Margins a lot closer this time around
FINAL margins in all three matches in the 11th round were a lot closer than when clubs previously met in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football competition.
Players, umpires, coaches, officials and spectators braved Sunday’s cold conditions, which included a heavy downpour in some parts of Bendigo.
North Bendigo worked extremely hard on defensive efforts to limit Eaglehawk to 11 goals in the match at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street.
The Hawks scored 11.20 (86) as Jasmine Burzacott, Courtney Coffey and Samantha Heron kicked two goals each.
Best for Eaglehawk were Drew Ryan, Molly Metcalf, Hannah Kenny, Courtney Coffey, Samantha Heron and Emily Field.
The consistent Quetta Holloway-Jinks was North Bendigo’s best along with Cherelle Byrne, Kira Gibbons, Cassandra Coughlan, Kirsty Galea and Kacey Davis.
Strathfieldsaye Storm took on Bendigo Thunder at Triple M Park in Strathfieldsaye’s Tannery Lane.
Storm also did well to limit Thunder to just five goals in the first half.
Gun forward Britney Mueck went on to kick six of Thunder’s 13 goals in an 86-point victory.
The classy Lila Keck kicked a goal for Storm.
Best for Thunder were Jessica Kennedy, Megan Williamson, Phoebe Cuttriss, Shelby Faulkner, Imogen Kendal and Jessica Gould.
Lila Keck, Jessica Jackson, Melissa Freestone, Bryde O’Rourke, Britt Tangey and Molly Pianta played well for Strathfieldsaye.
Kerang made the long trek to Kyneton Showgrounds to play the Tigers.
Shannon Prendergast and Jordan Savoia teamed to boot six goals apiece in a 116-point win at Tigerland.
Kyneton’s best were Jordan Savoia, Heidi Erasmus, Ursula van Dyk, Shannon Prendergast, Rachael Williams and Lucille Mitchell.
Castlemaine and Golden Square had the bye.
Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s football ladder:
Castlemaine 881 per cent, 32 points; Golden Square 862, 28; Bendigo Thunder 501, 24; Kyneton 162, 24; Eaglehawk 302, 20; Strathfieldsaye 22, 8; Kerang 3, 4; North Bendigo 1, 0.
47 Britney Mueck, BT.
41 Shelby Knoll, Cm.
19 Shannon Prendergast, Kyn.
18 Keely Hare, GS.
17 Meg Ginnivan, Cm.
15 Georgia Gordon, BT.
14 Emily Collins, GS; Samantha Heron, Eh.
11 Jasmine Burzacott, Eh.
Teams take a break this weekend.
The season resumes on July 9 when Kyneton and Strathfieldsaye meet in the round 12 clash from 5.15pm at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Matches on Sunday, July 10 will be Castlemaine against Kerang at Camp Reserve, and Bendigo Thunder faces North Bendigo at Weeroona Oval in Napier Street.
Those games start at 2.30pm.
Eaglehawk and Golden Square have the bye.
In the CVFL practice match series, Mount Alexander Falcons played Golden Square on Saturday at Harcourt.
The CVFL practice match series resumes on Sunday, July 10 when Eaglehawk tackles Mount Alexander Falcons from 2.30pm at Canterbury Park in Simpsons Road, Eaglehawk.
Written by Nathan Dole.