Little Joy for Ravaged Footballers but Success for Netballers


For MFNC seniors, it was not a happy day, beaten by Ashwood 12.8 to 10.10 in James Shirley’s 100th game.

Ashwood started with a five-goal wind and led by two goals at quarter time and trailed by a goal or so at half time. After that, it proved the better unit, its momentum held up only by a breakaway dog which invaded the oval and irritated the umpires. Beena seniors still have returning players who will challenge for spots, and they are yet to be beaten heavily in three losses. Keep the faith.

An injury and illness ravaged Reserves team (Ins – Non-playing coach Liam Wilson, footy ops honcho Rohan White, go-to man Ron Luff and non-playing women’s team coach Andrew Fisher) put on the boots for Beena in a loss more notable for their resurrection than Ashwood’s 8.7 to 5.5 superiority.

The U/19s were given a few tips from the men in green before the game but the outcome was the Doves registering a 13.10 to 6.9 win, after the Lions gave them a scare by drawing within a goal at three-quarter time.

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Casey Thunder 1 is the team to beat in SFNL women’s footy. Murrumbeena knows that, beaten 6.10 to 1.2 this weekend.
There is less than two months to find some kryptonite to put CT1 off its game come the finals.
Despite the challenge, our Lionesses are upbeat about keeping the ladder leader to a relatively small score, particularly after follower Ally Williams sustained an injury minutes before the game and never took part.

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Our A2 Netballers had a great win 37 to 36 against Cranbourne. It was a tight battle all game, but Beena came away with the chocolates in an epic!
A4 had a great game competing for the Pride Cup. Parkdale were too good in the day 52 to 32.
Thirds were undermanned (only 6 players) but fought hard all day losing 50 to 28.

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