Women's Football Round Review
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DIVISION 1 – ROUND 3 REVIEW
By Daniel Ewart
Murrumbeena 14.19 (103) def Lyndale 0.1 (1)
Reigning premiers Murrumbeena gave Lyndale a harsh introduction to Division 1 football with a resounding 102-point victory at Murrumbeena Park.
An inaccurate performance from Murrumbeena saw them kick 14.19 whilst keeping Lyndale to just the one behind.
Danielle Wearne continued her strong start to the season for Murrumbeena kicking six goals, while Shanae Carter and Emma Morison were also strong performers.
Lyndale will be hoping to improve on this performance in the coming rounds as they try to integrate themselves into Division 1. On this particular day however, Murrumbeena were once again simply too strong for their opposition, making it three consecutive 100-point margin victories.
East Brighton 10.12 (72) def Bentleigh 3.3 (21)
East Brighton made it three wins from three with a 51-point win over Bentleigh at Hurlingham Park.
A 23-0 first quarter set the game up well for the Vampires and from there they controlled the game, coming away with the four points.
Rebekah Halprin kicked five for East Brighton, with Aish Ravi adding three to be the only multiple goalkickers for the victors.
For Bentleigh, Christalee Davies was a bright light as she kicked two. Julia Ferdinands and Tara Supple also put in good performances.
Ultimately though, East Brighton were the better side, keeping their 100 per cent record in tact ahead of a top of table clash with Murrumbeena in Round 4.
Endeavour Hills 10.10 (70) def Highett 3.7 (25)
Endeavour Hills have put together a solid performance to beat Highett by 45 points at Barry Simon Reserve.
Endeavour Hills managed ten goals to Highett’s three, with Houda Sidani and Stacey Johnston both kicking three. Amanda Carron and Casey McVeigh also put in good performances for the winners.
Highett succumbed to their third loss in as many games, while Endeavour Hills secured their first win of the season and will be looking to build from here.
Oakleigh District 10.8 (68) def Mordialloc 2.2 (14)
Oakleigh District have continued their strong form, notching up their third win on the trot with a comprehensive 54-point victory over Mordialloc at Princess Highway Reserve.
Under Friday night lights the Oakleigh girls put on a show for their home crowd, playing attacking football which led to plenty of goals and entertainment.
Emily McIntyre continued her sensational form booting four goals and looking dangerous all night. The Oakleigh spearhead now has 23 majors in her three appearances this season. Jordan Mifsud also slotted three majors of her own in a performance worthy of best on ground.
The win sees the team maintain their grasp on second spot as they continue to push right behind ladder leaders Murrumbeena.
For Mordialloc, the team tried hard all night and was competitive at various stages. Rebekah Sibenaler and Aimee Vuong scored both of the side’s goals to be amongst the better players for their team.
DIVISION 2 – ROUND 3 REVIEW
By Jess Mackey
Clayton 3.2 (22) defeated by Doveton Eagles 3.5 (23)
A determined Clayton side was overrun by the Eagles on Saturday, losing by just one point. Two goals from Harmony Thomas helped Doveton get over the line and get the win, as well as one goal from Taylor Lindsay.
The Eagles held on for the win, despite not scoring in the final quarter but just escaped with the four points. Going into this match both teams were one-and-one, making it a must win for both sides. Although it was Doveton who managed to come out on top, both these teams showed great skill and determination in the contest.
Port Melbourne Colts 1.0 (6) defeated by Frankston Dolphins 7.16 (58)
In Port Melbourne’s first match for the 2018 SFNL season, they lost by a substantial margin to Frankston. The Dolphins were just better and are starting to make their mark on the competition.
Zoe Chasemore and Kaja Freimann kicked five of the Dolphin’s seven goals between them, and applied really strong scoreboard pressure. With 23 scoring shots to the Colts’ one, Frankston simply dominated the time inside their forward 50.
Murrumbeena 5.8 (38) defeated Lyndhurst 2.10 (22)
Murrumbeena have held on for the win against a resilient Lyndhurst side this week, to remain undefeated after three games. The Lions came out strong in the first quarter, kicking 3.3 to Lyndhurst’s sole point. But they were tested in the second when the Lightning came out and kicked 2.7, while Murrumbeena struggled to get anything on the board.
But inaccuracy let Lyndhurst down, as they really struggled to convert effectively despite getting it down their end just as much as the opposition. The second half was tight, with Murrumbeena managing to get back on top and just hold in in the final quarter to get the win.
Hallam vs Chelsea Heights
Still to play.