Top 4 have their feet on the gas heading into finals

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The Old Yarra Cobras continue their rampage in Premier B Women’s with another dominant performance, defeating North Brunswick. With a home ground advantage, the Cobras felt right at home from the outset.

This was inevitably going to be quite the mountain to climb for North Brunswick who unfortunately were not able to register a single score for the match. Celeste Ramnac led from the front in a tough contest to earn herself best on ground for North Brunswick.

The Cobras shared the ball, with 5 different goal scorers, combining for a 67 – 0 victory. Alyssa Bernardo was best on for her side and will be looking to back it up next week when the Cobras take on Mazenod. North Brunswick, still looking for their first 4 points of the season will face St Bedes/Mentone Tigers away.

In the closest match up of the round, between fourth and fifth, Brunswick took on St Bedes/Mentone Tigers. After the first quarter it appeared to be anyone’s game, with St Bedes only 7 points ahead. From that point onwards Brunswick had lost their steam and did not hit the scoreboard for the remainder of the game.

The Tigers extended their lead at every break with a dominant 6-goal feat in the second term. Laura Amelung led the charge in front of goals, kicking 5 majors for the day, while Chloe Saulty was best on. Noelene Kingi was the sole goal scorer for Brunswick.

Brunswick will be looking to get back on the winners list in Round 15 as they face Richmond Central, while St Bedes/Mentone host North Brunswick.

Although out of finals contention, Mazenod were looking to finish strong in the backend of their season, and they faced a formidable opponent in Aquinas. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go their way and Aquinas were able to piece together their sixth consecutive win, making them a genuine finals contender.

Mazenod registered their first and only goal in the fourth quarter which came from Kiara Lo Surdo. Charlotte Skinner produced a best on ground performance for her side, with the Mazenod defence doing well to keep the final margin to only 29 points.

Aquinas walked away with the 4 points, however their inaccuracy in front of the big sticks cost them a great percentage, which is something they’ll no doubt be looking to hone in on ahead of finals. Melanie Hogg was best on with a goal of her own for Aquinas.

Looking ahead to Round 15, Aquinas take on top-of-the-table Monash Blues, whilst Mazenod travel to face the Old Yarra Cobras.

The last game of the round saw a complete display of dominance by ladder leaders, Monash Blues, over Richmond Central. With only one loss for the season to the Blues, it was always going to be a tough day at the office for Richmond. However, at not one point did they throw in the towel; a courageous display led by Cindy Hua.

Emma Draffin led the charge on the scoreboard for Monash, with 4 goals for the day to contribute to her sides final score of 65. This was the second match of the round whereby the losing side were kept scoreless.

Monash are not looking to slow down with finals just around the corner and will need to bring the same composure next round against Aquinas. Richmond Central will be looking for redemption when they face Brunswick for the second time this season.