Almost at the halfway point of the VWFL’s Division 3/4 season, a finals spot is wide open despite Wyndhamvale, Port Melbourne and Bayswater topping the competition while Wyndhamvale is the only remaining undefeated team.
Montmorency registered its first win of the saeson over middle-of-the-pack Melton in convincing fashion, running away with a 55-point win. A 26-point lead at quarter time set the tone for the match as the Magpies controlled the game for the full four quarters, keeping Centrals from registering a single goal despite nine shots on goal.
Sophie Abbatangelo’s four goals went a long way to deciding the match while Rhiannon Burleigh and Stacie Davies played important roles in the Magpies’ first win of the year.
Cranbourne withstood a huge scare from Hallam, coming back from a deficit at the final break to win by 11 points. Despite leading by 15 points at the half, Hallam took a five-point lead into the final quarter but wasn’t able to keep Cranbourne off the scoreboard, the Eagles tacking on an innacurate 2.5 that was good enough to get the four points.
Houda Sidani kicked two goals in an impressive outing as Brooke Davis, Cara Moody and Janet Sullivan were key to the victory.
Bayswater went down for the first time in the 2014 season, losing to Deer Park by a comfortable 53-point margin. The Lions took control off the game early and a 22-0 third quarter on top of a 22-point lead at half time got the job done.
Chloe Portelli and Samantha Radlof each claimed three goals in dominant displays while Cassie Wilson was an important contributor.
Port Melbourne aspired to put some space between itself and fellow Colts Whitehorse and did so with a 39-point win despite some incredibly innacurate kicking. The game could have been decided in the first quarter had Port Melbourne made kicked better but their two goals and eight points proved to be the foundations for a comfortable win.
Paige Holt and Allison Wooles starred for Port Melbourne as Jade Stoneman had three important goals to her name. Despite Amy Thompson and April Richardson’s best efforts, Whitehorse couldn’t get into the contest.
A strong final quarter was all that seperated Golden Point from Jacana as the Dragons held off the winless Jaguars by 29 points despite leading by the one point at the final break. The game could have been much different for the Jaguars had they made more of their scoring opportunities but Golden Point’s skill level proved the difference.
Two goals to both Madalyn Clarke and Bec Cubitt proved important for Dragons as Maighan Fogas and Katie Halstead put in impressive outings. For the Jaguars, Lakita Seifago was excellent in the loss.
Wyndhamvale remains undefeated after another big win, this time over South Morang by 113 points. A 30-1 lead at the first break set the tone of the match as the Vales went from strength to strength.
Jessica Heath’s eight goals was a clear highlight in a dominant display inside the forward 50 while Andrea Cameron and Stacey Kaa each kicked three goals of their own. Kayla and Emma Slattery proved to be a strong combination as the Falcons cruised to victory.
Chirnside Park sat out with the bye but will return to action in the next round against Hallam.
Montmorency (9.10.64) defeated Melton (0.9.9)
Cranbourne (5.11.41) defeated Hallam (4.6.30)
Deer Park (7.17.59) defeated Bayswater (0.6.6)
Port Melbourne (8.16.64) defeated Whitehorse (3.7.25)
Jacana (2.10.22) defeated by Golden Point (7.9.51)
Wyndhamvale (18.19.127) defeated South Morang (2.2.14)
Bye: Chirnside Park