SECOND on the Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s footy ladder, Eaglehawk faces a big test against Golden Square in their round three match on Anzac Day.
The Hawks will have home-ground advantage at S & R Park in Canterbury Park.
Eaglehawk has started the 2021 in great form.
A nine-point win against Kangaroo Flat under the Canterbury Park lights was followed by a 83-19 result in last Sunday’s match on Kerang’s turf at Riverside Park.
Leading goalkickers for the Hawks are Ebony Whiley, five; and Grace Edlin, three.
Players to watch for the Two Blues include Taylor Bellesini, Georginia Hyett, Lily Den Houting, Grace Murley and Emily Field.
After a four-goal win against Bendigo Thunder in round one, Golden Square had a rest last weekend.
Best for the Blue and Gold in the season opener were Bree Heiden, Tiahna Cochrane, Amanda Carrod and Madeleine White.
A strong squad at Golden Square includes Lily Campbell, Sarah Baldwin, Carly Ladson and Liz Watkins.
Kyneton takes on Kangaroo Flat at Kyneton Showgrounds.
After an impressive 11-goal win at North Bendigo in round one, Kyneton was beaten, 4-35 in last Sunday’s showdown with Strathfieldsaye.
Key players for Kyneton include Teagan Ainslie, Belinda Hateley, Ursula Van Dyk, Heidi Erasmus and Shannon White.
The Roos are on the rebound from a first-round loss at Eaglehawk.
Key players for Kangaroo Flat include Chloe Green, Brianna Boldiston, Molly Metcalf, Ruby Campbell, Millicent Hipwell and Abby Wicks.
Kerang is at home again to play Bendigo Thunder at Riverside Park.
The Blues have a 0-2 record, while Thunder struck back from a first-round loss at Square for a 20-plus goal win last round against North Bendigo.
The play of Hannah Stewart, Jemma Meehan, Sophie Peacock, Hannah Spencer and Jayde Maney have been highlights in Kerang’s first year in CVFLW action.
Major task for Kerang will be to stop the supply to Thunder star Britney Mueck who has kicked 11 goals, as well as the skilful Phoebe Cuttriss and Georgia Gordon.
Thunder’s best last round included Imogen Kendal, Hannah Perry and Sophie Sarre.
Strathfieldsaye Storm faces North Bendigo at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane.
A strong attack for Storm is led by Tameeka Morrissey, eight goals; and includes Alana Long, Ireland O’Rourke, Aisling Tupper and Eliza Long.
Players to watch for Strathfieldsaye include Emily Galtieri, Roweena Ilsley, Maeve Tupper, Lucy Jackson and Olivia Carr.
Its been a tough start for North Bendigo which was scoreless in both games.
Despite the results, Laura Douglas, Lindsay Arthur, Mackenzie Brouwer, Matilda Henley-Johnstone, Alyssa Johnstone and Leonie Schulz have impressed with their workate and never give up approach.
All matches on Anzac Day start at 2.30pm.
Champions IGA CVFL women’s ladder:
Strathfieldsaye 892 per cent, 8 points; Eaglehawk 262, 8; Bendigo Thunder 338, 4; Golden Square 204, 4; Kyneton 202, 4; Kangaroo Flat 74, 0; Kerang 17, 0; North Bendigo 0, 0.
Written by Nathan Dole