TWO of the best teams in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy competition meet tonight in the fourth round of the season. .
Eaglehawk and Golden Square will clash under the Canterbury Park lights from 6.30pm.
Both teams have been refreshed by the bye.
In round two, Eaglehawk won on Strathfieldsaye’s turf at Triple M Park by 106 points.
Freyja Pearce kicked four goals as Chloe Green and Lily den Houting added three apiece.
Best for the Hawks in that match were Pearce, Emily Field, Charlotte Edlin and Brianna Larkins.
The Hawks’ defence was rarely tested by Storm or by North Bendigo in round one, but Grace Murley, Kayla Cox, Lily den Houting and Emily Field can expect to do plenty against Golden Square.
Key targets in the Borough’s attack include Jasmine Burzacott, Chloe Green and Ebony Whiley.
Unbeaten in 2021 and the premiers of 2019, Golden Square is the competition’s benchmark.
The blue and gold kicked off the season by scoring 27.13 in the match on North Bendigo’s ground at Hibo Hotel Oval in Atkins Street.
Emily Collins and Michelle McCready led the attack on four goals apiece.
Golden Square had 11 goalkickers in that match.
A powerful line-up includes Amanda Carrod in the centre, Keely Hare at centre half-forward, Letisha Stewart and Emily Collins in attack, Andrea Wilson at centre half-back, and onballers Carly Geary, Bree Heiden and Jessica Cox.
Another night game will be played tonight when Castlemaine hosts Strathfieldsaye from 6:30pm at Camp Reserve.
Castlemaine scored a 63-point victory in its league debut against Kyneton and then followed up with a 167-point win on Kerang’s turf at Riverside Park.
Tia Davidge earned the High Street X-Ray Player of the Week award as the Magpies dominated through the likes of Jemma Finning, Meg Ginnivan and Shelby Knoll.
Players to watch for the Magpies include Lily McNair, Bridie Semmens, Emma Pedretti, Michelle Barkla, Britney Oliver and Meg Tong.
It’s been a tough start for Strathfieldsaye.
Storm’s latest hit-out ended in a 117-3 loss to Kyneton at Triple M Park.
Strathfieldsaye coach Jake Donegan will look to Jessica Jackson, Jessica Kopp, Chelsea Reeves, Caitlin Shaw and Keisha Tonzing to lead the way.
The round will be completed on Sunday when Kyneton plays North Bendigo from 2.30pm at Kyneton Showgrounds.
Stars in the Tigers’ win against Storm were Teagan Ainslie, Heidi Erasmus, Belinda Hateley and Taylah Moore.
An attack that includes Natalie Korinfsky, Shannon Prendergast, Erasmus and Moore will be tough to stop.
Best for North Bendigo in its match against Bendigo Thunder on the Atkins Street ground were Quetta Holloway-Jinks, Ashlyne McInnes, Cherelle Byrne and Kayla-Brea McIntosh.
Bendigo Thunder and Kerang have the bye.
Standings in the Champions IGA-backed CVFL senior women’s footy competition:
Bendigo Thunder 13,500 per cent, 12 points; Eaglehawk 3700, 8; Castlemaine 1537, 8; Kyneton 162, 8; Golden Square 17,500, 4; Strathfieldsaye 2.6, 0; North Bendigo 0.8, 0; Kerang 0, 0.
22 Britney Mueck, BT.
10 Shelby Knoll, Cm.
7 Georgia Gordon, BT; Samantha Heron, Eh; Freyja Pearce, Eh.
6 Meg Ginnivan, Cm; Lily McNair, Cm; Taylah Moore, Kyn.
5 Jasmine Burzacott, Eh.
4 Sharni Barker, BT; Emily Collins, GS; Phoebe Cuttriss, BT; Tia Davidge, Cm; Lily den Houting, Eh; Jessica Kennedy, BT; Michelle McCready, GS; Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, BT.
3 Amanda Carrod, GS; Charlotte Edlin, Eh; Heidi Erasmus, Kyn.; Jemma Finning, Cm; Natalie Korfinsky, Kyn.; Jac Louttit, BT; Kristal Lugosi, Eh; Shannon Prendergast, Kyn.; Mia Ward, GS; Monique Williams, GS.
Written by Nathan Dole.