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EDFL Women's Weekend Outlook - Thursday May 23, 2024

Presented by Airport Toyota | By Joseph Ibic

Essendon Doutta Stars and Moonee Valley kick off Premier Division action at Buckley Park this weekend.

Douttas are coming off a 31-point loss to Aberfeldie last weekend which was a good test for them as they’ve enjoyed life in Premier Division so far, but will know they will need to improve if they are to be a threat come finals.

Moonee Valley are coming off a 79-point thumping against a rampaging Hillside team who showed the Valley what it takes to be the best.

Both teams will therefore be looking to bounce back in an intriguing clash.

Oak Park will take on Keilor at JP Fawkner Reserve on Saturday.

The Oakers have had a great start to the season so far with only one loss after five games which was against the first-placed Hillside.

The reigning premiers are coming off a 55-point win over Marby Park as they look to continue to build a strong season in their quest for back-to-back premierships.

Keilor on the other hand will be relieved after finally recording their first win of the season against Westmeadows.

Keilor will look to put the tough opening rounds behind them and start to string some strong performances together.

Maribyrnong Park host Hillside at Walsh Oval this weekend.

Marby Park are coming off a 55-point loss to Oak Park and it won’t get any easier this weekend as they face the undefeated Hillside.

Hillside look to continue their magnificent form after another big win last weekend against Moonee Valley.

Both teams' forward lines will be of major interest for this game, particularly Hillside’s Caitlin Sargent and Marby’s Tegan Matthews who sit first and second on the goalkicking leaderboard respectively.

Shutting down the opposition's main forwards will be key for both in this intriguing encounter.

The struggling Westmeadows will battle it out against Aberfeldie at Willlowbrook Reserve

The Tigers are now 0-5 and will be desperately searching for a win, but it'll be tough against Aberfeldie.

Aberfeldie are coming off a comfortable win over the third-placed Essendon Doutta Stars by 31 points in a win that will give them great confidence moving forward.

They will be wanting to continue to build momentum as they prepare for rematches against the two teams that beat them previously in Oak Park and Hillside.

Airport West will take on Strathmore/Pascoe Vale this weekend at Etzel Street Reserve.

The last time these two teams met it was a one-sided affair with Airport West winning by 65 points.

The Eagles currently sit in third place with four wins and two losses and will be confident they can build on their winning record this week.

Airport West’s strength so far this season has been their defensive efforts keeping teams goalless on more than one occasion. However, offensively they have struggled especially against higher ranked teams.

Strathmore/Pascoe Vale recorded their first win of the season last weekend defeating Tullamarine by four points.

Their come-from-behind victory saw them turnaround a 10-point deficit at three quarter time and will give them great confidence moving forward.

Greenvale hosts Keilor Park at Greenvale Recreation Reserve this Saturday.

The Jets secured a massive 17-point win over the first-placed Burnside Heights last weekend which demonstrates they are still the flag threat we come to expect having overcome a heavy defeat to the Bear in Round 1.

Keilor Park are coming off a tough loss to Airport West in which they didn’t manage to score a goal and will be looking for a better output this weekend.

Last time these two sides met, Greenvale won comfortably by 71 points with Alisa Magri booting six majors.

The Jets will be hoping for a similar outcome this time around while Keilor Park look to flip the script.

Tullamarine will battle it out against Burnside Heights at Leo Dineen Reserve this weekend.

Tulla are coming off a disappointing loss against Strathmore/Pascoe Vale in which they squandered a 10-point three quarter time lead.

The Demons are now only one spot off the bottom due to percentage and will be looking to not only win games, but also avoid losing by considerable margins.

Burnside Heights remain first on the ladder despite their first loss last week.

The Bears' bad kicking ultimately cost them the game as they scored 11 behinds for just the one goal.

Roxburgh Park and East Sunbury kick off Division Two action on Saturday morning at Lakeside Reserve.

Roxy are coming off a massive win over Glenroy by 85 points having controlled the game from start to finish and were led from the front by their captain Megan Allan who booted four goals.

East Sunbury on the other hand are coming off a 130-point loss to their local rivals the Sunbury Kangaroos.

East Sunbury are still winless after six rounds and will be keen to build some continuity.

Sunbury Lions are taking on Coburg Districts in a first against third clash at Clarke Oval.

Sunbury Lions are coming off a 29-point win over Taylors Lakes and have now stretched their unbeaten run this season to five games as they look to cement first place.

Their ability to pile on goals upfront while keeping the opposition to limited opportunities down back has cemented them as team to beat so far.

The Districts will be fresh off a bye and will believe that they are the best-placed team to hand the Sunbury Lions their first loss of the year.

While the Districts started with three straight wins, their only loss for the season occurred just before their bye.

With Districts the final challenger for Sunbury Lions, this looms as an interesting clash.

Sunbury Kangaroos and Glenroy will round out the women's weekend's action.

The Kangaroos will be keen to maintain the separation they currently enjoy in second spot while the Roys will look to recapture some form.

Glenroy will take some positives out of a strong second half the last time these sides met in which they outscored the Kangaroos, but just left too much for them to do with a quiet start to that contest.

The Kangaroos continue to improve with additions like Bailee Said proving incredibly valuable.


Saturday 1:50pm at Buckley Park

Saturday 1:50pm at JP Fawkner Reserve

Saturday 1:50pm at Walsh Oval

Saturday 1:50pm at Willowbrook Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at Etzel Street Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at Greenvale Recreation Reserve

Saturday 11:50am at Leo Dineen Reserve

Saturday 9:50am at Lakeside Reserve

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Saturday 11:50am at Clarke Oval

Saturday 11:50am at Eric Boardman Reserve

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