EFL Media’s Will Taylor dissected all the upcoming action this weekend in the Deakin University Eastern Region Women’s Competition.
Saturday morning will be the best game of the year and another tough contest for Bayswater as another top three team will be trying to dethrone the Waters again in 2017.
The Waters will be tracking back down the mountain as they travel down Maroondah Highway to play Chirnside Park. Zoe Alston is playing in one of her best seasons so far for the Waters but she definitely have some assists from Leesa McShane who is kicking loads of goals while Brenda Lay and Marissa Lee is making trouble for the opponents. Chirnside Park will be heavily focus for the opponents as Corrinne Jackson, Alex Barker and Sophie Ruddick will be pushing hard for the Panthers.
PREDICTION: Bayswater by 12 points.
Waverley Blues are on a roll winning four of the last five games and are surging towards a top three spot but Knox will be no push-overs. Jessica McKenna has been a huge inclusion to the new-look Blues line-up with coach Chris Goldstraw rapt with her services. Knox Falcons’ Kaitlyn Zeeck has been a revelation for the team this season and will be hoping to derail the Blues Express. The battle lines will be ready and firing for both teams in such a critical clash.
PREDICTION: Waverley Blues by 18 points.
Norwood moves back to Mullum Mullum Reserve this weekend after a slight change of venue last round at Hughes Park as they face Heathmont Jets on Saturday afternoon. Holly Fenton has kicked 10 goals for Norwood this season and will definitely need some assistance from her team mates Kate Borzym and Cassandra Wilson. Jayne Blakemore, Jessica Saunders and Emma Gosbell will be showing the way for the Jets as all three players are having exceptional seasons so far as both teams will be hoping to finish the season strong and avoid finishing in last place.
PREDICTION: Heathmont by 24 points.
The biggest mismatch of the season ends the round as the ladder leaders Mount Evelyn takes on the bottom-placed Upper Ferntree Gully in the battle of the Dandenongs on Sunday. Mount Evelyn’s Katelyn Betts and Melanie Hogg have led the way so far this season, but it has been a team effort with loads of role players for the home team. Upper Gully’s Samantha De Bono Temopoulos will be trying to keep the Upper Gully team in the game to cause the biggest upset of all. Can Upper Gully cause the upset or will Mount Evelyn keep its undefeated run?
PREDICTION: Mount Evelyn by 42 points.