This week saw a complete turn-around for the Yarrawonga Youth Girls team, with the Pigeons beating the Murray Felines convincingly at JC Lowe Oval.
The girls got into it quickly, with some good follow up work from Liv Elliott resulting in an early goal to Elise Freeman.
Last week’s training was evident, with the centre players moving the ball quickly to the forward line and another goal to Elise saw Yarrawonga dominating play.
The girls continued with the pressure in the centre and forward line and Annie Robilliard capitalised with another goal before quarter time. The girls went to the first break 21 points to zero.
Felines came out hard in the second quarter and while most of the play was in Yarrawonga’s forward line, scoring was hard until Elise Freeman kicked her third goal ten minutes into the quarter.
Hard tackling by Maddi Gissing and excellent team work by Liv Elliott and Ella Jones resulted in a goal to Molly Kennedy.
A fourth goal to Elise Freeman before half time and the girls were up by 40 points.
The midfield came out of the blocks firing in the third quarter and a goal from the boundary line to Maddi Gissing had the girls full of confidence.
Evita Williams worked hard all day and was a mainstay in keeping the ball in our forward line.
First gamer Maggie Ryan fitted into the team superbly and proved her worth with some impressive tackles.
Unselfish play from Maddi Gissing saw Molly Kennedy kick her second goal, with Hannah Notley scoring soon after.
Ella Jones continued her good form in the middle with hard tackling and some pin point kicking.
Amy Nunn was in the action all day with great tackling and the whole team provided great support to each other shepherding and protecting the ball carrier.
By the time the third quarter siren went the Pigeons were up by 62 points to nil.
Rather than rest on their laurels the girls continued to work hard, with Maddi Gissing opening the scoring with her second goal.
It was evident the girls were putting their hard yards on the training track into practice, with Elise Freeman continuing her great work with a beautiful sliding mark in the forward line.
Both Annie Robilliard and Tyler Houghton provided solid targets up forward for the whole match and contributed to the scoreline with their assists and tackling.
The whole team worked hard and deserved the win. Their enjoyment of the game was evident in the rousing rendition of the team song and with one home and away game left, the girls are aware of the prize on offer come finals time.
Score: Pigeons 10.13 73 def Murray Felines 0.0 0.
Goals: E Freeman 4, M Gissing 2, M Kennedy 2, A Robilliard 1, H Notley 1
Best: O Elliott, E Freeman, M Ryan, E Montgomery, S Ryan, A Robilliard
This week’s awards were well deserved and went to Maggie Ryan, Annie Robilliard, Sarah Ryan, Evita Williams and Jenna Knight.
The Pigeons last home and away game is against Lavington Panthers at Lavington next week at 2pm.