SFNL Women's Round Review
ROUND 7 REVIEW
By Daniel Ewart
Oakleigh District 8.4 (52) def East Brighton 6.8 (44)
Oakleigh District have come out on top by eight points over East Brighton in one of the closest games of the season so far.
A strong opening to the game saw Oakleigh kick three goals to none in the first term, before East Brighton struck back with three of their own in the second. This left Oakleigh with a two-point lead at the main break, with the game evenly poised.
Oakleigh came out in the third quarter and kicked three goals and went into three quarter time with a 20-point advantage, which they maintained until the final siren.
Jordan Mifsud was crucial for Oakleigh, kicking three goals and continuing her excellent season. Emily McIntyre also added two to keep her place atop the goal kicking charts.
For East Brighton, Rebekah Halprin kicked four, moving her into fourth in the goal kicking. Strong performances also came from the likes of Monica Ward, Siena Macshane Watts and Isabelle Catrice.
The win was a crucial one for Oakleigh as it leaves them in second place, a win ahead of East Brighton in third.
Highett 3.1 (19) def by Bentleigh 14.11 (95)
Bentleigh have secured a big win over Highett at Turner Road Reserve.
Bentleigh led at every change with Christalee Davies kicking four goals. Other multiple goal kickers were Lily Fitzpatrick, Julia Ferdinands and Anuschka Reinhardt with two each.
A five goal final quarter was a strong finish in a comprehensive win for the Demons.
They now sit in fifth place, trailing Mordialloc only on percentage. Highett remain winless on the bottom of the ladder.
Mordialloc 0.0 (0) def by Murrumbeena 16.9 (105)
Murrumbeena have shown their strength once again, beating Mordialloc by 105 points at Ben Kavanagh Reserve.
Kicking four goals in each quarter, Murrumbeena were consistent throughout the game, keeping Mordialloc scoreless at the same time.
Aisling Muir kicked four goals, while Danielle Wearne kicked three. Wearne’s three move her within one goal of the top of the goal kicking charts.
Shanae Carter and Grace Bibby also put in strong performances for the ladder leaders.
For Mordialloc, Charlotte Davis and Clare Webster had good games, but the reigning premiers ultimately outclassed them.
Murrumbeena once again further their percentage and lead on top of the ladder. Mordialloc are in fourth, two games behind East Brighton in third and ahead of Bentleigh in fifth on percentage.
Endeavour Hills 3.4 (22) def by Lyndale 6.9 (45)
Lyndale have defeated Endeavour Hills by 23 points in a fairly tight game at Barry Simon Reserve.
Lyndale led by seven points at half time and kept Endeavour Hills goalless in the second half to come away with the win.
Samantha Panozzo kicked three and was influential for the victors. Strong showings also came from the likes of Danielle Kamana and Elaine Parkinson.
For Endeavour Hills, Stacey Johnston kicked two goals and Lara Nicholas one. Brittany Charalambous and Hayley Heffernan also put in promising performances.
Lyndale moved a game clear of Endeavour Hills on the ladder and are only behind fourth and fifth on percentage. Endeavour Hills remain in seventh place on two wins.
By Jess Mackey
Chelsea Heights 1.1 (7) defeated by Hallam 10.11 (71)
In a Friday night showdown between two sides who have struggled so far this season, Hallam have earned their first win, as they buried Chelsea Heights. Going into this match, both teams would have looked at the contest as an opportunity to get a good win.
Ab Wells scored Chelsea Heights’ one goal, as chances were few and far between for the losing side. While Hallam, had 21 shots at goal and cleaned up the opposition with 10 goals in total.
Frankston Dolphins 3.2 (20) defeated by Lyndhurst 7.6 (48)
Lyndhurst have claimed top spot this week, defeating Frankston by 28 points in an eight-point match which saw the ladder leaders face their second consecutive loss. Alyssa Weston kicked three goals for the Lightning, while Abbey McKill and Sarah Brown kicked two each.
While accuracy was a slight issue for Lyndhurst, they had no problems taking home the four points and managed to have control of the ball for most of the day, as they had 15 scoring shots to none. Caitlyn Bonney was an asset for the winners all day, contesting well and moving the ball in the right direction.
As Frankston, up until this point, have been setting the standard for the rest of the competition, this was a much-needed win for Lyndhurst as we head into the pointy end of the season.
Murrumbeena 2.4 (16) defeated by Clayton 11.10 (76)
Clayton have pulled off another upset this week, this time taking down third-placed Murrumbeena. Their recent surge these past couple of weeks prove that they are starting to pull together as a team, and really find their place in the competition. With seven matches to go, they are peaking at an ideal time.
Suzannah Collins kicked four goals and was one of Clayton’s five goal kickers. The away side was ready from the first bounce on Saturday, kicking three goals to none in the first quarter, before working hard all day to extend the lead. In the end, an impressive 60-point win was more than enough to get them the four points.