Alpine Lions roaring along
A THUMPING 61-point victory for the Alpine Lions youth girls over Yarrawonga two weeks ago saw the team enter the bye full of confidence.
Now over halfway through the AFL North East Border Female Football League season, the Lions girls sit third on the ladder with a massive percentage of 501.
They’ve not yet been defeated on the scoreboard this season but lost points due to a permit error in their clash against Lavington.
Molly Campbell was the star of the show in their most recent clash, booting four goals to take her season tally to 14, second in the competition.
Sinead Lang was also dominant for the Lions while Kaitlyn Robinson played well.
Coach Craig Dent said the team was playing great football.
“We have been sensational, against Yarrawonga there were passages of play where the opposition didn’t even touch it,” he said.
In the open women’s competition the Alpine Lions haven’t fared so well.
The Lions currently sit on the bottom of the ladder with their sole win being a two- point thriller against Wangaratta Rovers in round five.
Ally Williams has been the Lions’ standout player figuring among the best in each of their opening six fixtures including three best on ground displays.
Both Lions teams will travel to Rutherglen on Sunday to take on the Murray Felines.
The Felines sit on top of the youth ladder and seventh in the open women’s making for two intriguing encounters.
A win to the junior Lions could see them head to the top of the ladder ahead of another bye and a home clash against a powerful Lavington Panthers at Whorouly on July 1.
Dent said he hoped the youth team could qualify for the club’s first ever grand final which would be a remarkable achievement given most of their list are bottom age players.
“We will have 18 stay down in the youth team next year but also 11 of our really good players going up to the seniors,” he said.
“I think that balance will be a lot better next year but in saying that the open side we have now have competed quite well this year.
“The scoreboard probably does not do justice to the effort they have put in.”