ACTWAFL: Round 5 wrap up

Round 5 of Canberra’s women’s league concluded on Sunday with all teams from both pools being able to complete their games, all clubs thankful that the weather held off and there was no round competition bye.

In a season filled with competition byes and washed out matches, it must have been great for Riverina to finally play their first Pool 1 game of the season, having only played one Pool 2 game. The Lions showed their enthusiasm in a tough 16-point win over Belconnen. After leading by 12 points at quarter time, the Lions kept in front of the Magpies all day despite a four-goal effort from Belconnen’s Talia Radan.

Fantastic performances by Rebecca Hall and Emma Colenbander lifted Eastlake to a 36-point win over Ainslie. A six-goal haul for Karina Demant didn’t hurt either. Despite the loss, the Saints can take solace in the fact that they managed to win the final quarter against a much more experienced opposition.

Despite holding a 26-0 lead at half time, Molonglo took the foot off the pedal but still comfortably disposed of ADFA by 22 points. Jeessica Devine and Melanie Fuller were impressive for the Juggernauts while Madeleine Clayden’s three goals went a long way to deciding the result of the match.

The inexperienced Anu was on the wrong end of a comfortable victory as Queanbeyan ran out 81-point winners without Anu registering a score. Shaylee Thomas and Lani Watson each put three goals on the board while Ella Ross and Hannah Dunn kicked three goals between them in a dominant midfield display.

Pool 1
Belconnen (5.4.34) defeated by Riverina (8.2.50)
Ainslie (2.4.16) defeated by Eastlake (7.10.52)
Tuggeranon defeated by Gungahlin

Pool 2
Molonglo (6.4.40) defeated ADFA (3.0.18)
Queanbeyan (12.9.81) defeated Anu (0.0.0)

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