The wet weather wasn’t enough to hold back the adrenaline-fueled, football-playing abilities of Premier B Women over the weekend.
It was lovely weather, not only for the ducks on but also for the Old Yarra Cobras who scored 17 goals and 11 behinds against the ladies from North Brunswick.
North Brunswick came off a week with a bye, optimistic and hoping to finally leave their mark for the first time this season, which seemed possible up until the end of the second quarter. With three chances at goal, it was accuracy that let them down, and not for the lack of effort from Mary Natalianis who was deemed best player.
Can they lift their game up against the ladies from the other side of Brunswick in the next round?
Iliana Zarfiriou , fighting for her spot as leading goal kicker, achieved an incredible five goals for her team but was not alone, working alongside best-on-field Zoe Scanlon. Although the Cobras triumphed, with a 110-point margin in the final scores, they are second on the ladder with next week’s home match putting them head-to-head against the marvellous Mazenod.
Aquinas headed towards the salty sea breeze to take on the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers in round 4. In a nail-biting game with only a 13-point margin in closing scores, it was the talented Tigers who reigned supreme.
It was a battle of the Lauras, with Laura Amelung kicking three goals for the Tigers and Laura McHugh scoring two for Aquinas, both leading goal kickers for their teams.
Nina Coghill put on a best-player performance, showing off her amazing abilities, and bringing her team over the line.
Can she keep up her extraordinary efforts at the home of Richmond Central next week?
Will Aquinas come back for revenge against the Monash Blues next round? The last time they met, the Blues came out on top, but with players such as best-on-field Natasha Derksen, a win may be on the horizon.
The Monash Blues travelled to the home of Mazenod over the weekend with their heads held high. In a game that could have been anyone’s, it was the Blues who came out on top, with three goals and six behinds.
Mazenod had a particularly hard time making their mark this week. Erin Bunter was a stand-out player for Mazenod, who focused on defending against the bustling Blues to shorten the gap between final scores.
It was another week of triumph, for the Blues, still sitting comfortably on top of the ladder. Success could not have been achieved without the contribution of goal-kicking superstars Ella Stephenson, Molly McFarlane and Caitlin Williams, as well as best player Brooke Thompson.
The Blues will play in a familiar environment next week with a home game against the aspirant Aquinas. Mazenod will be heading to the habitat of the competent Cobras.
The ladies from Brunswick and Richmond Central had a bye over the weekend but will come back in round five with all guns blazing.
Iliana Zarfiriou from the Cobras had another fantastic week, maintaining her spot as the leading goal scorer of Premier B Women’s with 12 goals. In second is Molly McFarlane from the Blues with 7 goals, followed by Cobra player Talia Limburg with six. Laura Amelung from the Tigers and Penny Cula-Reid also from the Cobras are not far behind with four goals each.