Thurgoona 4.8-32 def Felines 3.3-21
The Under 16 girls learnt a hard lesson about playing out all four quarters of a game. They went down to Thurgoona who stayed within striking distance throughout the game and won with a late burst in the last quarter.
The Felines dominated the first three quarters and had the ball constantly camped in their forward line. Unfortunately goals proved to be very elusive and whilst dominating the forward 50 metre entries, not enough scoreboard pressure was produced.
In the last quarter Thurgoona overran the Felines and secured some crucial late goals to take out the match.
Best players for the Felines were; Mietta Habits in a best on ground display of running and taking the game on. Jayelle Walsh had her best game for the season, running off the back pocket and the mid-field’s effort was valiant all day.
Goals: Sophie Nicholson, Mackenzie Lewis, Breanna Wojtowyez.
Best: Mietta Habets, Yasmine Budic, Caitlin Somerville, Emily Keys, Brooke Davies and Jayelle Walsh.
Thurgoona 8.17-65 def Felines 24-16
The Murray Felines Women’s team put forward a solid effort against a talented Thurgoona outfit. The Felines took it right up to the league benchmark and defending premiers with fierce tackling and pressure which forced many mistakes from their opposition. On the turnover, the Felines’ use of the ball on the attack was first class.
There was a good even spread of contributors across the team. Tahlia Simpson and Emily Nicholson dominated the air, taking in over 25 marks between them. Kaitlyn Muscat had a very good game and through fierce tackling and attacking run, she was able to match it with some of the best forwards in the league. Kaitlin Robinson started the game on fire by rebounding many forward entries.
The team was only three goals down at the end of the third quarter. However, some injuries and the superior fitness from the Thurgoona team showed out in the last term.
Huge thanks to Chiara Hocking for playing and Sophie Nicholson for stepping up a grade again.
Goals: Emily Gardiner, Skye Simpson.
Best: Emily Nicholson, Tahlia Simpson, Skye Simpson, Carlie Smith, Kaitlin Muscat, Kaitlyn Robinson.
The Felines would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who helped out on Mother’s Day. The range of food, slices, cakes and scones would have catered for a grand final.
We would also like to thank the volunteers at Rutherglen Football Netball Club and in particular Greg Lumby for ensuring the ground and change rooms were in excellent order before the game. A big task and very well appreciated after such a big day for the club on Saturday.
The Felines take on Lavington at the Lavington Sports Centre this weekend in what will be a big day for both teams.