WOMEN'S FIXTURE & RESULTS - 2019 SEASON
RD6 - ER VS WAVERLY BLUES
June 1 10:30am - Pinewood Reserve
RD7 - ER VS THE BASIN
June 8 2pm - Batterham Reserve
RD8 - ER VS NORWOOD
June 22 12pm - Mullum Reserve
RD9 - ER VS UPPER FERNTREE GULLY
June 29 10am - Ainslie Park
RD10 - ER VS HEATHMONT
July 6 10:45am - HE Parker
RD11 - ER VS KNOX
July 13 10am - Ainslie Park
RD12 - ER VS SOUTH CROYDON
July 28 12pm - Cheong Park
RD 13 - ER VS UPWEY TECOMA
August 3 10am - Ainslie Park
RD 14 - ER VS BYE
ROUND 6 - SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2019
Well our first game finally arrived. After a big preseason which started back in November we finally got on the ground for our first game. We were without some familiar faces, Sarah Farmer has been working extremely hard since the end of the season and has been rewarded with a spot on Nth Melbourne’s list. This in itself is a great achievement and we hope Sarah gets every opportunity to show how good she can be. Our new Captain Mika Butters and her fiancée Kylie Bevan were both unavailable due to their upcoming wedding this Saturday. I know it is going to be a fantastic occasion and one we all excited about. The whole club would like to say congratulations and wish you both many years of joy and happiness. We also had some early season injuries which meant we were able to give the rest of the team a really good hit out. We played Norwood, who had come down from premier division, at Ainslie Park. Although the change rooms are a bit old the ground itself was in magnificent condition. We had a good start with Chloe doing well in the ruck. She won several tap outs and attacked the ball vigorously when it came anywhere near her. Kshan, Smack and Hicksy controlled the middle and kept the ball in our forward line which gave us several scoring opportunities. It took a few tries but eventually Lisa Baker shot out a quick handball and Emma “Fergy” Ferguson kicked her first ever goal in her first game of footy. Tash was working hard and managed to kick our second for the quarter. Norwood went forward a few times but the backline led by Swifty and Huddo stood firm. We had a two goal lead at 1/4 time. The second quarter was another good quarter with Gazza taking control of her wing and CT winning several hard balls in the middle of the ground. We went into the long break with a handy lead. The third quarter was not our best, Norwood lifted and we seemed a bit flat. We made some silly mistakes and allowed Norwood to gain some confidence. ET, Jonesy and Pencil were really getting involved in their first game of football. We held a small lead at 3/4 time and I asked the girls for a better effort and a bit more composure. The girls responded and we kicked away to record a comfortable win. Kshan capped a great day kicking another 2 goals in this quarter. Awards for the day went to, Smack who won the pewter for BOG and also the Anzac medal. This was her first game of footy for East and she worked hard all day. She won lots of the ball and got knocked over several times but just kept getting up and winning the ball. Kshan won the Thursday night dinner after a typical dominating display on ball and up forward. Trash who also racked up plenty of touches won the third award. She also kicked goals tackled well. The Jon Cena award went to Grizz who presented well at CHF and fought hard to keep the ball in the forward line. Her strength over the ball and strong body work was excellent. Other good players for the day were Chloe who worked hard in the ruck. CT who used her strength in the packs and her physicality around the ball. Hicksy and Gazza didn’t stop running all day. Huddo and Swifty led the backline well. The first gamers were great, Fergy, ET, Jonesy, Pencil, Tricky and Chloe all showed glimpses of what they are capable of. Next week we pkay UFTG. At this stage it is at 10.00 am at East Ringwood. As we have a number of players involved in Butters and Bevos wedding we have asked to move the game to Sunday afternoon. Once we confirm which day it is we will let everyone know.
ROUND 5 - SATURDAY 25th MAY 2019
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ROUND 4 - SATURDAY 18th MAY 2019
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ROUND 3 - SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019
This week we traveled to Heathmont where we had a 9.45 start. We had a total of 14 players unavailable for different reasons so we were fortunate to have Sarah Farmer available and also Liv and Jodie from the 18’s. We started well with Chloe competing well in the ruck and Kshan, Smack and Hicksy winning the ball out of middle. Heathmont had some good onballers and it was a good battle between our girls and theirs. Wiz was everywhere in the forward line and kicked 3 first quarter goals. We held a 2 goal lead at 1/4 time. We made some changes to ensure all of the girls got plenty of game time. Grizz continued her good form by presenting and competing well at CHF. Gazza was working hard on her wing and Sam and Huddo were winning the ball well in the backline. Our onballers were winning the battle of the middle and at halftime we stretched our lead to 6.5 to 2.7. I was happy with our effort in the first half and spoke about maintaining that in the second half. We moved Grizz to CHB and Swifty to the wing and both girls responded well. Kate Bergroth kicked her first ever goal in a proper game of football and Maddie Mount kicked her first goal in Senior football. At 3/4 time the score was 8.5 to 2.7. The game opened up a bit in the last quarter and we moved the girls around to give them all a decent hit out. The final score was 10.5 to 3.11. This was a really good team effort with all players contributing in some way. The awards went to Wiz, (Sarah Farmer) who finished the day with 4.1 and spent a lot of time on the ball. Her marking and speed helped set up many scoring opportunities. She won the Warren Gilbert Pewter. Thanks to Warren for sponsoring this award. Gazza, (Bec Gallaher) won the Thursday night dinner. Gazza ran over 11 kms on the day and regularly had 2 players to contend with. She is rarely beaten and continually wins the ball back. Gazza also won the Jon Cena award for her work in the packs. She was either laying a tackle or being tackled every time she went near the ball. We have 2 Maroondah club vouchers and Smack ( Steph McNamara) won one of these for her game against a very good opponent. She won the ball many times under pressure and used it well by hand and foot. Hicksy (Jen Hicks) won the other voucher and she would have covered just as much ground as Gazza. She ran hard both ways and applied great pressure to the opposition all day. She won plenty of the ball and her kicking has become consistently good. Kshan had another good day as did Grizz, Swifty and Sam. I would like to thank Liv and a Jodie for playing. Both girls performed well and more than held their own. This week we travel to Knox for a 1.00 game on Saturday.’
ROUND 2 - SATURDAY 5th MAY 2019
This weeks game against UFTG became a bit of a mess. We were scheduled to play at home on Saturday morning but we moved it to Sunday afternoon as both teams had a lack of numbers on the Saturday due a number of reasons. This enabled some players to play but also meant a couple couldn’t. We started the game with 18 players and as the game unfolded we looked sluggish and at times uninterested. UFTG had 23 players and for a side that didn’t score last week they were having a real crack. Our backline was under a lot of pressure but Swifty was playing in front and winning the ball well as were Cailin, Big Louie, Sam and Langers. Chloe was doing a good job in the ruck and Gazza and Fergie were trying hard in the forward line. We didn’t trouble the scorers in the first 1/4 and thanks to the good work of the backline UFTG were held to 1.3 . The second quarter wasn’t much better as we could only manage 1.1 and UFTG scored 2.1. Half time scores were East 1.1 to UFTG 3.4. I wasn’t happy with our effort and felt that we were just going through the motions so I gave the girls a bit of a spray at half time and asked for more of an effort. The girls came out and for the next 12 or so minutes dominated the game. The ball was in our forward line for almost all of this time and we had several shots on goal. Kshan lifted and really took control of the game. She kicked a goal and kept driving the ball back into our forwards. At about the 13 minute mark the UFTG ruck hit her head on a knee and then the ground as she went down. She stayed on the ground with what appeared to be a neck injury. The game was stopped and after 20 minutes was called off. Fortunately an Ambulance arrived and the player was not seriously injured. So as we were behind when the game was called off UFTG were declared the winners. Football is a game of skill but also effort and when the effort is not where it should be than the results will generally reflect this. We got what we deserved and hopefully we learn a really good lesson. We had some good players, Kshan, Swifty, Gazza, Grizz, Fergie, Chloe and Big Louie all contributed but there is certainly room for improvement in all of us. Let’s put it behind us and look forward to next week. The highlight of the weekend was the wedding of Bevo and Butters. Both girls looked stunning and it was a beautiful ceremony. All at East Ringwood wish you a long and happy partnership. Now hurry up and get back to training.