Women's Football Round Review
Listen back to this week’s The 5th Quarter podcast, featuring Chelsea Heights star Callum Dodson and SFNL Interleague skipper Danny Ades as the special guests, in the player above.
ROUND 4 REVIEW
East Brighton 2.9 (21) def by Murrumbeena 10.11 (71)
Murrumbeena continued their undefeated start to the season with a resounding 50-point win over East Brighton at Hurlingham Park.
Danielle Wearne kicked three goals for the victors, with Aisling Muir adding two of her own. This leaves the pair in second and fourth in the goalkicking table respectively.
For East Brighton, Jemima Broadhead kicked the side’s only two goals for the game, while Paige Hinrichs and Sarah Burren put in strong performances.
In what was a contest between two undefeated sides, Murrumbeena were simply too strong and handed East Brighton their first loss of the season, while boosting their percentage even further.
Highett 1.2 (8) def by Lyndale 6.8 (44)
Division 1 newcomers Lyndale picked up their first win in their new competition, beating a struggling Highett side by 36 points at Turner Road Reserve.
Lyndale had no multiple goalkickers, sharing the load between six different players. Standout players were Danielle Kamana, Caitlyn Sherlock and Taylor Kamana, all of whom got their names on the scoreboard.
Highett now sit on the bottom of the ladder as the only team in the division without a win, while Lyndale are now on the board with their first four points. Something they will hope to build on in the coming weeks.
Mordialloc 13.19 (97) def Endeavour Hills 0.1 (1)
Mordialloc brought up their second win of the season with a decisive 96-point win over Endeavour Hills at Ben Kavanagh Reserve.
Gabrielle Boyle was the standout for Mordi, as she kicked five goals in a best on ground performance. Rebekah Sibenaler added four goals, while Mel Gratton was among the best for the victors.
A poor day for Endeavour Hills saw decent performances from Megan Savage and Stacey Johnstone, but despite their strong showings, they failed to put a goal on the board.
Mordialloc showed their strength with this commanding win and will want to use this momentum moving forward, while Endeavour Hills will look to reset heading into Round 5.
Bentleigh 1.1 (7) def by Oakleigh District 16.14 (110)
Oakleigh District secured a dominant win over Bentleigh by 103 points at Bentleigh Reserve.
Emily McIntyre continued her incredible season by kicking nine goals for Oakleigh, while Alexandra Bryant and Bayley Mifsud added two goals each.
For Bentleigh, Catherine Martin was amongst their best whilst also kicking their only goal for the day. The game also saw strong performances from the likes of Olivia Green and Zoe Reed.
The win means that Oakleigh District remain unbeaten and sets up a top of the table clash with Murrumbeena next week.
While for Bentleigh, they now sit in seventh with just the one win, a trend they will hope to change in the coming weeks.
Lyndhurst 10.15 (75) def Hallam 2.2 (14)
Lyndhurst have put themselves back onto the winners list after a convincing win against Division 2 newcomers Hallam this week. Despite a fight from the visitors in the final quarter, it was too little too late as Lyndhurst continued to pile on the scores as they had been all game.
Lyndhurst had six individual goal scorers for the day, led by Tarryn Hart who kicked four of her side’s 10 goals. The game was incredibly one-sided as the home side had 25 scoring opportunities, while Hallam had only 4. The match was a good percentage booster for Lyndhurst, as they sit third on the ladder – one of three teams with three wins.
Frankston Dolphins 8.3 (51) def South Yarra 2.3 (15)
Frankston have remained the only team yet to drop a game this season, after beating South Yarra who are still yet to get a win. After scoring four goals to none in the first quarter, the game was competitive on the scoreboard the rest of the day. However, the scoreboard buffer Frankston had built themselves proved too much for South Yarra to fight back.
Stephanie Rummel for Frankston scored three goals, and the forward pressure from the Frankston girls was tough to beat. Despite the good contest from South Yarra, their inability to convert their opportunities let them down.
Murrumbeena 1.7 (13) def by Doveton Eagles 5.10 (40)
Murrumbeena have suffered their first loss for the season to Doveton on the weekend in what was a tight contest all day. Both teams struggled with accuracy, and the ball was in both forward 50s enough for what could have been a high scoring. However, Doveton were able to convert that little bit better and get the four points.
Doveton shared the ball around well, with four individual goal kickers. Kristy Borg stood up for her team, being a strong presence and kicking two goals. Murrumbeena’s sole goal came from Harriet Kelso.
Chelsea Heights 0.2 (2) def by Port Melbourne 2.3 (15)
Port Melbourne got their first win this week against a struggling Chelsea Heights side. In a low scoring affair, Port Melbourne were able to get the win with two goals to none. Chelsea Heights struggled to get their ball in their forward line enough and Port Melbourne were able to make the most of their opportunities.
Chelsea Heights remain winless and will be wanting to get a win on the board soon.