Sydney University has propelled to third on the table, their highest ever position, after defeating Eastlake at Star Track Oval on Saturday, August 15.

The Students ran out the match with a 68-point win, 20.14 (134) to 11.10 (76), jumping into third on percentage over Aspley and assuring themselves a place in the finals for the first time since entering the competition in 2012.

Jacob Derickx booted four goals, while Lewis Stevenson and Tom Ayton both bagged three in the ladder-shaping Round 19.

The students have now won eight of their last ten games and will continue their charge against Southport at 12:00pm on Saturday August 22 at Fankhauser Reserve.

North East AFL – Round 19

Sydney University 20.14: 134 (Jacob Derickx 4, Lewis Stevenson 3, Tom Ayton 3, Matthew O’Dwyer 2, Tom Morrison 2, Damien Bonney 2, Jed Turner 2, Tom Young, Sam Fong) d Eastlake 11.10: 76 (Thomas Highmore 3, Aaron Bruce 3, Kieran Shea 2, Nicholas Fothergill 2, Mitchell Frail) at Star Track Oval, Canberra on Saturday.

Best players

Sydney University: Lewis Stevenson, Aaron Day, Tom Young, Mitchell Thompson, Tom Ayton, Jed Turner.

Eastlake: Ben Dowdell, Nicholas Pleming, Brydan Hodgson, Kieran Shea, Aaron Bruce, Jeremy Kirkwood.