Round 11: Women's Football Review
Bentleigh 4.2-26 vs Narre South Saints 2.2-14
A cold Friday night prepared these two sides for a big game, Narre South donned pride themed arm bands while Bentleigh ran out in their Pride Guernsey’s for their captain, Tara Supples 50th game.
The demons took control of the game early kicking a few quick goals in the second quarter, Christalee Davies slotting two great goals in style.
Rosie Bureta played like Silk on the wing for the Saints, chasing down Demons with ease while being impossible to catch and a wizard with the ball.
Narre South Saints held Bentleigh away from their forward leaving them scoreless for the second half however, this was not enough for the Saints to catch up and take the win.
Murrumbeena 1.2-8 vs Casey Thunder (1) 6.10-46
The Lionesses pulled together their best to take on Division one’s ladder leader, an undefeated Casey Thunder.
A quick Casey midfield pushed through Murrumbeena’s defence to assist their forwards in creating 16 scoring attempts, led by a quick thinking Tameka Youn.
Tough onballer Ally Williams was a notable out for Murrumbeena but the team soldiered on, Grace Bibby putting on a best on ground performance at home.
Casey Thunder have only had a minor 46 points scored against them this season, the powerhouse positioning themselves as the team to beat in 2022.
Endeavour Hills 11.7-73 vs Frankston Dolphins 1.5-11
A colourful Barry Simon Reserve set the scene for the battle between Endeavour Hills and the Frankston Dolphins for the 2022 Pride Cup.
Sarah Wallace lit up the scoreboard against the Dolphins, steady hands and quick thinking pushing her goal count of the game to six.
The Pod’s only goal of the day came from Talya Cunnington, Cunnington has proven herself to be one of the SFNL’s rapidly rising stars this season.
The Falcons came home with the win and added the 2022 Pride Cup to their silverware collection, captain Amanda Hancock commended the Dolphins for playing such a strong and fast-paced game.
Hallam 0.0-0 vs East Brighton 21.9-135
Unfortunately for the Hallam Hawks it was another loss for the team, the Hawks are yet to find their first win of the season.
East Brighton made an early statement with five goals in the first quarter, kicking off an impressive 21 goal haul for the Vampires by the end of the match.
The Hawks were incredibly low on numbers and the Vampires left them scoreless, the Hallam community remaining strong while coming together to help the women field this week's team.
We can’t write about this game without mentioning a whopping ten goal haul from Brea Quinlivan, the half forward dominating the Hawks defence.
Black Rock 6.5-41 vs Clayton 4.5-29
The smallest margin this week in division two, Clayton battling it out to try to move their way up the ladder against first placed Black Rock.
Black Rock made an early lead in the first quarter, both teams fought toe to toe for the second half of the match while the Jet’s maintained their two-goal lead.
2018 division two best and fairest winner Steph Sandoval had a great day out for Clayton, named in the best and kicking a goal for the Claydies.
Emily Terlicher kicked three goals for the Jet’s, her effort in the forward line a big factor in the win for Black Rock and their continued reign on top.
Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon 0.3-3 vs Casey Thunder (2) 9.14-68
The winless Kanga-Dogs have kept their spirits high coming up against an experienced Casey Thunder, the home ground advantage unfortunately no help for Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon.
Casey Thunder had a steady game scoring at least two goals a quarter, the Kanga-Dogs only able to manage three behinds.
Emily Browning kicked four goals for Casey Thunder, the forward line sharing the success across their team while ensuring the win.
Skye 9.16-70 vs South Yarra 1.1-7
Off the back of their first win the Yarra’s travelled to Skye, hoping to use their momentum to come away stronger than before.
Key forward Tabatha Jones kicked four for the Bombers, Skye was sharing the goals around the team with an eventual six goal scorers.
Tash Turton kicked South Yarra’s only goal of the day, Turton’s performance was a highlight for the Lions resulting in a best on performance.
Skye have now one win clear on fourth spot as they train and hope for a finals campaign, fifth place Lyndale had a bye.
Photo Credit: Chris Thomas