Women's Football Round Preview

By Jarryd McGuane


East Brighton vs Highett (Hurlingham Park)

The opening game and the match of the round has finals implications as East Brighton host Highett at Hurlingham Park on Friday night.

Third-placed East Brighton are flying after their second consecutive smashing of a side outside of finals contention, and continue to show they’re a well-rounded side.

Meanwhile, Highett survived a scare with a one-point victory against Lyndhurst and without the expected percentage boost have dropped to fifth based on percentage.

The Vampires have had the best of the Bulldogs this season and expect the status quo to continue.

East Brighton by 32 points.


Lyndhurst vs Oakleigh District (Marriot Waters Reserve)

The only Saturday game has Lyndhurst remaining at home to host Oakleigh District, who are in the middle of a top four battle.

Lyndhurst were severely unlucky not to move off the bottom of the ladder against Highett and put in a near four quarter performance.

Oakleigh District continue to overcome their smaller squad to push for a finals spot.

Despite a fighting effort from Lyndhurst, Oakleigh District should lock down fourth spot for the foreseeable future.

Oakleigh District by 25 points.


Endeavour Hills vs Murrumbeena (Barry Simon Reserve)

Barry Simon Reserve is the home of the first Sunday game with top of the ladder Murrumbeena travelling to face Endeavour Hills.

The Falcons got on the winners list after some losses with a steadying win against Bentleigh, their success is normally reliant on how many of their players are backing up and playing a second game for the weekend.

Murrumbeena are the only undefeated side left after running Mordialloc off their legs last week in the radio broadcast game.

Murrumbeena will have too much class for Endeavour Hills and will gain another percentage boost.

Murrumbeena by 78 points.


Mordialloc vs Edithvale Aspendale (Ben Kavanagh Reserve)

Mordialloc will hope to bounce back on Sunday at Ben Kavanagh Reserve as they host Edithvale-Aspendale.

The Bloods were in position to defeat the Beena but were overrun, this was despite strong performances from their stars Natalie Cardamone, Melanie Gratton, Natalie West and Tanya Rosenquist.

Edi-Asp were handed a reality check from East Brighton, and although towards the bottom of the ladder, they have been competitive all year.

Mordialloc are strong favourites and will come away with a comfortable victory.

Mordialloc by 50 points.


Hallam vs Bentleigh (Hallam Reserve)

In a matchup of two-win sides, Hallam returns home to take on Bentleigh at Hallam Reserve to close Round 11.

Hallam put up a strong fight against Oakleigh District, but could not make the most of their chances.

Bentleigh were also at the end of defeat but were not wasteful with any of their chances.

This will go down to the wire and the bigger and stronger Hallam side will just come away with the win.

Hallam by 5 points.

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