CVFLW Round 11 Preview | Square pursues upset on Woorinen’s turf


LOCKED on 20 points, Golden Square and Woorinen meet in Sunday’s finale to round 11 in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy season.

The Nathan Manuel-coached Bulldogs make the long trek to Woorinen’s ground.

It’s a huge match as a Golden Square victory would put it ahead of the second-placed Woorinen in the premiership race.

When the Dogs and Tigers met in round three it was the blue and gold which won 27-22 on home turf at Fur Life Oval in Wade Street.

Both teams were beaten in last Sunday’s Showdown at the Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo.

Woorinen took on Castlemaine in the clash between second and first.

The Tigers could do little to halt the reigning premier’s charge to a 93-point victory.

Best for Woorinen against the Magpies included captain Tenay Fellows, Katelyn Hazlett, Jemma Meehan, Yasmin Harrington and Tiana Shepherd.

Sunday Showdown ended with Golden Square up against Bendigo Thunder.

The Bulldogs faced a team desperate for victory and to stay in contention for the finals.

Thunder led 30-7 by half-time and went on to claim a 57-19 victory.

A key target in Golden Square’s attack is Paynton Jolliffe.

Players to watch for the Bulldogs include Keely Hare, Natasha Tile, Laura Stilo, Marnie Gudge, and captain Liz Watkins.

Round 11 kicks off with two matches on Friday night.

Refreshed by the bye, Eaglehawk is back at Canterbury Park to take on North Bendigo from 7.15pm.

In round three, Eaglehawk marked a 104-point win at North Bendigo’s home of Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.

The Bulldogs, now being coached by Ross Egleton, marked a 35-21 victory against Strathfieldsaye Storm last Sunday.

Much tougher task for the red, white and blue against an Eaglehawk line-up which is third on a 5-3 record.

Key players for the Hawks coached by Geoff West, with Molly Metcalf as assistant, include Grace Murley, Grace Edlin, captain Alex Summerfield, and Kelly Mensforth.

Best for the Hawks in the Pink Round match against Castlemaine included Lexie Moss, Ellie Bailey, Pearl Sullivan and Emily Field.

North Bendigo’s squad includes Aisha Mansfield, Matilda Henley-Johnstone, Mikala Dillon, Jessica and Paige Panzcel, and Maddie Jelbart.

Strathfieldsaye is back at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane on Friday night to take on Castlemaine from 7.15pm.

Massive challenge against the Tim McCormick-coached Storm against a team that shows no sign of dropping its intensity at the contest.

Key players for Storm include Katrina Alford, Tracey Anderson, Jessica Jackson, Chelsea Reeves, Kerryn Seboa and Caitlin Shaw.

Strathfieldsaye’s defence is up against a formidable attack led by Magpies’ co-captain Eloise Gretgrix.

A talented Castlemaine team coached by Jordan Cochrane includes Meg Ginnivan, Ella and Tiahna Cochrane, Taylah Sartori and Emma Pedretti.

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

Castlemaine 885 per cent, 36 points; Woorinen 220, 20; Eaglehawk 206, 20; Golden Square 96, 20; Bendigo Thunder 165, 16; North Bendigo 10, 8; Strathfieldsaye 5, 0.

Bendigo Thunder has the bye.

Leaders in the goalkicking race:

33 Eloise Gretgrix, Castlemaine.

19 Paynton Jolliffe, Golden Square.

16 Sienna Hobbs, Eaglehawk.

15 Natasha Kelly, Woorinen.

13 Grace Edlin, Eaglehawk.

12 Isabella Ayre, Bendigo Thunder.

12 Jaime Sawers, Bendigo Thunder.

12 Aisling Tupper, Castlemaine.

10 Tiffany Bradley, Castlemaine.

10 Jessica Kennedy, Bendigo Thunder.

9 Britney Mueck, Bendigo Thunder.

8 Charlotte Beavan, Castlemaine.

8 Donal Fellows, Woorinen.

7 Nikeah Anderson, Bendigo Thunder.

7 Ella Cochrane, Castlemaine.

7 Jemma Finning, Castlemaine.

7 Keely Fullerton, Eaglehawk.

7 Kelly Mensforth, Eaglehawk.

7 Leonie Schulz, Woorinen.

7 Ainsley Taft, Castlemaine.

6 Jo Allan, Castlemaine.

6 Abbey Bertram, Castlemaine.

6 Jasmine Burzacott, Eaglehawk.

6 Tiahna Cochrane, Castlemaine.

6 Lily den Houting, Castlemaine.

6 Tenay Fellows, Woorinen.

6 Molly Metcalf, Eaglehawk.