Saints hold off Blues, Wellers turn it around

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Lucy Lechich

Coming off the back off four losses in a row, Old Camberwell turned it around against Mazenod when they came out 16-point winners at Gordon Barnard Reserve. The two sides were neck and neck throughout the majority of the clash, Mazenod even taking the quarter time lead. However, Old Camberwell lifted their standard for the remainder of the game and proved too strong for the winless Mazenod, now 0 and 6 for the season. Amelia Robison with 2 goals, Steph Defina, Deana Booth and Jane Cuningham were amongst Old Camberwell’s best and helped edge them over the line, whilst outstanding efforts for Mazenod were shown by Molly Noone and Rebekah Watson.

West Brunswick continued their flawless season to date when they ran out 72-point winners against the struggling Brunswick Renegades at McAlister Oval. The Renegades managed just one single goal for the entirety of the encounter, coming in the final quarter. West Brunswick dominated on the scoreboard kicking 10.19, with accuracy perhaps the only aspect of their performance that could be improved. Donna Yeatman had a blinder, kicking a bag of 5 goals, posing as an instrumental target up forward along with last year’s leading goal kicker Laura Jago with 2. The Renegades’ Hannah Musil and Clare Woodhouse fought hard for their side despite the loss.

Old Geelong have strung two consecutive wins together, asserting themselves as finals contenders when they defeated the gallant Collegians at Harry Trott Oval by 12 points. In a low-scoring affair, Old Geelong kicked the first goal of the game, however Collegians kicked an equaliser to bring their deficit to only 1 point at the half time break. Old Geelong managed to kick the only two goals left of the game to win the match in a relatively close finish. Ally Kirkwood was named in the best as she is on a consistent basis, alongside Elizabeth Slattery and Mimi Bones. Amelia Peck and Christine Nancarrow were Collegians’ best performers.

In the match of the round for the Premier B Blue fixture, St Mary’s Salesian defeated Monash Blues by six-point winners at Frearson Oval. The Saints, who had just two wins prior to this week’s match, kicked three of the first four goals by three quarter time, and had the nerve to hold the Blues off when they kicked two goals in a mini comeback in the final term. Stephanie Lawrence top-scored with two goals for the Saints while teammates Eliza Stanley and Chloe Soderstrom continued their outstanding individual form. Xanthea Dewez was named BOG for the Blues for the third time this season, making it a sixth straight game where she was included in the best players.

Round 7 Fixture

Old Geelong vs Mazenod

St Mary’s Salesian vs Collegians

Old Camberwell vs West Brunswick

Brunswick Renegades vs Monash Blues