EAGLEHAWK takes on the unbeaten Golden Square in this weekend’s final round of home and away action in the 2021 Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s football season. The final round of the season will be Bendigo Bank Round.
The third-placed Hawks face a huge challenge against a Golden Square line-up which has scored 1137 points and has just 122 against in 12 matches.
Eaglehawk will make the trek to Fur Life Vet Oval in Golden Square’s Wade Street for Sunday’s match at 2.30pm.
The Hawks are on the rebound from a 33-point loss to Bendigo Thunder.
Golden Square won its latest match on Strathfieldsaye’s turf at Triple M Park in Tannery Lane by 85 points.
The Eaglehawk defence faces a huge challenge.
Golden Square star Tiahna Cochrane has taken the lead in the goalkicking award on 40.
Other key players in the blue and gold attack include Amanda Carrod, Sarah Baldwin, Andrea Wilson, Tiffany Bradley and Lily Campbell.
The Hawks’ leading goalkickers are Ebony Whiley, 22; and Grace Edlin, 20.
When the Borough and Square met in round three, Golden Square won the Anzac Day match at Eaglehawk’s S & R Park in Canterbury Park by eight goals.
The Square led 51-3 at ½ time, but Eaglehawk worked hard to limit a strong opponent to 13 points in the second half.
Golden Square’s attack in that contest was led by Lily Campbell, Tiahna Cochrane and Andrea Wilson on two goals each.
Grace Edlin and Ebony Whiley goaled for the Borough.
Best for Golden Square were Carly Ladson, Madeleine White, Tiahna Cochrane and Andrea Wilson.
Kirstin Shaw, Emily Field, Hannah Kenny and Rachel Thomas played well for Eaglehawk.
The 12th round kicks off at 1.30pm on Saturday when Kangaroo Flat and Kyneton meet at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.
The Kangaroos scored a big win at North Bendigo last Sunday, while Kyneton was beaten by 57 points at Kerang’s Riverside Park.
In round three, Kangaroo Flat won at Kyneton Showgrounds by 50 points.
Monique Jones, Shelby Knoll and Molly Metcalf led the Roos’ attack on two goals apiece.
The Tigers’ goalkickers were Jenna Davies and Shaelyn Evans.
Key players for Kangaroo Flat include Ruby Campbell, Eloise Gretgrix, Shelby Knoll, Kelly Mensforth, Molly Metcalf and Abbey Barber.
The Tigers’ best against Kangaroo Flat in the Anzac Day match were Rebecca Evans, Heidi Erasmus, Belinda Hateley and Shannon White.
North Bendigo hosts Strathfieldsaye at Hibo Hotel Oval in North Bendigo’s Atkins Street from 2.30pm on Sunday.
It’s been a challenging run for North Bendigo which will be keen to play well in its final game.
Key players for North Bendigo include Madelin Jelbart, Taylah Nicholson, Kayla-Brea McIntosh, Paris Keogh-Beacom and Zoe Biggs.
Storm’s attack in the round three win against North Bendigo was led by Emily Galtieri and Alana Long on three goals each.
In-form players for Strathfieldsaye include Ireland O’Rourke, Eliza Long, Claire Macgill, Taylah Moore and Tia Davidge.
Storm’s leading goalkicker is Tameeka Morrissey on 17.
Bendigo Thunder and Kerang meet at Weeroona Oval in Napier Street, Bendigo.
The second-placed Thunder will be wary of a Kerang line-up which played great football against Kyneton last round.
Thunder’s best in last Sunday’s win at Eaglehawk were Jacinta Louttit, Megan Williamson, Jessica Laidlaw and Emily Fitt.
In round three, Thunder won 82-nil at Kerang.
The margin is likely to be closer this time.
Key players for Kerang include Sophie Peacock, Donal and Tenay Fellows, Sharni Ferrari, Jemma Meehan and Kerri-Ann Zeunert.
Champions IGA CVFL women’s footy ladder:
Golden Square 931 per cent, 48 points; Bendigo Thunder 310, 36; Eaglehawk 231, 36; Kangaroo Flat 147, 20; Strathfieldsaye 96, 20; Kyneton 48, 16; Kerang 48, 16; North Bendigo 0.9, 0.
40 Tiahna Cochrane, GS.
38 Britney Mueck, BT.
22 Ebony Whiley, Eh.
20 Grace Edlin, Eh.
18 Shelby Knoll, KF.
17 Tameeka Morrissey, S’saye.
15 Brianna Burt, BT.
14 Amanda Carrod, GS; Georgia Gordon, BT; Samantha Heron, Eh.
11 Sarah Baldwin, GS; Tiffany Bradley, GS; Jasmine Burzacott, Eh; Lily Campbell, GS; Ella Cochrane, GS; Eloise Gretgrix, KF.
Written by Nathan Dole.