Round 6: Women's Football Review
By Sarah Radlow
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Hallam 4.0-24 V Narre South Saints 11.15-81
This was the game Division One fans were keeping their eye on, newcomers Narre South Saints have been unpredictable so far this season but put on a great show against the Hawks.
Hallam Hawks remained scoreless in the first term but kicked four big goals in the third quarter, the Saint’s defence ensuring this would be their only scoring effort.
A great scoring effort from Narre South’s Rachel Betteridge kept spectators excited, a huge five goals from the Saints in the final quarter was even better.
Narre South Saints will be taking their win home and coming up against Frankston Dolphins, looking for the win they narrowly missed out on in the grading matches.
Hallam will travel back to Bentleigh this week where they were not able to get the win last time, but they will be coming in hot.
Frankston Dolphins 0.0-0 V Casey Thunder (1) 8.14-62
Frankston Dolphins were left goalless against flag favourites Casey Thunder (1). However, the young side’s defence was something to hang their hats on.
The Thunder have produced some big winning margins so far in the 2022 season, but the Dolphins were not going to let that happen on their home turf, keeping pressure on for the whole game.
Several great second efforts from Chloe Romanoff pushed the club towards a great away from home with Casey Thunder (1) eventually just having more legs than the dolphins.
Casey Thunder (1) will carry this win into their clash against East Brighton, Frankston Dolphins take the group over to some familiar faces in the Narre South Saints.
Murrumbeena 4.8-32 V Bentleigh 3.4-22
Both teams' ball movement was the highlight of this match despite windy conditions setting the scene at Murrumbeena Park.
Ellen Block was named the best on ground for the Lionesses, players tagging opponents created a tough environment for easy movement.
Annabelle Kidd had a great game for the Demons, the tall defender managing to gain control of the ball on multiple occasions and protect their goals.
Bentleigh host Hallam again at home, the two club’s meeting again after a clash in the grading game’s, Murrumbeena meet Endeavour Hill’s for a game not to be missed in round seven.
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Endeavour Hills 13.15-93 V East Brighton 2.1-13
Harmony Thomas was back for the Falcons after missing their clash against the demons, scoring two goals on her return and slotting right back into the team.
Sarah Wallace was a great target in the falcons forward line, East Brighton struggling to keep up with their efforts only scoring two goals.
The Vampires looked determined throughout the match but they were no match for quick ball movement down the ground from the Falcons.
East Brighton have a tough match ahead of them against Casey Thunder (1), Endeavour Hills will take their big win to Murrumbeena and fight for three in a row.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Clayton 3.6-24 V Casey Thunder (2) 4.3-27
The last time these two teams met Clayton suffered at the hands of a powerful adversary in the grading games, this weekend they proved they have put in the hard yards off the field.
Casey Thunder had a great game pushing through the scrappy areas of play, Tamara Tomamichel was one to keep an eye on through the forward as she kicked two goals.
Steph Sandoval made her return to the Claydies, having a great game back alongside the Collins stalwarts and a familiar name to readers, Evangelia Nikolitsis.
Casey Thunder (2) will bring this win home and take on the Yarras, Clayton however travel to Lyndale on the hunt for their second win of the season.
Black Rock 15.20-110 V South Yarra 0.0-0
Black Rock had a big win over the Yarras at home this week, a great opportunity for the League newcomers to continue finding their legs.
South Yarra remains optimistic but scoring opportunities have been few and far between in the 2022 season so far.
Georgia Howes had a great game for the Jet’s, kicking three goals and being named in the team’s best yet again.
South Yarra travel to the Hunt Club Reserve to take on Casey Thunder (2), Black Rock will also be playing away to visit Moorabbin/St. Paul’s McKinnon after meeting them in grading.
Skye 2.3-15 V Lyndale 6.5-41
Tough conditions created the perfect environment for a big game between the Skye Bombers and the Lyndale Puma’s on Saturday morning.
Molly McGowan was impressive on the field, managing to find her feet in several heated situations and push the ball up to the Bombers forward line.
The Puma’s defensive effort was highlighted by a determined Natalie Holmes, no matter where she was on the ground it was evident there was an opportunity for the Puma’s to get a goal.
Skye has a bye next week, but the Puma’s will be hosting the Claydies at home, both looking to lock in a win and move their way up the ladder.
Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon Bye