Round Four: Women's Football Review

Written by Sarah Radlow

Friday, April 29, 2022

East Brighton 3.12-30 V Clayton 0.2-2

Another tough pill to swallow for Clayton and a demonstration of continued improvement from the Vampires. The Collins clan again proving their always ready to give the game their best alongside Monica Ward and Megan Pigott. East Brighton is at a pivotal time in their journey with plenty of young athlete’s ready to take charge. A large junior football club will be a great asset as they continue to build towards long term sustainability and success. Inaccuracy plagued the vampires with 12 of their scoring attempts resulting in behinds. The Claydies were unable to score a goal this week but will continue to look forward and focus on recruiting and player retainment.

Endeavour Hills 2.6-18 V Casey Thunder (1) 8.7-55

The game everyone was watching, setting the tone for the 2022 season was a Friday night clash between the Endeavour Hills Falcons and Casey Thunder. It was a dark and cold night but with a good crowd, both clubs were excited to see the match unfold. Endeavour Hills was ready for a big match at home, celebrating Rebecca Sadler’s 250th game of football. Both clubs were extremely competitive in the first term, keeping each other to only a goal each. When the second quarter commenced the thunder came out with a bang and hit the scoreboard hard. Endeavour hills only managed to kick their second goal of the game in the fourth quarter while Casey’s midfield kept running it away from the Falcons. The beginning of what may be a great rivalry for the 2022 season.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Hallam 7.17-59 V Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon 1.0-6

A strong and experienced Hallam ran away with a win against the Kanga-Dogs this week. Hallam have made strong displays so far this season, demonstrating their will and strength again. Hallam had an impressing 24 shots at goal, 7 of them going through the big sticks. Jessie-Lee and Sharon Kirkpatrick both had great performances for the Hawks, proving themselves to be integral to the Hallam squad. Moorabbin/St Paul’s McKinnon made several strong plays to push themselves into the Hallam defence, only managing to score the first goal in the fourth quarter.

South Yarra 0.0-2 V Black Rock 0.0-59

Another tough week for South Yarra welcoming the new Black Rock to their home ground. Stephanie Chong had a great first game for the season being named in the best as well as Alexandra Scalzo who has been a key player with the lions so far this year. The Jet’s are looking ready to make their mark on the Southern Football Netball League, key players in Lily Baker, Georgia Howes and Sarah Tebbutt will be talent to watch. South Yarra are continuing to train hard and push for new players to assist them in their climb to success this year.

Frankston Dolphins 4.1-25 V Narre South Saints 1.1-7

A young Frankston Dolphins hosted a great game against the Narre South Saints. Both teams managed to keep each other scoreless throughout the first quarter, the Dolphins maintaining great defensive pressure throughout the match. Narre South Saints only had two scoring attempts, one of which resulted in a goal. Tiana Assini was essential to Narre South’s forward pressure, proving herself to be a strong asset to the saints’ efforts. Maya Rich-Danks has a great game for the Dolphins, scoring two goals and moving herself through the saints defence the whole day.

Murrumbeena 6.6-42 V Casey Thunder (2) 0.3-3

A great show of strength from Murrumbeena at home against Casey Thunder two! Celebrating two 50 game milestones from Hannah White and Lauren Luff, the Lionesses were on the hunt for a win. A windy down at Murrumbeena Park held back Casey’s scoring attempts but this didn’t stop them continuing to push the ball towards their forward line. 2021 division two best and fairest Eden Tone had a great performance getting the ball out of packs and to her teammates. Ally Williams was again an amazing asset to the Lions, proving to be one of the most consistent players so far this season. Both milestone gamers had an impact on the scoreboard, the only thing keeping their score below 50 points was a well experienced backline from Casey.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Lyndale 3.3-21 V Skye 5.8-38

Skye have secured the second win of the year with a hard played match against Lyndale. While the Pumas were able to score the only goal of the first quarter Skye came back swinging with two goals in the second quarter. The final margin might have been much bigger if not for wind plaguing the forwards from both sides. Round four was a particularly hazardous weekend for sure, the weather people did not disappoint when they suggested high speed winds. The bombers will be excited to have their second win on the board after grading. Going into the full 2022 fixture both clubs will be on their way to improve and have a real crack at finals.

Bentleigh; Bye

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