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EDFL Weekend Wrap - May 18, 2024

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PASCOE VALE 1.7 (13) def. by KEILOR 22.14 (146)

Keilor completed one of the more prolific performances in an undefeated top-of-the-table clash winning by 133 points and restricting Pascoe Vale to just one goal in the process.

The Panthers missed some chances in the first quarter to gain the advantage at the first break and trailed by just three points, but it’d be all Keilor from there.

They kicked 21 unanswered goals and didn’t let through another goal in a remarkable display, keeping Pascoe Vale scoreless in the second half until a behind was scored late in the final term.

Keilor boasted 13 goal scorers with eight kicking multiples as 14.11 was scored through turnover.

Leigh Tudor stated post game he thought they weren’t taking care of the ball the way they have been throughout the season and they were made to pay.

The Blues have now defeated the current top five sides with Pascoe Vale the big challenger based on their offseason and early form.

With the Panthers defeated, who can stop Keilor?

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EAST KEILOR 11.15 (81) def. by ESSENDON DOUTTA STARS 15.10 (100)

Essendon Doutta Stars move a game clear of East Keilor after taming the Cougars with a 19-point victory at Overland Reserve.

The Cougars were coming off two strong victories while Douttas were keen to bounce back after two narrow defeats and did so with a strong second half.

Douttas outscored East Keilor by 29 points in the second half with Bailey Ryan finishing with five goals, supported by Lewis Downie (three goals) – who has been impressive since debuting in Round 4 – as well as Oscar Sasalu and Ray Eid (two goals each).

Julian Callegari was named their best and has compiled a strong first season for Douttas averaging over 20 disposals, while Peter Ntalianis put yet another captain’s performance forward with a goal to boot.

Matthew Dennis continues yet another strong season as East Keilor’s best on the weekend, while the pairing of Lachie Smart (four goals) and Frank Campisi (three goals) continues to provide headaches for opposition defences.

They didn’t have enough support in the end as Douttas move to 3-3, with East Keilor 2-4.

East Keilor will need to bounce back strong as Keilor awaits them next week, while Douttas will play Aberfeldie.

GREENVALE 12.17 (89) def. AIRPORT WEST 10.7 (67)

Airport West’s winless streak continues for another week with a 22-point loss to Greenvale at Section Road.

The Jets led at each break and although the margin was drawn back to nine points at the main change, they were able to keep the Eagles at bay.

Inaccuracy cost Greenvale having managed 12 more scoring shots, but Darren Bewick would be happy with the four points as they keep in touch with the top five with a game up their sleeve.

Josh Porter kicked a bag of five goals for the second week in a row with Ben Speight (two goals) his only teammate with multiple goals.

Speight has kicked two goals or more in four of his six games and is enjoying a strong partnership with Werribee VFL and Wangaratta premiership teammate Porter.

Luca Muratore kicked three goals for the Eagles with Mick Edwards and Jack Keogh named their best.

Greenvale will look to make it three wins in a row next week against Strathmore, while Airport West will face Pascoe Vale.

ABERFELDIE 25.14 (164) def. DEER PARK 6.6 (42)

It was a forgettable day for Deer Park who suffered a 122-point defeat to an Aberfeldie side keen to respond.

Abers didn’t finish their last game the way they would’ve liked and they made sure to bounce back with a strong start, kicking seven goals to one in the opening quarter.

They would extend the lead at each break, with a strong finish in the final term that would’ve pleased Clay Illman pushing the margin into triple figures.

Karl Brown has certainly been enjoying continuity with his body that was lacking in 2023 creating a five-goal gap atop the league leading goal kicking leaderboard following a bag of seven.

Josh Kemp mirrored his effort with seven of his own, backing up a four-goal performance last week, while Sam Medland and Ben Ronke each kicked three.

Deer Park struggled to get their hands on the footy and control it down 164 in disposals and 92 in marks.

They’ll be keen to move on and look for their second win of the season against Avondale Heights, while Aberfeldie will prepare for Essendon Doutta Stars.

AVONDALE HEIGHTS 4.9 (33) def. by STRATHMORE 20.16 (136)

Strathmore moved to four wins on the season with a 103-point win over Avondale Heights at Canning Reserve.

The Mores shot out of the gates to lead by 21 points at the first change, before extending the margin to eight goals at the main break, restricting Avondale Heights to just one goal for the half.

An incredibly accurate final term (9.2) caused the deficit to eclipse triple figures with Athan Tsialtas kicking five goals in a best-on-ground performance, one of 12 individual goal scorers for the Mores.

The midfield combination of Trent Dumont, Will Jury, and Harry Jones returned which is an ominous sign for future opponents.

They’ll play Greenvale at Sewell Reserve next week while Avondale Heights will face Deer Park.

HILLSIDE 13.8 (86) def. OAK PARK 11.9 (75)

Oak Park stormed home to almost pull off a major upset against the undefeated Hillside, falling 11 points short in the end.

The Sharks created separation through the second and third quarters to lead by 35 points at the final change.

The Kangaroos kicked the first four goals of the final term to bring the margin back to 11 points 14 minutes in, before a Jackson McMenamin goal steadied momentarily for the Sharks.

Two goals either side of time on for Oak Park suddenly brought the game to within a kick with time enough for a stirring upset.

Josh Covelli stepped up for the Sharks two minutes later to kick his eighth goal of the afternoon and ultimately the last goal of the game.

Lucas Failli and veterans Robbie Castello and Fort and Nat Caruso chipped in with a goal each, while Tristan Rudic and Zak Wunhym were important through the engine room.

The Kangaroos enjoyed a greater spread in front of goals with Anthony DeLorenzi, Rory MacGregor, and Lachlan Ronaldson leading the way with two goals each.

Although it’s their fourth loss of the season, Todd Clark would be impressed with the way they were able to force themselves back into the contest with yet another competitive performance.

They’ll prepare for Craigieburn next week while Hillside will take on Keilor Park.

CRAIGIEBURN 20.14 (134) def. KEILOR PARK 3.4 (22)

It was yet another strong, high-scoring win for Craigieburn defeating Keilor Park by 112 points at Greenvale’s second oval.

The Eagles started strong and would power through the four quarters kicking 20 goals while restricting the Devils to just three.

John Bellino was the main man up forward kicking eight goals in a best-on-ground performance with Jake Carlisle (three goals), Riley Gaylard, Sam Laffan, and Mitch Wilson (two goals each) all among the action up forward.

Daylan Kempster was named their best alongside Joshua Bawden who played his first senior game since 2019.

The Devils will face Hillside next week as Craigieburn take on Oak Park.

TULLAMARINE 19.13 (127) def. MOONEE VALLEY 11.7 (73)

Returning stars for Tullamarine propelled the Dee’s to a 54-point victory over Moonee Valley at Leo Dineen Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

The Fog took a three-point lead into the first change but it’d be Tulla in control from there.

Stephen McCallum (six goals), Dominic Micallef (four goals), and captain Daniel Devine (two goals) all returned to the side with James Vistarini, another inclusion, named in their best.

Ben Ryan kicked four goals for Moonee Valley, the third time this season he has reached that mark, while Harry Fry was named their best in his second game in black and white.

It won’t get any easier for Moonee Valley who face West Coburg next, as Tullamarine will look to carry this momentum into their clash with St Albans to ensure they remain in touch with the finals race.

MARIBYRNONG PARK 23.17 (155) def. ROXBURGH PARK 5.7 (37)

Maribyrnong Park scored north of 150 points for the third time this season during their 118-point victory over Roxburgh Park.

The Lions were always well in control of the contest and added nine goals in the final term to blow the margin out.

Lachie Plowman and Brodie Romensky continue to dominate for Marby kicking five and four goals respectively, with four players kicking multiples and a further four kicking singles.

One of those was senior debutant Zach Coughlan who was hitting the scoreboard in Marby’s Under 18.5 side before his promotion.

Cooper McPharlane made his return to Roxy with two goals  with Andrew Capuana, Ryan Micallef, and Adam Smrdelj hitting the scoreboard as well.

Roxy will look to bounce back against Rupertswood while Marby will enjoy a bye.

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RUPERTSWOOD 4.3 (27) def. by WEST COBURG 27.13 (175)

West Coburg scored a huge 148-point win over Rupertswood at Salesian College to round out the weekend's Division One action.

The Burgers were incredibly accurate in the first half kicking 17.1, keeping Rupo to just two goals in the process.

They would end up with 27.13 with 10 individual goal scorers, including four players with four or more.

Daniel Barnes would be pleased with consecutive weeks being deadly accurate in front of goal following an inaccurate Round 3, as they prepare to face a struggling Moonee Valley outfit.

Rupertswood, meanwhile, will face Roxburgh Park at Lakeside Reserve.

GLENROY 11.4 (70) def. by BURNSIDE HEIGHTS 10.13 (73)

Glenroy came agonisingly close to pulling off an upset win, falling short to Burnside Heights by just three points at Sewell Reserve.

The lead changed at each break with the margin never exceeding eight points with the game hanging in the balance through the early stages of the final quarter.

Each side kicked two minor scores before Mark Sabatino pushed Glenroy out to an 11-point lead with his fourth major 10 minutes through the final term.

The Bears responded with the next three goals at the 12, 17, and 19-minute mark to give them an eight-point lead approaching time on.

A Jake Young goal would draw the margin back to three points 29 minutes into the final quarter and that is where the scores would stay.

Young ended with three goals to join Sabatino’s four, with Reid and Tanner Nilsson putting in strong performances.

Jaydon Stiles led the way for the Bears with three goals, while young gun Cade Anset kicked two goals alongside two from Dion Lawson.

Cole Harvey and his Bears remain undefeated and will face another test against Sunbury Kangaroos this week, while Glenroy will face Coburg Districts after stringing together some good performances.

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WESTMEADOWS 12.15 (87) def. SUNBURY KANGAROOS 8.12 (60)

Westmeadows bounced back after a disappointing result last week to defeat 2023 grand finalists Sunbury Kangaroos by 27 points.

The Tigers kicked four unanswered goals to shellshock the Kangaroos and never looked back, stretching the lead to 48 points at the final break.

Five Sunbury Kangaroos goals in the final quarter brought the margin back but it was too late for Shanon Carrol’s men.

Shaun O’Grady booted four goals for Westmeadows with Aaron Evans kicking three and Korey Flavel-Wood kicking two.

Nathan Sparks and Ryan Capron were named their best, while Jake Olivieri was named the best for the Kangaroos in his senior debut.

The Tigers will have the week off as the Kangaroos prepare for Burnside Heights.

EAST SUNBURY 6.14 (50) def. by NORTHERN SAINTS 17.10 (112)

Northern Saints picked up their first win with a 62-point triumph over East Sunbury at John McMahon Recreation Reserve.

Six unanswered goals in the second quarter broke the game open for Northern Saints with reigning Division Two league leading goalkicker Khoder Taleb kicking a bag of seven goals.

Eliot Kako and Joseph Mansoor kicked two goals each with Riley Houston and Mahmoud Taleb named their best.

Tamer Abdallah will be hoping this is the spark his side needs to push them back into the finals conversation and do what Sunbury Kangaroos did last year, but it won’t be easy with Taylors Lakes on the horizon.

East Sunbury continues to battle and will face Hadfield next week.

HADFIELD 7.5 (47) def. by TAYLORS LAKES 21.13 (139)

A superb second half provided Taylors Lakes with a 92-point win over Hadfield at Martin Reserve.

The Lions kicked 13 goals to two in quarters three and four to skip out to a dominant win, proving they can still kick large scores without Ben Weightman who was incredible to start the season.

Seven players kicked multiple goals with Lachie Rayner, Christian Petersen, and Brenden Lucas kicking four each.

Chris Vulic flies under the radar according to his teammates but put forward another best-on-ground performance.

Sam Godden and Josh Trembearth were again among Hadfield’s best with Jack Wallace proving a difficult matchup for all defences with another three goals.

By Luke Mathews


Aberfeldie have recorded their best win for season 2024, beating Essendon Doutta Stars by 31 points at Aberfeldie Park West on Saturday.

Saturday's win was their third for the season and now leaves them equal on points with Douttas five games into the season.

Despite Aberfeldie being down by one point at quarter time, Doutta Stars failed to fire a shot in the second quarter which left them trailing by 14 points at the main break.

The deficit was too big to overcome with Aberfeldie kicking four goals to two after half time to run away with a comfortable victory.

Vice captain Emily Smith made the most of her opportunities up forward kicking two goals in game 200, while Olivia Madden and Emma Tatti contributed strongly in the victory.

Douttas’ captain Meg Runting put in one of her best performances of the year while Jessie Hulett, Elise Korteman, and Marie Napoli were all able to hit the scoreboard on a day where goals were hard to come by.

Next up Essendon Doutta Stars will host Moonee Valley while Aberfeldie will travel up the highway to take on Westmeadows.

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KEILOR 7.3 (45) def. WESTMEADOWS 2.2 (14)

Keilor have recorded their first victory for season 2024, beating Westmeadows by 31 points at Joe Brown Oval.

The loss means Westmeadows are now a game clear on the bottom of the ladder and still searching for their first victory of the season.

After a scoreless opening term, it was Keilor who responded better kicking seven goals to two after quarter time to seal a much-needed victory.

Madeline Barton did her best to try and claim the three votes, kicking two goals, while teammates Amelia Grech and Olivia Lacy all played their part in their team’s victory.

Despite the loss, Mikayla Plant had a solid game for the Tigers along with Taylor Jones and Courtney Bligh.

It doesn’t get any easier for Westmeadows when they take on Aberfeldie at home while Keilor will be looking to take some confidence into a clash with Oak Park.

MOONEE VALLEY 1.2 (8) def. by HILLSIDE 13.9 (87)

Hillside have strengthened their grip on top spot of the ladder, beating Moonee Valley by 79 points at Ormond Park.

The win leaves Hillside a game and percentage clear on top of the ladder while the loss gives Moonee Valley a 2-3 record five games into the 2024 season.

The Sharks were on from the first bounce kicking the opening 12 goals for the game before the Valley restored some pride late in the game with a goal through Siena Rumoro.

Emma Picone stood up in one of her best games for the year kicking four goals, while star forward Caitlin Sargent kicked two each to take her season tally to 18 and increase her lead at the top of the leading goal kickers tally.

Hillside will be hoping to keep up their perfect record when they travel to Maribyrnong Park to take on the Lions while Moonee Valley will take on Essendon Doutta Stars.

MARIBYRNONG PARK 2.1 (13) def. by OAK PARK 10.8 (68)

Oak Park have moved into outright second on the ladder, defeating Maribyrnong Park by 55 points at Walsh Oval.

Saturday’s win keeps the pressure on the undefeated Hillside while Marby sits a game and percentage outside the top four.

Oak Park had eight different goal kickers with Alex Quigley and Leah Spargo kicking two goals each while Mia Briedis and Chloe Bell were prolific all day for the Roos.

Tegan Matthews continued her strong season for the Lions kicking one goal while Caitlin O’Reilly and Amy Horan put in strong performances on a difficult day.

It doesn’t get any easier for Marby when they host top of the ladder Hillside next week while Oak Park will play at home against Keilor.

By Luke Mathews

BURNSIDE HEIGHTS 1.11 (17) def. by GREENVALE 4.10 (34)

Burnside Heights have gone down to Greenvale in a highly anticipated top of the ladder clash by 17 points.

Both sides struggled in front of the big stick all day, however it was Greenvale’s two goals in both the first and third terms that proved to be the difference on the day.

The loss is Burnside’s first for the year, however the Bears still sit in first spot due to the stronger percentage out of the two sides.

Greenvale’s four goals all came from different goal kickers, however it was Terira Fry and Grace Matser who were the standouts for the Jets on the day.

Olivia Munro was one of the Bears’ best while Holly McGregor registered the only major for Burnside.

The Jets will next take on Keilor Park at home while Burnside will travel to Tullamarine to take on the Demons.

KEILOR PARK 0.1.1 def. by AIRPORT WEST 4.10.34

Airport West have recorded their fourth win of season 2024, beating Keilor Park by 33 points at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve.

Keilor Park failed to score after quarter time and went goalless for the first time this season.

The win leaves Airport West two games clear in third spot on the ladder however they are still a game behind league leaders Burnside and Greenvale.

Two goals in both the first and second quarter were enough for the Eagles to set up a second comfortable victory against the Devils for the season.

Krystal Lilomaiava was one of the Eagles' best kicking two goals along with Natasha Campbell and Georgia O’Donovan who each kicked one goal.

Airport West will host Strathmore / Pascoe Vale next Saturday at home while Keilor Park will travel to Section Road to take on the Jets.


Strathmore / Pascoe Vale have recorded a dramatic first victory of the year, defeating Tullamarine by four points at Boeing Reserve.

Despite trailing by 10 points at three quarter time, the Mores kicked the final two goals of the game to snatch victory.

The win is a much-needed one as the Mores had been winless up until the weekend and sitting in last place on the ladder.

Georgie Richard was the hero for Strathmore / Pascoe Vale kicking two goals, while Alexsis Ryan kicked a much-needed goal for Strathmore to help them secure the victory.

Despite going down, Stacey McDonnell and Kiara Talbot both showed positive signs kicking one goal each for the Demons.

Next up Strathmore / Pascoe Vale will travel to Etzel Street to take on Airport West while Tullamarine host top of the ladder Burnside Heights.

By Luke Mathews

ROXBURGH PARK 14.13 (97) def. GLENROY 1.6 (12)

Roxburgh Park have recorded their best win of the season, defeating Glenroy by 85 points at Sewell Reserve.

The Magpies got the jump on the Roys right out of the gate, kicking seven unanswered goals in the first half to put the result beyond doubt before the main break.

Roxburgh Park piled on another seven goals in the second half to give them a much-needed percentage boost that will help them come the pointy end of the season.

Captain Megan Allan had a day out in front of the big sticks kicking four goals while Danira Fuamatu kicked three and Jameson Best kicked two.

Glenroy failed to do any significant damage in front of goal however Gaun Choi and Terri Speirs did show some promise despite the loss.

Next week Roxburgh Park take on bottom of the ladder East Sunbury while Glenroy will take on the Sunbury Kangaroos.

EAST SUNBURY 1.0 (6) def. by SUNBURY KANGAROOS 21.10 (136)

Sunbury Kangaroos have continued their impressive start to 2024, thrashing neighbours East Sunbury by 130 points at John McMahon Recreation Reserve.

The Kangaroos kicked eight unanswered goals in the first quarter to blow the hosts away before kicking 21 goals for the match.

The Kangaroos had plenty of contributors with Nat Dunne kicking five goals to take her season tally to 13 while Bailee Said also cashed in kicking four goals.

Despite the difficult loss, Chantelle Harding fought hard all day for the Thunder along with Paris Latimer who did her best.

The Thunder will be hoping to put up a better fight when they travel to Roxburgh Park to take on the Magpies while the Kangaroos will face Glenroy at home.

TAYLORS LAKES 2.4 (16) def. by SUNBURY LIONS 7.3 (45)

Sunbury Lions remain undefeated after beating Taylors Lakes by 29 points at Lionheart Reserve.

Sunbury dominated the opening half kicking the first five goals and were able to withstand a Taylors Lakes fightback in the third quarter to record a comfortable victory.

Emily Taylor played one of her best games for the year kicking three goals and Jamie Lee Wilson put in an impressive display kicking two to help set up victory for Sunbury.

Charlie Goodwin was Taylors Lakes' only goal kicker, kicking two goals while Hannah Sullivan and Mia Bondar showed plenty of promise despite the loss.

Next up Sunbury will take on Coburg Districts at home who are fresh off the break while Taylors Lakes will put their feet up before taking on East Sunbury at home in two weeks time.

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