The action this weekend saw first and second placed Narre Warren and Woori Yallock go head-to-head, but the Magpies continued on its path as the dominant side in premier in taking a win over the Tigers.
Mount Evelyn took its first win of the year against Upwey Tecoma, Wandin moved into third on the ladder in getting the better of Monbulk while Pakenham Lions made it two in a row and moved into sixth on the premier division netball ladder with a victory over Beaconsfield.
Seville and Emerald took big wins over Healesville and Belgrave respectively while tense scenes at Mick Morland Reserve saw a draw occur between Berwick Springs and Gembrook Cockatoo!
Kinglake recovered from its loss last week with a win over Alexandra, while its A Grade netball squad moved into second on the ladder courtesy of a win over the Lakers.
Read about all the action this weekend with the Week Seven Recap here:
Premier Data Premier Division Football
Mount Evelyn claimed its first win of season 2022 in fine style on Saturday afternoon, putting in a dominant display against Upwey Tecoma. The Rovers had their kicking boots on in front of the home crowd, registering an incredible score of 21.3-129 for the afternoon as Callum Urquhart finished with four majors. The Rovers were in control of its destiny from start to finish, which meant the Tigers were unable to stay in touch with them as the game wore on. Jackson Merrett, Daimon Kift, Ash Gibbons, Jackson Fellows and Brendan Lord featured as the best on field while Daniel Waters kicked four goals for the Tigers.
The match of the round contest between top-placed Narre Warren and second-placed Woori Yallock failed to produce the spectacle that many were hoping for, with the Magpies maintaining its spot as the team to beat in premier division. Despite a slow start for both sides, Narre Warren took control of the game from there, kicking nine goals to one over the following two quarters to put the game beyond doubt. Despite missing key players from this important match-up, the Tigers improved its output in the final quarter to put another five goals on the board. Riley Siwes and Michael Milivojevic were the big goalkickers up forward for Narre Warren, sharing nine goals between them while Josh Neal kicked four for Woori Yallock.
Wandin moved into third on the ladder over the weekend, courtesy of a 20-point victory over Monbulk on Saturday afternoon. With the Hawks hosting the match on their home deck, they started the game well to lead by 21 points at quarter time, but the Bulldogs took control from there to claw its way back and hit the front in the third quarter, where they were never headed. Cody Hirst, Sam Hodgett, Patrick Hodgett, Ryan Jackson and Mitchell Mutsaers were the best for the Bulldogs while Clint Johnson finished with four majors. On an afternoon where they will rue missed opportunities, the Hawks did have a sharpshooter of its own as Taylor Joyce kicked four goals.
Olinda Ferny Creek returned from its bye in style as they took a 56-point win over Officer on its home deck. The match started off evenly for both sides, with the Bloods leading by only three points at quarter time before they stepped on the gas from there, kicking 13 goals to four for the next three quarters to put the result beyond doubt. Nick Keegan and Matt Rosier were strong performers for the Bloods with seven goals between them while Matt Scharenberg, Patrick Rosier, Francis Seal and Tyler Belloni were named as the best players. While Officer will be left to rue another bad result, Anthony Willenberg was a highlight for the Kangaroos as he came up with five majors in front of goal.
Karcher Premier Division Netball
Mount Evelyn took its third win of season 2022 with a two-goal victory over Upwey Tecoma at Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve. The Rovers and the Tigers were locked in a tight contest through the first half, with the scores level at each of the first and second breaks before the home side took some control in the second half to get the win they needed. Cate Garlick, Georgia Marsh and Kate Montgomery were the standout players for Mount Evelyn, with Marsh herself finishing with 15 goals, while Rachel Grawich shot 17 for the Tigers.
As Erin Bell returned to the Narre Warren line-up, the Magpies continued its winning ways in taking a 38-goal victory over Woori Yallock for what was the broadcast game of the round. Leading from start to finish, Bell shot 55 goals to be best on court while Corrina Emery and Taylah Jencke were also regarded as the best on court for Narre Warren. The Woori Yallock side fought hard throughout the afternoon but were ultimately no match for their opponents as Brodie West, Kyah Kimpton and Alana McGurgan starred as the Tigers’ best.
Wandin have maintained its fort in the top four of the premier division ladder, taking a seven-point win over Monbulk on Saturday afternoon. With both sides starting well in the first quarter, the Bulldogs stepped on the gas from the second quarter to put their noses in front, which they maintained to matches end. Kali Dolphin and Taisysha Wallis were the best on court for the Bulldogs in what was a solid performance for them while Kailah Meager shot 28 goals for the winners. For the Hawks, Tarnee Adams and Stephanie Puopolo put in their best efforts to be the leading goalshooters with 18 and 16 majors.
The matchup between first time rivals and premier division heavyweights Olinda Ferny Creek and ROC failed to produce the spectacle that many were hoping for, with the experienced line-up of the Bloods far too good for the Kangaroos as they skipped away to a 37-goal win. With it’s A Grade line-up virtually in full flight now, the best players of Olinda Ferny Creek consisted of the likes of Krista Tomlinson and Georgia Martin while Melissa Martinov finished with 31 goals.
Pakenham Lions are going through a purple patch of good form with two wins in a row, following its 23-goal victory over local rivals Beaconsfield, which has now shot them up to sixth on the ladder. Despite trailing by one goal at quarter time, the Lions worked the contest into their favour as the game wore on and put the result beyond doubt in the final quarter. Caitlin Cooke, Emma Jones and Teneille Morrell were the best on court for the Lions while Rose Laidlaw shot 36 goals. On an afternoon where the Eagles hoped they would do better, Zoe Dunkley, Ainsley Fothergill and Millicent Utber did their best to be named as the Eagles’ best.
Community Bank Division One Football
On its home deck at Chandler Reserve, Emerald dominated Belgrave throughout its matchup on Saturday afternoon as they took a mammoth 98-point victory over the Magpies. Wyatt Hansen, Dale Karacsonyi, Steven Paull, Ty Ellison, Noah Van Haren and Isaac Seskis were the best on field for the Bombers in what was a big day out while Patrick Chin shot five goals. Daniel Bennett, Robbie Bertalli, Nathan Dawson and Will Hamilton provided some joy for the Magpie army as they produced one goal each.
Seville are continuing its dominance as the team to beat in Division One, as they too claimed a big win over the weekend with its 148-point victory over Healesville on Saturday afternoon. The Blues were clearly the better side all afternoon, starting with an eight goal to none first quarter which set them up for the victory come matches end. Dylan Broadway was the leading goalkicker with eight majors while Domenic Aloi and Nathan O’Keefe shared nine goals between them. On a bad day for Healesville, Max Donegan provided some cheers for the Bloods army as he kicked two goals for the afternoon.
Berwick Springs fired out of the box in the first quarter against Gembrook Cockatoo as they kicked out to a 43-point lead by the first break. From there, the Brookers worked their way back in the contest by kicking six goals to one in the second quarter to put themselves back in the contest before the Titans found some breathing space after half time. However, in the final quarter, the Titans failed to kick a goal as the Brookers came storming home to put themselves in with a real chance of snatching victory. It wasn’t meant to be, with the result ending in dramatic circumstances with a draw to leave a sour taste in the mouths of both outfits. Tom Nelson and Blake Simondson shared six goals between them for Berwick Springs while Jay Verhagen kicked three for Gembrook Cockatoo.
Karcher Division One Netball
Emerald have taken another win for its season 2022 campaign with a 23-goal win over Belgrave to retain its spot in third on the ladder. Bethany Cross and Soleil Lehmann-Rhodes were named as the best on court for the Bombers while Kaylah Loulanting shot an impressive 49 goals for the afternoon. On a day where the Magpies tried their hardest but ultimately were unable to get the better of the Bombers, it was the efforts of Anna Carroll, Georgia Donnelly and Ashlee Murphy who were the shining lights for them.
Gembrook Cockatoo took its third win of the season when they travelled to Mick Morland Reserve on Saturday afternoon, getting the better of Berwick Springs with the final scores showing 44 to 35. Chelsea Ingram was the leading goalshooter for the Brookers with 31 majors while Jess Hoskin shot 26 goals for the Titans.
Berwick were dominant in its matchup against Yarra Glen over the weekend as they took a 27-goal victory on its home court at Edwin Flack Reserve. Gradually building its lead as the match wore on, the Wickers were well represented through the likes of Danielle Hanley, Lainey Bidwelll and Emily Pupuke who were named as their best players while Georgia Gough, Meaghan Carter and Chelsea Birchall were the best for the River Pigs.
ATC Traffic Division Two Football
Despite its reserves side getting a win earlier in the afternoon, the Broadford Yea senior outfit could not replicate this same form when they matched up against Powelltown on Saturday, with the Demons taking a 116-point victory. Joel Perry was a powerhouse at full-forward, leading his side’s goal kicking tally for the afternoon with 11 majors while Josh Johnson, Jarrod Bayliss, Garry Sheppard, Jayden Mullan and Steven Sanders were all named as the best on ground for Powelltown. For Broadford Yea, they will take a lot of learning onboard from this to input into its games coming up as Isaac Smithwick, Liam Lucas, Bryce Fleming, Neil Johnson, Nick Gilbee and James Hibbens tried hard to be named best afield.
The match between Alexandra and Kinglake was anyone’s game throughout the first three quarters, with the Rebels only one goal behind at each break, before the Lakers put their foot down in the final quarter to win by 22-points. In a match which ebbed and flowed with momentum, Damian Pywell ended up with four goals for Kinglake while his teammates in Tom Clarke, Ben White, Mason McAllister, Bailey Robinson and Matthew Coen were named best afield. For the Rebels, they were well represented through the likes of Harrison Kelly, Ted Watkin, Nick Meehan, Brayden Norris, Damon Cardona and Darcy Kennedy while Lachlan Nankervis finished with three majors.
Karcher Division Two Netball
A tight matchup in the Super Saturday series of matches at Yea saw Powelltown squeeze out Broadford when the final siren sounded, the Demons securing a four-goal win to the delight of its supporters. Leading at every break across the afternoon, it was the likes of Maddalyn Beet, Demi Barber and Hayley Debuf who were the best for the winners while Amy Stanley was again prominent with the goal shooting as she finished with 27 majors. For the Kangaroos, it was Caitlin Hinrichsen, Ebony Heers and Jacqueline Warriner who were the shining lights for them while Renee Sari was the leading goal shooter with 19 goals.
Alexandra have moved into second on the A Grade ladder in taking a big win over fellow Murrindindi Shire rivals Kinglake as the final scores showed 62 to 29. Dominating from start to finish, the best players for the Rebels included the likes of Courtney McLennan and Ellie Hedger while Lauren Steyger once again was a prominent figure on the goal shooting tally, as she finished with 38 goals. On an afternoon where Kinglake learnt more about themselves from this hitout, Billie Civjetic provided some joy for the Lakers as she shot 21 goals.
Despite having another chance at victory, Yea were unable to come away with the chocolates in front of its home crowd on Saturday afternoon, going down to Yarra Junction 51 to 43. The Tigers did well to work its way into the contest throughout the match and keep themselves in it, but it was ultimately not enough as Chelsea Spagnolo and Alicia McLeod were regarded as the best players while Rhiannon Aldous led the goalshooting tally with 30.
Karcher Senior Women’s Football
Despite continuing its merry way with another win, Olinda Ferny Creek did not have it easy in its matchup against Pakenham for the second time in three weeks, with the Lions putting in a strong showing against the Bloods to stay in touch as best as they could before eventually going down by 14 points. The result now provides the Bloods with some extra thinking to do in its match review, given they now have another rival who can take up the challenge to them as the season progresses. Grace Belloni, Madeleine Collins, Leah Cody, Alex Gunn, Casey Seymour and Claire Hyett were the best afield for the Bloods while Abbey Tognazzini, Courtney Stephens, Bianca Moody, Chloe Nagel, Natasha Wakenshaw and Jenna Green all tried their hardest for Pakenham.
Healesville put in a dominant display against the improving Seville outfit, posting a 108-point victory on its home deck at Don Road. In what was a complete performance for the Bloods, it was the efforts of Kaela Willemsen, Amy Frazzetto, Paula Pavic, Alexandra Bryan, Jaimee Petersen and Lauren Rogers that saw them be named as the best while Pavic and Petersen kicked four goals each. While the Blues are continuing on their development journey, Jessica Dight provided some joy for them in the first quarter as she slotted the ball through the big sticks.
Travelling to Monbulk’s home deck, Yarra Junction got its second win of the season against the Hawks, dominating them throughout the match to win by 42 points, keeping them goalless in the process. As Jade Mewburn and Emily Spicer shared two goals each, the Eagles were well drilled with the best players coming from the likes of Jess Laidlaw, Adele Ormsby and Sarah Wilcox. For the Hawks, the best efforts came from Yanessa Hancock-Wolfe, Maddison Dodd, Shania Turner, Simone Beattie, Madison Mauchline and Isabella Andueza.
As local rivals Upwey Tecoma and Belgrave travelled to Chandler Reserve to face off against one another, it was the Tigers who put in a dominant display in posting a 106-point win against the Magpies as goal sneak Jess Occhipinti starred with six majors. In a win which sees them keep its spot in second on the ladder, the standouts for the Tigers came from the likes of Kiana Oates, Emma Caccetta, Penelope Dousset, Cale McNess and Leah Borg. For the Magpies it was Tahlia Studham, Samantha Temopoulos, Nicole Baboucek and Abigail Wilson who tried hard for them on a day they can take a lot of learning out of.