Kerang takes on Eaglehawk at Riverside Park

LEAGUE newcomer Kerang marks its first home game in the Champions IGA-backed Central Victoria Football League women’s competition against Eaglehawk this Sunday.

Kerang will be keen to perform well on home turf at Riverside Park from 2.30pm.

The Kerang line-up is on the rebound from a first-round loss at Strathfieldsaye.

Eaglehawk began the 2021 campaign in fine style as the Two Blues beat Kangaroo Flat under the Canterbury Park lights by nine points.

Sole goalkicker for Kerang in the clash on Storm’s turf at Triple M Park in Strathfieldsaye was Toni Kelly.

The play of Hannah Spencer, Jemma Meehan and Sophie Peacock were highlights for Kerang.

Eaglehawk’s attack was led by Charlotte Edlin and Ebony Whiley in the win against the Roos as Grace Edlin, Taylor Bellesini and Charlotte Edlin won plenty of the footy.

Another big match will be at Weeroona Oval where Bendigo Thunder takes on North Bendigo from 2.30pm.

Both clubs were beaten in round one – North Bendigo by 67 points at home against Kyneton, and Thunder by four goals at Golden Square.

In a tough start to the season it was Alyssa Johnstone, Leonie Schulz and Laura Douglas who played well for North Bendigo.

Key players for Thunder include Britney Mueck, Jessica Gould, Jessica Laidlaw and Brianna Burt.

First and second on the ladder, Kyneton and Strathfieldsaye clash at Kyneton Showgrounds from 2.30pm.

The Tigers and Storm are in hot form.

Teagan Ainslie kicked three goals as Belinda Hateley, Urusla Van Dyk, Shannon White and Jordan Savoia starred for Kyneton in round one.

A key to the Tigers hopes will be limiting the impact of Tameeka Morrissey after she kicked a round-high six goals in Storm’s win against Kyneton.

A strong Storm team includes Roweena Ilsley, Emily Galtieri, Maeve Tupper, Alana and Eliza Long.

The match between Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square will be played on May 22 from 2.30pm at Bendigo Mazda Oval in Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park.

Written by Nathan Dole