Last year’s finalists fall down the ladder, whilst two contenders take a hit

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Annie Ireland

Caulfield Grammarians continued their fall down the ladder this weekend, losing to Coburg by the narrowest of margins. Meanwhile, the top four in William Buck Premier Women’s played off against each other this weekend, with Kew and St Kevins proving they are the real deal, knocking off the other contenders in Old Scotch and Collegians.

Coburg secured a narrow 2-point win over Caulfield Grammarians, with a goal in the last quarter putting them ahead for the first time in the game and most importantly at the final siren. Caulfield got on the ball early, kicking three goals in the first quarter, but only managing another two for the game which ultimately cost them the match. Last year’s grand finalists have now fallen to seventh on the ladder as Coburg jumps up to sixth.

Stephanie Filbay and Sheridan Bennett were the Lions’ best, both kicking two goals, whilst Marguerite Purcell was Caulfield’s best. Next up, Coburg will host West Brunswick in what should be a close game, whilst Caulfield will host a tough opponent in Collegians.

Having beat SKOB and Caulfield over the last few weeks, Old Scotch would have come into this clash as the favourites and looking for their fourth win in a row. However, Kew spoiled their party and snapped their winning streak. A two-goal to one second quarter was ultimately the difference, with Scotch playing catch up for the rest of the match and falling one goal short. Kew now take retain spot, whilst Old Scotch falls to fourth.

Mia Caffry was best on for Scotch, whilst Amelia Dawborn was Kew’s best after kicking two goals. Tennille Nash also kicked two goals for Kew. Lily Barr was once again in Kew’s best for the fifth time this season. Next week, Kew will take part in a top of the table clash against St Kevins in what will be the match of the round, whilst Old Scotch will travel to take on Fitzroy.

SKOB returned fresh from the bye with a dominant showing over Collegians, winning by 38 points. Collegians failed to score a goal for the game, managing only five points and none after half time. This had promised to be an exciting match between two top-four teams however, unfortunately did not live up to the hype. Collegians only move to third on the ladder, whilst SKOB are back in second place.

Emily Sainty was Collegians best. Zara Guss was SKOB’s best, whilst Emily Condon was once again in the best for the fifth time this season. Next up, Collegians will travel to Glen Huntly Oval to play Caulfield in the morning, whilst in the afternoon, St Kevins will host Kew in a top of the table clash.

West Brunswick recorded their third win in a row against Melbourne Uni Women’s, only allowing them to kick one goal, which came in the final quarter. The Magpies set themselves up for the game in the first quarter, scoring 32 points in the first quarter to Melbourne Uni’s zero. It was a pretty dire affair for the rest of the game, with a total of 17 points between the teams scored after quarter time.

Sophie Stewart scored three goals for the Magpies, whilst Isabella Robson was Melbourne Uni’s sole goal scorer. Taylah Watson was best on for Brunswick whilst Nell Washington was Melbourne Uni’s best. Next up, West Brunswick play Coburg whilst Melbourne Uni Women’s have the bye.