Round 13 sees one team send a big message to the rest of the competition

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Annie Ireland

It was back to work in the Premier Women’s competition this weekend, with all teams refreshed after a week off due to the bye and Big V representative game. The Big V Women’s side triumphed over Perth with a 63-point victory, with Bree Doyle starring as captain and Molly Simpson finishing the game with a three-goal bag.

Old Scotch has sent a big message to the rest of the competition, defeating Kew by 36 points. The victory marks Kew’s first loss for the season, and they now find themselves equal first with SKOB on 10 wins apiece.

Kew were limited to just one goal for the game via Grace Osborne, whilst the Cardinals piled on four goals in the first half. However, their second half was marred by inaccuracy, scoring 1.8 for the rest of the game. This would be something they’d look to correct before we hit finals as it could cost them a spot in the grand final depending on the opposition.

Sophie Angie was best on ground for the Cardinals, whilst Caitlin Thorne and Billie Holloway both featured after each scoring a goal. Kew has not yet uploaded their best players for the game.

Next week, Old Scotch will host Caulfield in a big game at Camberwell, whilst Kew will travel to Brunswick St to play Fitzroy.

On a weekend of big victories of course reigning premiers St Kevin’s were involved in the action, with a 44-point victory over Coburg. Coburg were limited to a singular behind for the entirety of the game in what was their toughest game for the season.

For St Kevin’s it was the usual suspects getting involved once again, with Sarah Cameron kicking three goals to be best on ground for the first time this season. Sarah Betts and Bree Doyle featured in the best once again, whilst Margaret Gleeson also earnt a place after kicking two goals.

On a tough day for the Lions, Dacia Abela and Tayla Dinuccio led from the front.

St Kevin’s host Collegians next weekend who will be fresh from a two week break and raring to go, whilst Coburg will go to McAlister Oval to play West Brunswick.

Caulfield Grammarians victory over West Brunswick on Saturday sees them sit one game outside of the top four and with a game against Old Scotch next weekend, they could find themselves inside there depending on the way other results swing.

Their 31-point win was a high scoring affair, finishing the game with 8.11. Whilst it was an inaccurate first quarter for Grammarians, with 2.7, they rectified this after quarter time, going on to kick 6.4 for the remainder of the game.

Serena Kuo was evidently best on ground, kicking three goals in the game. Tarryn Hurst and Chloe O’Malley also continued their strong form in front of goal, with two goals each. O’Malley is now sitting second on the goalkicker leader board with 16 goals for the season, only four behind St Kevin’s Catherine Stanton.

West Brunswick did not upload their goalkickers or best players at the time of writing.

Next weekend, Caulfield face the Cardinals whilst West Brunswick has a more evenly matched opponent in Coburg.

Fitzroy recorded the biggest victory of the weekend, with a 46-point win over Melbourne Uni Women’s. It was a big turnaround from the last time these two teams played back in Round 5, when Melbourne Uni won by 20 points.

It was a day of celebration, with the win being Fitzroy’s second for the season and first since Round 4.

Melbourne Uni was goalless for the entire game, kicking two behinds in the second quarter and only one after that. On a tough day, Tahlia Meier was their best. Georgina Bennett and Robyn Randell both had two goals for Fitzroy in what was an accurate game, kicking 8.1 for the day. Sarah Lynas was their best for a second time this season.

Next week, Melbourne Uni will be able to reset with the bye, whilst Fitzroy face a tough opponent in Kew.