Women's Football Round Review
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ROUND 5 REVIEW
By Daniel Ewart
East Brighton 11.13 (79) def Lyndale 0.1 (1)
East Brighton returned to the winners list with a thumping 78-point victory over Lyndale at Hurlingham Park.
Rebekah Halprin and Aish Ravi led the way for the Vampires, kicking three goals each, while Renee Hayward put in another strong performance.
For Lyndale, Chantelle Marshall and Samantha Panozzo had decent games, but it was tough going for the team, as they failed to register a score after the first quarter.
East Brighton’s control over the game was illustrated by their four goals last quarter to really seal the victory over Lyndale, who will head into the week off with just the one win on the board.
East Brighton now has four wins and sits third, only trailing Oakleigh District on percentage.
Oakleigh District 1.2 (8) def by Murrumbeena 11.11 (77)
The stage was set for an epic top of the table clash, but it was Murrumbeena who showed their class to emerge victorious by 69 points over Oakleigh District at Princes Highway Reserve.
Amran Ibrahim was one of the best on the day, as she kicked three goals to lead the way for Beena. Strong showings also came from the likes of Rebecca Niclasen and Brianna Hayes, while Danielle Wearne kicked two to take her season tally to 23.
Emily McIntyre kicked Oakleigh’s only goal for the day to take her total to 33, 10 ahead of nearest rival, Wearne. Jessica Szalek and Jordan Mifsud were also good performers on the day.
Murrumbeena now sit four points clear at the top heading into the Queen’s Birthday weekend, with Oakleigh District in second and hungry to redeem this loss when the teams meet again in Round 12.
Mordialloc 13.9 (87) def Highett 0.0 (0)
Mordialloc had a dominant performance with an 87-point victory over last-placed Highett at Ben Kavanagh Reserve.
Gabrielle Boyle kicked five, leading the way for the home side. Jessica Vivian and Mel Gratton, who kicked three and two respectively, joined her on the scoresheet.
The win leaves Mordialloc in fourth with a win being the difference between them and the teams in third and fifth. Highett still sit on the bottom, but will hope that the week off can spark a change of fortunes.
Endeavour Hills 10.9 (69) def Bentleigh 4.7 (31)
Endeavour Hills emerged 38-point victors against Bentleigh at Barry Simon Reserve.
Courtney Axisa took best on ground honours with five goals, while Houda Sidani kicked three of her own. Rebecca Sadler and Aleisha Lannigan were also key contributors for the victorious side.
For Bentleigh, Jessie Wong, Emma Medland, Anuschka Reinhardt and Zoe Reed were amongst the best, while also being the four goal kickers for the Demons.
The win leaves Endeavour Hills in fifth place, four points clear of Bentleigh who sit in sixth heading into the week off.
By Jess Mackey
Clayton 4.2 (26) def by South Yarra 6.8 (44)
South Yarra have earned their first win this week, after an impressive performance against Clayton where they made the most of every opportunity. Lucy Smith and Benita Grimaldi kicked two goals each, building a good buffer on the scoreboard.
Clayton fought back hard, but South Yarra just had more of the ball and were smarter with it, converting well on the scoreboard. Jessica Hollingsworth was crucial for her team’s success on the day, kicking one goal and having a strong presence on the field.
Port Melbourne 1.0 (6) def by Lyndhurst 8.12 (60)
Lyndhurst have had their second consecutive win, after beating Port Melbourne in a convincing manner. The Lightning had all of the ball, and got it moving forward well all day, having 20 scoring shots to Port Melbourne’s one.
Jessica Wilkins was outstanding, kicking two goals and making her presence felt by the Port Melbourne defenders. While Port Melbourne’s lone goal came from Lanie Maree Hynninen in the third quarter.
Frankston Dolphins 14.11 (95) def Chelsea Heights 0.1 (1)
The Frankston Dolphins have lived up to expectations this week, defeating Chelsea Heights by a whopping margin and showing the competition exactly why they are currently the best side in the competition. Frankston started strong, kicking seven goals just in the first quarter, and Stephanie Rummel kicked four goals in her side’s victory.
The undermanned Chelsea Heights side, had only twelve girls on the park this week and it is a testament to their resilience as a team that they continue to fight hard and do their best week after week.
Hallam 3.6 (24) def by Doveton Eagles 8.13 (61)
Doveton have solidified their position in third place on the ladder, after a much needed win this week against Hallam away. Danielle Noel had a huge impact on the game, kicking four goals in her team’s win, and Tammy Olsen was also crucial kicking two.
The Eagles were piling on the scoreboard pressure all day, but it was in the third quarter that they really kept Hallam out of the contest as they kicked 4.4 and kept the opposition scoreless. Late goals in the final quarter from Chloe Marquison and Emily Meszaros weren’t enough for Hallam to get back in it.