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EDFL Weekend Wrap - May 11, 2024

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By Luke Mathews

KEILOR 18.17 (125) def. ABERFELDIE 10.5 (65)

Keilor have continued their unbeaten streak at the top of the ladder, taking down arch rivals Aberfeldie by 60 points.

Mick McGuane’s men got the jump on Abers right out of the gate kicking five goals to one in the first quarter, but some inaccurate kicking kept the door slightly ajar.

Aberfeldie did stage a fightback and pegged the margin back to 12 points two minutes into the final term, before Keilor piled on eight unanswered goals on their way to a convincing win.

Keilor had a plethora of contributors with Josh Honey and Nathan Colenso each kicking three goals, supported by a further five teammates kicking two goals each.

Young guns Jai Bahnert, Ryan Martin, and Brodie Newman all contributed strongly for the 'Rillas, as veteran Luke Davis put in a strong display in his 150th club game.

Keilor will move on to face their next challenger in preliminary finalists Pascoe Vale at Raeburn Reserve, while Abers will be hoping to get back on the winner's list when they play Deer Park.

DEER PARK 9.12 (66) def. by EAST KEILOR 12.20 (92)

East Keilor has moved into seventh spot on the ladder beating Deer Park by 26 points at John McLeod Reserve.

Both sides were wasteful in front of goal, however it was the Cougars who created more chances after half time to help them record their second victory of the season.

Frank Campisi was dominant up forward for East Keilor kicking three goals, while Malik Elfakahani, Lachlan Smart, and Bruno Laguda all kicked two goals to help set up the victory.

Laguda was superb in East Keilor's engine room alongside Zen Christofi and Nayef Hamad, supported by Matt Dennis in the ruck.

Deer Park skipper Spiros Amarantidis continued his strong start to the season kicking two goals, while Jacob Knight and Steve Georgiou would’ve pleased coach Jamie Madigan with their solid contributions

East Keilor will be back at Overland Reserve next week to host Essendon Doutta Stars while Deer Park will take on fourth-placed Aberfeldie at Clifton Park.

STRATHMORE 15.15 (105) def. AIRPORT WEST 7.15 (57)

Airport West have succumbed to their fifth straight defeat, losing to Strathmore by 48 points at Canning Reserve.

Saturday’s win moves Strathmore above arch rival Aberfeldie for the first time this season while Airport West are still in search of their first four points for season 2024.

The Eagles were in the game at half time trailing by only 18 points, however they failed to do any damage in front of goal in the second half kicking only one goal to Strathmore’s six.

Young gun Amin Naim continues to be a damaging option for Nick Ash kicking five goals, while Athan Tsialtas kicked three goals after failing to hit the scoreboard in his previous two outings.

Luca Muratore did his best to keep Airport West in it, kicking fours goals, while youngster Heath Condon put in a strong display in his senior debut.

Strathmore will play at Canning Reserve for the second straight week when they take on Avondale Heights, while Airport West will travel to Section Road to take on Greenvale.

ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS 6.14 (50) def. by GREENVALE 9.9 (63)

Greenvale have remained in the top five after defeating Essendon Doutta Stars by 13 points at Nipper Jordan Oval.

Douttas squandered golden opportunities to bookend the contest and were left to rue them, recording two more scoring shots despite the loss.

Josh Porter showed his ability to influence games kicking a bag of five, with Liam Podhajski and Ryan Townsend playing pivotal roles for the Jets.

Lewis Downie impressed in his second game for Douttas kicking two goals, will Bailey Ryan and Dalton Comito were solid contributors.

Greenvale will be hoping to make it two on the trot when they host Airport West, while Douttas will be hoping to bounce back when they play East Keilor.

PASCOE VALE 21.13 (139) def. AVONDALE HEIGHTS 14.10 (94)

Pascoe Vale have kept the pressure on Keilor at the top of the ladder remaining undefeated after beating Avondale Heights by 45 points.

The Panthers were clinical in front of the big sticks kicking 21 goals from 34 shots to record their highest total for the season.

Pascoe Vale kicked five goals inside the first three minutes which immediately put the pressure on the Heights.

It was Matthew Watson who put in the strongest performance from anyone in the competition kicking a whopping eight goals, proving unstoppable for the Heights' defensive unit.

Sunny Brazier also put in a strong performance kicking two goals, while Ahmed Saad and Max Carta were prolific for the Panthers.

Avondale Heights still showed promising signs despite the seven-goal defeat with Tom Gleeson kicking five goals, his most in Avondale Heights colours.

Saturday’s win sets up a mouth-watering clash next week when Pascoe Vale take on Keilor in a top of the ladder contest, while it doesn’t get any easier for Avondale Heights when they host Strathmore next Saturday.

By Luke Mathews

RUPERTSWOOD 12.10 (82) def. by CRAIGIEBURN 23.12 (150)

Craigieburn has beaten Rupertswood by 68 points at Salesian College in one of the highest scoring games of the year.

Both teams combined for 35 goals, however it was Craigieburn who proved to be too strong, kicking 17 goals to six after quarter time.

Captain Jake Carlisle was dominant for the Eagles kicking seven goals, while John Bellino kicked four to take his season tally to 10 from just four games.

Despite going down, coach Brad Fox would’ve been pleased with the efforts from James Fox and Fraser Phelan-Smith who each kicked three goals.

Craigieburn will be looking to keep up their winning form when they host Keilor Park at Section Road while Rupertswood will play West Coburg at Salesian College.

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OAK PARK 9.7 (61) def. by ST ALBANS 14.16 (100)

St Albans have taken care of a competitive Oak Park outfit, winning by 39 points JP Fawkner Reserve.

Despite scores being level at quarter time, it was St Albans who kicked away with seven goals to two in the second term before cruising to a comfortable victory.

Josh Carter was clinical in front of the big sticks for the saints kicking four goals, as Mason Dipetta again put in a strong performance kicking three goals.

Paul Pascu stood out for Oak Park in his third game for the year while Kane O’Halloran was rewarded for his efforts with four goals.

Oak Park will be looking to cause an upset when they travel to Hillside to take on the Sharks, while St Albans will rest up next week before hosting Tullamarine at Kings Park.

KEILOR PARK 0.3 (3) def. by MARIBYRNONG PARK 28.16 (184)

Maribyrnong Park have recorded their second 100+ point victory for the season, thrashing Keilor Park by 181 points.

Saturday’s win leaves Marby in touching distance of the top of the ladder in third position with the biggest percentage of any team in the league, while Keilor Park are yet to pick up their first four points of the season.

Darcy Griffin, Brodie Romensky, and Thomas Wyatt all had a day out with five goals each, while Lucas Edmonds was prolific in his second game for the year with three goals.

Despite the difficult day, the ever-reliable Daniel Mifsud fought hard and continued his consistent season and was one of Keilor Park’s best.

Marby will be hoping to move into second spot on the ladder next week when they take on Roxburgh Park, while Keilor Park will be hoping to record their first four points for the year when they play Craigieburn.

TULLAMARINE 9.9 (63) def. by HILLSIDE 13.11 (89)

Hillside were too strong for a gallant Tullamarine outfit, winning by 26 points at Leo Dineen Reserve.

Despite going into the game in eighth spot on the ladder, Tullamarine showed plenty of fight for three and a half quarters before Hillside clicked into gear to record their fifth straight win for the season.

Josh Covelli dominated up forward once again for the Sharks, kicking four goals and extending his lead at the top of the goalkickers tally.

Lucas Failli was handy with three goals, while veteran Robbie Castello put in a strong display in front of goals kicking two.

Vice captain Stephen Vocale was one of the best men on the ground for Tullamarine and was unstoppable at clearances and in front of goals, kicking two, while Jarrod Stephens contributed strongly with three goals.

Next week the Demons will host Moonee Valley while Hillside will be hoping to keep up their perfect record when they take on Oak Park at home.

MOONEE VALLEY 8.16 (64) def. by ROXBURGH PARK 14.11 (95)

Roxburgh Park have come from behind at three quarter time to down Moonee Valley by 31 points at Ormond Park.

Moonee Valley were leading by six points at the final change and missed several golden opportunities to record their second win in 2024.

The Magpies kicked six unanswered goals in the last quarter to maintain touch with the top five and move into sixth spot on the ladder.

Brenden Egberts played his best game for the year kicking six goals, while Jack Elliott and Haley Short put in impressive performances for the Magpies.

Captain Bevan Newell continued to lead from the front for Moonee Valley kicking two goals, while Jamie Scheriani chipped with two goals.

Roxburgh Park will be looking to test themselves when they face Maribyrnong Park, while Moonee Valley will look to record their second win when they face Tullamarine.

By Joseph Ibic

BURNSIDE HEIGHTS 15.13 (103) def. WESTMEADOWS 6.8 (44)

Burnside Heights won the battle of the unbeaten teams this weekend defeating Westmeadows by a whopping 59 points.

The Bears dominated every quarter extending their lead in each, as their attacking display was particularly impressive given that Westmeadows had not previously conceded more than 70 points this year.

The Bears captain Jordan Hughes led from the front kicking five goals, inspiring the team to a massive win.

Westmeadows' first defeat of the season was a heavy one as they were thoroughly outclassed by the better team on the day.

The Tigers, while disappointed, will now know the benchmark they need to reach if they are going to keep themselves in the finals frame.

Westmeadows next face Sunbury Kangaroos as Burnside take on Glenroy.

NORTHERN SAINTS 13.7 (85) def. by HADFIELD 14.15 (99)

Northern Saints remain winless after another loss in a winnable game by 14 points to local rivals Hadfield.

The Saints were leading at half time by 13 points, but Hadfield proved too strong in the end overcoming the deficit and now making it incredibly difficult for the Northern Saints to make finals this year as many would have expected.

Hadfield’s win was their second of the season and saw them jump to fifth on the ladder.

Michael Pell and Jack Wallace were both lethal in front of goal booting four goals each in the win, as the Hawks showed their class while attacking.

Hadfield next come up against the undefeated Taylors Lakes, while Northern Saints play the also winless East Sunbury.

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COBURG DISTRICTS 10.11 (71) def. by TAYLORS LAKES 11.11 (77)

Taylors Lakes overcame a strong challenge by Coburg Districts to run out six-point victors and kept their unbeaten streak going.

The Lions trailed at every break but a last quarter fightback which saw them kick four goals to one was just enough for them to get over the line.

Taylors Lakes had seven goalkickers contributing to their 11 goals, proving they have plenty of routes to goal.

For Coburg Districts, it was a fourth close loss in a row and the third week in a row where they had been leading at three-quarter-time and lost the match.

Districts will now look to bounce back across the next few weeks and get their season back on track, but will have to wait until after their bye.

Taylors Lakes, meanwhile, will face off against Hadfield.

GLENROY 24.12 (156) def. EAST SUNBURY 5.4 (34)

Glenroy recorded their first win of the season with a demolition over the winless East Sunbury by 122 points.

Glenroy’s first win of the season was incredibly impressive especially when it came to their accuracy in front of goals where they kicked 24 goals to only 12 behinds.

Mark Sabatino was the star of the show up forward kicking six goals, while eight others also joined in on the goalkicking frenzy.

It was a disaster for East Sunbury who suffered their third 100-point loss in as many games.

Glenroy will next face the unbeaten Burnside Heights, while East Sunbury play the also winless Northern Saints.

By Joseph Ibic

HILLSIDE 9.6 (60) def. ABERFELDIE 4.3 (27)

Hillside’s unbeaten run continues for another week as they downed Aberfeldie by a comfortable 33 points.

The Sharks were simply too good leading at every quarter and managing to keep Abers scoreless in the last quarter.

Hillside forward Caitlin Sargent was impressive once again booting four goals to take her season tally to 16 goals from four matches.

The last two weeks for the Blaise Ferraro-led Sharks have proven their premiership credentials defeating the 2023 grand finalists in convincing fashion.

It was a tough week for Aberfeldie who just couldn't quite match the Sharks as they now slip to fifth on the ladder.

Aberfeldie will next face Essendon Doutta Stars, while Hillside will play Moonee Valley.

WESTMEADOWS 2.4 (16) def. by MARIBYRNONG PARK 10.6 (66)

Maribyrnong Park produced a dominant win over Westmeadows by 50 points on the weekend.

Marby have now moved up to fourth on the ladder and will be beginning to think about the possibility of finals football later in the season.

Forward Tegan Matthews slotted five majors for the second time this season taking her season tally to 14 goals.

Westmeadows' difficult start to the season continues as they remain winless and bottom of the division as fears of relegation will begin to creep in.

The Tigers, however, will take positives from the fact that they were able to stick with Marby for the first half and were still within touching distance at the final break.

Westmeadows next play Keilor as one of those sides will pick up their first win, and Marby will line up against the reigning premiers Oak Park.

KEILOR PARK 2.4 (16) def. by BURNSIDE HEIGHTS 10.8 (68)

Burnside Heights remain undefeated after another strong win, this time against Keilor Park to the tune of 52 points.

The Bears were at their dominant best from the first bounce kicking three unanswered goals in the first term, and extended that lead at each break.

Captain Kayla Ravanello was at her familiar best snagging three majors in game 100, while Laura Parker chipped in with her first two goals of the season.

Payton-Ani Ozols was named their best with Krissy Trang and Ebony Stevens solid contributors.

Caitlyn Crameri and Destiny Eustace kicked Keilor Park's two goals with the latter putting forward a best-on-ground performance.

The Devils won their previous two matchups and will look to get back to their winning ways when they play Airport West.

Burnside Heights, meanwhile, will play Greenvale and will no doubt hope for more of the same from their Round 1 meeting.

AIRPORT WEST 9.14 (68) def. TULLAMARINE 3.3 (21)

Airport West put themselves back on the winner's list defeating Tullamarine by 47 points in their first meeting since the 2022 grand final.

The Eagles were no doubt keen to make amends for that day and came out of the gates strong keeping Tulla scoreless while adding two goals from six scoring shots.

They would maintain that separation to the main break before kicking five goals to one in the second half to take the comfortable victory.

Chey Macumber and Georgia O'Donovan kicked two goals each with a further five individual goal scorers providing many avenues to goal, while Rebecca Brancatisano and Alana Wenban were named their best.

Tulla's three goals came through Laura D'Amore, Tricia Devine, and Ash Lawton with Elisha Wain continuing a stellar start to the season with a third best-on-ground performance.

The Dee's will look to add their second win of the season when they again face Strathmore / Pascoe Vale, while Airport West will prepare for Keilor Park.


Greenvale put forward yet another dominant performance to make it four wins in a row by 11 goals or more as they defeated Strathmore / Pascoe Vale by 85 points.

Alisa Magri showed the dominance in front of goal that we've come to expect from the two-time league-leading goalkicker with a bag of nine goals in a clear best-on-ground performance.

Rhiannon O'Keefe kicked two goals with singles to Terira Fry, Grace Matser, and Nicolette Paschalis in game 100.

Maya Koo was the lone goal scorer for Strathmore/Pascoe Vale with Melanie Kawa and Clara Toperosa pivotal performers alongside her.

They'll next play Tullamarine as they search for their first win of the season.

Greenvale will head to Tenterfield Drive to take on Burnside Heights as coach Troy Newton will hope for an improved performance from their last meeting.



Sunbury Kangaroos have handed Coburg Districts their first loss of the season with a 20-point triumph at Eric Boardman Reserve.

The Kangaroos were on from the start taking a 14-point lead into the first change, a distance they would maintain until the final quarter where they added an additional goal to that of the Lions.

Rhiann Leighton and Bailee Said booted two goals each with singles to Lisa Kirby, Nat Dunne, Tara Crisp, and Breanna Tarczon, as Teaghan Tweedly and Beth White were instrumental for the Kangaroos in the win.

Coburg Districts were led by Liv Woods who currently sits third in the league goalkicking rankings with a further two goals, while Isobel Banks, Jacinta Brew, and Larissa Sahyoune kicked one goal each.

It was a strong performance for Districts who know head into a bye 3-1, while Sunbury Kangaroos will prepare for East Sunbury.

EAST SUNBURY 4.2 (26) def. by GLENROY 15.13 (103)

Glenroy secured their first win of the season against an East Sunbury side who also entered the game without a win.

The Roys were too good kicking three goals or more each quarter while the Thunder added just one goal in the same time.

Kiara Croxford kicked four goals and led all comers as Mystical Hair and Natasha Rainbird added three goals each.

Ruqaiyah Allouche, Connie Argyropoulos, and Jackie Vella were named Glenroy's best in the teamlifting win.

East Sunbury will take some confidence in the fact they kicked their highest score of the season kicking four goals from six scoring shots.

The Thunder will play local rivals Sunbury Kangaroos next while Glenroy will look to carry momentum into a clash with Roxburgh Park.

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ROXBURGH PARK 3.3 (21) def. by TAYLORS LAKES 4.7 (31)

The closest game of the round closed Division Two action with Taylors Lakes taking a 10-point win against Roxburgh Park.

The lead changed at each break with the margin never exceeding five points in what was a nailbiter at Lakeside Reserve.

Roxy led by five points at the final change before being held scoreless in the final term as the Lions kicked two unanswered goals to snare the four points.

Stef Valerio kicked two goals for the Lions with Charlie Goodwin and Sarah McNally supporting her in the forward line with a goal apiece.

Hazel Bursic and Chloe Clark-Cain were pivotal for the Lions who'll next week take on the Sunbury Lions.

Caitlyn McLeod was the primary target for Roxy kicking two goals, as Katelyn Birmingham slotted their other goal.

Although it's not the result they would've wanted, they'll take some confidence into their clash with Glenroy next week.

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