By Alyce Collett
After missing out on finals last season, Yarra Junction’s Senior Women’s side are having a much better year so far and look likely finalists if things continue the way they are going at the moment.
Their season did not get off to the best start as they lost narrowly to Monbulk. They bounced back the following week, comfortably defeating Upwey Tecoma. They then lost two in a row to Healesville and Monbulk respectively, before winning the next three in a row against Upwey Tecoma, Thornton-Eildon and Belgrave respectively.
Last weekend they suffered a big loss at the hands of Healesville, so as the ladder currently stands, Yarra Junction currently sit in third place, two games behind 2nd placed Monbulk but also two games clear of 4th placed Belgrave.
The 1st quarters have been a predicting factor for the most part in determining the outcome of Yarra Junction’s games so far this season. If you take the round 2 clash out of the equation (because the data was unavailable at the time of writing) if Yarra Junction’s quarter time score is single digits, they have ended up losing the game. If the score has been double digits, the Eagles have gone on to get the chocolates in the end.
On an individual note, Michelle Goldsmith has been the top goalkicker for the Eagles so far this season, kicking 16 goals. The highest individual game tally was Jamee Cousens’ six goals in round 8 against Healesville. Some players that have consistently been named in the best players list include Goldsmith, Cassandra Barlow, Kierrah Egan and Patsy Boxell.
Looking ahead, here is how the rest of the season looks for the Eagles:
Round 9 – Saturday 29th June at 10:15am against Thornton-Eildon at Thornton-Eildon Football Ground
Round 10 – Saturday 6th July at 10am against Belgrave at Home
Round 11 – Friday 12th July at 7:15pm against Healesville at Healesville Football Ground
Round 12 – Saturday 27th July at 4:45pm against Monbulk at Monbulk Recreation Reserve
Round 13 – Saturday 3rd August at 10:15am against Thornton-Eildon at Thornton-Eildon Football Ground
Round 14 – Saturday 10th August at 4:45pm against Upwey Tecoma at Upwey Recreation Reserve