STUNG by consecutive defeats, Strathfieldsaye Storm will be fired up for Sunday’s home game against Kangaroo Flat in the sixth round of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s football season.
Storm marked a brilliant start to the season as it won its opening three games and led the ladder.
Since then Strathfieldsaye was outplayed by Golden Square and then Bendigo Thunder.
This Sunday’s match at Triple M Park in Strathfieldsaye’s Tannery Lane is vital as Storm fights to return to the winner’s list and climb to the third rung on the ladder.
Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat are locked on three wins apiece, but the Roos are 199 per cent clear.
Key players for Strathfieldsaye include Tameeka Morrissey in attack, Roweena Ilsley, Jessica and Kate Kopp.
The Kangaroos scored a 29-point victory on Kerang’s ground at Riverside Park.
Shelby Knoll led the Roos’ attack on three goals to be among the best with Shelby Faulkner, Ruby Campbell, Chloe Green, Bridget O’Dwyer and Eloise Gretrgix.
Kerang makes the trek to Fur Life Vet Oval in Wade Street, Golden Square to take on the unbeaten league leaders.
Best for the Blues in their latest hit-out included Jemma Meehan, Sophie Peacock and Tiana Shepherd.
Kerri-Ann Zeunert kicked two goals.
Kerang’s onballers and midfield face a massive challenge stopping the blue and gold.
A formidable Golden Square team includes Sarah Baldwin, Lily Campbell, Amanda Carrod, Carly Ladson and Monique Williams.
North Bendigo takes on Eaglehawk at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
It’s been a tough run for the red, white and blue.
Alyssa Johnstone, Rose Wilkens, Melissa Freestone, Madelin Jelbart, Lindsay Arthur and Cassandra Coughlan played well in North Bendigo’s clash with Golden Square.
The Hawks played terrific football under the Kyneton Showgrounds lights to beat the Tigers by 32 points.
Grace Edlin and Samantha Heron kicked four and three goals for the Two Blues.
Players to watch for the Borough include Eillish Cumming, Charlotte Edlin, Hannah Kenny and Kristal Lugosi.
Bendigo Thunder and Kyneton clash at Weeroona Oval.
The Thunder rolled to a 50-point win on Storm’s turf at Strathfieldsaye as Britney Mueck, four goals;
Karla Donovan, Emily Fitt and Karleigh Whyte led the way.
The Tigers’ defence will be doing all it can to stop Mueck who is a runaway leader of the league goalkicking award on 21.
Kyneton’s attack is led by Teagan Ainslie on eight.
Key players for the yellow and black include Heidi Erasmus, Natalie Korinfsky, Jordan Savoia and Ashleigh Wilson.
All of Sunday’s matches start at 2.30pm.
Standings in the CVFL women’s football league:
Golden Square 712 per cent, 16 points; Bendigo Thunder 436, 16; Kangaroo Flat 351, 12; Strathfieldsaye 152, 12; Eaglehawk 126, 12; Kyneton 119, 8; Kerang 17, 0; North Bendigo 0.1, 0.
Written by Nathan Dole