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Round 12 Preview - EDFL Women's (Part 2)

By JULIA MONTESANO


HILLSIDE v SUNBURY LIONS

Sunday 1:45pm @ Hillside Reserve

DESPITE not scoring against Aberfeldie on the weekend, the Sharks would be confident that they can push it right up to the Lions, who are travelling a long way from home to Shark Park.

Melissa Higgins and Ashley Schellander were among Hillside’s best on the weekend and would be keen to back up their solid outings against the vulnerable Lions.

After going down to cross-town rivals, Sunbury Kangaroos, the Lions would be hungry for a rebound win as they look to keep their top four hopes alive.

The side is slowly bringing in handy players towards season’s end, and on Friday night, they included a Calder Cannons player into their side.

Terira Fry came in and made an impact, scoring Sunbury’s only goal on the night.

However, her teammates weren’t so accurate, as the Lions kicked 1.10 on the night.

If they are inaccurate again on Sunday, Hillside could pounce, giving the side a chance to end its season on a high note.

In what is set to be a wet Melbourne weekend, expect a tight contest between these sides, as last time it was wet, the Sharks caused one of the upsets of the season when they defeated Keilor.

CRAIGIEBURN v WESTMEADOWS

Sunday 2:20pm @ DS Aitken Reserve

With both teams coming off losses last weekend, the Eagles and Tigers would be keen to get a crucial rebound victory.

This is especially the case for Westmeadows, who is currently sitting fifth on the ladder and would love a top four finish.

If the Tigers show the same effort that they did against Pascoe Vale, then it will certainly help their chances on the weekend.

Westmeadows astonishingly held the Panthers scoreless in the second half on Sunday, which is a feat that no other side has achieved this season.

This was thanks to a good move from coach, Matt Walker to send star player, Danielle Linton to the back line to steady the ship for the Tigers.

She was assisted by Brooklyn Ash and Nat Egan, who were terrific in coming out of defence.

This match will see a battle of cricketers as the likes of Westmeadows cricketers, Danielle Linton and Kloe Jordan-Wilson will go head-to-head against Craigieburn cricketers, Taylah Logie and Rebecca Lines.

Logie in particular played a handy role on the weekend, scoring her team’s only goal against Burnside Heights.

Teammates and consistent performers, Kayla Glazebrook and Anastasia D’Cruz will need to be at their best if the Eagles want to hand the Tigers their first loss since Round 7.

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