FURIOUS FOOTY AHEAD OF FINALS
By KEL ROWE
It was a round of snakes and ladders in the VU Polytechnic Senior Women’s Competition, with positions changing and wins lodged across the weekend — all in effort to lock in for an exciting finals series!
Point Cook rocked Laverton on Friday night, claiming a 9-point win, and the Magpies spot in 4th on the Division 2 ladder. Yasmen Roe was influential for the Doggies, whilst Jamie Te Pania made ground for the Magpies and was named best on for the match.
Braybrook hosted West Footscray, going down to their suburban rivals by 94-points. Ruby McDowell worked hard across the Brooker’s defensive 50, whilst Kel Rowe was strong in Ruck, and well supported by Eliza Terrey around the ground.
Caroline Springs bounced back after a round 13 loss, registering a comprehensive 62-point victory over visitors North Sunshine. Alisha Fowler and Rebecca Marshall were the major contributors for the Lakers, kicking 4 and 3 goals respectively. Aaliyah Tye fought hard for the North Sunshine side, earning time in best.
There was a tussle for leading honours in Division 2, that saw Spotswood narrowly oust Wyndhamvale — supplanting the Falcons in top spot, after a tight 1-point victory.
The game went down to the wire, with the Wolves fighting back under extreme pressure in the final term to claim the win. Tamsyn Kirk hit the scoreboard twice for Spotswood and was rewarded with time in best, whilst Rachael Hatcher starred for Wyndhamvale.
In the Division 1 fixture, Spotswood lodged a dominant win over the Parkside Spurs, running over their opposition by 93-points. Rita Ceravolo was the sole goal kicker for the Spurs, whilst Spotswood registered 6 individual goal kickers, led by Hannah McMahon (4) and Kerrie Clarke (3).
Fresh off the back of their upset win in the last round, Caroline Springs Division 1 side continued their renewed form, claiming a home turf win over Werribee Centrals by just 9-points.
Charlotte Gerada and Chloe Kropman performed for the Lakers and were named amongst the best. Larissa Renaut hit the scoreboard for a double for the Centurions and was well supported by the efforts of teammate Abuk Akec.
With just two more rounds to go before the VU Polytechnic Senior Women’s finals series begins, be sure to catch some fantastic footy as the Division 1 and 2 sides vie for a chance at the big dance.