Week Nine of action across Outer East Football Netball was the final chance for clubs to get a run in before the Queen’s Birthday weekend, with a great mix of results seen once again.
Woori Yallock moved back up to third on the premier division ladder with its defeat of Pakenham, while the netball counterparts of Pakenham made it four in a row.
Gembrook Cockatoo played on its home deck at Orchard Road for the first time in three years and there was plenty to celebrate for the senior football side with a win over Belgrave.
Broadford Yea were in the contest for much of its clash against Alexandra which saw great signs that they are a competitive unit, while Powelltown knocked off Kinglake at home with a nine-goal win.
Thornton Eildon took win number two for the year with its defeat of Monbulk while Healesville, Olinda Ferny Creek and Upwey Tecoma each enjoyed good wins in the women’s football competition.
Read about all the action over the weekend with the week nine recap here:
Premier Data Premier Division Football
Woori Yallock got themselves back on track on Saturday afternoon, dominating in its match against Pakenham to be 28-point winners. Up by two goals at half-time, the Tigers stood on the gas from there, kicking six goals in the third quarter to set themselves up with a great win. The victory puts them back into fourth on the ladder with the likes of Robert Allen, Mitchell Arnold, Jason Lindgren, Kane Thompson, Liam O’Dea and Ben Monkhorst all starring as the best players for the Tigers, with Thompson and Josh Hawkins kicking three goals each.
Despite getting a slow start and having only a three-point lead at quarter time, Olinda Ferny Creek took control of its match against Mount Evelyn from there on, kicking eight goals to one in the second quarter which set the Bloods up well for a 73-point win. The away team were far too strong for the Rovers, with Lachlan Taylor leading the goalkicking tally with six majors while Dale Rhormann and Matt Rosier kicked four each. Matt Scharenberg, Nick Keegan, Tyler Belloni, Kelsey Currie and Oakley Jessop also starred to be the best players for the Bloods, while Callum Urquhart provided some entertainment for Mount Evelyn with three goals.
Monbulk were too good for Officer in what was the Match of the Round contest over the weekend, beating the Kangaroos by 139-points to the joys of the home crowd who turned out in great numbers for the president’s lunch. Taylor Joyce was a heavyweight up forward for the Hawks with five majors while Ben Grimes, Kai Linde, Mitchell Dekker, Ryan Gilbert, Mackay Bateson and Tom Taylor were judged as the best on ground. In what was a tough day out for Officer, the best players came from the likes of Luke Smaulch, Josh Westra, Matthew Chmait, Anthony Bernardo, Matt Rogers and Riley Clark.
Narre Warren were too good for the folk of Upwey Tecoma who travelled to Kalora Park, kicking 22 goals to two throughout the match to put the result beyond doubt well into the contest. Though competitive at times, the Tigers struggled to get a score on the board, failing to kick a goal until the third quarter. For the Magpies, it was the likes of Jake Richardson, Will Howe and Trent Cody who were prominent in front of goal with 15 majors between them while Tom Miller, Tom Toner and Jarrod Smith all featured as the best players for the afternoon.
Karcher Premier Division Netball
Pakenham Lions have continued its remarkable run of form in the last month with a five-goal defeat of Woori Yallock when they travelled to Don Road in Healesville. The win secures its place in the top five heading into the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, with the Lions strong performances coming at the right time before they emnbark on the second half of the season. Chloe Morgan and Teneille Morrell were the best players for them as Mia Washington shot 24 goals, while Brodie West, Madeline Hargrave and Kyah Kimpton were the best for the Tigers.
Olinda Ferny Creek bounced back from its loss to Narre Warren last week with a 28-goal defeat of Mount Evelyn in a match they controlled from start to finish. Brodie Smith and Holly Taubert were considered the best players for the Bloods while Hayley Howard shot 34 goals to conclude a good day out. For the Rovers, who will take a lot of learning from this hitout, it was the likes of Montana Wallis, Kaitlyn Black and Gabby Bingley who were their best players while Georgia Marsh shot 18 goals.
The upset of the round went the way of Monbulk who spoiled the party for third placed ROC who travelled into the hills to face off against the Hawks for the broadcast game of the weekend in netball. The Kangaroos were in touch with the home side right throughout the game, but ultimately couldn’t get over the top of them as they went down by eight goals at the final siren. For the Hawks, the efforts of Paige Whitworth, Tiana Mancarella and Nicole Macdowell shone through as they featured as the best players while Tarnee Adams shot 24 goals. Sam Neil and Mikaela Dakic were the best for the visitors while Sarah Castricum shot 18 goals for a rare appearance in the A Grade line-up.
Just like its football counterparts, Upwey Tecoma were unable to get a win when they travelled to Kalora Park to play Narre Warren but did manage to stay in touch as best as they could, going down by 18 goals. In front from the start, Brittany Lamont and Taylah Jencke were regarded as the best players for the Magpies while Jemma Osborne shot 49 goals. Charlotte Davies, Holly Nieuwenhuizen and Jessica Black were the best for the Tigers while Rachel Grawich shot 20 goals.
Wandin took its fifth win of season 2022 over the weekend, bouncing back well from a loss to Pakenham Lions last week with a 19-goal defeat of Beaconsfield over the weekend. Controlling the game from start to finish, Abby Gedge was the leading goalshooter with 37 majors while Ruby Tidd, Brittany Tait and Kali Dolphin featured as the best players for the Bulldogs. For the Eagles, it was the likes of Jordan Lang, Gabrielle Stinear and Jaime Quinn who were the best players.
Community Bank Division One Football
Healesville got the better of local rivals Yarra Glen for the second time this year, taking a 43-point win over the River Pigs in a performance which has propped them back into the top four on the Division One ladder. Yarra Glen were competitive in the first two quarters, trailing by only five points at half time, before Dean De Munk’s outfit stepped it up a notch in the final hour, kicking away to a 43-point win come matches end. Cody Anderson, Campbell Frazzetto, Dylan Sissins, Jack Methven and Zach Fawdry featured as the best players for Healesville while Max Donegan kicked three goals.
Gembrook Cockatoo celebrated its homecoming to Orchard Road in style with its 62-point defeat of Belgrave on Saturday afternoon. Colin Bastow, Frank Didonato, Konner Allcott, Brayden Baguley and Dean Smith featured as the best for the Brookers in a solid performance while Jay Verhagen snagged four majors. Despite inaccurate kicking, Belgrave did well to ensure the Brookers could not skip away to a margin too great that would make a horrible outing for them. Ryan Hurst, Brenden Speedy, Aaron Johns, Harley McDermott and Jack Wensley were the best players for them while Nathan Dawson kicked two majors.
Despite losing captain Nathan O’Keefe to injury during the match, Seville still managed to have control of its match over Berwick Springs on Saturday afternoon. Kicking away to a seven-goal lead in the first quarter, the Blues set up its win in the first 30 minutes with its dominant display as Mark Cecere, Brendan Dickinson and Rob Petracca kicked three goals each. Josh Weightman, Jake Strachan, Jack Nolan, Alex Condello and Daniel Iacuone featured as the best players for the Blues, while Corey Green and Tom Nelson shared four goals between them to provide some excitement for the Titans who outscored Seville after quarter time to show what they’re made of when they put a solid effort in.
Karcher Division One Netball
Travelling to Gembrook Cockatoo’s home at Orchard Road to play for the first time in three years, Belgrave were in a tight tussle with the Brookers and were lucky to score a one-goal victory to elevate them into fourth on the Division One ladder. Four goals down at half-time, the scores were tied at the last break before the Magpies got their noses in front by matches end as Ashlee Murphy, Amy Robinson and Anna Carroll starred as their best. For the Brookers, it was the likes of Aimee Harkin, Alexis Bell and Brooke Munnerley who featured as their best in a tough loss.
Seville grabbed its second win against Berwick Springs for season 2022 on Saturday afternoon, taking a 31-goal victory on its home court. Leading from start to finish, the Blues were never in doubt as they maintained its spot-on top of the ladder. Hayley Ray led the goalshooting tally with 32 majors while Ella Bayliss, Cleo Minney and Ella Morse were named in the best players for Seville. For what was playing coach Jessie Hare’s first game of the year back from injury, it was her teammates in Jess Hoskin, Nikita Milner and Laura Walker that put in their best efforts on a tough afternoon.
Berwick took another win for its campaign this year with a 21-goal victory over Emerald on its home deck. The Wickers were never headed throughout the match as the best players came from the likes of Melissa Webster, Hayley Stewart and Danielle Hanley while Emily Pupuke was the leading goalshooter with 24 majors. For the Bombers, it was the likes of Kara Ellis, Soleil Lehmann-Rhodes and Suria Loulanting who put in their best performances to be the standout players while Kaylah Loulanting shot 18 goals.
ATC Traffic Division Two Football
Broadford Yea are really starting to come together well as a combined football side, putting together its best performance yet to keep Alexandra on its toes on Saturday afternoon. The home side kicked the first goal of the day and did well to keep the Rebels within reach, however, it was not enough as the match wore on as Alexandra snuck its noses in front to a five-goal victory come matches end. Broadford Yea will rue missed opportunities and perhaps some inaccurate kicking in front of goal but will take great confidence away knowing they are almost on the cusp of taking a victory in the not-too-distant future. Brandon Austin starred with four goals for the home side while Jayme Ruedin, Lachlan Phillips, Braydon Hardstaff, Liam Lucas, Brandon Austin and Nick Gilbee were their best players. For Alexandra, Braydon Norris kicked three goals while Ted Watkin, Nick Meehan, Jake Steyger, Jordy Laurie-Rhodes, Emiljano Hoxhalli and Jason Degabriele were named as the best.
Warburton Millgrove took revenge against Yarra Junction over the weekend, making up for its loss to the Eagles over ANZAC Round with a 26-point victory, their fourth win of season 2022. Down by four goals at half-time, the Burras put in a brilliant performance through the second half to pile on nine goals which was enough to take the lead and hold on for victory as Jack Farrugia led the goalkicking tally with four majors. Aiden Westlake, Jack Lee, Tim McKail, Shawn Andueza and Bailey Humphrey starred as the best players for the winners while Sam Morton kicked three for the afternoon for the Eagles.
Powelltown made a statement to the competition that they are now potentially the team to beat in Division Two with a nine-goal victory against Kinglake on Saturday afternoon. Both sides got a blinding start in the first quarter with the Demons kicking nine goals to seven before they stamped their authority on the game to continue building its lead as the match wore on. In a high scoring affair, the Demons were well represented on the goalkicking board with Mitch McLaughlin, Joel Perry and Michael Fowkes sharing 15 goals between them while Ben Wratten, Steven Sanders, Joel Dagher and Jayden Mullan were named as the best on ground. Damian Pywell was the sharpshooter for Kinglake with seven majors while Jake McNamara, Bailey Robinson, Mason McAllister, Jed Tyrell and Leigh Gilbert put in their best efforts on the day.
Karcher Division Two Netball
A tough matchup took place in cold conditions at Harley Hammond Reserve with Alexandra getting up by three goals over Broadford to keep their place in the top three on the ladder. The Kangaroos did their best to snatch the lead off the Rebels in the final quarter but couldn’t quite pull it off as Renee Sari, Amanda Rothwell and Carina Mills starred as the best players. For the winners, it was the likes of Caitlan Haggis, Ellie Hedger and Lauren Schultz who were the best players.
Warburton Millgrove continued its winning ways over the weekend in keeping Yarra Junction at bay with a 21-goal victory to maintain its spot-on top of the ladder. Both sides were within reach of each other in the first component of the match with only six goals separating them at half-time before the Burras took the ascendency from there to run away with the winning result. Selina Fotia and Ashlyn Elliott were considered the best players while Bianca Daniels shot 40 goals. On an afternoon where the Eagles got a good idea of where they’re at as an outfit, the best players came from the likes of Stacey Davis and Laura Verluis while Amanda Finn shot 23 goals.
Powelltown took another win over the weekend with its 29-point victory over Kinglake to maintain its position in second on the ladder. Leading from start to finish, the Demons’ best players came from the likes of Maddalyn Beet and Michelle Finlay while Amy Stanley shot 38 goals. On an afternoon where the Lakers tried hard, the best efforts came from the likes of Natalie Gibson, Matilda Whiters and Amy Teodorovic while Billie Cvijetic shot 19 goals.
Karcher Senior Women’s Football
Olinda Ferny Creek bounced back well from a bad loss to Healesville with a 45-point victory over Yarra Junction over the weekend. Despite the game starting off slow with just one goal kicked in the first quarter, the Bloods took the momentum and were too good as the game wore on with Phoebe Dixon the star with seven goals. Claire Hyett, Madeleine Collins, Vanessa Batesman, Kylie Verbakel and Casey Seymour were considered the best for the Bloods while Sarah Wilcox, Jade Mewburn, Kylie Booker, Michelle Goldsmith and Bridgette Buehk-Blair were the best for the Eagles.
In what was a great game to watch, Thornton Eildon took its second win of the season in the twilight of Saturday afternoon with a come from behind win against Monbulk which provided great joy to the Shinboners crowd that turned out to Monbulk Recreation Reserve. Down at all the breaks, the women of Thornton Eildon overturned an 11-point deficit at three-quarter time to hit the front in the final 15 minutes as they kicked three goals to none. Catherine Hoinville was the leading goalkicker with four majors while Isabella Weston, Lucy McRae, Teneille Collins, Tahnee Heard and Amy Campbell were considered the best players. Kathryn Gow and Emily McKay kicked two goals each for the Hawks.
Healesville were too good for Pakenham who travelled up to the Yarra Valley to play over the weekend, taking a 92-point victory in the twilight of Saturday afternoon. Danielle Carrucan kicked four majors while Alexandra Bryan, Lauren Rogers, Sarah Frazzetto, Milla Potter, Kaela Willemsen and Emily Hay were the best for the Bloods.
Upwey Tecoma once again proved its class over the weekend in beating the developing Seville by 130-points. Leading from start to finish, Alexandria Bantock and Leah Borg were figureheads in front of goal with four majors each while Ella Collard, Corinna White, Millie Samios, Mia Hannagan, Rebecca Robinson and Kiana Oates were the best players.