One win apiece in Vic Country, Vic Metro showcase

Although teams in Victoria faced a competition bye, Vic Country and Vic Metro faced off in two games, one for girls under the age of 21 and an open age game, at VU Whitten Oval to showcase some of the best talent around the state.

With the senior women’s National Championships played every second year, the Country/Metro representitive game gives a chance for those around the state to compete with and against some rising stars and established greats of Victorian competitions.

Image provided by @womensfooty.

As the women’s game has grown significantly in the last two years, events like today give the chance for players to emerge on a stage other than club level. 

Vic Metro U21 prevailed in what was a tight game against their Vic Country U21 opponents, eventually running out 21-point winners by the time the final siren sounded.

With Vic Metro U21 holding a slender two-point lead at both the half time and quarter time breaks, the experience and skill of the young Metro girls allowed them to pull away late and record the comfortable victory.

Image provided by @womensfooty.

 Vic Country squared up the tally for the day with a big win over Vic Metro, running out 23-point winners on a very slippery surface to record the first Vic Country win over Vic Metro since 2003.

The Country girls raced out to a 17-point lead at the first break and although it was cut to 14 points in a goalless second term controlled mostly by Vic Metro, a big third term in the wet pushed the margin out to 28 points and beyond the reach of the Metro girls.

Although Vic Metro pulled the margin back slightly in the final term, the damage was done as Vic Country recorded the win to square the ledger on the day.

Victorian club competitions will return next weekend as the season continues into the sixth round.

Vic Metro U21 (9.13.67) defeated Vic Country U21 (6.10.46)
Vic Country (8.4.52) defeated Vic Metro (4.5.29)

Thank you to @womensfooty for providing images and live scores.