Round 14: Women's Football Review
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Hallam 0.4-4 V Bentleigh 6.6-42
Troublesome winds and cold morning fog was consistent throughout this weekend’s games, Hallam and Bentleigh kicking off a fight against Mother Nature.
Demons midfielder Emma Medland had a severe case of leather poisoning after her performance, the small and speedy player pushing the ball out of the pack on multiple occasions.
Renae Mcintyre had a best on performance for the Hallam Hawks, a formidable opponent for Bentleigh as both clubs pushed through the match with 16 a side due to Illnesses making its way through.
In the end the Bentleigh backline was just too strong for the Hawks, Big marks from Olivia Telfer and leadership from Jaclyn Vial kept Hallam goalless
Frankston Dolphins 1.4-10 V Narre South Saints 1.6-12
In what was a much-needed win to spark a potential finals campaign from the Narre South Saints, tough winds again played a big part in the result.
Maegan Davey had a big day out for the Saints, despite the score she was a big influence in the forward line kicking their only goal of the day.
Having one of her best games of the season so far, Penelope Beavan was a star for the Frankston Dolphins.
The Saints have now moved up to the fifth spot on the ladder as we get closer to our August finals season, only one win behind Bentleigh they will hope to stay ahead of the Vampires after they clash this weekend.
East Brighton 0.4-4 V Casey Thunder (1) 13.7-85
Casey Thunder have continued to display dominance in the division one competition, claiming a big win over East Brighton on Saturday morning.
The Vampires were only able to get 16 on the field for their game against ladder leader Casey Thunder, despite low numbers midfielder Lulu Tomkinson had one of her best games yet.
Leadership group member and quick think midfielder Mahalia Brown had a great day out in the Black, white & pink, kicking a goal and being named best on ground.
East Brighton have now dropped to sixth on the ladder, they will come up against fifth placed Narre South Saints in dire need of a win to keep their finals hopes alive.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Endeavour Hills 6.3-39 V Murrumbeena 3.7-25
Murrumbeena have already locked away their spot as third on the ladder, with this win second placed Endeavour Hills can prepare for what they might see in their finals campaign.
Sarah Wallace was a notable name missing from the Falcons goal scorers, instead Alesha White led their goal kicking for the day with three.
Ella Maitland made her return to Murrumbeena and was named in the best alongside BOG Tara Dickson, a strong game across the board for the Lionesses.
It now seems as though the finals have planned themselves; Endeavour Hills will play Casey Thunder and hope to go through to the Grand Final otherwise getting tehri second chance against Murrumbeena or Bentleigh.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Clayton 2.2-14 V Lyndale 2.3-15
A close match between Clayton and Lyndale has further shaped the division two ladder, both sides now sitting fourth and third on the ladder relatively.
Steph Sandoval kicked both of Clayton’s goals on the day, supported by strong plays involving Elizabeth Alessandrello and Chantelle Mclean.
Small forwards Chantelle Marshall and Alesha Thorne had a great day out for the Pumas, kicking both their goals with a big influence on their eventual win.
This tight win for the Pumas has put them in the race for the premiership, they will now prepare for tough competition on the road ahead.
South Yarra 1.0-6 Casey Thunder (2) 11.13-79
Casey Thunder have taken home another big win as they came up against South Yarra, the lions still struggling with numbers.
Houda Sidani kicked five for Casey, several names lighting up the scoreboard alongside hers on Saturday as the goals were shared around.
The Yarras were only able to secure one goal of their own, Jodie Gladstone’s goals was a highlight for an incredibly proud South Yarra.
While South Yarra may not have a finals campaign to look forward too, Casey Thunder will play off in a top of the table clash against Black Rock next week.
Black Rock 16.12-108 V Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon 2.2-14
Black Rock have bumped their percentage up to a whopping 518% after a big win at home against Moorabbin/St Paul’s McKinnon.
Unfortunately for Moorabbin/St Paul’s McKinnon they remain winless on the bottom of the ladder, they continue a tough inaugural year with their heads held high.
Georgia Foran has continued her great form for the Kangadogs, this young gun will definitely be one to keep an eye on.
Black Rock now look ahead to a top of the table clash against Casey Thunder, the winner will be looking at top spot on the ladder as we head into finals.