Carey end four-game winless streak, Stars stop Hearts

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Old Carey ended a four-game losing streak with a comprehensive 29-point victory over Hampton Rovers at Ludstone St Oval. Just one goal was kicked by each side to the half time break before the Panthers skipped away with a four-goal third term. Marli Wilkinson was the Panthers’ best for the fourth game in a row, while Katherine Newton (3) and Jamie Head (2) kicked five of their side’s six goals. Tarryn Hurst was a lone soldier up forward for the luckless Rovers as she kicked both their goals and took her season tally to 15 from nine games. Both sides sit seventh and eighth on the ladder.

Beaumaris continued their winning ways with a thrilling six-point victory over Old Brighton at Banksia Reserve. Trailing by two points at the main break, the Sharks kicked two goals to one in the second half to edge past the local rivals. Simone Payton and Jemima Kelly were standouts for the Sharks, as was India Tait in her return to the Tonners’ line-up. Old Brighton’s Emily Grant top-scored with two goals for the game. Neither side moved from their spot in second and third on the ladder.

Scotch Stars proved too strong for Old Haileybury at Princes Park in Caulfield, running out 19-point winners. Trailing by eight points at quarter time, the Stars booted six goals to two in the remaining three terms with Anna Hayes and Ingrid Howren kicking two each. Howren was named best afield alongside Lucy Morley and Charlotte Serafini. Jessica Wright top-scored with two goals for the fifth-placed Hearts after they were displaced in the four by Old Mentonians.

Old Mentonians entered the four with a 48-point win over Ajax at Keysborough Playing Fields. Seven unanswered goals in the first three quarters paved the path for the Panthers and it wasn’t until the fourth when the Jackettes kicked their first of the day. Mackenzie Bascombe kicked three goals in a BOG performance for the Panthers, while Hannah Stuart and Meaghan Medcraft booted two each. Jessica Marget was the best of the Jackettes and Madeline Smart was their sole goal kicker.