The pressure was on between Aquinas OC and the mighty Monash Blues, in an imperative Preliminary Final.
Meeting on neutral grounds, Aquinas OC put their game faces on, but unfortunately were unable to withhold the force of the Blues, with a 43-point-margin between the final scores.
The Monash Blues put on an absolute masterclass at Trevor Barker Oval on Sunday, sharing plenty of the footy and building on their lead at every change. This will no doubt give them confidence heading into the Big Dance.
Scoring the only goal for Aquinas was Melanie Hogg making her final contribution for the season, while Niamh Sanders put on her best defensive efforts, earning herself best afield.
Ainslee Elliott stepped up for her team scoring two goals, while Molly Mcfarlane, Brook Thompson, Stacey Barbagallo, and Emma Draffin scored one goal each, with Johannah Dallas also kicking a goal, as well as being deemed best player.
Although Aquinas was unable to secure that illustrious spot in the Grand Final, they are a proficient team to look out for next season.
The Monash Blues have been topping the ladder and creating some game changing moments throughout the season, with their efforts earning them a spot in next week’s Grand Final, where they will once again come head-to-head with the Old Yarra Cobras.
Although they finished the home and away season neck-and-neck, the Cobras have been the Blues biggest competition throughout the season, with Monash yet to defeat the Cobras.
Only one team can live out their Grand Final dream. Who will win and who will fall short?