Blues demote Cobras from the top of the ladder

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Eden Hayes

Highs were plentiful this over the weekend for many Premier B Women’s players over the weekend.

After slithering their way to the top last week, the Old Yarra Cobras headed to the den of the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers. 

The Tigers started off strong, scoring 14 points to the Cobra’s 1 in the first quarter. With not much action in the second term, both teams picked up their game, with 22 points each at the end of the third period. The final quarter is when the Tigers put the game to bed creating a 21-point margin between the final scores.

The Tigers approached the game with great determination and due to 6 goal-kicking superstars and best-on-field Nina Coghill, they were able to attain their first win of the season. Many of the players were also able to score their first goal for the season with other players such as Madeline Pearson continuing her goal-kicking efforts from last week.

Unfortunately for the Cobras who were coming off a week of highs, they were not able to maintain their victory streak. This was not for the lack of effort from goal-kickers Tahlia Limburg, Madeline Collins and Penny Cula-Reid, as well as best-player Jacqui Morton.

Next week the Cobras will be heading North Brunswick way while the Tigers take on Aquinas on their home roots.

Monash Blues, coming off a win, undertook a battle at their home ground against Hawthorn AFC who unfortunately suffered another loss.

The Blues have continued their winning streak for the third week in a row, regaining their spot at the top of the ladder. They played with incredible strength and dedication from the get-go and throughout the entirety of the match with leading goal kicker Molly McFarlane obtaining three goals.

Ella Stephenson, Stacey Barbagallo, Johannah Dallas kicked two goals each as well as Ainslee Elliott who was deemed best player.

Can the Blues continue their winning streak at the home of Mazenod next round?

The Hawks are left feeling defeated for the second week in a row. With players such as Mia Mathias attaining two goals and Alexander Crough’s abilities on the field, it is with hope the team can secure a win, in a familiar environment, with a home match coming up against Richmond Central.

Aquinas achieved victory for the first time this season against Richmond Central. It was a game where accuracy needed to be improved for both teams with Richmond scoring 4 behinds and Aquinas OC securing one goal and six behinds.

Just like Hawthorn, it is Richmond’s second loss in a row and with these teams going head-to-head next week one of them will hopefully once again be victorious. With fantastic efforts from Laura Quinton, Tenille Moselen, Claire Schelske, Kellie Birkett, and Julie Dortmans a win may be on the horizon for the Hawks.

Aquinas OC came off a week with a bye, with the energy and confidence to succeed. All thanks to the goal-kicking machine Meg Dargan, putting on a best-player performance and brought her team over the line to achieve their first win this year. Can they continue their triumph next round in Mentone against the sizzling St Bedes/Mentone Tigers?

Continuing their success were the ladies from Brunswick, who went head-to-head against Mazenod. It was once again a game where the accuracy of the players was crucial but needed to be improved.

Mazenod OC was the first to make their mark and was in front up until the third term when Brunswick lifted their game, generating a 21-point margin in the final scores. Stephanie Rogers kicked Mazenod OC’s only goal and Mikaela Buccella contributed her skills assisting her team to reduce the margin.

Back on their home deck next week Mazenod OC will go head-to-head against the mighty Monash Blues.

Brunswick’s Danielle Hagan had a sensational weekend attaining two goals and playing alongside best-on-field Wyinta-Cengiz Mawson to secure a win for their team. They continued their incredible efforts from last weekend and with a bye coming up next week they will hopefully come back stronger than ever in round five.

It is Illiana Zarfiriou from the Cobras with seven goals in the lead with Molly McFarlane from the Blues sneaking up behind on six goals. Tahila Limburg also from the Cobras is in third with five goals, followed by Ainslee Elliott and Danielle Hagan both on three goals.

With the mighty Monash Blues back on top of the ladder, supporters question whether they will be able to maintain their place, or will there be a new team in the lead next week.

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