CVFL Seniors Round 5 Preview


Friday night games in Borough, Golden Square

NIGHT matches at Eaglehawk and Golden Square mark Friday night’s start to the fifth round of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy competition.

Eaglehawk is on home turf at Canterbury Park to take on unbeaten reigning premier Castlemaine from 7.15pm.

Across the city and it will be Golden Square on its turf in Wade Street against Marong from 7pm.

For an Eaglehawk team jointly coached by Molly Metcalf and Geoff West it will be a huge challenge against the high-flying Castlemaine.

Magpies’ eyes are on a premiership hat-trick.

The Jordan Cochrane-coached Castlemaine has won its opening three games by 117, 110, 116 and 62 points.

Latest hit-out for Eaglehawk was against North Bendigo at Bendigo Club Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street.

Shelby Faulkner, Kelly Mensforth, Caitlin Evans and Eliza Long were best in a 70-15 win for Eaglehawk.

Players with vital roles for the Hawks against the Magpies include Krystal Robinson at full-back, Cass Coleman at centre half-back, Olivia Murley and Jess Dover on the back flanks.

The Hawks defence is up against a powerful Castlemaine attack led by Eloise Gretgrix, Tiahna Cochrane, Brianna Burt and Aisling Tupper.

Players to watch for the Borough include Molly Pianta, Taylah Petrusma, Rhian Hobbs and Kelly Mensforth.

Castlemaine’s best in a 77-15 win on its turf at Camp Reserve against Golden Square included Jemma Finning, Maeve Tupper, Chelsea Cole and Rachael Stubbings.

A two-one record has the Nathan Manuel-coached Golden Square in fourth place.

Key players for the blue and gold include Isabella Ayre, Liz Watkins, Victoria Winstanley, Carly Geary, Paynton Jolliffe and Tanya Walsh.

Been a tough run for Marong in its debut season.

The David Blume and Jimmy Evenden-coached Panthers will go in with a goal of winning a quarter or more.

Best in Marong’s match against Bendigo Thunder were Hannah Cue, Caitlin Shaw, Amelia Barker and Bridget Chalkley.

The Panthers team to take on the Bulldogs includes Dani Jeffery in the centre, Katrina Alford, Kyrah Paxton and Alex Purdy.

On Sunday it’s Woorinen at home to play Sandhurst from 1pm.

The Katelyn Hazlett-coached Woorinen was superb as it scored 34 goals at White Hills last Sunday.

In-form players for the yellow and black include Jenna Bannam, Tenay Fellows, Ngaire Harlan and Maddy Price.

Key forward Brydi Lewis will test Sandhurst all match.

A two-one record has the Andrew Saladino-coached Sandhurst in third place.

The Dragons had the bye last round.

Players to watch for the maroon and blue include Chelsea Reeves, captain Ruby Campbell, Amanda Carrod, Imogen and Liv Douglass, and Maddy White.

Neighbouring clubs Bendigo Thunder and White Hills will play at Weeroona Oval in Napier Street from 1pm.

The Mick McInnes-coached Thunder has a two-two record following the big win at Marong.

Best for Thunder against the Panthers were Jaime Sawers, Lucy El Hage, Acacia Edwards and Nikeah Anderson.

Thunder’s team to face the Demons includes Marguerita Murphy, Serryn Eenjes, Britney Mueck and Laura Stilo.

North Bendigo has the bye.

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

Castlemaine 678 per cent, 16 points; Woorinen 289, 12; Sandhurst 253, 8; Golden Square 249, 8; Eaglehawk 187, 8; Bendigo Thunder 78, 8; White Hills 31, 4; North Bendigo 14, 0; Marong 3, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

24 Eloise Gretgrix, Castlemaine.

20 Brydi Lewis, Woorinen.

19 Samantha Johnston, Woorinen.

17 Chelsea Reeves, Sandhurst.

12 Tiahna Cochrane, Castlemaine.

9 Tenay Fellows, Woorinen.

9 Aisling Tupper, Castlemaine.

9 Freda Wosomo, Woorinen.

8 Sienna Hobbs, Eaglehawk.

7 Jenna Bannam, Woorinen.

7 Tiffany Bradley, Castlemaine.

7 Lily Campbell, Sandhurst.

7 Lacey Nihill, Sandhurst.

7 Paynton Jolliffe, Golden Square.

6 Isabella Ayre, Golden Square.

6 Amanda Carrod, Sandhurst.

6 Molly Metcalf, Eaglehawk.

6 Sasha Pearce, White Hills.

5 Hannah Perry, Bendigo Thunder.

5 Molly Pianta, Eaglehawk.

5 Victoria Winstanley, Golden Square.

Round five in the CVFL under-18 girls competition begins with Friday’s match between Eaglehawk and Castlemaine from 5.30pm at Canterbury Park.

The Hawks or the Magpies will mark their first win of the season.

On Sunday it’s second against third as White Hills plays Strathfieldsaye at the Scott Street ground in White Hills from 10.30am.

Woorinen is on home turf to face Sandhurst from 11.15am in the Tigers’ den at Woorinen Recreation Reserve.

Golden Square has the bye.

CVFL under-18 girls ladder:

Golden Square 783 per cent, 12 points; White Hills 377, 12; Strathfieldsaye 270, 12; Sandhurst 154, 8; Woorinen 46, 4; Castlemaine 31, 0; Eaglehawk 2, 0.

Leading goalkickers:

12 Tiara Davis, Golden Square.

8 Eve Cail, White Hills.

8 Mia Clark, White Hills.

7 Hannah Cochrane, Sandhurst.

7 Tarliah Murphy, White Hills.

7 Nadia Peebles, White Hills.

6 Freja Dahl, Strathfieldsaye.

6 Amelie Haigh, White Hills.

6 Evie Nuttall, Strathfieldsaye.

5 Grace Ayars, Woorinen.

5 Alysha Boyd, Strathfieldsaye.

5 Scout Carmody, Sandhurst.

5 Eve Kalms, Strathfieldsaye.