Sunny skies made for an awesome winters day of football and netball competition, with a mix of results enjoyed by all within the region. Here’s the round recap:
Totally Work Wear Premier Division Seniors
In a tight match at Robinson Reserve, Pakenham came away with the win over Doveton by eight points to record their third win of the season. Jake Mullen kicked three goals for the Lions while Luke Daidone, Daniel Zajac, Ricky Johnson, Jake Basa and Matt Merrilees featured as the best players. The final score was 12.16-88 to 11.14-80.
Beaconsfield defeated Olinda Ferny Creek by 83 points at Holm Park Reserve to move into top spot on the ladder. Nick Battle put in another great performance through the midfield with 33 possessions, 11 of which were contested, while Jake Bowd kicked five goals up forward. Sean Dwyer, Damien Johnston, Jamie Plumridge and Corey Walker were also named as the best players for the Eagles, with the final score showing 15.15-105 to 3.4-22.
Cranbourne had a big win over Wandin on their home ground at Livingstone Reserve, defeating the visitors by 138 points. Marc Holt put in another superb performance with seven majors in the forward line while Luca Bellinvia, Dillan Bass, Jarryd Barker, Mitchell Tharle and Max Gearon starred as the best players for the Eagles. The final scores were 25.17-167 to 4.5-29.
Narre Warren scored a win against Woori Yallock on their home ground at Kalora Park, with the Magpies beating the Tigers by 59 points. Captain Trent Cody scored three goals up forward while Nathan Foote, Jesse Davies, Tom Miller, Joel Zietsman and Brad Scalzo starred as the Magpies best. The final score was 13.18-96 to 5.7-37.
Hallam & Baywater Truck Centres Division One Seniors
Seville grabbed another win on their home turf at Seville Recreation Reserve by 30 points over Healesville to maintain their spot in fifth on the ladder. Justin Myers had a terrific hitout with 35 possessions, 22 of which were contested, while Leigh Williams was the leading goalkicker with three majors. James Cecere, Deng Nai, Chris Niclasen and Jack Nolan also featured as the best players for the Blues. The final score was 11.14-80 to 7.8-50.
Monbulk continued their unbeaten run over the weekend, defeating Emerald by 44 points at Monbulk Recreation Reserve. Taylor Joyce put in another great performance in the forward line with five majors while Lochlan Beecroft, Ethan Greenall, Clayton Spooner, Mitchell Dekker, Nick Wall and Dylan Werts were the Rovers best players. The final score was 13.7-85 to 6.5-41.
Officer had a big win over Belgrave on their home ground at Officer Recreation Reserve, with the Kangaroos beating the Magpies by 151 points. Justin Longmuir put in a starring performance in front of goal for the second week in a row, this time kicking seven majors. Anthony Bernardo recorded 30 possessions and nine inside 50’s while James Cairns, Dylan Chapman, Lachlan Ward, Brent Moloney, Luke Smaluch and Jake Ingaliso were the best players. The final score was 26.19-175 to 2.2-14.
Mount Evelyn were another division one team who controlled their match from start to finish, defeating Berwick Springs by 175 points at Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve. Michael Gibbons kicked 10 goals for the Rovers while Daimon Kift had 43 disposals and 17 clearances. The other best players to feature were Jack Beamish, Matt Brierley, Bayley Forbes, Ryan Fooks and Jarrad Barden. The final score was 35.20-230 to 8.7-55.
ATC Traffic Division Two Seniors
In a close and entertaining affair at Alexandra Showgrounds, Yarra Junction came back from 38 points down at half time to get within five points in the final quarter, but eventually lost to Alexandra by 28 points at the finish. Ted Watkin and Brayden Norris kicked nine goals between them while Joseph Daniel, Ryley Norris, Tom Mckinlay and Tom Boots were named as the best players for the Rebels. The final score was 16.8-104 to 11.10-76.
Powelltown beat Broadford by 170 points at Powelltown Recreation Reserve to maintain their spot in third on the ladder. Michael Fowkes and Garry Sheppard shared 17 goals between them while playing coach Jarrod Bayliss recorded a mammoth 54 possessions, 22 clearances and three goals. Jason Walker, Josh Taylor and captain Ben Wratten also enjoyed a great day for the Demons to feature as their best players. The final score was 29.17-191 to 3.3-21.
Yarra Glen got their fourth win for the season, defeating Warburton Millgrove by 38 points at Yarra Glen Recreation Reserve. Callum Morison was the standout goal kicker with four majors while Sam Horsley had 30 disposals, 19 of which were contested. Blake Binion, Richard Wyles, Lachlan Crawford and Ryan Smith were also best afield for the River Pigs and the final score was 12.9-81 to 5.13-43.
Despite getting the win over Yea by 93 points, Kinglake had an inaccurate day in front of goal, with the final score showing 16.26-122 to 4.5-29 at Kinglake Memorial Oval. Playing coach Andrew Fairchild and Brent Gallichio shared nine goals between them while Rohan King starred with 51 possessions and eight inside 50’s. Tom Clarke, Riley Kennedy, Lachlan White, Luke Hannah and Scott Mcauliffe were also named as the best players for the Lakers.
Women’s Division One
Despite getting another win to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, Mount Evelyn were faced with some tough opposition in Healesville at Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve, only managing to beat the Bloods by 24 points. Kiara Simons, Georgia Ploegsma, Isabella Rennick, Isobel Urquhart and Lilly Kelly were the goal kickers while Matilda Kelly, Nicole Akers and Mackenzie Adams were named as the best players. The final score was 5.9-39 to 2.3-15.
Beaconsfield got the win over Upwey Tecoma at Holm Park Reserve by 24 points, with the final score showing 7.4-47 to 3.5-23. Katie Angelis and Aimee Buchan kicked two goals each while Victoria Liarakos, Charlotte Jagusch, Katie Angelis, Sarah Mccallum and Lauren Hojnacki were named as the best players. The final score was 7.5-47 to 3.5-23.
In a tight match at Monbulk Recreation Reserve, Pakenham grabbed their second win of the season with a five-point victory over Monbulk. Roslyn Cook and Amy Campbell kicked the goals for the Lions while captain Chloe Nagel, Bianca Moody, Annalise Ryan, Lucy Ventham and Melina Eppel were named as the Lions best players. The final score was 2.7-19 to 2.2-14.
Women’s Division Two
Olinda Ferny Creek have scored their third win of the season to move into third on the ladder with a 10-point victory over Belgrave at Holm Park Reserve. Captain Maddie Collins was the Bloods only goal kicker with three majors while Claire Hyett, Chelsea Wilson, Kiah Burgess, Casey Seymour and Kim Smith were also named as the best players. The final score was 3.7-25 to 2.3-15.
Officer have defeated Seville/Woori Yallock by 52 points at Officer Recreation Reserve to maintain their spot in second on the ladder. Melissa Davey and Natasha Egginton were the stars up forward with seven goals while Caitlyn Davey, Tali Verhoeven and Melissa Dingle were named as the best players. The final score was 10.5-65 to 2.1-13.
Officer Football Club
Yarra Junction have taken another win to maintain their unbeaten start to the year with a 51-point victory over Thornton – Eildon at Thornton Recreation Reserve. Jade Mewburn and Patsy Boxell shared six goals between them while Jade Kiraly, Siobhan Zelno, Stacey Mercuri and Jade Radford were the standouts for the Eagles. The final score was 8.12-60 to 1.3-9.
Premier A Grade
Pakenham grabbed another win by 20 points over Doveton at Robinson Reserve, with the final score showing 57 to 37. Chloe Morgan, Hayley Poulton and Mia Washington were the goal shooters for the Lions while Emma Jones, Teneille Morrell and Rebecca Langford were the best players.
Olinda Ferny Creek got the win in the top of the table match against Beaconsfield by 16 points at Holm Park Reserve, with the final score showing 55 to 39. Grace Kelly and Jackie Cullimore scored the goals for the Bloods while Holly Taubert and Brodie Smith featured as the best players.
Cranbourne scored another win against Wandin at Livingston Reserve, with the final score being 72 to 22. Alanah Hardy and Kristie Bryden were the goal scorers for the Eagles while Allie Oakenfull and Tara Cecil were named as the best players.
Narre Warren beat Woori Yallock by 11 points at Kalora Park, with the final scores showing 58 to 47. Former Suncorp Super Netball league star Erin Bell as well as Gabrielle Dwyer and Jemma Osborne were the goal shooters while Taylah Jancke and Brittany Mashado were named as the best players.
Berwick got their second win for the season, beating Upwey Tecoma by 21 points at Edwin Flack Reserve. Emma Clarke and Emily Pupuke scored the goals while Hayley Stewart and Sophie Gambetta were named as the best players. The final score was 54 to 33.
Division 1 A Grade
Seville have continued their unbeaten start to the season, beating Healesville by 34 points at Seville Recreation Reserve. Olivia Ray and Carly McDonnell scored the goals for the Blues while Alexis Tucker was also named as a standout player. The final score was 61 to 27.
Emerald beat the home team in Monbulk at Monbulk Recreation Reserve by 17 points to move into third on the ladder. Tayla Shannon and Delylah Loulanting were named as the best players for the Bombers and the final scores were 62 to 45.
ROC defeated Belgrave by 66 points at Officer Recreation Reserve to move into top spot on the ladder. Dee Dee Deng and Samantha Neil were the goal shooters for the Kangaroos while Zoe Callanan was also named as a standout player.
Mount Evelyn beat Berwick Springs by 47 points at Mount Evelyn Recreation Reserve, with the final scores showing 64 to 17. Georgia Marsh and Kaila Swindell were the goal shooters for the Rovers while Cassidy Quilty and Gabrielle Bingley were also named as the best players.
Division 2 A Grade
Alexandra got their second win of the season over the weekend, beating Yarra Junction by five points at Alexandra Showgrounds Reserve. Shona Gesler and Ellie Hedger were the goal shooters for the Rebels while Caitlan Haggis also featured as a standout player. The final score was 42 to 37.
Broadford got their fourth win of the year at Powelltown Recreation Reserve, beating the home side in Powelltown by nine points. Jordyn Donovan, Ally Black and Toni Bootland were the goal shooters while Brooke Currell was also named as a standout player. The final score was 40 to 31.
Warburton Millgrove are another side to continue their unbeaten start to the season, beating Yarra Glen by 19 points at Yarra Glen Recreation Reserve. Bianca Daniels and Kirralee Luiyf were the goal scorers while Ashlee Guerra also featured as a standout player. The final score was 53 to 34.