Cobras give Monash the blues in a long-awaited match against their top competition

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Eden Hayes

The Old Yarra Cobras hosted their top competition over the weekend, the Monash Blues, who have been topping the ladder for the majority of the season. In a match where defensive efforts peaked, the Cobras were triumphant, stealing the show and beating the Blues by 11 points. Although it was a week of success for the Cobras, it is still the Blues in top position, with goal percentage separating the teams.

Johannah Dallas stepped up for her team, scoring Monash’s only goal, and Caitlin Williams using her defensive talents to shorten the margin between the final scores. Alannah Murray and Illiana Zafiriou made their contributions, scoring one goal each for the Cobras, with Mia Giannopoulos displaying a best-on-field performance.

Next round the Cobras will come head-to-head with the mighty Mazenod OC as the Blues take on the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers.

In what was a close encounter, Brunswick came home victorious from their outing to the home grounds on Mazenod OC over the weekend. It was a match that had viewers on the edge of their seats with a margin of three points between the final outcomes.

Although Mazenod suffered an unfortunate loss, it was a joyous weekend for Nolene Kingi who scored two goals and worked alongside best player Wyinta Cengiz-Mawson. Hopefully, these efforts will continue in next week’s home match against the Cobras. Charlotte Skinner was a major contribution to Brunswick’s success, by scoring two goals for her team. Madison Bromley was a stand-out player for Brunswick and was deemed best-on-field. Can they continue their celebrations after next round’s match against Aquinas OC?

Richmond Central played a home match on Saturday with the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers reigning supreme, as accuracy was a major downfall.

Scoring a total of six goals and four behinds, Laura Amelung and Tanisha Binios contributed two goals each with Olivia Watkins and Courtney Ward scoring one goal each.

Best player was awarded to Madeleine Tilley who displayed great persistence. Although unsuccessful, Georgia Mcdonald scored a goal for Richmond, with Katherine Brown, putting on an incredible defensive performance as their best player.

Next week Richmond Central will head to the home grounds of North Brunswick, and the tigers will trek to the home of the Monash Blues.

Aquinas OC left the home grounds of North Brunswick on Saturday afternoon with their heads held high, in a match that was theirs from the very beginning. In another unfortunate game for North Brunswick, they were unable to make their mark, scoring only two behinds, to Aquinas’ 7.13. Mary Ntalianis was recognised for her efforts, as best-on-field for Brunswick.

It was an outstanding week for Aquinas representative Sienna Jones who scored three goals and was also deemed best-on-field.  Also contributing to their success was Hannah Mclean, Jenna White, Aisling Broderick and Holly Spicer who scored one goal each. Can Sienna continue to step up for her team in next week’s match against Brunswick and will North Brunswick finally reign supreme, up against Richmond Central?

Illiana Zafiriou, still in the lead, now with a total of 18 goals, followed by Molly Mcfarlane in second with 14. In third is Laura Amelung on 13 goals with Tahlia Limburg not far behind with 11, and Holly Spicer with 9.