SUNBURY 11.11-77 def. GLENROY 0.0-0
AFTER a difficult period where they lost their undefeated streak, Sunbury was extremely determined to get its season back on track.
The home side booted three goals in the first quarter to stamp out the Roys’ hopes of an upset right from the start.
Then an impressive five-goal second quarter saw the Lions’ margin stretch out to 55 points at the main break.
Even though their scoring slowed down in the second half, the Lions still managed to record another big win, preventing Glenroy from scoring all day.
Simone Craige was back to her best for Sunbury, kicking four goals for the day.
But the best-on-ground for the Lions was once again, Natalie East, who played another stellar game in her side’s damaging 77-point win.
The win sees the Lions rebound from a disappointing two weeks, and gives them belief to finish off the season as they started.
CRAIGIEBURN 7.5-47 def. VU WESTERN SPURS 2.5-17
The Eagles’ first meeting with the VU Western Spurs resulted in an important win in the context of the season.
The home side played a solid game right from the beginning, and pressured the VU Western Spurs extremely well.
Inaccuracy hurt the Spurs, as they only managed five behinds in three quarters of football.
But in the last quarter, they were able to fight back, as Alycia Morgan and Brooke Muscat got the Spurs on the board.
But Craigieburn also contributed two goals in the last quarter, taking its winning margin to 30 points.
Emma Dowsett had another best-on-ground performance, adding two goals next to her name.
The other multiple goal-kicker for the Eagles was Samantha French, who also kicked two goals in her team’s essential win.
The dangerous duo continue to consistently perform for Craigieburn, and against the VU Western Spurs, Dowsett and French kicked four of their team’s seven goals.
ROXBURGH PARK 0.2-2 def. by KEILOR 29.21-195
It was a similar story to Round 1 for Roxburgh Park, as they succumbed to another heavy defeat against the ever-so-dominant Keilor.
The Blues ran rampage in the first quarter, as they kicked twelve goals to give the Magpies a real headache right from the start.
This only got worse for the away side, as they only managed two points for the whole game.
Brooke Todero was instrumental once again for Keilor, as she kicked six goals off her own boot.
Keilor’s Wright sisters amazed once again, with both Gemma and Sarah adding five goals to their names.
But it was Taylor Jones’ influence that gifted Keilor a monstrous win.
Tamara Youkhanis and Danielle Verity tried hard all day for Roxburgh Park, but they couldn’t stop the fierce Keilor undefeated streak.
The top-of-the-table side recorded a huge 193-point win, giving them every chance to finish the season without a loss.
PASCOE VALE 1.4-10 def. by MANOR LAKES 8.15-63
Manor Lakes stormed out of the blocks with a six-goal first quarter, whilst Pascoe Vale could only register one major.
Nobody else could add to the goals for the Panthers, as the Storm did what they do best, this time at Raeburn Reserve.
The away side piled on their usual pressure throughout the game, preventing the Panthers from gathering any momentum.
Kellee McIntosh had another day out for the Storm, kicking four of her team’s eight majors for the day.
Her partner-in-crime, Yana Frontczak, was also prominent in the forward line, booting two majors for the day.
Alysha Bettels had a breakout game for Manor Lakes, and was an essential player in her side’s 59-point win.
The Storm’s inaccuracy meant that they could’ve recorded an even bigger winning margin.
But nonetheless, Manor Lakes still continue to make massive inroads towards their finals campaign in an entertaining competition.
TARNEIT 3.5-23 def. GLEN ORDEN 2.8-20
It was a historic day at Wootten Road Reserve, as Tarneit recorded its first win in the EDFL & WRFL Senior Women’s Competition.
In the first quarter, the home side held Glen Orden scoreless, and got out to an early 10-point lead.
But in the second quarter, the Hawks fought back and reduced the deficit to just three points at the main break.
The contest continued to seesaw throughout the second half, but the margin still stayed the same at the end of each quarter.
Glen Orden had a chance to snatch back the lead, but all six of its scoring shots in the last quarter resulted in minor scores.
The Titans’ Madeline Johnson kicked two goals for the day, while Louise Thomas produced her first best-on-ground performance.
After the final siren, Tarneit celebrated a wonderful victory in front of its home crowd, in what was a memorable day for the club.