Murray Felines - double trouble
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.