Rovers make it consecutive wins as Beauy remain undefeated

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Lauren Atkinson

Round 5 kicked off with a bang in Division 1 Women’s, with the two previously unbeaten sides, Beaumaris and Old Brighton meeting at Beaumaris Secondary College.

Both sides came into the game knowing the importance that it held, with top spot on the ladder up for grabs.

The game proved to be as exciting as expected, with both teams showing periods of dominance. When the final siren blew, it was Beaumaris who managed to run away with the points, defeating Old Brighton by four points.

With perfect weather conditions, goals were aplenty. Samantha Mclean and Daisy Lockart lead the way with three goals each, while Jasmine Shepherd and Lily Tait had two apiece.

Ashley Van Rooyen played an instrumental part in the Sharks win, supported by Sarah Collins and Mikala Clarke, whereas the Taits shone brightest for Old Brighton, with Lily Tait, Jasmine Tait and India Tait all featuring in the bests.

Old Brighton will look to get their revenge when they host Beaumaris in the final round of the season, in what will surely be an intriguing match.

The next match of the round saw Hampton Rovers get their second win of the season, defeating Old Geelong by 14 points at home.

Old Geelong fought hard but were not able to get reward for their efforts, kicking a total of 2.8 for the day.

In a team best performance, Natasha Morris slotted two majors for the Rovers, who now sit at 7th place on the ladder. Old Geelong sit second from the bottom and will be hoping for a win next week to get themselves out of the relegation zone.

Next up, Old Melburnians showed that they are not messing around in Division 1 with a convincing win over Marcellin OC. The Omelettes kicked 3.13 while keeping the Sheagles to just two behinds for the whole game.

Lucy Chesterfield and Georgia Dunlop were superb for Old Melburnians, supported by a strong effort up forward from Ellen Williams, who kicked two of their three majors.

While Old Melburnians should be full of confidence after winning their first two games in Division 1, they will need to work on their accuracy during the week if they hope to beat the ladder leaders, Beaumaris, next weekend.

Old Haileybury have lost their spot in the top four, after losing to Old Xaverians by three goals on Saturday. Whilst only down by 7 points at three quarter time, any hope of a comeback for Old Haileybury was quelled by a three goal haul for Old Xaverians in the fourth quarter.

Pulomaja Gardiyawasam impressed for Old Haileybury while Sophia Rothfield and Tahryn Mant were best for the winning side with two goals each.

Old Haileybury will look to get back on the winner’s list when they travel to Como Park next week to face Old Geelong.

The final match up saw Old Camberwell Grammarians kick the highest score of the round to topple Hawthorn AFC by 77 points,

Claire Murray was gallant in defeat, kicking the Hawks’ only goal, while Eloise Defina kicked a whopping 7 goals in a dominant display for Old Camberwell.