Monash occupy top-spot as Brunswick best creates success

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Eden Hayes

Muddy grounds and the winter chill set the scene for an eventful day filled with astonishing marks, hard-hitting tackles, and jaw-dropping goals, in round 8 of Premier B Women’s.

Heading to the den of the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers was Mazenod OC, after losses for both teams in round 7. With some great defensive skills from both teams in the first quarter, it wasn’t until the second period that points were scored by the Tigers. Mazenod tried their best to catch up, specifically in the third quarter scoring their first and only goal, but unfortunately on this occasion were unsuccessful, with a 16-point-margin between the final scores.

Trying her best to withhold the power of the SBMT, Charlotte Skinner scored Mazenod’s only goal as well as working alongside Emily Boatman who was deemed best on field for her team. With a home game in round nine up against the competitive Cobras, Mazenod is left to question whether they can lift their game.

This week’s goal kicking superstars for SBMT, Courtney Ward and Alanah Strode will head North Brunswick in round 9, alongside best on field Olivia Steinfort, hopefully creating more success with their team.

The Old Yarra Cobras rose to the occasion once again, against Aquinas OC, with a 30-point-margin between the final scores.

Although the strength of the Cobras was too strong, Cadhla Schmidli and Sophie Pattenson tried their best to shorten the margin.

The Cobras secret weapon Illiana Zarfiriou scored yet another goal for her team this week, as well as Lou Podmore, Ellen Buckley, Belinda Wreidt and Belinda Harris. Hilary Donelan claimed best-on-field.

The Cobras will be up against the mighty Mazenod ladies in round nine and Aquinas will play a home game against the ladies from Brunswick.

It was an unfortunate game for North Brunswick who were unable to make their mark against the Monash Blues, who had the game in the bag from the very first quarter.

A total of 11 goals were kicked by the Blues, with Molly McFarlane, Johannah Dallas and Emma Draffin scoring two goals each and Alicia Myers being deemed best-on-field. They will take on Richmond Central this weekend.

Sadly, the season hasn’t been very successful for North Brunswick, who struggled to claim a win over the weekend. Is there victory on the horizon for the ladies from North Brunswick, in their upcoming match against the SBMT, or will the tigers reign supreme?

When Richmond Central met Brunswick on Saturday, it was the ladies in the purple, white and green who took home the win. In a game that was anyone’s up until the third quarter, it was Brunswick who created the 46-point-margin between the final scores.

Up against the Monash Blues in round 9, viewers will keep their eyes on Richmond’s best player from the previous match, Ebony Hoiberg.

Auggie Ross was a goal-kicking machine for her team, scoring a total of three goals as well as claiming best-on-field in Brunswick’s best game of the season so far. Next week, Brunswick head to the home grounds of Aquinas OC.

Illiana Zarfiriou is constantly working hard to stay ahead in the race to becoming the leading goal-scorer, currently with a total of 16 goals. Molly McFarlane from the blues is not far behind with 13, followed Laura Amelung from the tigers and Talia Limburg from the cobras both on 9, and Johannah Dallas from the blues on 7.