Mur­ray Fe­lines - dou­ble trou­ble

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

2018 sees an ex­pan­sion of the North East Border AFL Fe­male league.

In the end, the Fe­lines ran out com­fort­able win­ners to open up their ac­count for the sea­son. All teams now field an Un­der 16 team and New Coach, Brad Ni­chol­son was very an open team. pleased with the team, cit­ing “in all, we had a

The num­ber of teams has also in­creased to very even team per­for­mance with all play­ers seven with the in­clu­sion of Wan­garatta Rov­con­tribut­ing to the team”. ers into the league. Open Team

The sea­son com­menced on Sun­day, April 8 The open team came up against the strong with the Mur­ray Fe­lines hav­ing the bye. Raiders out­fit.

This week­end saw the Mur­ray Fe­lines take For the first quar­ter, the Fe­lines matched on the Wodonga Raiders for their first match it with the Raiders in an­other fast flow­ing of the sea­son. match. Un­der 16s The in­ten­sity from both teams was very The young fe­males played the game full of high. run­ning in a very en­ter­tain­ing and fast flow­ing Slowly through some op­por­tune goals the match. Raiders were able to push ahead and then got

The two cap­tains, Emily Ni­chol­son and their run­ning game go­ing in the sec­ond quarLeela Rosser, led by ex­am­ple winning ter.their own ball and con­stantly driv­ing the ball forThe Raiders back­line was very strong all ward.

day, and the Fe­lines strug­gled to travel deep The back­line was stead­fast all day and in

into their for­ward line for most of the day. par­tic­u­lar Melody Lynch and Kaitlin Mus­cat mop­ping up many Raiders at­tacks and reThe last half saw the Fe­lines bat­tle it out bound­ing the ball back into the for­ward line. and through some dogged de­ter­mi­na­tion kick

The score at three quar­ter time was a two a num­ber of goals. goal ad­van­tage to the Fe­lines which did not In the end, the Raiders team was too strong do jus­tice to the amount of pos­ses­sion the Fe­and won con­vinc­ingly. lines had. How­ever, the co-coach Dar­ren Simpson

The blus­tery con­di­tions made goal scor­ing was pos­i­tive; “our en­deav­our was very good dif­fi­cult. all day.

In the last quar­ter the for­ward line came With some over­all im­prove­ment, our first alive, with So­phie Ni­chol­son putting in a win for the sea­son will not be far away. strong per­for­mance at full for­ward and comThe Fe­lines take on Lav­ing­ton at John pet­ing strongly all day. Fo­ord oval next Satur­day af­ter the Men’s sen

Mi­etta Ha­bets dom­i­nated a cen­tre half forior match (open team), and on Sun­day af­ter ward and kick­ing two goals in the last quar­ter, the Male Ju­nior league matches.\ in­clud­ing the goal of the day, run­ning the ball The Fe­lines train on Wed­nes­day evenings at in from the for­ward flank. Barkly Park, Ruther­glen.

Yas­mine Bu­dic was also a live wire across All in­ter­ested fe­males are very wel­come to the for­ward lines. come down and join in the fun.

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