Omelettes scrambled as Beaumaris prove unstoppable

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Lauren Atkinson

Beaumaris continue their undefeated streak after beating Marcellin OC by four goals on Saturday morning. While Marcellin fought hard until the end, it was not enough to come close to the mighty Sharks. A strong second quarter for the Sheagles would have given the side some hope coming into the second half, but they were only able to add one more major to their final score.

Hayley Carlson stood out for Marcellin, supported by the in-form Alana Pane and Charlotte McGilp. For Beaumaris, Samantha Baisas and Caley Ryan excelled once again, while Samantha Mclean secured her position at the top of the goal kicking tally by adding another two goals to her season total.

Old Haileybury have returned to the winner’s list after a solid win over Hampton Rovers. Old Haileybury held a narrow lead for the whole day but determined not to let the win slip away from them, they put in an impressive fourth quarter to end the day with a game-high margin of 15 points. Chelsea Frawley and Taylah Vines-Chapple (2 goals) lead by example for the Hearts, while Maisy Evans (2 goals) was clear best on ground for the Rovers for the second week in a row.

After losing despite having an equal number of scoring shots, Hampton Rovers will need to put serious work into their forward craft this week if they want to have a chance at beating top-of-the-ladder, Beaumaris, next week.

The match-up between Old Xaverians and Old Geelong saw Old Geelong make their case as finals contenders as they kept Old Xaverians to a single major for the day.

Old Geelong set the tone early, keeping Old Xaverians scoreless while kicking two goals themselves. Old Xaverians’ only goal of the day came through the hard work of Katharine Mullins in the second quarter. Though the game was within reach at the main break, Old Xaverians only managed a further two behinds for the day which was simply not enough.

Tahryn Mant was valiant in defeat for Old Xaverians, while strong performances from Amy Halaby and Camilla Taylor helped get Old Geelong over the line. A special moment also saw 50-gamer Kathleen Dunn kick a goal in her milestone game.

Finishing 6th in William Buck Premier last year, Old Xaverians have now slumped to 9th place on the Division 1 ladder and must be wondering where it all went wrong.

Spectators at Rathmines Road Reserve watched on as Old Brighton went on a goal-kicking frenzy, in what eventuated to be an eight-goal demolition of Hawthorn AFC.

Tiger Doultree and Kitty Smyth put on a show with three goals each, while India Tait continued her outstanding form with a goal of her own and another best on ground performance. For the Hawks, Bree Gill held her own, kicking one of their two goals in a team-best performance.

Old Camberwell Grammarians have bounced back from their huge loss last week with an impressive victory over Old Melburnians. All it took was three goals for the winning side, as they kept the Omelettes goalless for the first time this season.

In the low scoring affair, it was ultimately a battle of accuracy, as Old Camberwell kicked three goals straight to Old Melburnians’ five behinds. Old Melburnians will be hoping for the hasty return of their leading goal kicker, Sophie Fraser, who was of noticeable absence this week, or will need to find other avenues to convert.

Alexandra Herrington and Maggie Wilson led from the front for Old Camberwell, while Jessica Harley and Georgia Dunlop fought hard all day for the Omelettes.