MELTON SOUTH v YARRAWONGA
The Panthers took 58 players to Yarrawonga for two games over the weekend. The club was happy with the intensity of both teams in tough conditions.
The Reserves went down by 15 goals while the Seniors went down by 10 goals. Up to 10 Senior players were missing from the team but it provided the opportunity for some of the younger players to gain some experience.
South take on Portarlington this weekend with all three teams taking to the field. It will give the club an idea of where it is at ahead of its round one game with Melton on April 8. All players will be available for this game.
TAC CUP - Youth Girls
GREATER WESTERN VICTORIA REBELS
The girls took to the field against Western Jets in round one action at Learmonth Oval on Saturday. The Rebels increased its lead from 12-points, 20-points, 33-points to 46-points at full-time. The final score had the Rebels victorious, 11.7 (73) to 3.9 (27).
Ballarat's Hannah Simpson was named the best player on the ground. Ballarat team mates Isabel Fraser and Sophie van de Huevel also played.
Lake Wendouree's Amy Jackson played while fellow Laker Sophie Molan was named third best. Redan's Kristen Prebell kicked two goals and was named in the best while fellow Lion Amy McDonald played in the team.
AFL Women - round seven
Melbourne just missed out on a Grand Final berth on Saturday in its win over Fremantle. Despite kicking the highest score of the season (11.4.70) and recording the biggest winning margin (54-points), it wasn't enough to see them through.
Ballarat junior Lily Mithen had a day to remember with 21 touches (equal-third most on the ground) and laid two tackles in an impressive performance at half forward.
Former Kyneton and Trentham junior Ainslie Kemp gathered 10 touches; laid four tackles and kicked one point in the midfield. She took two marks, one that was very courageous at half-forward and won praise from the commentary team.
Former Ballarat junior Laura Bailey impressed for the Western Bulldogs in the win over GWS. The Dogs sprinted away in the second half to win by 32-points. Bailey started at full forward. She finished with eight touches.
Wallan's Brit Bonacci had a solid hit-out for Collingwood in its loss to Adelaide. Bonacci had a quiet game by her standards, finishing with eight touches and two tackles. Ballarat junior Bree White laid four tackles and had nine touches at half forward.
Former Redan netballer Sally Riley had three touches in the midfield.
Carlton was gone for all money in the final term against the previously undefeated Brisbane Lions. The Blues kicked the final three goals of the game to force a 37-all draw.
Ballarat's Kaitlyn Ashmore impressed for the Lions with nine touches, four marks and three tackles at half forward. Fellow Ballarat junior Nicole Hildebrand had seven kicks and took three marks in the back pocket.
Ballarat junior Jordan Ivey played her second game and gathered 10 touches, took four marks and laid five tackles (equal second most on the ground). She was one of the best players on the ground in the first half and was well applauded by the commentary team.
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