Round One: Women's Football Review

Written by Sarah Radlow
Saturday, April 2, 2022

Skye 2.2-14 VS. East Brighton 7.8-50

Skye hosted the Vampires at home on Saturday morning to kick start round one. East Brighton were very effective on the scoreboard, piling on four goals to start the game. Skye struggled to keep up with the younger side however still demonstrated a great effort in holding them back, only letting another three goals slip through for the remaining three quarters. Skye utilised some great scoring opportunities in the first and third quarter for their two goals and look to be a very steady side in 2022. The Vampires midfield looked incredibly strong, using a lot of speed to push their scoring opportunities. East Brighton will look ahead to use this momentum against 2022 division one minor premiers, Endeavour Hills. 


Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon (0.5-5) VS Murrumbeena (13.11-89)

The new kids on the block taking on the tried and true Murrumbeena group. Murrumbeena welcomed back well established players in Lauren Luff and Grace Bibby who were both named in the best for round one. Ally Williams was a standout for the Lions booting three goals, Williams was also named in the best. The Kanga-dogs boast a youthful side and a strong junior pathway. While they may not have had the same experience on field as the lions, the determination and willingness to get the ball will be a great asset against Clayton in round two. 
Sunday, April 3, 2022

Endeavour Hills (12.10-82) VS Frankston Dolphins (2.2-14)

The division one and division two minor premier came head to head in a match everyone was keeping their eye on. The falcons have had a long history of success thanks to Club Stalwarts such as Harmony Thomas, Laura Jonston and a strong collection of other athletes in the green and gold. Both teams managed to hold the other from scoring in the second term however Endeavour hills came back firing to end the game on a 68 point lead. Lexus Antonio was a shining light for the Dolphins alongside Natasha Molchanova. Endeavour hills players shared the glory across their players however Sarah Wallace played a strong game with 6 goals.


Bentleigh (4.7-31) VS Hallam (2.2-14)

As Bentleigh faithful Taryn McGaw ran out for her 50th match, Hallam lined up for a guard of honour to prepare for a scrappy game of footy. A classy act from these women and a great testament to the sportsmanship demonstrated by both clubs in this match. The Hawks had challenges to face in their numbers early on but did not let this get in the way of making their case against the demons. Both sides were low on numbers but the low scoring affair does not reflect the high intensity content of this game. Wet weather created several ground balls and close calls for kicking in danger but both teams persisted. Emma Stuber arrived late for Bentleigh but lit up the game after the first quarter. Jaimi Kerr led the Hawks in the ruck despite battling through injuries, perseverance from Hallam is what kept Bentleigh’s score down. 


Casey Thunder 1 (14.12-96) VS Black Rock (0.0-0)

Mahalia Brown led the Casey Thunder squad out into the field for her 50th game, being named in the best was a great way to cap it all off. Black Rock has recruited well underneath the guidance of their inaugural coach Steve Rowe however their maiden match would not have gone to plan. Kaci Hillis from the Thunder kicked off the high scoring effort with a goal in the early stages of the game and the rest was history. The jets were not able to score but saw great efforts from Georgia Howes and Christie-Lee Chadwick. There is no doubt that Black Rock will bounce back, they’ve had a great response to the culture at the club and building a community outside of just playing the game.


Casey Thunder 2 (11.5-71) VS South Yarra (1.1-7)

Another high scoring affair for Casey at home. The lions were ready to clash against the thunder, both sides previously residing in the division two competition. South Yarra have lost a few players over the pre-season but have rallied together with the club committee off the field to get a start in 2022. Casey thunder has made a great display of player retention in the off season and their second side looked stronger than ever. Rachel Redinger and Alexandra Assini were two of the Casey talents that kept South Yarra on their toes. Passion for football runs deep with the Casey Thunder and both these sides will be formidable opponents this season.


Clayton had a bye this week due to the late scratching of Mordialloc’s team. The Claydies will make their start against Moorabbin/St.Paul’s-McKinnon at home on Saturday. 

Round Two

Friday, April 8, 2022

East Brighton VS Endeavour Hills

7:00 PM, Hurlingham Reserve 
Saturday, April 9, 2022

Clayton VS Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon

9:00 AM, Meade Reserve


Black Rock VS Narre South Saints

9:30 AM, McDonald Reserve


Lyndale VS Casey Thunder 1

10:00 AM, Barry Powell Reserve


Hallam VS Skye

10:00 AM, Hallam Reserve


South Yarra VS Murrumbeena 

10:00 AM, Leigh Park


Frankston Dolphins VS Bentleigh

10:00 AM, Overport Park Second Oval


Casey Thunder 2


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