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Round 5 Preview (Part 2) - EDFL Women's

By JULIA MONTESANO


SUNBURY LIONS v AVONDALE HEIGHTS/TAYLORS LAKES

Sunday 2:20pm @ Clarke Oval

After four rounds in last year’s WRFL/ EDFL Women’s competition, the Sunbury Lions were second on the ladder without a loss.

But in the new-look competition this year, they sit in eighth place with two wins and two losses.

However, their most recent result was a key win against Craigieburn, where Simone Craige kicked two goals.

Craige has continued from where she left off last year, producing some consistent performances for the Lions in the absence of senior players such as Natasha Hardy, who joined Essendon’s VFL Women’s side this year.

Craige has been complemented by Sera Catania and Allayah Stowers, who have put in solid performances throughout the first four rounds.

Avondale Heights/Taylors Lakes is coming off a 99-point loss to Keilor, but would be happy to have experienced a win against Keilor Park in Round 1.

Rita Ceravolo has been the shining light for the side, being amongst the best players in every game she has played.

Emily Val has also been putting in some solid performances throughout the competition’s first four rounds.

CRAIGIEBURN v KEILOR

Sunday 2:35pm @ DS Aitken Reserve

The Eagles had an odd start to the season where they sat fourth on the ladder without playing a game.

This was because of a bye and an Avondale Heights/Taylors Lakes walkover.

When they finally got going in Round 3, they suffered a 93-point loss against the Kangaroos.

However, Craigieburn has come off a convincing performance against the Lions, where sister of Moana Hope, Ellena was among the best players.

But in both games, the star has been Kayla Glazebrook, who was named the best player by the club in the Eagles’ last (and only) two matches in the competition.

Keilor on the other hand has played all four games to start the year, but sit in a position that they aren’t accustomed to.

Most members of the premiership side play in the NFNL, so the results for the Blues have been varied.

Their standout players include Emily Angelidis, Sophie Freeman and captain, Christie Roberts.

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