Northern Country Women’s League wrap

By Tyler Maher

Huge wins were the order of the weekend in the Northern Country Women’s League, with all four matches on Sunday decided by more than 10 goals.

In fact, the average winning margin of the four contests was a whopping 97.75 points, meaning there was plenty of Mother’s Day fun to be had for the victors.

Kerang notched the largest triumph of the round, defeating Mooroopna 22.16 (148) to 3.3 (21).

Sharni Ferrari was the destroyer in attack for the Blues, booting seven majors in a day out.

For the Cats it was Brittany Tancred, Janeaka Cooper and Kiara Cooper hitting the scoreboard, while Kayla Shepherd, Porsha Atkinson and Thamar Atkinson battled hard all game.

Rumbalara went close to matching the Blues’ output, racking up a 20.14 (134) to 2.0 (12) win against Tatura.

Lyndall McConnell (six goals), Tammy-Lee Atkinson (five), Jess Bamblett (four) and Natarsha Bamblett (three) all kicked multiple majors for Rumba, who now sit equal third on the ladder on points.

Kerrie Pearse, Shanice Allen-Tawhi, Madison Kromek and Jess Laffy all showed plenty of grit for the Bulldogs.

At Nathalia Recreation Reserve the Purples faced a mighty challenge from the visiting Echuca.

The Murray Bombers were too consistent across the contest and eventually ran out 10.20 (80) to 0.0 (0) winners on the day.

With 30 scoring shots it could have been an even bigger result for Echuca, but inaccuracy kept it from adding to its already massive percentage of more than 755.

Jess Pitts, Jodie Lake, Amber Sullivan and Paige Baksh controlled the clash for the Murray Bombers, while Kymberlee John, Sharnah Stevens and Alysha Cornell stood out for the Purples.

Shepparton kept itself within a win of Echuca on the ladder when it triumphed against Benalla on Sunday.

The Saints could only manage 1.4 (10) in the clash, with the Bears piling on 11.6 (72) thanks largely to a five-goal haul from Samantha Heron.

Tearnie Brown and Wendy Ludeman also snared a pair of majors each as Emma Keady, Emma Ley and Ashlee Thorneycroft dominated proceedings.

Brittany Button, Alison Ballard and Kylie Relf impressed for the home side at Benalla Showgrounds.