The match of the round contest was a tale of differences from the other, with the A Grade match seeing a tight three-point game while the senior footy match saw a big win for Pakenham in terrible conditions at Mount Evelyn by nine goals.
Wandin scored win number two while Woori Yallock remain undefeated after taking the trip to Starling Road to play Officer for the first time.
Both undefeated, Seville and Emerald went hard at it in a tough match, as the Blues took a 39-point win to maintain its unbeaten streak.
At the official opening of its home at Mick Morland Reserve, Berwick Springs grabbed its first win of the year with a mammoth 93-point defeat of Yarra Glen while Gembrook Cockatoo defeated the youthful Healesville.
Powelltown got the better of Alexandra, while Kinglake got its first win of the year on the netball court, coming from behind to beat Yea by one goal.
Take a look at all the weekends action in review, with the week five recap here:
Premier Data Premier Division Football
The matchup between Officer and Woori Yallock was dominated from the start by the Tigers, cruising through the match to gradually build its margin and finish off with a 78-point victory in poor conditions at Starling Road. Bradd Arnold, Kody Busoli, Liam O’Dea, Robert Swan, Josh Hawkins and Angus Smith were the standouts for Woori Yallock, with Arnold himself a sharpshooter in the forward line with six majors. On an ordinary day for the Kangaroos, Ben O’Loughlin and Anthony Bernardo were the shining lights as they finished with 30 and 27 disposals respectively.
Wandin and Upwey Tecoma were locked in a tight contest as both sides fought hard, but it was the Bulldogs who took the ascendency from there, kicking 11 goals to two in the second half to finish off with a 62-point victory. Joshua Chamberlain, John Del Giudice, Sam Hodgett, Connor Smith, Daniel Hirst and Harrison Byrne starred for the Bulldogs with the leading goalkickers being Byrne, Joel Garner and Clinton Johnson who booted three each. For the Tigers, it was the midfield duo of Bailey Oates and Glenn Costas who fought hard as they finished with 55 disposals between them.
The match of the round contest between Mount Evelyn and Pakenham did not produce the result that some were hoping for as the Lions had full control over the Rovers to finish as 54-point winners. In another very wet contest, Rhys Clacy, Oskar Miles, Cameron Debruin, Lochlan Menzel and Zac Stewart were named as the best players with Jake Thompson in particular performing well with 22 possessions while new recruit Brenton Wells was the leading goalkicker with three goals. On a tough day for the Rovers, it was Bayley Forbes, Jackson Merrett, Matt Gibbons and Luke Inaps who led from the front, with Connor O’Sullivan and Jed Thompson finishing with two goals each.
In what was a really tight matchup at Monbulk Recreation Reserve, the tides turned for Olinda Ferny Creek on this occasion as they were on the receiving end of a last quarter comeback from Monbulk where there was a very real chance of having the game snatched away from them. Come the final siren, the Bloods finally had the result go in their favour, holding on for a slim two-point victory to move into fifth on the ladder. Mathieu Rosier was strong with four goals while Francis Seal, Patrick Rosier, Lachlan Taylor, Cameron Horner and Callum Beattie all put in their best efforts to be named as the Bloods’ best players.
Karcher Premier Division Netball
Another tight contest for the second week in a row for ROC has seen them come away with the win over the weekend, with a marginal three-goal win over Woori Yallock on its home court at Starling Road. The Kangaroos and the Tigers were locked in combat for the entirety of the game, unable to set up a big lead over one another in pouring conditions for this Saturday afternoon contest. Sam Neil, Olivia Hamilton and Mikaela Dakic were named as best on court for ROC as Keeley Burgmann shot 29 goals while Elizabeth Murphy featured prominently at the other end for Woori Yallock with 36 goals to her name.
Wandin had control of its match against Upwey Tecoma over the weekend as they cruised to an 18-goal victory at Upwey Recreation Reserve. Kali Dolphin and Maddy George were some of the best players for the Bulldogs while Abby Gedge was the big goal shooter with 45 goals. For the Tigers, it was Charlotte Davies, Jessica Black and Jamie O’Hare who put in their best performances to be named as the standouts for their sides.
The Match of the Round contest between Mount Evelyn and Pakenham Lions was a good matchup which saw the Rovers have control for most of the match before the Lions quickly stormed home late in the final quarter to put themselves in with a chance of snatching the game away from them. The Rovers however, managed to hang on with a slim three goal win for its second victory of the season, 32 to 29. Gabby Bingley, Steph Crilly and Kaitlyn Black were the best on court for the Rovers while Caitlin Cooke, Rebecca Langford and Chloe Morgan starred for the Lions in the tight loss.
The Premier Division competition have witnessed its second draw in as many weeks with the contest between Monbulk and Olinda Ferny Creek unable to find a winner come matches end with the final scoreboard showing 41 all. Tiana Mancarella, Tarnee Adams and Stephanie Puopolo were judged as the best players for the Hawks while for the Bloods, it was Alice Paget, Krista Tomnlinson and Madison Taylor who tried their hearts out.
The matchup between Narre Warren and Beaconsfield was dominated by the Magpies at its home at Kalora Park as the final scores showed 50 to 12. Gabrielle Dwyer, Brittany Lamont and Abbey Barrientos were the best for the Magpies in a complete performance while Jemma Osborne was the leading goal shooter with 21 majors. Jordan Lang, Jaime Quinn and Gabrielle Stinear fought hard for the Eagles on an afternoon where they will take a lot of learning from.
Community Bank Division One Football
The matchup between the youth of Healesville and the experience of Gembrook Cockatoo went the way of the Brookers who had control of the match from start to finish despite inaccurate kicking in front of goal, finishing with a score of 9.21-75. Returning from a week off, spearhead Michael Firrito had a good return with three majors in front of goal for the Brookers while Daniel Welsh, Caleb Crestani, Konner Allcott, Dante South and Liam Hanzen all put in good performances to be named as the best on ground for the Brookers. Despite not being able to get any traction on the game and pull the lead back in their favour, some of the Bloods players managed to put in a good performance led by Vice Captain Tennyson Amarant with 31 disposals and one goal while Dale Senior took nine marks and had 24 possessions from half back.
Berwick Springs took its first win of the season with a thumping 93-point victory over Yarra Glen on an occasion where its home at Mick Morland Reserve received an official opening. In what was a complete performance from start to finish, the Titans best players included the likes of Jarrod Hocking, Jayden Malek and Bryce Keyzer while Kayden Buselli, Matthew Collett, Corey Green, Dysan Morris, Tom Nelson and Blake Simondson kicked two goals each. For the River Pigs, it was an ordinary afternoon with a score of 2.6-18.
The clash between the unbeaten sides of Seville and Emerald proved to be a good one, but it was the Blues who took the ascendency with a 39-point victory on their home deck. With the goals shared around at the Blues this week, Dylan Broadway, Ryan Farrow and Nathan O’Keefe each booted two majors while Jackson Lowe, Josh Weightman, Bayley Sciortino and Daniel Iacuone starred to feature as their best players. On an afternoon where they hoped they could do better, the Bombers had great input from the likes of Brendan Wilson, Jake Pedder, Noah Van Haren, Aiden Gajanovic, Mitch Thomas and Oscar Miles.
Karcher Division One Netball
Gembrook Cockatoo grabbed its second win of season 2022 with a 15-point victory over Healesville at Don Road Sporting Complex on Saturday afternoon. Rebecca Christie, Aimee Harkin and Laura Christie were the best on court for the Brookers in a good win while for the Bloods, it was the efforts of Chenile Chandler, Brooke Erickson and Bek Breukers who shone through in another loss.
Yarra Glen bounced back from a loss last week with a 26-point victory over the Titans as Stephanie Gibbs starred again with 31 goals. For the Titans, it was Laura Walker, Allana Hadley and Chloe Maas who were the stars to be named best afield.
The matchup between Seville and Emerald was a tight contest as the Bombers really took it up to the Blues to be three goals adrift of them going into the final break. The Blues, however, stepped up in the final quarter to build a bigger gap and finish the match off with a 12-goal gap which they held on to win by come the final siren. For the Blues, it was Ella Bayliss, Cleo Minney and Erin Baker who were judged as the best players while Olivia Ray shot 35 goals for the afternoon. For the Bombers, the efforts of Soleil Lehmann-Rhodes, Kaylah Loulanting and Matilda Preston did not go unnoticed as they featured as their best players on the day.
Berwick had control of its match against Belgrave from start to finish, taking a 67 to 17 victory on its home court at Edwin Flack Reserve. Emily Pupuke, Olivia Macente and Danielle Hanley were judged as the best on court for the Wickers as Pupuke and Emma Clarke shared the goal shooting with 42 and 25 goals respectively.
ATC Traffic Division Two Football
A slow start in the Powelltown and Alexandra matchup was countered for quickly by the Demons at the commencement of the second quarter, dominating the Rebels with a six-goal second term to eventually run out as 52-point winners to provide some excitement for the home crowd after a week off. For the Demons, it was Jayden Mullan, Mitch McLaughlin, James Ashby, Sam Meadows and captain Ben Wratten who starred as their best players. Russell Cowan kicked a bag of five goals while playing coach Jarrod Bayliss also hit the scoreboard, having played his first game of the year following some time off with an injury. Ted Watkin was the shining light for the Rebels on a day they hoped to get more out of as he finished with two majors.
Warburton Millgrove got the upper hand over the Broadford Yea outfit that took the field for the first time as a combined entity, taking a 61-point victory on its home deck at Mac Sparke Oval. Jack Lee, Jack Farrugia, Liam Barnard, Josh Sharp and Tyson Henry put in good performances to be named as the group who were best afield while Brady Mitchell was the sharpshooter with six majors. For Broadford Yea in its first appearance, they got better and better as the game wore on to put two goals on the scoreboard in the second half and minimised any further impact from the Burras.
Karcher Division Two Netball
Powelltown and Alexandra fought a good battle on the netball court with the lead swapping between both clubs throughout the match as the Rebels took a slim two-goal lead into three-quarter time. However, the Demons managed to take back the lead in the final quarter and take the win, the final score showing 44-40. Amy Stanley, Maddie Lamb and Hayley Debuf were judged best on court for Powelltown while Ellie Hedger, Nicole Hadgkiss and Lauren Steyger were the standouts for Alexandra.
The top of the table clash between Warburton Millgrove and Broadford went the way of the Burras as they took a 13-point win on its home deck at Warburton Recreation Reserve. Ashlee Guerra, Gabby Woods and Selina Fotia were the stars for the Burras in a good contest while Shae Gee led the goal shooting tally with 39. Despite going down to the ladder leaders, the Kangaroos managed to fight on with great spirit through the efforts of Jacqueline Warriner, Brooke Currell and Ally Black.
A tight contest at Yea Showgrounds where they fought its way back into the game saw Kinglake score a one-goal win over Yea to record its first win of the season as the final scoreboard showed 40 to 39. Alex Mercuri, Jacinta Benson and Billie Cvijetic were the best for the Lakers as Cvijetic herself shot 30 goals. For the Tigers, the performances of Nikki Watts, Molly Jarvie and Ruby O’Dwyer did not go unnoticed in what was a great game of netball.
Karcher Senior Women’s Football
Healesville have taken another win to continue its strong start to the season with a 63-point victory over Yarra Junction. In control of the game for its entirety, the goalkicking load was spread evenly with Paula Pavic, Jaimee Petersen and Lauren Rogers kicking two each while Danielle Carrucan, Rebecca Collins, Milla Potter and Erica Cianci were also named as best afield. On a day where they had to contend with the top side in the competition, the Eagles had a solid day of improvement as Georgia Page, Emily Spicer, Sarah Wilcox, Adele Ormsby and Jade Mewburn were named as the best players.
Pakenham bounced back strongly from a loss to Olinda Ferny Creek last week with a big win over Seville by 84 points which secured its third victory of the season. The Lions shared the goalkicking around well as Bianca Moody, Chloe Nagel, Melina Eppel, Jenna Green and Kayla Menere all hit the scoreboard while Abbey Tognazzini and Courtney Stephens also featured prominently in the Saturday twilight fixture. Seville again showed further signs of improvement for the second week in a row, registering three goals on the board thanks to the efforts of Madi Ward and Lilian Pagels.
Upwey Tecoma put in a dominant performance against Thornton Eildon registering a 125-point victory on its home deck at the Superdome. Tigers’ captain Kiana Oates had a big day booting five majors to be best afield while Cale McNess and Jess Occhipinti booted three goals each. With its trip to Melbourne unsuccessful in putting a score on the board, Thornton Eildon will take a lot of learning from this game where they were matched up against one of the top sides of the women’s competition.