

With a record of 2 and 1 record, Frankston now play defending premier Sandringham at home on Sunday at 2pm. There is a VFL Reserves curtain raiser between Coburg Tigers and Sandringham begining at 11:10am.

Frankston  2.5  7.7  11.10  15.12(102)
Tasmania 1.2  4.4   6.6     7.8(50)

Goals: Justin Berry 5, Matthew Burns 2, Allan Murray 2, Ashley Eames, Sam Carpenter, Ricky Morris, Marcus Marigliani, Neil Winterton, Dale Whelan

Best Players: Justin Berry, Marcus Marigliani, Sam Carpenter, Nick Benbow, Ricky Morris, Matthew Burns

In the reserves game at Frankston despite leading by 5 points at half time, Williamstown run over the top of the Dolphins to win by 29 points. Tory Dickson was best for the Dolphins with 6 goals. Curtis Barker and Trent Shinners also tried hard for the Dolphins.

The reserves are playing on Saturday against the Casey Scorpions at Casey Fields begining at 10:20am this game is the curtain raiser to the Casey Scorpions vs Geelong VFL game.

Frankston      5.4  8.4  10.6  12.10(82)
Williamstown 3.2  7.5  11.8  16.15(111)

Goals: Tory Dickson 6, Jarrod Rafferty, Brian O'Carroll, Brett Dore, Brad Ulms, Tyson Lloyd

Best Players: Tory Dickson, Curtis Barker, Trent Shinners, Brett Dore, Raymond George, Adam Kirkwood