Cobras with one final chance to wrestle the minor premiership from the clutches of the Blues

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Eden Hayes

With finals just around the corner, all 8 teams in Premier B Women’s were looking to finish on a high in the penultimate round, ahead of the last hoorah for 4 of our teams. Though, it was the top four who pulled out all their best moves.

After saying goodbye to a chance at finals, Brunswick are left feeling defeated again after their home match against Aquinas OC. Aquinas were simply too strong all day and the Nobs couldn’t keep them at bay.

Scoring Brunswick’s only goal was Augie Ross, while Morgyn McCarthy performed to the best of her abilities, earning herself best-on-field.

Hannah Mclean and Holly Spicer doubled up on goals this week, while Millie Edwards, Jenna White, Abby Guerin and Riley Christgoergl contributed one goal each as Kalen Winters put on a best-player performance.

Brunswick’s final match of the season will be against the Monash Blues, while Aquinas will come head-to-head against St Bedes/Mentone Tigers.

Sitting comfortably in fourth on the ladder is St Bedes/Mentone Tigers who defeated Richmond Central by a significant 76 points.

It was an exceptional week for SBMT, with Laura Amelung, Chloe Saultry and Maddison Wilson scoring an outstanding 3 goals each while Olivia Watkins, Eliza  Cooper and Madeline Pearson scored 1 goal each with Madeleine Tilley being deemed best player.

Kicking Richmond’s one and only goal was Christie Brewis working alongside best-on-field Alexis Smith, making the most of their last few games of the season.

In round 18 the Tigers will take an outing to the home grounds of Aquinas OC while Richmond plays their last match for the season against the Old Yarra Cobras.

It has been a tough season for North Brunswick suffering a total of 16 defeats, and unfortunately unable to leave their mark in this week’s match against the second-placed Old Yarra Cobras. 

The Cobras registered 7 individual goal scorers, including Georgia Hatton, Mikayla Plunkett, Lara Hausegger and Alyssa Bernado all with 1, while Iliana Zafiriou booted 3 and Tahlia Limburg scored 2 as did Emma Elliott who was deemed best afield.

Despite being unable to register a goal, the valiant efforts of Matilda Franks and Monique Goates are to be commended. The Cobras were just too strong and literally ran away with it, the Renegades unable to halt the onslaught.

North Brunswick will share their last game of the season with Mazenod OC while the Cobras head to the home grounds of Richmond Central.

The Monash Blues reigned supreme once again, in their match against Mazenod OC over the weekend. It was another one-sided affair for round 17, with Mazenod only able to register a single goal for the match.

Mazenod’s Erin Hopkins was the sole goal kicker for her team while Emily Skrzyniaz did her best to shorten the margin between the final scores. Next week Mazenod will partake in their final match of the season, against North Brunswick.

Whilst Monash came away with the win, it could have been a whole lot more convincing, as they finished with 7.10. Their accuracy will sure be a focus ahead of a final’s appearance. Ainslee Elliott was on the ball this weekend, scoring a total of 3 goals for her team and earning player of the match. Teammates Tara Monyihan, Brook Thompson, Emma Draffin and Natasha Newman all contributing one goal each.

The Blues will play a home match against Brunswick, aiming to gain momentum for the finals.

With just one week remaining before the finals, Iliana Zafiriou leads the goal-scoring chart with a total of 28 goals. Laura Amelung follows closely with a single goal behind. Tahlia Limburg secures the third spot with 20 goals, followed by Molly McFarlane with 19 and Emma Draffin with 16.