Kew and SKOB remain undefeated whilst Coburg gallant in defeat

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Annie Ireland

Round 3 saw another exciting weekend in Premier Women’s, with Kew and SKOB remaining undefeated, whilst Coburg became the team closest to beating SKOB so far this year.

Collegians were handed their first loss of the season, as Kew continued on a dominant undefeated run. After being held goalless in the first quarter, Kew got on top for the rest of the game, kicking 3.6 to Collegians 1.1, with Collegians unable to score again after three quarter time.

Last years Grand Finalists are out for revenge in 2023, and doing so at the moment without the competitions best player, Dakota Villiva.

Collegians have made the jump into William Buck Premier and holding their own, despite going down to the Bears, coach Dom Lucarelli will be pleased with the start to the 2023 campaign for the ladies of the Harry Trott Oval.

Amelia Dawborn and Ashlea Melnikas both scored for Kew to be in the best players, whilst Lucy Aitken was best on ground.

Collegians will come up against West Brunswick next weekend, whilst Kew play Old Xavs.

Old Xaverians now sit winless at the bottom of the ladder and suffered another heavy loss at the hands of West Brunswick by 46 points.

The contest was even in the first quarter, with West Brunswick only leading by three. However, after the first quarter, Xavs were only able to score one point, compared to the Magpies’ 44 points.

It’s been a rough start to 2023 for the red and black army. Monica Clarke and Keirah Dowd were shining lights for Xavs’ in defeat which will provide some hope going forward.

Brighdin Walsh was the most damaging player on the ground with three goals, supported by Genevieve Walsh, also amongst the best for the Magpies.

Xavs have another tough game next weekend against Kew, whilst West Brunswick will play the third placed Collegians.

 

Fitzroy showed fight for the first half of the game, and were on top of Caulfield the entire first half. However, they’d only managed to score 1 point in the third quarter compared to Caulfield’s 16.

In the fourth quarter, the Fields blew the game out of the water, scoring four goals to Fitzroy’s one. Tarryn Hurst kicked three for Caulfield, whilst Ella Baxter was best on.

For Fitzroy, Simone Mooney was best on and managed to finish with a goal.

Caulfield will play Melbourne Uni next weekend in their home game, whilst Fitzroy come up in a tough match against Coburg at Piranha Park.

The was the most entertaining match of the round, and Coburg stepped right up to the challenge, becoming the closest team to beating SKOB this year. Despite the loss, the Lions should be proud of their efforts and continued their impressive start to their first season.

The biggest margin of the game wasn’t until the final siren went, with SKOB eventual 12 point winners. Prior to this, the Lions kept it to two points at half time and eight at three-quarter time, sticking with the reigning premiers the entire game.

Bree Doyle and Sarah Betts continued their impressive seasons to be best on once again, whilst Molly Simpson booted three for SKOB. For Coburg, Ruby Taranto kicked two, whilst Lauren Collis was their best.

Coburg will come up against Fitzroy next week, whilst St Kevins will play Old Scotch in a grudge match.

This was a big win for Old Scotch, beating Melbourne Uni at their home ground by 41 points. Scotch were behind in the first quarter, but kept Melbourne Uni to only one point after quarter time. Had they kicked more accurately, it could’ve been an even bigger margin at the final siren.

Millie Fraser Smith kicked two goals for Old Scotch, however it was youngster Sarah Poustie at the age of 17 who was their best.

Asha Price was a shining light for Melbourne Uni in defeat, kicking a goal and part of their best. Host of Inside the Boundary, Lucy Watkin also found her way onto the scoresheet for the Mugars.

Old Scotch will play SKOB at home next weekend in an enticing game, whilst Melbourne Uni will play Caulfield Grammarians.