Thrilling round of upsets sees a ladder shake up

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Annie Ireland

This weekend saw a big round of upsets, with the underdog beating the higher ranked team in three out of four matches, in what is a big shake up before we head into the bye.

Caulfield Grammarians broke a three-match losing streak against Collegians on the weekend in what was an unexpected victory, with a massive 20 point to none, last quarter seeing them run out victorious. It was a slow start to the match for Caulfield, scoring only nine points for the first three quarters, whilst Collegians had dominated for the majority of the game.

Tarryn Hurst scored two goals for Grammarians, whilst Chloe O’Malley and Serena Kuo also scored a goal apiece to be named amongst the best.

Caulfield now have two weeks off before coming up against Collegians again in Round Ten in what will be another big clash, whilst the Purple Army will host Fitzroy after the bye.

Kew sits undefeated on top of the ladder and really proved their premiership credentials on the weekend, knocking off St Kevins in what was a thrilling two-point victory. SKOB mounted a late resurgence, kicking a goal in the last quarter compared to zero from Kew, in what would’ve sent some scares through the Kew camp.

Luckily enough, Kew always managed to stay on top at the end of every quarter and most importantly at the final change. Bree Doyle was again SKOB’s best on ground for the fourth time this season and has only missed having her name amongst the best once. The same goes for Sarah Betts, who has only missed out on being in the best twice. Amelia Dawborn was Kew’s best, whilst Catia Cococcia, Paige Trajkovski and Lara Stevens all scored goals.

Kew will host Melbourne Uni after the bye, whilst SKOB will travel to McAlister Oval to play West Brunswick.

Old Scotch had a big win over Fitzroy, bouncing back from last weekend’s narrow loss. Scotch was kicking extremely accurately, booting 9.4 for the match, with only one behind in each quarter. Fitzroy tried to mount a surge in the last quarter, kicking their only three goals of the match but unfortunately, it was too little too late.

Jade Wise was the clear best on ground, kicking three goals, whilst Lucy Morley and Georgie Kerr also scored multiple goals. Sunday Brisbane featured in Fitzroy’s best for the third week in a row, also adding a second goal to her name, whilst Lauren Atkinson was the best once again.

In Round 9, Fitzroy have a tough opponent in Collegians, whilst Old Scotch hosts the Coburg Lions.

The third narrow defeat of the round saw Coburg prevail by two points, with a final quarter behind ensuring them the win. A dominant third quarter performance ultimately set them up for the win, scoring 19 points to West Brunswick’s 11. Unfortunately for the Magpies, their inaccuracy in front of goals, scoring eight behinds, cost them the game at the end of the day.

Lauren Collis scored two goals for Coburg, whilst Sheridan Bennett scored her third goal of the season and was named the Lions’ best. For the Magpies, Kristy De Pellegrini, Lucy Parrington and Mia Amon were all goal scorers, with Taylah Watson the best. Despite the loss, West Brunswick are still sitting in fifth position, one win ahead of Coburg in sixth.

West Brunswick and Coburg both have tough matchups and will need to prepare adequately over the bye, playing St Kevins and Old Scotch respectively.