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EDFL Headlines - Monday August 12th, 2019

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Abers Dominates To Advance To Decider

ABERFELDIE is now one win away from premiership glory after dismantling Keilor at Windy Hill on Saturday.

The minor premiers were solid from the start in the second semi, piling on nine unanswered scoring shots to establish a 19-point buffer by quarter time in wet conditions.

Brooke Todero kicked Keilor’s only two goals for the game in the second term as her side struggled to keep pace with Aberfeldie, who went on to record a convincing 30-point win to advance to the grand final, being played at Windy Hill on August 24.

Sophie Cachia starred up forward with two goals while Olivia Madden and Siobhan Carlton chipped in with goals of their own in impressive individual displays.

Keilor now has to win this Saturday’s preliminary final to make the decider.

ABERFELDIE | 2.7-19 | 2.9-21 | 4.11-35 | 5.12-42
Goal Kickers: S. Cachia 2, S. Carlton, O. Madden, S. Eddington
Best Players: S. Carlton, A. Smith, O. Madden, K. Shine, S. Cachia

KEILOR | 0.0-0 | 2.0-12 | 2.0-12 | 2.0-12
Goal Kickers: B. Todero 2
Best Players: C. Roberts, K. Gent, R. Knight, M. Douglas, S. Freeman, S. Thomas

Sharks Roll Roos On Way To Prelim

HILLSIDE’S stunning late season form continued in Saturday’s knock-out semi final against the Sunbury Kangaroos at Windy Hill.

The Sharks started well with two unanswered goals in the opening term before Regina Said got Sunbury on the scoreboard in the second.

With the margin at just seven points at half time, Hillside went on to keep Sunbury scoreless for the rest of the game and managed to pile on another four goals, going on to win by 34 points to advance to Saturday’s prelim against Keilor.

Emily Paterno again proved her worth up forward with three goals while Nikita Wright, Rachael Jackson and Annalise Wilkie all starred around the ground.

In the absence of star midfielder Bailee Said, the Kangaroos were well-led by Tylah Bell, Laurelle Borck and Regina Said.

The result marked a ‘straight sets’ finals exit for Sunbury.

SUNBURY KANGAROOS | 0.1-1 | 1.2-8 | 1.2-8 | 1.2-8
Goal Kickers: R. Said
Best Players: R. Said, T. Bell, L. Borck, R. Dekazos, D. Green, G. Semmens

HILLSIDE | 2.2-14 | 2.3-15 | 5.5-35 | 6.6-42
Goal Kickers: E. Paterno 3, D. Ellis, D. DiPaola, F. Pazsa
Best Players: N. Wright, R. Jackson, A. Wilkie, B. Johnson, D. Houston, C. Buchanan

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Doutta Stars Shine In Semi

ESSENDON Doutta Stars will play in the EDFL Women’s - Division 1 Grand Final on August 24 after producing a stunning final quarter to defeat Keilor Park at Windy Hill.

In what was the most entertaining of the four EDFL Women’s finals played at Windy Hill on Saturday, both sides kicked one goal in each of the first three quarters, with the Stars going into the final change up by two points.

From there the minor premier, fresh from a week off, overpowered the Devils with four unanswered goals in the final term to put the result beyond doubt.

Tayla Rose McKeown, who came into the game with just one goal from 13 starts in the home-and-away season, finished the day with two goals to her name alongside more noted goal scorer, Tahlia Noonan.

Chandra Abrahams was the best player on the ground with a goal of her own in the 28-point win.

Samantha German, Caitlyn Simon and Cheyene Macumber were Keilor Park’s goal kickers, with Meghan Patrick putting in another solid effort in midfield.

The Devils will feature in this Saturday’s preliminary final for the right to play Douttas again in the grand final.

ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS | 1.0-6 | 2.3-15 | 3.3-21 | 7.5-47
Goal Kickers: T. McKeown 2, T. Noonan 2, A. Hobbs, C. Abrahams, T. Gillard
Best Players: C. Abrahams, S. Fazzolari, S. Williams, A. Ferrer, S. Rice, E. Fasham

KEILOR PARK | 1.0-6 | 2.0-12 | 3.1-19 | 3.1-19
Goal Kickers: C. Simon, S. German, C. Macumber
Best Players: M. Patrick, H. Bauerle, C. Simon, C. Holzheimer, S. Imela, E. Lauriola

Lions Pip Fog At Post

MARIBYRNONG Park stretched its winning streak to eight but had to do it the hard way against Moonee Valley in a sudden death semi final on Saturday.

In tricky Saturday morning conditions at Windy Hill, both sides struggled to hit the scoreboard in what was a dogged second half where no goals were scored by either side.

Moonee Valley struck first with two majors via Molly King in the first quarter before Gabrielle Mahoney and Sophia Poursanidis hit back with two for the Lions in the second.

Both teams remained scoreless in the third quarter and could each only add one behind to their respective totals in the last, resulting in a tough one-point win for Maribyrnong Park.

The Lions will now play Keilor Park for the right to advance to the grand final.

For the Fog, it was a ‘straight sets’ exit from the finals series after finishing second on the ladder with a 9-2 record in the home-and-away season.

MOONEE VALLEY | 2.0-12 | 2.0-12 | 2.0-12 | 2.1-13
Goal Kickers: M. King 2
Best Players: T. Newman, S. Daly, B. Funes, T. Crook, Y. Speekman, N. Valenti

MARIBYRNONG PARK | 0.0-0 | 2.1-13 | 2.1-13 | 2.2-14
Goal Kickers: S. Poursanidis, G. Mahoney
Best Players: Z. Pedersen, G. Mahoney, J. Andrighetti, J. Baluyot, K. Arnold, E. Lewis

Click on the Strathmore Community Bank Premier Division logo to view all ladders, results and goal-kicking tallies from the weekend's action.

Blues Remain Perfect In Style

KEILOR’S pursuit of a perfect season continued with a brilliant 37-point win at Aberfeldie on Saturday.

In trying Clifton Park conditions, the game was unsurprisingly low scoring throughout the first three quarters and both teams struggled to make their forward entries count on the scoreboard.

The Blues led by just four points at three-quarter time but from there, their star power rose to the occasion.

Dean Galea and Matthew Clark each kicked two goals in the final term and Reynolds Medal fancy, Kane Barbuto, kicked one of his own in a stunning seven-goal-to-two final term that blew the two-time reigning premiers out of the water.

Clark finished with four goals for the day for the third consecutive week, taking his season tally 35, while Dean Galea remains the division’s leading goal kicker after adding three to his tally on Saturday.

James Peters was Aberfeldie’s only multiple goal kicker, finishing with three.

It was Keilor’s second win over Aberfeldie this season, with the two sides set to meet in the second semi final on the weekend of September 7-8.

ABERFELDIE | 1.4-10 | 3.8-26 | 4.10-34 | 6.10-46
Goal Kickers: J. Peters 3, M. Williamson, C. Hislop, D. Thompson
Best Players: J. Toy, J. Craven, J. Peters, R. Allan, J. Cachia

KEILOR | 2.2-14 | 4.6-30 | 5.8-38 | 12.11-83
Goal Kickers: M. Clark 4, D. Galea 3, J. Mc Mahon 2, K. Barbuto, J. White, C. Barton
Best Players: T. Stevenson, D. Gourdis, D. Isbister, K. Barbuto, B. Stillman, J. Mc Mahon

Heights Get Timely Win

AVONDALE Heights’ plight to avoid relegation received a timely boost with a 14-point win at Essendon Doutta Stars on Saturday.

As was the case at most games around the grounds, scoring was hard for both sides with only four goals kicked (two apiece) in the first half.

The game was on the Heights’ terms, though, and in the third quarter they made their move.

They kicked four goals and managed to keep the Stars scoreless to establish what proved to be an unassailable 35-point buffer by the final change.

Douttas did return the favour with three unanswered goals in the last, but the damage was done.

Skipper Mathew Cravino starred for Avondale Heights with two goals, while Mitch Jensen was among Douttas’ best with three.

With three rounds left, Avondale Heights now has a one-win buffer over bottom-placed Airport West with the two sides set to meet in Round 17.

ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS | 2.3-15 | 2.4-16 | 2.4-16 | 5.7-37
Goal Kickers: M. Jensen 3, M. Day, J. Angus
Best Players: T. Wallis, M. Jensen, P. Willach, T. Lamplugh

AVONDALE HEIGHTS | 1.5-11 | 2.10-22 | 6.15-51 | 6.15-51
Goal Kickers: M. Cravino 2, J. Morris, M. Borg, C. McPherson, C. Byrne
Best Players: D. Cleary, M. Cravino, C. Byrne, L. McLeod, C. McPherson, S. Bolger

Click on the Division One logo to view all ladders, results and goal-kicking tallies from the weekend's action.

Cougars Storm Home In The Wet

AN incredibly efficient East Keilor defied heavy Overland Reserve conditions to score an impressive win over flag rival, Tullamarine on Saturday.

It remained close throughout the first half before Tullamarine broke away in the third quarter to lead by 29 points at three-quarter time.

But from there, the Cougars stormed home with seven goals to one in the final quarter and despite ending the day with seven less scoring shots, managed to claim victory by eight points to maintain top spot on the ladder with two rounds to play.

Jye King booted four goals for the Cougars while Ben Caluzzi took home EDFL Match of the Day’s Meadows Greyhounds best-on-ground prize with two goals of his own.

The Demons, who slipped to third spot on the ladder, were well-led in attack by Ryan Pretty and Brad Allen with two goals apiece.

EAST KEILOR | 4.0-24 | 5.2-32 | 5.2-32 | 12.4-76
Goal Kickers: J. King 4, N. Grabowski 2, B. Caluzzi 2, V. Madaffari, J. Barrett, C. Van Der Byl, J. Grabowski
Best Players: B. Caluzzi, J. King, V. Madaffari, J. Madden, P. Grampsas, J. Carey

TULLAMARINE | 2.4-16 | 6.5-41 | 8.13-61 | 9.14-68
Goal Kickers: R. Pretty 2, B. Allen 2, D. Devine, T. Anderson, B. Cronin, A. Liberatore, J. Marcy
Best Players: C. Harward, T. Matson, D. Devine, D. Scott, J. Marcy, D. Bartrop

Click on the Strathmore Community Bank Division Two logo to view all ladders, results and goal-kicking tallies from the weekend's action.

Thunder Beats Bears, Again

BURNSIDE Heights squandered a chance to mathematically confirm its maiden senior men’s finals berth at home to East Sunbury on Saturday.

The Bears, who have not beaten East Sunbury since Round 15 in 2014, started well with three goals to two in the opening term.

But the Thunder then got going with the scoring end in the second quarter and piled on five goals to one to lead by 20 points at half time.

From there Burnside Heights could never regain the lead, going on to lose its 14th consecutive game against the Thunder.

Kane Murfett (three goals) and Tom Cree (two goals and best-on-ground) were the stars in what was East Sunbury’s final game of the season.

Matthew Peterlechner kicked three for the Bears in the absence of Josh Covelli, who’s carrying an ankle injury.

With a 25 per cent percentage gap over the Northern Saints, the Bears should still make the finals regardless of next week’s result against Hadfield, but they are now out of top two contention.

BURNSIDE HEIGHTS | 3.3-21 | 4.3-27 | 6.7-43 | 7.10-52
Goal Kickers: M. Peterlechner 3, R. Bucktin, A. Fawcus, D. Highgate, J. Hughes
Best Players: Not provided

EAST SUNBURY | 2.1-13 | 7.5-47 | 8.5-53 | 9.6-60
Goal Kickers: K. Murfett 3, T. Cree 2, L. Shaw, H. Galea, L. Brne, C. Lever
Best Players: T. Cree, C. Kendall, L. Shaw, L. Brne, J. Waldron, T. Godsell

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