While the weather was threatening at times, our senior football and netball competitions still managed to enjoy a great weekend across the region. Here is the round recap:
Totally Work Wear Premier Division Seniors
Cranbourne walked away with a big win over Upwey Tecoma in their visit to Upwey Recreation Reserve over the weekend, with the Eagles coming away with a 128-point victory over the Tigers. Marc Holt and Matthew McAlister were the stars up forward for the Eagles, sharing 12 goals between them while Mitchell Tharle, Jake Carosella, Rylan Smith, Jake Stephens and Bailey Buntine were named as the best players. The final score was 23.12-150 to 3.4-22.
Woori Yallock were another premier division side to walk away with a big win over the weekend, producing a 109-point victory over Doveton at Woori Yallock Recreation Reserve. Zach Monkhorst and Josh Neal were strong in front of the big sticks with nine goals between them while Jason Lindgren, Michael Batten and Kane Thompson were named as the best players for the Tigers. The final score was 22.17-149 to 5.10-40.
A great match took place at Wandin North Recreation Reserve, with Pakenham taking a 12-point win over Wandin. Jackson Bramich starred on the field with 28 possessions and 10 tackles while Stephen Morey was the leading goalkicker with five majors. Liam Tyrell, Jordan Stewart, Jake Barclay and Jeconiah Peni were the other players to be named as the best for the Lions. The final score was 13.18-96 to 12.12-84.
Hallam & Bayswater Truck Centres Division One Seniors
The ‘Outer East Match of the Round’ produced an upset of sorts, with Monbulk overcoming a 14-point deficit at half time to get the better of Mount Evelyn at Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve to record a 23-point victory. Taylor Joyce kicked four goals up forward for the Hawks while Clayton Spooner, Tom Taylor, Ash Beck and Michael Langworthy also featured as the best players. The final score was 12.7-79 to 8.8-56.
Gembrook Cockatoo got the better of Belgrave at Belgrave Recreation Reserve with a 67-point victory to put themselves into third on the ladder ahead of a bye this week. Myles Wareham was the star up forward with seven majors while Braden Wood, Jay Verhagen, Josh Tilly, Matt Frazzetto and Damian Volta were named as the best for the Brookers. The final score was 18.18-126 to 9.5-59.
Emerald grabbed another home win with a 46-point victory over Berwick Springs at Chandler Reserve. Patrick Chin and Lachlan Hoye shared 11 goals between them in the forward line while Nic Jansen, Wyatt Hansen, Callum Bourne and Jarrod Marshall were also named as the best players for the Bombers. The final score was 15.19-109 to 9.9-63.
Officer enjoyed a big win on their return from a bye last week to record a massive 186-point victory over Healesville at Officer Recreation Reserve. Jesse Longmuir had a big day out with 10 goals while Matt Rogers and Brent Moloney shared 12 goals between them. Gun midfielder Anthony Bernardo also starred with 39 possessions while Jake Ingaliso and Ben O’Loughlin were the other players named as the best for the Kangaroos. The final score was 32.18-210 to 4.0-24.
ATC Traffic Division Two Seniors
Alexandra grabbed an 81-point win over Yea at Yea Recreation Reserve to maintain their spot in second position on the ladder. Ted Watkin kicked five goals up forward while Dean Galea had 37 possessions and 8 clearances for the Rebels. Henry Olsson, Cooper Phillips, Tom Boots, Ben Gunning and Harrison Kelly were also named as the best players for the winners. The final score was 14.13-97 to 2.4-16.
Powelltown recorded a narrow two-point victory over Yarra Junction at Yarra Junction Recreation Reserve over the weekend. Garry Sheppard was a major target up forward with six goals while Jason Walker, Jarrod Bayliss, James Ashby, Shannon Halliday and Rhys Johnson were the others to be named best on ground for the Demons. The final scores were 9.17-71 to 9.15-69.
Yarra Glen have made it two wins in a row, backing up their effort in the Pride Cup last week to record a 52-point victory over Broadford at Broadford Recreation Reserve. Callum Morison booted five goals up forward for the River Pigs while Billy Gardner had 33 possessions and eight inside 50’s. Tim Ekers, Liam Evans, Richard Wyles and Lachlan Telford were the other players to star for the winners. The final score was 14.10-94 to 6.6-42.
Kinglake have continued their dominant start to the year with an 83-point win over Warburton Millgrove at Warburton Recreation Reserve over the weekend. Damian Pywell, Chris Horman and Brent Gallichio shared 11 goals between them while Rohan King, Luke Hannah, William Graf, Ethan Robinson, Leigh Gilbert and Mason McAllister were named as the best players for the Lakers. The final score was 19.13-127 to 6.8-44.
Womens Division One
Mount Evelyn have reaffirmed their position as the team to beat in division one with a 78-point win against Pakenham over the weekend. Captain Isobel Urquhart was a star up forward with five majors while Jessica Dalgleish and Kiara Simons shared two goals each. Isabella Rennick, Brianna Kollsche, Lilly Kelly and Beth Cruickshank also starred as the best players for the Rovers. The final score was 12.6-78 to 0.0-0.
Upwey Tecoma got the win over Monbulk to record a 75-point victory on their home ground at Upwey Tecoma Recreation Reserve. Jess Occhipinti scored four goals up forward for the Tigers while captain Kiana Oates and Alexandria Bantock kicked two goals each. Ella Collard, Corinna White and Millie Samios were the players who were also named as the Tigers best for their efforts. The final score was 12.16-88 to 2.1-13.
In a Sunday afternoon match at Holm Park, Beaconsfield got the win by 20 points over Healesville to maintain their place in second on the ladder. Courtney Robinson was the only multiple goalscorer for the Eagles while Ebony Wroe, Sarah Mccallum, Victoria Liarakos, Brooke Ramsay and Lauren Hojnacki were also named as the best players. The final score was 6.5-41 to 3.3-21.
Womens Division Two
Officer have grabbed another win to move into second spot on the Division Two ladder by 37 points at Officer Recreation Reserve. Allison Wartnaby and Tali Verhoeven each kicked two goals for the Kangaroos while captain Maegan Davey, Natalie Holmes, Grace Emptage, Sophie Traplin and Kylie O’Connor starred as best players on the ground for the winners. The final score was 8.6-54 to 2.5-17.
Yarra Junction beat Olinda Ferny Creek on their home ground at Yarra Junction Recreation Reserve by 35 points, with the final scores showing 5.6-36 to 0.1-1. Eagles Captain Patsy Boxell kicked three goals while Jade Mewburn, Cassandra Barlow, Jamee Cousens, Siobhan Zelno and Ann Ito starred for the winners.
As the away side, Thornton – Eildon secured their second victory of the season over the weekend with a 41-point win over Seville/Woori Yallock at Woori Yallock Recreation Reserve. Led by their captain Emily Kerr, the Sinboners took control of the match after quarter time, with the final scores showing 7.6-49 to 1.1-7.
Premier A Grade
Beaconsfield secured a close win by four points over Berwick with the final scores showing 41 to 37. Elizabeth Murphy, Bianca Sanzaro and Emily Kerr were the goal shooters for the Eagles while Ashleigh Gill and Danielle Cameron were also named as the best players.
Cranbourne had a win by 15 points over Upwey Tecoma with the final scores showing 55 to 40. Alanah Hardy and Kristie Bryden featured as the goal shooters for the Eagles while Natalie Sparks and Tara Cecil were the others to feature as the best players.
Woori Yallock got the win in a great match over Doveton at Woori Yallock Recreation Reserve with the final scores showing 59 to 51. Madeline Hargrave and Sarah Hogan scored the goals for the Tigers while Brodie West and Alana Mcgurgan were also named as the best players.
In a tight match at Wandin North Recreation Reserve, Wandin beat Pakenham by one point to move into third on the ladder. Kyra Esler and Bridget Ryan scored the goals for the Bulldogs while Isabella Antonino, Charlotte Sparkes and Ellie Stephens were named as the best players.
Division 1 A Grade
In the ‘Outer East Match of the Round’, Mount Evelyn beat Monbulk by 9 points with the final scores being 41 to 32. Stephanie Jones and Georgia Marsh were the goal shooters for the Rovers while the other best players were Gabrielle Bingley and Kaila Swindell.
Gembrook Cockatoo got the better of Belgrave to maintain their spot in fifth on the ladder, with Rebecca Christie, Chelsea Ingram and Alisha Fitzgerald being the goal shooters. Lauren Castricum, Alexis Bell and Danni-Elle Llinares were named as the best players. The final score was 56 to 41.
Emerald got the win over Berwick Springs at Chandler Reserve over the weekend, with the final scores showing 56 to 29. Delylah Loulanting, Tayla Shannon and Matilda Preston scored the goals for the Bombers while Jamieson Scott was also named as a standout player.
ROC have continued their dominance with another win over Healesville to start the season, beating them by 38 points at Officer Recreation Reserve. The final score was 64 to 26. Ellie Coutts and Samantha Neil scored the goals while Maddison Chamberlain was also named as a standout player.
Division 2 A Grade
Yea grabbed a win on their home court at Yea Recreation Reserve to beat Alexandra by 10 points. Nikki Watts and Rachael Hickey were the goal shooters for the Tigers while Megan Leatham was also named as a standout player. The final score was 46 to 36.
Warburton Millgrove have maintained their undefeated start to the year, securing a 26-point victory over Kinglake at Warburton Recreation Reserve. Bianca Daniels and Kirralee Luiyf were the goal scorers for the Burras while Chelsea Barnard and Selina Fotia were named as the best players. The final score was 37 to 11.
Just like the senior football game, the A grade netball match saw a tight match occur between Powelltown and Yarra Junction, with the Demons beating the Eagles by just three points. Amy Stanley and Jade Rogers were the goal scorers while Emily Ough and Olivia Caneva were their best.
Broadford scored another victory over the weekend to maintain their spot in third on the ladder, with a 14-point victory over Yarra Glen at Broadford Recreation Reserve. Ebony Heers, Carina Mills and Toni Bootland were the Kangaroos best players, with the final scores showing 41 to 27.