ROUND 13 REVIEW
Mordialloc 9.5 (59) def Bentleigh 5.12 (42)
Moridalloc have ended Bentleigh’s finals bid with a 17-point victory at Ben Kavanagh Reserve.
Bentleigh dominated early, but couldn’t make it count as they kicked 1.7 in the opening quarter. Mordialloc eventually played their way into the game, leading at half time.
Bentleigh regained momentum and took a two-point lead into the final change. Mordialloc recovered and kicked three final quarter goals to take the win.
Jessica Vivian kicked three for the winners, while Kylie Henderson and Rebekah Sibenaler both added two. For Bentleigh, Olivia Green and Christalee Davies both kicked two.
Mordialloc sit fourth with one round to go and are all but secure in their finals position. Bentleigh, sitting in sixth place, will need a minor miracle to usurp Endeavour Hills and sneak into the top five.
Lyndale 1.0 (6) def by Oakleigh District 9.9 (63)
Oakleigh District have all but secured second place following a 57-point win over struggling Lyndale.
Jordan Mifsud kicked five for the victors in a best on ground performance. Hannah Richards and Jessica Szalek, both of whom kicked a goal, ably supported her.
For Lyndale, Amanda Valdemarin kicked their solitary goal, while Stephanie Anderson and Michelle Thomas both played solid games.
Oakleigh remain in second following the win and are comfortably in finals, while Lyndale are out of finals sitting in seventh place.
Endeavour Hills 2.3 (15) def by Murrumbeena 2.8 (20)
Murrumbeena have been given their biggest scare of the season with Endeavour Hills pushing them all the way, but coming up short by five points.
Endeavour Hills were strong all day and even held the lead going into three quarter time. A strong last quarter from Murrumbeena, in which they kept their opposition scoreless, was enough to break Endeavour hearts and prevent the biggest upset of the season.
The ladder leaders only managed two goals for the day kicked by Jessica Howroyd and Rebecca Niclasen. Beth Supple and Emma Morison also played well for the victors.
For Endeavour Hills, goals came from Siona Pilkington and Lara Nicholas, while Stacey Howe and Devi Whelan were among the best.
Murrumbeena are all but secure in first place with their unassailable percentage, while Endeavour Hills are likely to secure the last remaining spot in the top five.
Highett vs East Brighton
East Brighton won via forfeit.
Doveton Eagles 2.1 (13) defeated by Lyndhurst 7.2 (44)
Lyndhurst have taken the top spot this week, after a convincing 31-point win against the Eagles. Abbey McKill lead the way for the Lightening, kicking two goals as one of six individual goal-kickers.
Lyndhurst showed no signs of letting up all game, kicking four goals in the first half to Doveton’s one behind and continuing to find the goals for the rest of the day. Harmony Thomas and Rebecca Thomas kicked the Eagles’ two goals.
Murrumbeena 12.13 (85) defeated Hallam 2.2 (14)
Murrumbeena have this week proven that they are in fine form with finals looming in their final home and away match with the bye next week by thrashing Hallam.
Justine Kelly dominated, kicked six of her team’s 12 goals, while Ifrah Ibrahim kicked four and Ashleigh Gardner kicked two.
With the bye next week, Murrumbeena are safely in the top four and will go into finals with a fighting chance ahead of Doveton and South Yarra.
South Yarra 4.4 (28) defeated Frankston Dolphins 2.5 (17)
In the upset of the round, South Yarra have managed to stay in the lead all day ahead of the top-ranked Frankston Dolphins to get an impressive 11-point win.
South Yarra kicked straight most of the day, while the Dolphins struggled to find the big sticks and were unable to make the most of their opportunities. Lilly Baring kicked two goals for South Yarra, while Jessica Hollingsworth and Benita Grimaldi kicked one each.
Port Melbourne Colts V Chelsea Heights
Chelsea Heights won via forfeit.