Queensland’s premier women’s football competition got underway on the weekend as the QWAFL held its Round 1 games.
The Zillmere Eagles have rocked up in 2014 and they mean business with a more than convincing 130-point win over Moorooka as they step up a division. Not a lot can be said as the scoreline is hard to argue with as the Eagles dominated across the field with some incredibly accurate kicking in front of goals. Monica Allen impressed with seven goals in the Eagles’ first outing while Cassi Bell kicked four of her own. Mikayla Anderson dominated the midfield and Alison Roy played a big role in the massive win.
The Univeristy of Queensland Red Lions were too good for Coolangatta Tweed in this Round 1 clash, running out comfortable 28-point winners. Breanna Koenen kicked three majors for the Red Lions who had a cracking third quarter booting four goals and keeping Tweed to the one minor. Tweed found some inspiration in the final term with Ebony Zuber kicking three majors and Amy Decker the one, keeping the score line ticking over. Tweed were short players and the Red Lions capitalised with Daryl Jensen, Harriet Fisher and Katherine Heliotis kicking off their season with solid individual performances that contributed significantly to the team’s win.
Arguably the two best teams from the 2013 came up head-to-head in this Round 1 blockbuster between Coorparoo and Yeronga which did not disappoint with a tight tussle between the two powerhouses. Coorparoo came out of the blocks firing kicking two goals one in the first quarter and another major in the second, restricting the Yeronga Devils to one goal and three behinds at half time. The second half was outstanding from both teams with only three goals scored between the sides in the final two quarters demonstrating how close the two sides are. Emma Zielke earned best on ground for her fantastic contribution to Coorparoo’s win.
Wilston Grange sat out the first round with the bye but will be chomping at the bit when next weekend’s clash with Yeronga comes around.
Griffith Moorooka (0.0.0) defeated by Zillmere (20.10.130)
Coolangatta Tweed (4.4.28) defeated by Univeristy of Queensland (8.8.56)
Coorparoo (5.4.34) defeated Yeronga South Brisbane (2.3.15)