Fitzroy set the standard for the opening round of Prem B Women’s

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Kylie Lynch

Round one proved to be an exciting one for Prem B Women’s with sunny ovals and quality footy on display for all to see. New entrants into the Prem B competition, including Fitzroy, Old Geelong, Beaumaris, Williamstown CYMS, and Westbourne Grammarians, have certainly added an extra layer of competition to the mix.

It was a close battle all the way until the final siren at Mentone Reserve. Old Geelong proved too strong for St Bedes/Mentone, finishing with an eight-point lead on the board. A couple of early goals in the first quarter saw Old Geelong take the lead. However, momentum was stunted in the second quarter with a scoreless stalemate for both teams and one goal apiece in the third.

Old Geelong pulled away in the final quarter, using the experience of players like Tessa Longden who scored 2 goals and was named in the best for Old Geelong in their opening round.

The closest game of the round was between Mazenod OC and Aquinas OC, with only a nail-biting 3 points between them. The first half was goalless for both teams, with Aquinas putting 6 straight points on the board. Aquinas converted a goal in the third quarter and kept Mazenod to just two points by the end of the third quarter. The final quarter was nothing short of suspenseful with both teams kicking a goal each to bring the final score to 12-9 in favour of Aquinas.

The tightness of this game proves just how evenly matched the teams are and what an exciting season we are in for in Prem B Women’s. Honourable mentions must go to goal scorers Laura Gartland from Mazenod and Samantha Mackwell from Aquinas.

Fitzroy triumphed over Westbourne Grammarians with a commanding performance. The final score of 51-16 reflected Fitzroy’s dominance, especially in the third quarter when they surged ahead with four goals, establishing a lead that Westbourne struggled to close.

Key players for Fitzroy included Eliza James and Elaine Murphy, both contributing significantly with two goals each, showcasing their offensive prowess. This strong offensive effort was crucial in securing Fitzroy’s lead and eventual victory.

The returning Westbourne Grammarians displayed determination and fought hard until the end, showing resilience in the final quarter by preventing Fitzroy from adding to their goal tally. Hannah McMahon banked two goals for Westbourne, demonstrating her offensive talent.

It was an electrifying Round 1 clash between Williamstown CYMS and Beaumaris, both 2023 Premiers in their respective divisions, both elevated to Premier B football. It was Williamstown who emerged victorious over Beaumaris in a high scoring affair. The final score of 54-50 showcased the intensity and competitiveness of both teams throughout the match.

Beaumaris started strong, leading by 8 points at half-time. Williamstown displayed their strength in the third quarter, where they surged ahead with four goals, creating a significant lead that Beaumaris had to overcome in the final stages of the game. Alessia Acquaro and Sofi Georgas were standout performers for Williamstown, each contributing with three and two goals respectively and earning recognition as best players for their exceptional efforts.

However, Beaumaris showcased incredible resilience and determination, staging a remarkable comeback in the final quarter. Keeping Williamstown scoreless, Beaumaris managed to kick three goals, significantly closing the margin and coming within a goal at the final siren. Samantha McLean’s contribution with two goals for Beaumaris further highlighted their fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude.

Round 2 should prove to be just as exciting with some massive matchups.

Aquinas OC will see if they can continue their winning momentum as they host Westbourne Grammarians in what is expected to be a closely contested encounter. Westbourne will be eager to secure their first win of the season, making this matchup one to watch for fans of competitive football.

St Bedes/Mentone will face off against Williamstown CYMS, who proved their dominance in round one. This should be a thrilling clash with both teams looking to build momentum early in the season.

Mazenod OC will square off against Beaumaris in a matchup that could see sparks fly. Both teams will be aiming to assert their presence and secure their first win for the season, setting the stage for an intriguing contest.

Lastly, Round 1 victors Fitzroy and Old Geelong will go head-to-head in what promises to be a captivating battle. With both teams boasting talented players and a desire to secure their position on the ladder, this game is expected to deliver plenty of excitement and a great brand of footy.