Round Two: Women's Football Review

Written by Sarah Radlow

East Brighton (03.06.24) Vs. Endeavour Hills (10.04.64)

The Vampires hosted the Falcons for a stunning Friday night clash and it was a great start to round two. Both clubs put on a great spectacle for the crowd despite being low on numbers and having key players missing due to injury. Charli Hibbert is a rising star to keep an eye on from East Brighton and Brea Quinlivan who has come across from Albury Wodonga looks like she fits right in at Hurlingham Reserve. An experienced Endeavour Hills won the match with fine tuned skills and great communication on the field. Sarah Wallace and Tarryn Hart are looking dangerous already for the 2022 season and will continue to be great assets to the Falcons.

Clayton (01.00.06) Vs. Casey Thunder 2 (06.13.49)

Clayton were back at Meade Reserve to meet Casey Thunder 2 however, a powerful Casey did not leave much room for Clayton to score. An amazing Casey defense refused to let the ball into Clayton’s forward 50, only allowing one goal to slip through. A highlight for Clayton was a classy midfield and a strong appearance from the Collins family with Maggie, Rebecca, Sarah and Zana Collins all named in the best. The Thunder shared the goals around their forward line however it was a great performance from Bethany Zealley who kicked two goals and was named in the best. Another family moment on the field was the first mother-daughter duo from Casey running onto the field. Tracey “Truck” McMinimee and her daughter Kyla “Tonka” McGuire created history against Clayton, we’re sure we’ll see more family moments this season from both clubs.

Black Rock (17.18.120) Vs. Moorabbin/St.Pauls McKinnon (00.00.00)

Unfortunately another big loss for the young, up and coming Moorabbin/St.Pauls McKinnon side. Coming up against fellow newcomers Black Rock, this game was one that piqued the interest of SFNL fans. The jets had recruited very well and their experience shone through at the first home game. Emily Terlicher, Samantha Scheffer and Megan Lewis had their fair share of the ball and it showed up on the scoreboard. Black Rock come up against Endeavour Hills after the Easter break, this will assist in setting the tone for the season.

Hallam (07.15.57) Vs. Skye (02.00.12)

Hallam were excited to host their first home game of the year with a familiar opponent in Skye. Both clubs played in division two in the stop start 2021 season and had a great rivalry. Tabatha Jones kicked both goals for Skye and was named in their best for the day. Unfortunately for Skye they were unable to come away with a win after a loss to East Brighton in round one, they will be hoping for a win against South Yarra in round three. Hallam kicked seven goals but with fifteen behinds you can see they had a lot of the ball in their forward line. So many behinds can be attributed to strong defensive pressure from Skye.

South Yarra (00.00.00) Vs. Murrumbeena (19.16.130)

It’s been a tough two weeks for South Yarra, coming up against Casey Thunder in round one and low on players the club was ready for a win. Unfortunately as the two Lions clashed, Murrumbeena and their strong stock of players ran away with a 130 point win. South Yarra was left goalless despite the efforts of Brittany Baylis, Jessica Hollingsworth, Caitlin Skinner and Brittany Zeler. Murrumbeena shared their goals but saw some great moments from Aisling Muir and Alice Allet. Murrumbeena have has 2 big wins now, round one against a young and new Moorabbin/St.Paul’s McKinnon and now look ahead to Clayton in round three.South Yarra will be going up against another winless club in Skye, we know both clubs will be at their best to secure their first win for 2022.

Frankston Dolphins (02.04.16) Vs. Bentleigh (08.03.51)

Frankston Dolphins came off the back of a tough loss against division one stalwarts Endeavour Hills and looked to prove themselves against another division one outfit in Bentleigh. The two clubs had never met before but with new recruits on both sides they were set to test each other's limits. Club B&F winner Emma Medland was out for the Demons with a back injury but a new inclusion in Tayla Jay Daly was there to bolster their midfield. The Dolphins have a strong group backed up by a great junior club, despite not getting the win from the game they will have benefitted from the experience. Jemma Lamb and Natasha Molchanova were great in the forward line against the dee’s, look to the Dolphins to make a big impact on the SFNL soon.


Lyndale, Narre South Saints and Casey Thunder 1 had a bye for the second round of grading but will be back for round three after the Easter Break. 

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