By Cameron Hutchison
Round 7 is done ‘n’ dusted, and there were big winners in Division 1 with the smallest margin being 55 points.
Winners in Division 1 Football Woori Yallock, Healesville, Emerald, Olinda Ferny Creek and Wandin.
Division 2 and the closest game was Belgrave by six points over Powelltown.
Alexandra, Seville and Yarra Glen were also on the winner’s podium.
A Grade netball winners were Woori Yallock, Monbulk Hawks, Olinda Ferny Creek, Wandin and Warburton Millgrove, and in Division 2 Yea, Kinglake, Belgrave and Yarra Junction got the points.
Ladder positions are tight in both divisions of senior football with just two games separating the top four.
Wandin’s win has kept them one game clear on top.
Division 2 and Yarra Glen, Seville and Belgrave are all square on top with Alexandra just one game behind.
Netball in Division 1 sees two wins separating the top three.
Division 2 has Belgrave clear on top by one win, but Yarra Junction and Yarra Glen are knocking on the door.
Division 1 Seniors Football
Woori Yallock 14.14 (104) d Gembrook Cockatoo 3.3 (21)
Woori Yallock travelled to Gembrook, and unfortunately for Gembrook it was not the day they would have hoped for. Woori Yallock got off to a solid start, kicking four goals to one and a lead of 18 points at quarter time. The second quarter was not the prettiest football; Woori Yallock could only manage 1.5 while Gembrook could only add one behind. The lead had grown out to 28 points at half-time, and it was always going to be hard for Gembrook to win from there. Woori Yallock’s third quarter was a bit cleaner, kicking 4.3 to 1 straight and it was now game over. Another five goals to one last quarter and Woori Yallock got the four points. Not as convincing as they would have liked, but they now sit fourth on the ladder, percentage and one game clear from Upwey-Tecoma in 5th.
Woori Yallock Best: H. Smith, B. Monkhorst (4 goals), K. Thompson, C. Smedley (1 goal), C. Cameron, M. Batten (1 goal)
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: R. Wilson, S. Ponter, R. Causer, S. Gramc, L. Henzen, D. Smith (1 goal)
Healesville 18.17 (125) d Monbulk 8.7 (55)
Healesville played host to Monbulk and came away with a very convincing win. Things were tight in the first, with Healesville only having an eight-point lead at quarter time. Healesville got their game going in the second and piled on 6.4 to 4.3 to extend the lead to 21 points at half-time.
The momentum stayed with the Bloods in the third as they kicked another 5.5 to 2 straight and the game was all done by three-quarter time. Healesville held Monbulk goalless in the last, while kicking four themselves and the final margin was 70 points.
Healesville Best: C. Adams (1 goal), N. Mende, S. Gordon (6 goals), A. Fraraccio, S. Donkin, L. Barclay
Monbulk Best: S. Williams, C. Tibb, J. Major, S. McBride, C. Spooner (2 goals), B. Emmett (1 goal)
Emerald 16.15 (111) d Warburton Millgrove 10.6 (66)
Warburton got off to a good start, kicking 5.2 to 3.2 in the first and had a 12-point lead at quarter time. They continued that form into the second and kicked two goals to three to maintain a lead of six points going into the main break. The key for Warburton was to keep focused and take the first half into the second. Emerald regrouped over half time and got their game going in the third, kicking six goals to one and the momentum had swung into their favour. Another four goal last quarter to two and Emerald had racked up their third win for the season. Disappointment for Warburton as they could only kick three goals in the second half to let this one slip by 55 points.
Emerald Best: M. Pierce (3 goals), S. Buhmann, D. Karacsonyi, D. Volta, L. Sheppard, P. White (1 goal)
Warburton Millgrove Best: B. Winzer (1 goal), A. White, L. Barnard, T. McKail, S. Andueza (1 goal), K. Hall (3 goals)
Olinda-Ferny Creek 17.19 (121) d Mount Evelyn 5.10 (40)
Olinda now hang onto the second spot on the ladder and are one game clear of Healesville after a very big win over a Mount Evelyn side that just could not get it going on Saturday. The scoring was tough in the first as both sides struggled to get a score on the board. Olinda were wasteful, kicking 1.6, and a scrappy Mount Evelyn could only manage one behind. Things swung into motion in the second with Olinda kicking 3.5 to 2.4 and Olinda’s lead had increased to 12 points at half-time. The game was tight and neither side were looking very impressive. Olinda came out in the third, and they must have had their boots on the opposite feet because they could not kick straight to save themselves. They managed to kick 4.6 to the Mounters 1.1 and extend their lead to 35 points. Finally, in the last, they found the big sticks and booted 9.2 to 1.4 and a big win by 81 points.
Olinda-Ferny Creek Best: J. Rankin (4 goals), N. Broomhall, R. Cottam-Starkey, C. Beattie, M. Hottes (3 goals), M. Bonuda (3 goals)
Mt Evelyn Best: T. Chalkley, M. Gibbons, J. Fellows, J. Barden, D. Kift, D. Maynard (1 goal)
Wandin 15.20 (110) d Upwey-Tecoma 4.12 (36)
Wandin are undefeated and clear leaders at the top of the ladder after a polished performance on Saturday against a lacklustre Upwey. Wandin peppered the goals in the first, but could only manage four majors to one but still had a lead of 21 points at quarter time. Another four goals in the second to Upwey’s three behinds, and it was all Wandin’s way at half-time. Wandin continued their methodical way in the third and kicked 4.5 to 2.1 and the game was all over. A score of 3.4 to 1.4 in the last and Wandin came away with a 74-point win at the final siren.
Wandin Best: J. McInnes, B. Harvey (1 goal), R. Ross, J. Ladner, P. Hodgett (5 goals), M. O’Donohue (1 goal).
Division 2 Seniors Football
Alexandra 22.20 (152) d Yea 13.4 (82)
Alexandra have skipped a game clear in four after a big win over Yea on Saturday; the first for the Hedger-Ivey Cup. Alexandra kicked 5.6 to 3.2 in the first to take a lead of 16 points into the second. A huge 7.9 to 2 second quarter and the margin had blown out to 55 points at half-time. Brayden Norris was on fire kicking seven for the day. Patrick Rattray was the spearhead for Yea, kicking seven himself, but it was not going to be enough. Alexandra kicked 5.3 to 4.1 in the third and the quarter was even as was the last with nine goals being kicked but the honours went to Alexandra at the end of the day.
Alexandra Best: B. Cooper (2 goals), B. Norris (7 goals), S. Hill (4 goals), C. Mullins, Z. Heaslip, B. Woollard
Yea Best: H. Jarvie, P. Rattray (7 goals), A. McSpeerin (1 goal), R. Ali, S. Pearce (3 goals), E. Neilson
Seville 15.16 (106) d Kinglake 10.7 (67)
Seville currently sit second on the ladder but share top spot with Yarra Glen and Belgrave after a good win over Kinglake. Seville got the jump on the Lakers, kicking 5.5 to 1.1 in the first, and it was hard to see where Kinglake were going to get their goals from. Kinglake bounced back in the second, outscoring Seville kicking 4.3 to 1.1 and they reduced the lead to eight points at half-time. Seville regrouped and came out kicking 4.5 to 1.2 to extend their lead out to 29 points at three-quarter time. Josh Fraser was on fire, kicking 8 goals for the day. It was goals a plenty in the last with 9 goals being kicked but Seville saluted the crowd at the final siren.
Seville Best: D. Broadway (2 goals), J. Neal (2 goals), J. Fraser (8 goals), A. Mammoliti, A. Wind, J. Nolan
Kinglake Best: W. Graf (1 goal), L. Hannah, R. Mitchell (1 goal), J. Butterworth, J. Crowe (2 goals), J. Mende
Belgrave 16.12 (108) d Powelltown 14.18 (102)
In the closest game for the round, Belgrave travelled to Powelltown and have earned themselves a share of top spot with Yarra Glen and Seville. Powelltown got the early lead by three points at quarter time. Belgrave kicked 5.4 to 4.2 in the second and went into half time with a five-point lead. Things opened up in the third and goal kicking was on display with 10 goals being kicked and the margin was only six points at three-quarter time. Powelltown turned it on in the last, but could not find the big sticks and in the end kicked themselves out of it with a 2.10 to 3.4 last quarter and gave Belgrave a hard-earned win of six points.
Belgrave Best: P. Gough, M. Johnson (2 goals), J. McNamara (2 goals), J. Lowe (3 goals), C. Power, W. Carlyle
Powelltown Best: J. Moore, R. Johnson, G. Newing (4 goals), N. Moody, D. Rees (4 goals), M. McLaughlin (1 goal)
Yarra Glen 25.18 (168) d Yarra Junction 3.9 (27)
Yarra Glen has earned themselves top spot on percentage after a big win by 141 points over a shell-shocked Yarra Junction. Yarra Glen got off to an absolute flyer, kicking 8.1 to 1.2 and a game winning lead of 41 points at quarter time. Another 7.6 to 1.3 in the second quarter and the lead was 80 points at half-time. Eleven goal kickers for Yarra Glen made it hard for Yarra Junction to match up on anybody as they kicked goals at will. A score of 6.3 to 3 behinds in the third and it was now a 116-point lead and Yarra Glen could take their foot off the pedal. That was not the instructions and they kicked another 4.8 to 1.1 in the last to finish Yarra Junction’s day.
Yarra Glen Best: D. Hurley (3 goals), J. Ince (6 goals), R. McDermott (5 goals), S. Wintle (3 goals), B. Marsh, J. Clare (2 goals)
Yarra Junction Best: L. Ward (1 goal), D. Wilson (1 goal), S. Flutter (1 goal)
Thornton Eildon: Bye
Under 18s Football
Woori Yallock 13.8 (86) d Gembrook Cockatoo 8.5 (53)
Woori Yallock Best: D. Wood, J. Aitchison (3 goals), L. Falkingham, J. Smith (3 goals), M. Cliff, S. Burnside (1 goal)
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: J. Orche, M. Frazzetto, N. Jackson (3 goals), J. Firrito (1 goal), S. Mackrill, M. Templeton (3 goals)
Healesville won by Forfeit by Monbulk
Emerald 18.17 (125) d Warburton-Millgrove 2.4 (16)
Emerald Best: B. Pepi, S. Kapahnke, J. Webb (3 goals), C. Donders (3 goals), K. Jordan-Hill, R. Pack (2 goals)
Warburton-Millgrove Best: T. Wappett, J. Bishop, E. Leeds, N. Andueza, C. Reiffel
Wandin 10.5 (65) d Upwey-Tecoma 6.12 (48)
Wandin Best: J. Byrne, A. Mandl (2 goals), K. Stokes (2 goals), D. Wathen, M. Dall (2 goals), R. Smith (2 goals)
Upwey-Tecoma Best: A. Bartils (2 goals), D. Rankin-Hooper, L. Sholer, S. Capon, H. Greenall (1 goal), I. Shineberg
Mt Evelyn 17.14 (116) d Yarra Glen 3.3 (21)
Mt Evelyn Best: J. Shaw (1 goal), T. Brill, M. Darke, T. Cromie (2 goals), N. Hoskin, X. Price
Yarra Glen Best: A. Beath, A. Plummer, B. Archer, L. Evans, M. Kikidopoulos (1 goal), A. Adamson (1 goal)
Division 1 A Grade Netball
Woori Yallock 78 d Gembrook-Cockatoo 25
Woori Yallock Best: Mia Sudomirski, Sarah Hogan (12 goals), Abby Stranger
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: Alisha Fitzgerald (10 goals), Caitlyn Dullard, Jessica Mitchell
Monbulk Hawks 62 d Healesville 36
Monbulk Hawks best: Paige Whitworth, Nicole MacDowell, Kaitlyn Seamer
Healesville Best: Jennifer Schanssema (19 goals), Kellie Newton, Hayley Parrott
Olinda-Ferny Creek 58 d Mount Evelyn 29
Olinda-Ferny Creek Best: Peri Stewart (56 goals), Krista Tomlinson, Alice Paget
Mt Evelyn Best: Alicia Hughes (23 goals), Laura Black, Jessica Lowe
Wandin 76 d Upwey Tecoma 39
Wandin Best: Tayissa Coppinger, Carly McDonnell (15 goals), Tayla Harris
Upwey-Tecoma Best: Bianca Moffatt, Teah Edelmaier, Samantha Silvester (32 goals)
Warburton-Millgrove 59 d Emerald 40
Warburton-Millgrove Best: Karly Wappett (36 goals), Selina Fotia (23 goals), Bridget Nix
Emerald Best: Rebecca Sayers, Jodie Terry, Sally Rush
Division 2 A Grade Netball
Yea 33 d Alexandra 20
Yea Best: Chelsea Spagnolo, Bridget O’Dwyer, Meg Sundblom (17 goals)
Alexandra Best: Caitlin Haggis, Lauren Steyger (10 goals), Chelsea Skerritt
Kinglake 76 d Seville 20
Kinglake Best: Tarsha Collette (54 goals), Mandy Bell, Paige Stanley
Seville Best: Not provided.
Belgrave 78 d Powelltown 26
Belgrave Best: Angela Jeffery (35 goals), Donna Marcus, Kylie Bradshaw
Powelltown Best: Emily Ough, Kelly Peers, Jessica Coffey
Yarra Junction 63 d Yarra Glen 37
Yarra Junction Best: Amanda Finn (37 goals), Jessica Sweet, Indiya Bosen (14 goals)
Yarra Glen Best: Prue Purdey, Sharnie Gray, Alana Stone
Thornton Eildon: Bye