Kerang eyes great chance for first victory

KERANG will be eyeing a great chance to mark its first victory in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s footy competition this Sunday.

The Blues take on North Bendigo at Kerang’s Riverside Park in the seventh round of the season.

It’s been a tough run for both clubs.

Being at home and the ability to score means Kerang will start favourite.

Key players for Kerang include Sophie Peacock, Jemma Meehan,  Tiana Shepherd, Donal and Tenay Fellows.

North Bendigo’s best in the sixth-round match against Eaglehawk were Alyssa Johnstone, Laura Douglas, Taylah Nicholson and Cassandra Couglan.

Kangaroo Flat will try halt Bendigo Thunder’s winning streak when they meet at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Dower Park.

The Roos are up against a team on a five-game winning run.

Thunder star Britney Mueck leads the competition’s goalkicking race on 26 and Georgia Gordon has booted 12 to be equal fourth.

Players to watch for Thunder include Hannah Perry in the centre, Jacinta Louttit in the ruck, Sophie Sarre from a wing, Karla Donovan and Karleigh Whyte in defence.

The Kangaroo Flat attack is led by Shelby Knoll, 12 goals; Eloise Gretgrix and Kelly Mensforth on seven.

Best for the Roos in their match against Golden Square on May 22 were Knoll, Eileen Mitchell, Ruby Campbell and Kylie Thompson.

Another big game will be at S & R Park in Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park where the Borough takes on Strathfieldsaye.

It’s third against fifth.

The Hawks will be chasing three wins in a row.

Key players for the Two Blues include Grace Edlin, Ebony Whiley, Kirstin Shaw, Taylor Bellesini, Samantha Heron and Grace Murley.

Strathfieldsaye’s attack is led by Tameeka Morrissey, 12 goals; and Alan long, six.

Claire Macgill, Chesea Reeves, Long and Jessica Jackson were Storm’s best in a 10-point loss to Kangaroo Flat on May 16.

Kyneton hosts the unbeaten Golden Square at Kyneton Showgrounds.

There have been eight changes to Kyneton’s squad.

Ins for the Tigers are Jenna Davies, Rebecca and Shaelyn Evans, Belinda Hateley, Marnie Love, Jennifer Schellekens, Sophie van Leest and Shannon White.

Key players for the Yellow and Black include Teagan Ainslie, Jane Rolls, Jordan Savoia and Ursula Van Dyk.

Stars in Golden Square’s remarkable run of wins include Lily Campbell, Amanda Carrod, Tiahna Cochrane, Carly Ladson, Madeleine White and Monique Williams.

All of Sunday’s matches start at 2.30pm.

Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s footy ladder:

Golden Square 685 per cent, 24 points; Bendigo Thunder 484, 20; Eaglehawk 199, 16; Kangaroo Flat 170, 16; Strathfieldsaye 141, 12; Kyneton 74, 8; Kerang 13, 0; North Bendigo 0.1, 0.

Written by Nathan Dole.