CVFL Round 8 Preview


Tigers tackle Golden Square at Woorinen

THE Woorinen Tigers will eye a chance to grab second rung on the ladder when they play Golden Square in this Sunday’s eighth round of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy season.

Woorinen has home-ground advantage as third takes on second from 1pm.

Both line-ups have five-one records, with their only defeat being to reigning premier Castlemaine.

The Katelyn Hazlett-coached Woorinen won last Sunday’s match against Bendigo Thunder at Bendigo’s Weeroona Oval by 19 points.

A powerful attack in the yellow and black is led by Brydi Lewis and Samantha Johnston.

Key players to watch for Woorinen which was runner-up last September include captain Tenay Fellows, Jenna Bannam, Kerri-Ann Zeunert and Casy Unger.

Golden Square marked a 69-point victory on its turf at Fur Life Oval in Wade Street against Sandhurst.

In-form players for the Nathan Manuel-coached Golden Square include Courtney Hingston, Gemma Roberts, captain Liz Watkins, and Victoria Winstanley.

Crucial match-up for Woorinen will be against Paynton Jolliffe who has kicked 29 goals to be joint leader in the goalkicking race.

The Golden Square squad bound for Woorinen includes Molly Forde, Sarah Mannes, Claire Picone and Terina Pickering.

It will be a crucial match for Sandhurst and Eaglehawk at Queen Elizabeth Oval.

The Dragons and Borough clash from 1pm.

One of three new teams in the CVFL senior women’s competition, Sandhurst has achieved a win-loss record of three-three and is fifth on the ladder.

The Andrew Saladino-coached Dragons will turn up the heat on the Hawks who are fourth on 16 points and 183 per cent.

Sandhurst will look to Ruby and Lily Campbell, Amanda Carrod, Chelsea Reeves, Chloe Taylor and Maddy White to lead the way to victory.

Playing coach of Eaglehawk, Molly Metcalf is in superb form.

A Hawks’ line-up jointly coached by Metcalf and Geoff West scored 22 goals in last Friday night’s match against White Hills at Canterbury Park.

Pressure is likely to be much higher this round.

In-form players for the Two Blues include Jess Dover, Caitlin Evans, Shelby Faulkner and Olivia Murley.

The Eaglehawk line-up to take on the maroon and blue includes Eliza Long, Cass Coleman, Rhian Hobbs, Kelly Mensforth and Taylah Petrusma.

North Bendigo has a chance to mark back-to-back victories when it plays the Winslow White Hills Demons at Winslow Constructors Oval in Scott Street, White Hills on Sunday.

The Bulldogs and Demons will vie for victory from 1pm.

A White Hills team coached by Phil Murley will be determined to bounce back from a big defeat.

Key players in the red and black include Kayla Ash, Jordana Bassin, Daisy Gee and Courtney Gibson.

The leadership and skill of co-captains Hannah Ripper and Oakley Turner is vital for a young team in its debut CVFL senior women’s season.

North Bendigo marked a 52-point win against Marong in last Friday night’s home game against Marong at Bendigo Club Oval in Atkins Street.

Best for the Ross Egleton-coached Bulldogs in that match included Nicole Brannan, Ella Dobell, Madison Hargreaves-Hale.

Maddie Jelbart and Kira Gibbons are two of the team’s most consistent players.

Marong is back on home turf at Malone Park to face Castlemaine from 1pm on Sunday.

Huge challenge for the David Blume and Jimmy Evenden-coached Marong against an opponent which is unbeaten in its pursuit of a premiership hat-trick.

Best for the Panthers in the match at North Bendigo were Cody and Crystal Clark, Hannah Cue, Caitlin Shaw, Bianca Bourke and Amelia Barker.

It’s a formidable Castlemaine attack which will be led by captain Tiahna Cochrane, Brianna Burt and Rachael Stubbings.

Players to watch for the Magpies include Taylah Sartori, Tiffany Bradley, Emme Pedretti, Jessica Blake and Maeve Tupper.

Bendigo Thunder has the bye.

Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy ladder:

Castlemaine 811 per cent, 24 points; Golden Square 673, 20; Woorinen 297, 20; Eaglehawk 183, 16; Sandhurst 115, 12; Bendigo Thunder 72, 12; North Bendigo 20, 4; White Hills 16, 4; Marong 2, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

29 Eloise Gretgrix, Castlemaine.

29 Paynton Jolliffe, Golden Square.

25 Brydi Lewis, Woorinen.

19 Isabella Ayre, Golden Square.

19 Samantha Johnston, Woorinen.

18 Molly Metcalf, Eaglehawk.

17 Chelsea Reeves, Sandhurst.

15 Tiahna Cochrane, Castlemaine.

15 Tenay Fellows, Woorinen.

13 Jenna Bannam, Woorinen.

11 Victoria Winstanley, Golden Square.

10 Brianna Burt, Castlemaine.

10 Lily Campbell, Sandhurst.

10 Rachael Stubbings, Castlemaine.

10 Aisling Tupper, Castlemaine.

9 Tiffany Bradley, Castlemaine.

9 Freda Wosomo, Woorinen.

8 Amanda Carrod, Sandhurst.

8 Kate Douglass, Golden Square.

8 Sienna Hobbs, Eaglehawk.

Round eight in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL under-18 girls competition kicks off Friday night at Castlemaine’s Camp Reserve.

The Castlemaine Magpies will play Strathfieldsaye Storm from 6.30pm.

On Sunday it will be Sandhurst against Eaglehawk from 11.15am at Queen Elizabeth Oval.

Woorinen is on home turf to face Golden Square from 11.15am.

The ladder-leading White Hills has the bye.

Champions IGA-backed CVFL under-18 girls ladder:

White Hills 370 per cent, 24 points; Strathfieldsaye 189, 20; Golden Square 303, 16; Sandhurst 92, 8; Castlemaine 69, 8; Woorinen 64, 8; Eaglehawk 4, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

20 Mia Clark, White Hills.

18 Alysha Boyd, Strathfieldsaye.

18 Tarliah Murphy, White Hills.

12 Tiara Davis, Golden Square.

11 Grace Ayars, Woorinen.

10 Ellie Bellenger, Sandhurst.

10 Eve Cail, White Hills.

9 Hannah Cochrane, Sandhurst.

8 Kate Batchelor, Castlemaine.

7 Sunny Barry, Woorinen.

7 Chloe Butcher, Castlemaine.

7 Scout Carmody, Sandhurst.

7 Freja Dahl, Strathfieldsaye.

7 Eve Kalms, Strathfieldsaye.

7 Evie Nuttall, Strathfieldsaye.

7 Nadia Peebles, White Hills.