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From Frankston Standard Leader
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FRANKSTON has got that winning feeling.

For the second time in three weeks, the Dolphins have pulled off a stirring victory after coming from behind to beat Coburg by five points in the wet Frankston Park on Sunday.

Frankston forward Nathan Gardiner’s goal from 53 metres out in the last quarter was the match winner.

It put the Dolphins in front with 10 minutes to go. Coburg spent the last five minutes attacking but Frankston would not be denied.

Frankston kicked the only two goals of the last quarter. Gardiner’s goal came after Jayden Cass booted the first, from a free kick, to cut Coburg’s lead to a point.

From Leader Newspapers
Reported by Paul Amy
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FRANKSTON has reappointed coach Patrick Hill for two years and re-signed 30 players as it sets out for a more prosperous 2016.

As per a recommendation from football manager Brett Angwin, the Dolphins board locked in Hill last night.

The former Box Hill Hawks assistant confirmed he had been seeking a two-year deal. In its first season under Hill, Frankston finished 0-18 and with a percentage of 43.66, ending a rugged year with a humiliating 146-point loss at Port Melbourne.

From the Herald Sun
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THE 2015 VFL season kicks off on Friday with Werribee hosting Geelong under lights. Leader sports editor Paul Amy rounds up each club’s ins and outs.

BOX HILL HAWKS

Coach: Marco Bello

Last year: runner-up to Footscray Bulldogs

In: Cadeyn Williams (Richmond), Jack Sandric (Hobart City), Lochie Adey, James Handley (Blackburn), Matthew Burt, Chris Jones, Liam Kidd, Matthew Traynor (Eastern Ranges), Billy Murphy, Sam Switkowski (Northern Knights), James Sullivan (Tatura), Patrick Dillon (Donvale), Xavier Dimasi (Assumption/Calder Cannons), Ben Fitzpatrick (Korumburra/Bena), Dalton Graham (Sandringham).

Out: Luke Andrews, Callan Burns, Corey Cassidy, Sam Cust, Jackson Eade, Tom Goodwin, Jake Kalanj, Tom Miles, Xavier Murphy, Matt Northe, Nick Papadopoulos, Kalem Post, Michael Thompson, Brandon Wood.

The verdict: the Hawks have lost top-line midfielders in Xavier Murphy and Luke Andrew as well as the emerging Brandon Wood. But they’ve picked up former Tiger Cadeyn Williams and have good young players coming through in support of senior men Sam Iles, David Mirra, Marc Lock and Liam Tobin. Premiers in 2013 and runners-up last year, there’s no reason to think there will be a slackening of standards.

Player watch: Mitch O’Donnell. He’s as hard as a coffin nail and he’ll be granted more opportunity after an excellent pre-season.

Celebrating season 2014 with the Casey Scorpions and A Positive Move

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From Frankston Standard Leader
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SIMON Goosey’s voice was so gravelly you suspected he ate barbed wire for breakfast.

“I’m so proud of you boys,’’ the coach rasped, prompting another burst of applause for the Frankston players from supporters packed into the changerooms at Casey Fields.

“The Goose’’ was hoarse after an afternoon hollering in the box and then, more pleasurable, singing the club song.

The Dolphins have had some frustrating days this season, dropping matches they ought have won.

But their performance against the Casey Scorpions on Saturday could salve a few wounds from the earlier rounds and was a reminder of their talent and tenacity.

From the Frankston Standard Leader
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FRANKSTON Football Club president John Barry says the Dolphins at a delicate stage in their existence.

Struggling on and off the field, Frankston is in need of help, Barry insists.

Bendigo Gold announced last Wednesday that it would fold at the end of the season, unable to afford to continue as costs rise to field a stand-alone club in the VFL.

Barry said Frankston, more than any other time in its history, needed support.

He said once the new function centre, construction of which begins in a few weeks, was built the club will “make good money’’.

“It’s just holding on ’till then,’’ he said.

Barry said the Dolphins needed three things.
“We need support. We’ve still got supporter base even though we are losing,’’ he said.

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