Caroline Springs 3.3-21 def. by Manor Lakes 10.9-69
MANOR Lakes secured their fourth win in as many weeks, but this time, it wasn’t a thrashing.
Caroline Springs took it up to the Storm on Friday night, preventing them from kicking away into the night.
But Manor Lakes was still too strong for the Lakers, taking home a convincing 48-point win.
It was the same players who got the Storm over the line once again.
Kellee McIntosh continued her brilliant form up forward, adding another four goals to her tally for the season.
Lindsay Newton backed up her 10-goal performance from last week by adding another two majors to her tally, and Yana Frontczak also booted through two goals for the day.
The best-on-ground player this time was Cara Dunshea, who played a wonderful game for the Storm.
Manor Lakes have snatched third place from Craigieburn, and now look to consolidate the spot, and of course, the finals chance.
VU Western Spurs 2.2.14 def. by Pascoe Vale 4.9.33
Pascoe Vale looked to get their rollercoaster season back on track with a win at Henry Turner Reserve.
The match was tight in the first quarter, with each team only managing to score a point.
In the second quarter, the Panthers couldn’t capitalise on their opportunities, kicking four behinds to the Spurs’ two goals.
But that’s where the goal-scoring stopped for the Spurs, as Pascoe Vale kept pushing for their third win for the season.
All their goal-scoring occurred in the second half, kicking four unanswered goals to take away a 19-point win.
Jane Greenshields had a stellar game for the Panthers, producing a best-on-ground performance.
Stephanie Normington-Dickens was also among the best and contributed to half of the Panthers’ goals, booting two majors for the day.
Despite the loss, the VU Western Spurs rose to fifth on the ladder and are hot on the heels of the top four.
Craigieburn 0.1.1 def. by Keilor 35.5.215
Craigieburn suffered their second heavy defeat in as many weeks, putting their finals hopes in jeopardy.
This time, the margin was a massive 214 points against a Keilor outfit that continues to leap and bound over the competition.
Brooke Todero dominated the scoreboard again, producing another blistering performance by kicking eight goals for the day.
She was joined by Sophie Fazzolari, who booted five majors and was among the best players for the Blues.
But it was Gemma Wright who was the star for the Blues, producing her second consecutive best-on-ground performance.
She backed up her four-goal performance from last week with another five majors against the Eagles on Sunday.
Even though Samantha French and Emma Dowsett continued to fight for Craigieburn, they simply couldn’t match the power of the top-of-the-table Keilor outfit.
The Blues now have a whopping percentage of 3344.00 in just the seventh round of the season.
Tarneit 3.7. 25 def. by Roxburgh Park 4.2.26
It was a stellar match at Wooten Road Reserve and it produced the closest margin of the season.
At home, the Titans were determined to score their first win of the EDFL & WRFL Senior Women’s Competition.
They held the Magpies scoreless in the second quarter and even took the lead in the third.
But thanks to a strong start from Roxburgh Park and what proved to be a game-winning goal in a tight last quarter, the Magpies managed to get over the line by a solitary point.
Tarneit came so close to achieving their desired inaugural victory, but Roxburgh Park snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Titans were resilient throughout the game, but unfortunately, couldn’t capitalise on their opportunities in front of goal.
The Titans still remain at the bottom of the ladder, but will have an opportunity to upset Pascoe Vale at Raeburn Reserve in Round 8.