Round 15 Women's Football Review
Friday, July 22, 2022
Bentleigh 1.4-10 V Frankston Dolphins 1.3-9
A do or die match for the undermanned Demons side, with only sixteen on the list for their Friday night clash against the fit and determined Frankston Dolphins.
Only two goals scored this in this tight contest, Bentleigh’s Charlie Murphy kicking theirs early in the fourth quarter while Lauren Saker kicked one for the Dolphins with two minutes left on the clock.
With only one point difference the Demons quickly made sure the Dolphins were kept as far away from their goals as possible, securing the wins and keeping their finals hopes alive.
Bentleigh needed this win to hold on to their spot in the top four, now one win clear of Narre South Saints who come up against ladder leaders Casey Thunder.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Narre South Saints 11.4-70 V East Brighton 3.4-22
The Saints had moved to fifth on the ladder pushing the Vampires down to sixth, East Brighton needed a win here and against Bentleigh this weekend to make the top four.
A big game for Narre South Saints Ruck Tali Verhoeven, kicking four of her side’s goals alongside three from a fast and furious Rosie Bureta.
Small forward Chloe Carter kicked two of three goals for the Vampires and was named in the best, having one of her best games yet for East Brighton.
Unfortunately, East Brighton were left without a bench again and now will spend their second week in a row as sixth on the ladder, they will hope for a big win against Bentleigh to propel their percentage and finals chances going forward.
Murrumbeena 8.16-64 V Hallam 3.3-21
The Lionesses will now prepare for their finals campaign as they sit 3 wins clear on third, a strong season so far back in division one.
Sharon Kirkpatrick had one of her best games this year in front of goal, kicking two for the hawks in their second highest scoring game of the season.
Strong midfielder Ally Williams also produced a stunning performance with two goals of her own, Michelle Kinsella kicking her first and second goal ever for Murrumbeena.
Unfortunately for the Luckless Hawks, with only two wins in the grading matches they will not be able to make the 2022 finals as they sit on the bottom of the division one ladder.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Casey Thunder (1) 8.11-59 V Endeavour Hills 4.4-28
Division one’s top two sides battled it out and made a big statement going into finals, the Falcons leaving Casey Thunder with their smallest margin yet.
The Weston sisters had a big impact on the game for the Falcons, Alyssa Weston having a big game up forward while Nicola Weston laid on the defensive pressure.
A big game up forward for Casey Thunder with a total of 19 scoring attempts, Kimberlee Emile kicking three while Natalie Vandort and Jasmin Hansen both added two goals to the scoreboard.
Endeavour Hill’s might have lost the match by 31-points, but they are getting closer to matching Casey Thunder on the field, The Thunder will hold on to their top spot going into finals as they come up against fifth placed Narre South Saints.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Lyndale 8.11-59 V South Yarra 2.2-14
Alesha Thorne has had another big day in front of the sticks, kicking three goals and being named in her sides best against South Yarra.
Only 14 girls lined up for South Yarra, Tash Turton kicked both of the Lions goals continuing her reign as the sides leading goal scorer.
Unfortunately, this was the end of the road for South Yarra’s 2022 season as they sit sixth on the ladder with a bye scheduled for round 16, only one win recorded for the season leaves them out of finals contention.
Lyndale sit comfortably in third on the division two ladder heading into round 16, they will travel to the Hunt Club Reserve this weekend to battle second placed Casey Thunder (2).
Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon 0.4-4 V Skye 10.6-66
A nice 10 goal haul for the Bombers was their second highest score of the year, Tabatha Jones kicking four and leadership group member Melissa Millar kicking three.
While the Kanga-Dogs remain winless only one game away from seasons end, young star Georgia Foran has held on to her spot as equal fifth leading goal scorer on 13 goals.
Skye is currently sitting as fifth on the ladder with equal wins to fourth placed Clayton, unfortunately they will come up against first placed Black Rock which may put a stop to their finals hopes.
Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon come up against forth placed Clayton who will be looking to lock away their final’s chances in the top four, the Kanga-Dogs have enjoyed their inaugural year in the SFNL but without a win this season will not be playing finals.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Casey Thunder (2) 1.9-15 V Black Rock 4.4-28
A top of the table clash and potentially a preview of the women’s division two Grand Final, Black Rock taking the win and earning themselves a spot on top of the ladder.
Casey Thunder (2) kicked their only goal in the final term off the boot of Tamara Tomamichel, earning herself a spot in the team’s best.
Emily Terlicher had another great game for Black Rock through the mid and forward line, Skye Nisbet kicked one and has put herself as equal second in the league leading goal scorers on 20.
This has further shaped the ladder going into finals, Casey Thunder sitting on equal wins with the Jets as both sides will aim for big wins to improve their percentage this weekend.