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EDFL Women's Weekend Outlook - Thursday June 13, 2024

By Joseph Ibic | Presented by Airport Toyota

Keilor will take on Moonee Valley this Saturday morning at Green Gully Reserve.

Keilor will be hoping for a stronger second half of the season after the King's Birthday break.

They currently find themselves in seventh place, one spot off the bottom with just one win in seven matches.

In their last outing before the break, Keilor were defeated easily by 81 points against Marby Park – one of many large defeats this season so far.

Moonee Valley were victorious in their last outing against Keilor and will be favourites to win again this week.

The Valley currently sit just above Keilor on the ladder with a four-point difference and will see this week as a big chance to put some distance between them and Keilor on the ladder.

Moonee Valley also had a tough last match before the break going down to Aberfeldie by 51 points and will no doubt be looking to bounce back this week against another struggling side.

Aberfeldie will host Oak Park in another grand final rematch, this time at Clifton Park.

Oak Park defeated Aberfeldie by 25 points when these sides met in Round 1 and the Kangaroos would love a repeat to hold the ascendancy over Abers.

In their last match before the break, Oak Park defeated Westmeadows by an enormous 159 points.

That one-sided domination will definitely see them be full of confidence when they face Aberfeldie who are another challenger for the flag.

Aberfeldie are also coming off a big win in their last game having defeated Moonee Valley by 51 points.

Despite some hiccups, Abers look to have completely gelled and will believe they are a stronger team now than when they faced Oak Park in Round 1.

The key to Aberfeldie’s chances this week will be to stop Oak Park's prominent forward line who have piled on the goals across the last few weeks.

Essendon Doutta Stars will face off against Maribyrnong Park at Nipper Jordan Oval.

Douttas won by 54 points when these sides met in Round 1 and will be looking for a repeat of that as they look to cement a top four spot.

A win would see the Stars go eight points clear of fifth place and make finals appear a reality.

Douttas were defeated by 22 points against Hillside in the last round before the break, a brave showing against a side that is still unbeaten.

Marby Park on the other hand are coming off a massive 81-point victory over Keilor that will no doubt give them confidence that they can flip the script on Essendon Doutta Stars this week.

Tegan Matthews booted seven goals in Marby’s latest game taking her season tally to 24 goals and will be crucial to Marby's chances of winning.

The winless Westmeadows will play the unbeaten Hillside at Willowbrook Reserve to round out the top flight's action.

It's been an incredibly tough season so far for Westmeadows who will be hoping to reset after the King's Birthday break. 

They were thumped by 159 points against Oak Park in their last outing and it won’t get any easier as they face the undefeated Hillside.

The Sharks shouldn’t be challenged too much by Westmeadows this week but will be careful not to take any team lightly.

Hillside defeated Essendon Doutta Stars by 22 points in their last match and will be looking for another convincing win this weekend.

Top-of-the-table Burnside Heights will take on Keilor Park this weekend at Burnside Heights Recreation Reserve.

Burnside Heights' last match before the break was a victory over Strathmore/Pascoe Vale by 40 points.

It has been an impressive season thus far from the Bears who are first on the ladder with just one loss after eight matches.

The Bears' biggest strength this season has been their defence as they have conceded just 117 points this season.

Keilor Park’s last match before the break was a seven-point loss to Tullamarine.

The loss appeared to show that Keilor Park are now fighting for survival in Division One and will be looking for a strong effort this week to at least show they are up for the fight in the relegation battle.

Strathmore/Pascoe Vale will host Greenvale at Hallam Reserve.

It has been an interesting season so far for Strathmore/Pascoe Vale who started the season badly, but have since found some good form leading into the King’s Birthday break.

Despite a 40-point loss in their last match, the combined team has been a lot more competitive in the last few weeks and avoiding relegation now looks possible.

Greenvale are in second place on the ladder just behind first on percentage and are coming off a big win against third place Airport West.

Alisa Magri has been key to Greenvale’s success so far this season as she has kicked 27 goals in just eight matches.

As such, Strathmore/Pascoe Vale will look to shut her influence down this weekend.

Tullamarine will battle it out against Airport West at Leo Dineen Reserve.

Tulla won their last match before the break by seven points as they look to avoid relegation.

The result was a welcome win for a side who has only won two games so far at the halfway point of the season.

The last time Tulla played Airport West was in Round 5 where Airport West won quite easily.

Airport West are coming off a 64-point loss to Greenvale in which they failed to score a single goal.

The result leaves Airport West in an interesting position where they seem to be way better than the teams below them on the ladder but not quite at the level as the two teams above them.

However, Airport West still has plenty of time to figure out a way to overcome their challenges and will be looking to build some momentum against lower-placed teams.

East Sunbury will host Coburg Districts at John McMahon Recreation Reserve.

It has been a tough season for East Sunbury who are still yet to win a match.

In their last match before the break they were defeated by 108 points against Taylors Lakes, a margin that has been all too common this season for East Sunbury.

Coburg Districts have enjoyed a good season so far and although they currently sit in fifth position, a big win this week could potentially propel them up to second place.

In their last outing before the break they defeated second-place Sunbury Kangaroos by one point in what was a huge result for the Districts' premiership chances.

Sunbury Lions will face off against Glenroy at Clarke Oval.

Sunbury Lions lost their first match of the season against Roxburgh Park just before the break.

The loss was the first real sign of weakness the Lions have shown this season and they will be hoping it was just a small hiccup as they look to keep building towards a potential grand final berth.

Glenroy looks to win just their second game of the season this week coming off a couple of weeks off.

Such a long break could both work to their advantage but also to their detriment as they could be underdone.

The last time these two sides met Sunbury Lions won by 136 points.

Sunbury Kangaroos will take on Taylors Lakes at Eric Boardman Reserve.

The Kangaroos are coming off a one-point loss from before the break and will as such be looking to bounce back against a strong opponent.

The last time these two sides met was in Round 3 when Taylors Lakes came out on top by 18 points.

The Kangaroos will need to flip the script if they are to keep their top two spot.

The Lakers on the other hand will see the match as a huge opportunity to beat an opponent they have already beaten once again and move into second on the ladder.

Their last game was a 100-point thumping of East Sunbury and as a result the Lakers should be brimming with confidence.


Saturday 10:00am at Green Gully Reserve

Saturday 1:50pm at Clifton Park

Saturday 1:50pm at Nipper Jordan Oval

Saturday 1:50pm at Willowbrook Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at Burnside Heights Recreation Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at Hallam Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at Leo Dineen Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at John McMahon Recreation Reserve

Saturday 4:50pm at Clarke Oval

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Saturday 4:50pm at Eric Boardman Reserve

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