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EDFL Headlines - Monday May 24th, 2021

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Lions Take Down The Jets

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Maribyrnong Park survived a late surge to take out the win against Greenvale by seven points on Saturday.

After a dominate but wayward first quarter the Lions were able to hold the Jets out for most of the day.

However, with Marby holding a a five-goal lead at the final break, Darren Bewick's side charged home only to fall short by a narrow margin.

Nick Prowse lead the Lions forward line with three goals and was helped by nine individual goal scorers kicking a single major for Marby.

One of those goal kickers was Tom Baravi, who played his best game since returning to Monk Oval from West Coburg.

As for Greenvale, it has become a weekly occurrence to mention Tyson Young amongst the goal kickers.

His bag of six takes him to second on the Strathmore Community Bank Premier Division goal kicking table.


Heights In The Four

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Avondale Heights' scintillating start to the season continued on Saturday as Patrick Byrne's side got home against Essendon Doutta Stars.

Douttas were in the hunt for most of the game trailing by single digit margins at the half time and three-quarter time break before the Heights got away to win by two goals.

Avondale identical twins Brad and Jackson Robb were causing double-trouble for Paul Barnard as the pair combined for five goals and were named amongst the bests.

Brodie Meyers was consistent again in front of the sticks, slotting three goals for the Stars.


Tigers Still In The Hunt

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Westmeadows remains a good top four prospect after securing an important 16-point win against Roxburgh Park on Saturday.

The Tigers were able to hold a steady lead throughout the day after kick starting the game with a three-goal-to-zip first quarter at Willowbrook Reserve.

Jayden Ranno has become an important piece in Mo Kaakour's team in recent weeks with back-to-back four-goal efforts, while Jackson Hollow was best-on for Westy.

Matt Patane's four goals makes him Roxy's leading goal kicker for the year as he leapfrogs the injured Raaf Rachrache.

Currently sitting in fifth, Westmeadows has the opportunity to push their top four credentials with games against the Sunbury Kangaroos and Taylors Lakes in the next fortnight.


Gleeson Leads The Way For Districts

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Playing-coach Tom Gleeson helped himself to a bag of 11 as his Coburg Districts outfit ran away with a 65-point win against East Sunbury.

With the Lions ahead by just a single point at quarter time, it was shaping up to be another tense game at Cole Reserve.

However, Gleeson and his team were able to kick away from the Thunder with an unanswered six-goal final term to really flex their muscle.

The Districts now join four other sides locked at three wins on the Strathmore Community Bank Division Two ladder, but will sit out this week with the bye.


Hawks On The Fly

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Hadfield put in a comprehensive performance on Saturday to take out a 43-point win over Burnside Heights at Martin Reserve.

After a low-scoring, tight first half that saw the two teams separated by just two points at the main break, the Hawks were able to break the shackles piling on eight goals to one in the third term to put the game to bed. 

Keegan Shrimpton was named the Nena and Pasadena Player of the Match by the EDFL Match of the Day crew for his influential role in the ruck, while Mark Sabatino extended his lead on the goal kicking table with four majors.

Anthony Fawcus battled manfully in a forward-line lacking Josh Covelli, as the key Bear kicked three on the day. 


Bears On The Winner's List

Burnside Heights secured its first Airport Toyota Women's Premier Division win under lights against Aberfeldie on Friday.

With both sides heading into the contest there was plenty to play for and you couldn't separate the sides for most of the night. 

However, a slightly more accurate Bears outfit were able to secure a five-point win for 'W' number one.

Zoe Pavlides kicked two goals for the Heights while Sina Mason put in another impressive performance. 

Aberfeldie's Rebecca Baynes was the best for her side in the tight loss.


Marby Sink The Sharks

Maribyrnong Park has knocked Hillside off the top of the Premier Division ladder after inflicting the Sharks with their first defeat of the year.

Gabrielle Mahoney put together a best-on-ground performance with her two-goal effort for the Lions while the Sharks will need to get in front of the sticks on the training track this week after kicking 3.11 in the 10-point loss.

The win consolidates the Lions' spot inside the top four after Oak Park got the win against Essendon Doutta Stars.


Mores On The Rise

Strathmore took its biggest scalp of the season, defeating Gisborne on its own deck by eight points over the weekend. 

The Mores held a 15-point win heading into the final term with the Bulldogs about to kick t0 the clear scoring end, however Bernadette Marantelli's side stood firm to keep Gisborne to just the two scoring shots. 

Strathmore's Robyn Randell ended the game with two majors while teammate Clara Toperosa put in a best-on-ground effort.

The loss sees Gisborne slip outside of the top four for the first time this season.


Roos Get On The Board

The Sunbury Kangaroos tasted victory for the first time in season 2021 after sneaking home against Westmeadows on Saturday.

In a tough game under lights, only one point separated the sides at each of the breaks before a four-goal final quarter saw the game open up.

Kelsie Gill gave the Roos an eight-point lead with just minutes remaining before the Tigers managed a replying goal, but it was too little, too late for Westy.

Alannah Lawford and Harmoni Chivell backed up with strong performances for the Kangas while Erin Dobrautz was best-on for Westmeadows.


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