The Blackchrome Women’s Player of the Day is awarded to the player adjudged best afield in the SFNL’s Match of the Round.
RENEE THOMAS (Endeavour Hills)
The Women’s player of the round for Round 5 is Endeavour Hills winger/midfielder Renee Thomas. In a game where their opponents had the best of the field position, Thomas’ outside run and long left foot help provide impetus to move the ball forward as the Falcons were efficient from their chances. What made her hard-running performance even more impressive was that she backed up to play for their 1st team in the match following.
MURIEL WATKINS (Oakleigh District)
The player of Round 4 is Highett midfielder Muriel Watkins, who put in a sublime display against Hallam on Sunday. Watkins, who is still eligible to play Youth Girls football, was dominant in the middle and responsible for close to half of the Bulldogs centre clearances. As the game opened up in the second half, her composed finishing resulted in two goals including the steadier in the last quarter from a ball up in the forward pocket clearance. What an amazing performance from the Highett rising star.
DANIELLE WEARNE (Oakleigh District)
The Women’s Player of the Round is Oakleigh District centre half forward Danielle Wearne. Her aerial presence throughout the game was the difference and kept Oakleigh District within touching distance of Highett, before her two final quarter goals sealed the deal. Danielle also had a near mark of the year contender, as she sat on her opponent’s shoulders but unfortunately couldn’t hold onto the grab. A real excitement machine to look out for.
MONICA WARD (East Brighton)
In a match in which there were few passengers for East Brighton, Ward was one of the clear standouts. She attacked the football with a ferocity that belied her diminutive stature, which helped her side dominate through the midfield, particularly early in the contest. Ward was also influential up forward, booting two goals as her side claimed a historic victory in the SFNL Women’s.