MCC claim first win of 2021, Guns & Falcons end in a tie

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Nick Armistead

There is a clear leader after two rounds of Division 4 Women’s with Parkdale Vultures sitting on top of the ladder and boasting a percentage of 923%. The Vultures, who have the highest points for and lowest against, dominated from the outset in the Round 2 clash with Elsternwick and ran out 67-point winners. 29 scoring shots to two tells the tale of the Vultures’ supremacy after kicking four unanswered goals in the first term and coming home with another five to one thereafter. After playing two seasons of Youth Girls with Beaumaris from 2017-18, Jamie-Lee Munn made her senior debut for the Vultures and booted a match-high five goals. Her previous highest tally was two as a junior. Natalie Jensen also found success in front of goal with three, while Sienna Symons continued her early season form. Olivia Powell was the sole scorer and Ashleigh Bransden was a standout for the Wicks as they sit in seventh spot and continue their search for their first win when they meet the MCC this weekend.

The Wicks will certainly have their work cut out for them after MCC FC found form over the weekend and defeated Parkside by 71 points at Pitcher Park. It was a goal kicking masterclass from the MCC forwards, with Estelle Ashkar (3), Alexandra Clayton (3) and Aish Ravi (2) each kicking multiples and leading the Dees to a final tally of 11.6. Clayton, who came in for her first game since slotting 33 goals in 2018, picked up where she left off with a BOG performance. While the Red Devils failed to kick a goal just one week after accounting for the Wicks, they were well led by Kayla Sutcliffe and Hannah Baird. The MCC will enter their Round 3 match against the Wicks as firm favourites while Parkside will host the Falcons in a twilight fixture at Pitcher Park.

In what transpired as the match of the round, De La Salle and Albert Park could not be split at the final siren as they played out a 20-all draw at Bill Woodfull Oval. The Guns took an early lead with two consecutive goals in the first term but were met with a valiant Falcons outfit that slowly clawed their way back into the contest with three of the last four goals of the match. De La OG and former Casey Demons midfielder, Sally Fyfield, starred in her first game this season, while Ilena Gentile kicked two of their three goals. With a goal and a mountain of disposals to her name, Jo Griffin was outstanding for the Falcons for the second week in a row, as was Claudia Bowers and Caroline Pullen. The Falcons will look to bounce back against the Red Devils, while the Guns will host a refreshed Swinburne Uni at Basil St Reserve.

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