A tale of two teams

May 09, 2018

Overs – Yarrawonga 18.13.121 def Felines 2.2.14.
Goals- Skye Simpson 1, Brooke (Yarra player) 1.
The Murray Felines came up against a strong Yarrawonga outfit in Round 5.
Yarra started well but were inaccurate in front of goal with some strong defence from the Felines and an excellent forward entry from the Felines resulted in their 1st goal just before quarter time.
Yarra had their goal kicking radar on during the 2nd term kicking 7 for the quarter but the Felines continued to fight hard and with some great play from a couple of Yarra girls playing for the Felines, resulted in a goal to Brooke from Yarrawonga.
Yarra 10.9 to Felines 2.1 at half time.
The 3rd term was a bit of an arm wrestle with both sides continuing to play hard tough footy.
Tahlia, Cien and Paige were fantastic in the backline repelling many Yarra attacks with Maddy, Kianne and Mackenzie working tirelessly through the middle.
The final quarter was much the same as the 3rd with both side tired on another warm day for footy. Yarra finish with a few late goals to have a strong win over the gallant Felines.
A huge thanks to Yarrawonga for lending the Felines 3 of their players for the day, Hayley, Jenna and Brooke played the hearts out for the Felines and should be congratulated for their efforts.
Best- Tahlia Simpson- Coaches award, Cien Argus – Pickers Café award, Paige Cooper - Urban Graze award, Maddy Lyons- Urban Graze award, Kianne Steve – Doc Yarrum award, Mackenzie Rolls – Doc Yarrum award.

Unders – Felines 16.12.108 def Yarrawonga 7.4.46.
Goal Kickers: L. Rosser 8, A. Chant 5, K. Muscat, M. Habets, C. Somerville.
Best Players: L. Rosser, E. Keys, M. Habets, A. Chant, K. Muscat, C. Somerville.
The young Felines took on an undermanned Yarrawonga team in beautiful conditions at the JC Lowe Oval Yarrawonga.
To even out the teams, the Felines lent Yarrawonga some players and with 12 players per team, it made for a fast flowing and entertaining game of football. 
The Felines also welcomed Phina Muscat for her first game for the season
Once again there was an even contribution from the whole team. 
Leela Rosser led from the front all day and her run and drive resulting in a personal bag of 8 goals from the midfield. 
Yasmine Budic continued her fine form with her ability to cleanly pick up the ball and turn her opponents inside out. 
Alyssa Chant was the quite achiever for the day sneaking in for 5 goals.
The reduced players format means that the team had to do a lot of running and this took its toll on the team towards the end of the match. 
The interchange bench resembled the waiting room at the Yarrawonga Health emergency department at times. 
However, the girls were able to close out a convincing win against a determined opponent.
Once again, the coach Brad Nicholson was excited with the workwomen like nature of the win: “the number of strains and injuries were a concern,” he said. 
“Hopefully, we will be able to get most of these girls up for the top of the ladder clash against the Alpine Lions at Whorouly next Sunday. 
“I am really looking forward to seeing how we match it against the other form team of the competition.”

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