THE Central Victorian Football League Women’s competition has taken the honours in its first representative match.
Taking on the Northern Country Women’s League at the QEO as part of Sunday’s gala day, the CVFLW made more of its scoring opportunities to win by 13 points.
Coached by Hamish Morcom, the CVFLW prevailed 6.3 (39) to 3.8 (26).
“Some of the main messages at the start of the game were to give lots of effort and always remain positive and from the first bounce it was clear our effort was there; we were able to get a lot more numbers to the contest,” Morcom said.
“Hopefully, it has been a really positive experience for the girls and it was fantastic for them to get the win.”
The CVFLW’s Jacqueline Radnell, who spent the bulk of the game playing on the wing, earned the medal for best on ground.
GOALS – T. Bradley, R. Daley, H. Erasmus, M. Metcalf, R. Moresi, E. Whiley.
BEST – J. Radnell, B. Marshall, C. Lingen, H. Erasmus, C. Harris, S. Moerke.
• In the opening game of the day, the Bendigo Thunder returned to their dominant ways of early in the Northern Football League Women’s season with a 156-point thrashing of Whitehorse.
Star forwards Andrea Walsh and Bella Ayre combined for 11 goals as the Thunder crushed Whitehorse 24.12 (156) to 0.0 (0) – the club’s biggest victory since the 2012 season.
Walsh slotted six goals and Ayre bagged five in the rout, which was set up by a dominant midfield performance from the Thunder.
“It was the best game we’ve played since early in the season,” Thunder coach Luis Alvarez-Harris said.
“We put together four solid quarters and I’m really proud of the girls.
“We’re getting back to the footy that we’ve been working on, which is really pleasing.
“Our midfield group was superb… we had a lot of quick ball movement into the forward line with plenty of space.”
GOALS – A. Walsh 6, B. Ayre 5, Y. Colley 3, S. Baldwin, L. Bibby, A. Carrod, P. Cuttriss, A. Hay, B. Humphrey, O. McEvoy, J. Ross, J. Sawers.
BEST – B. Humphrey, O. McEvoy, B. Ayre, A. Hay, P. Cutrriss, A. Walsh.
• The Casey Demons held Richmond goal-less in the first half on the way to an 18-point victory in their VFLW match.
The two sides combined for an inaccurate 7.18 as the Demons won 5.9 (39) to 2.9 (21).
GOALS – Casey: Zanker, Guttridge 2, Sloane. Richmond: Tesoriero, Damon.
BEST – Casey: Harrison, Clayton, Smith, Orgill, Guttridge, Sloane. Richmond: Wakefield, Lynch, Kennedy, Gunn, Davie Graham.