Marcellin vs Caulfield Grammarians
Is there any stopping a 9-0 Marcellin outfit? A dominant second quarter from the Eagles put a gap on the scoreboard that Caulfield Grammarians were simply unable to reduce, as they went down by 28 points. The Fields will be happy with their defensive efforts, holding the ladder leaders to just 4 goals, but an inability from the attacking end to hit the scoreboard proved their undoing. This was largely thanks to the defensive efforts from Eagle’s defenders Charlotte Grieve and Maddie Di Cosmo, whilst in just her second senior game, Lucja Boyd Singer showed she belonged at the level with 2 impressive goals. The midfield battle was tightly contested, with Iffy Donellan and Shanae Carter leading the way for the Fields, but it was Lily Pisasale who was able to take advantage of the service teammate Tess Ramsay provided in the ruck. The Eagles are now just 2 games away from an undefeated home and away season, whilst Caulfield will look to rebound in order to cement third position on the ladder heading into finals.
Old Trinity vs West Brunswick
With Old Trinity fighting for survival in Premier Women’s and West Brunswick desperate to lock away their spot in finals it was always going to be a tightly contested four quarters at Hudson Oval. The result belonged to the Magpies, walking away with a critical 9-point win that all but wraps up their spot in the top 4 for season 2021. In a low scoring affair, not a single point was added to either score in both the second and third quarters. Both teams found the scoreboard in the last quarter, but Trinity were simply unable to reduce the Magpie lead, despite inspiring efforts for Isabella Aikman and Vanessa Murphy. West Brunswick were led strongly by Belina Huynh and Kristy De Pellegrini, whilst Ellie Jones was impressive in her senior debut. Trinity’s form has turned for the better in the last month of footy, and that will need to continue for them to have a chance of avoiding relegation.
St Mary’s Salesian vs Old Xaverians
When the final siren sounded at Greythorn Park on Saturday, a William Buck Premier Women’s drought had been broken, as St Mary’s Salesian registered their first win of season 2021 with an inspiring 29-point victory over Old Xaverians. There was plenty at stake for Xavs, who needed to win to keep their finals hopes alive. However, they were held goalless in the second half and despite solid performances from Abbey Harangozo and Gabrielle Henderson, it was two goals from Keely James and a best on ground effort from Nicola Burns that powered St Mary’s to victory.
Kew vs SKOB Saints
Another week, another even spread of goal kickers powered SKOB Saints to an impressive 43-point win over Kew. It was the cliché ‘four quarter effort’ from the Saints, as they put through 2 goals each quarter. 3 of those goals belonged to Jessica Joyce and for the 8th time this season, there was another 2 goals next to the name of Sarah Cameron. Michaela Harding was a ball magnet for Kew, and for the Saints Ellie McLinden once again provided great run off half back. The highlight of the day for the Saints would have been the return of their skipper, Sophie Straford from long term injury.