Round Three: Women's Football Review

Written by Sarah Radlow

Friday, April 22, 2022

Bentleigh 7.6-48 V Lyndale 0.0-0

The last time these two teams met the Demons were unable to score and Lyndale scored 90+ at home, however the tables have turned for 2022. Bentleigh hosted the match at home Friday night and saw a crowd eager to support both sides. Tall forward Jen Piper has been improving each week and had a great performance at home. Natalie Cardamone continued the theme of show time for the forwards in her debut for Bentleigh. A strong defensive effort from Bentleigh resulted in a scoreless Lyndale side, Stephanie Thomas and Kirsty Davey were the shining lights in a dark game for the Pumas.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Black Rock 3.4-22 V Endeavour Hills 16.8-104

The undefeated Endeavour Hills side travelled down to Black Rock to meet the Jets with their best ready to fly. Black Rock were looking to come in hot following their win against Moorabbin/St.Paul’s-McKinnon in round two. Georgia Howes has been a great recruit to Black Rock’s inaugural side kicking one of their three goals on Saturday. Black Rock have a talented list however the team was not as familiar with each other as Endeavour Hills. Looking further down the track the Jet’s will be a formidable side, especially with the experience gained from their losses. Falcons stalwart Kailey Rotheram had a great game alongside Harmony Thomas, we’re looking forward to seeing what these teams do next.

Narre South Saints 7.8-50 V East Brighton 4.5-29

A match that SFNL fans were keeping their eye on! Narre South Saints were back after making their debut to the league in round one and had a challenge ahead against women’s football stalwarts, East Brighton. The young Vampires were coming up against a new side full of talent coming across from the Outer East. Rosie Bureta and Rachel Betteridge had a great game from the saints, Betteridge having a strong presence in their forward 50. Newcomer Brea Quinlivan kicked two goals for the vampires and has had a great influence on the club already. Andii Box was back after missing round two due to injury, she was named in the best for her efforts against Narre South.

Murrumbeena 9.16-70 V 2.0-12 Clayton

The Lionesses hosted the Claydies at the Beena Arena on Saturday in round three and Murrumbeena came home swinging. Despite strong defensive efforts from Clayton, they could not transition their effort into goals for the first half of the game. Evangelia Nikolitsis scored both goals for Clayton in the third and fourths term of the game. Emma Morison had a strong game in the Lion’s forward fifty kicking two goals as well as Grace Bibby and Vanessa Tyrer. Murrumbeena shared the scoring efforts around and ensured that they played their best throughout the game. Clayton have had a tough start to the season but a strong sense of comradery on the field will push these women to improve throughout the year.

Skye 12.8-80 V South Yarra 0.4-4

Skye hosted the South Yarra squad this week and gave their fans a great display on the scoreboard. Unfortunately for the South Yara side this is their third big loss of the year. Like all clubs they have faced hardships over the last few years due to covid lockdowns. Caitlin Skinner and Brittany Baylis fought hard for the lions throughout the game but Skye proved too strong and kept the ball out of South Yarra’s forward line. Holly Stephens and Molly Kay Schreenan played great games for the Bombers and had a good crack in the teams forward fifty. Melissa Millar kicked six for Skye and was named in the best for the club, as she was responsible for half of her teams’ goals we can see why.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Casey Thunder 2 4.8-32 V Hallam 0.0-0

A double header at the Hunt Club Reserve kicked off with Casey Thunder two coming up against the Hallam Hawks. Whilst Hallam were unable to get any numbers up on the scoreboard, they managed to keep the Thunder twos to their lowest score yet. Casey have had a big season of wins so far with great efforts from Rachel Redinger in front of goals. Belinda Bowey played a great game for Casey, the club would be ecstatic to have an experienced player such as herself on board. Bowey’s 350+ games of experience alongside Alana Bell and Filiz Lang. Hallam had a good win last week against Skye and will now look ahead to their final grading match against youngsters Moorabbin/St.Paul’s-McKinnon.

Casey Thunder 1 17.11-113 V Frankston Dolphins 1.0-6

A high scoring affair took place for the Casey Thunder One’s side for their double header at home. Unfortunately for the Frankston Dolphins they could only get one goal on the scoreboard but had a great contest through the midfield. SFNL Women’s division two best and fairest Eden Tone had a great game for Casey. Natalie Vandort was a sight to see in their forward kicking four goals alongside teammate Lana Fullwood who kicked three. President Pam had a great game, always representing the club well on and off the field. Pam Rogers kicked two goals and was named in the best for the team after their win.

Moorabbin/ St Paul's McKinnon | Bye


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