TEAMS BUILD AHEAD OF FINALS
By KEL ROWE
Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Centrals met on Friday night, in a game that saw the Centurions run over the home side by 97-points in the Victoria University Polytechnic Division 1 Senior Women’s competition.
Larrissa Renaut, Sarah Kloet and Khayle Forsyth all kicked multiple majors, with the latter earning time in best.
Renaut is also now back on top of the goal kicking leaderboard after her seven goals at the weekend, she is four ahead of Caroline Springs young Jacinta Kondis.
A top-of-the-table clash played out between Caroline Springs and Spotswood, with the Division 1 ladder-leaders continuing their dominant form.
After a hard-fought first quarter, the Lakers managed to wrestle control kicking three goals to two in the second term to lead by a goal.
They extended the margin in the remaining two quarters to win, 6.9. (45) to 3.9. (27).
Steph Asciak and Nicki Perrett dominated through the middle, providing silver service to the Lakers forward line.
Caroline Hardeman and Maddison Cooper were also both influential for the Spotswood side.
The Yarraville Seddon Eagles hosted Manor Lakes, with the Eagles going down to the Storm by just one goal.
It was a gallant performance by the Eagles, who despite being down by 14-points at three quarter time, fought their way back into the contest and almost snatched a win from the Storm.
Lauren Winter and Cara Dunshea were influential for Manor Lakes, whilst Yana Frontczak continued her goal-kicking form, with three goals added to her season tally.
For the Eagles, Aisling Curley starred for the home side, kicking two majors. Jacqueline Mcclurg also played well.
In Division 2, Point Cook Centrals went head-to-head with Laverton in their Saturday morning clash, with the Sharks keeping the Magpies scoreless in their 118-point victory.
Leah Moss and Maddi Johnson were dangerous through the middle, serving up the footy to their goal-hungry forward line. Brittney Downer and Kerrie O’Brien were strong under pressure, with the latter celebrating her 50th game for the Magpies.
It was the battle of the birds at Shorten Reserve on Saturday evening, as West Footscray fought tooth and nail to secure a one-goal win over visitors Wyndhamvale. The Roosters celebrated a 50 games milestone for Sophie Merryfull, who registered two majors and time in best, alongside small forward Katherine Belcher.
Not to be outdone, Mariah Burton continued to string together yet another strong performance for the Falcons, alongside teammate Cassandra Turrie.
To round out the weekend, North Sunshine hosted Point Cook at Dempster Park on Sunday, with the visitors scoring a 4.10. (34) to 1.4. (10) victory.