By Tyler Lewis
AFL OUTER EAST NETBALL REVIEW
Beaconsfield and Olinda Ferny Creek remain the only two teams undefeated, as both the Bloods and the Eagles registered wins on Saturday.
The Eagles recorded a mammoth 79-21 win over Doveton.
The Eagles smallest quarter was the last, where the swift side still managed 15 goals.
Elizabeth Murphy was in great touch, scoring 62 of the Beaconsfield 79, while Bianca Sanzaro was also sensational.
The other undefeated side – Olinda Ferny Creek – fought out another crushing win over Woori Yallock.
Jackie Cullimore was tremendous for the home side, playing in a variety of positions and capitalising when in goals.
With the match against Narre Warren in the opening round of the season (effect Round 4), the Bloods will remain on top of the ladder for this week.
But if Beaconsfield can get on top of close-town rival Berwick – with a strong percentage – the Eagles can leap Olinda Ferny Creek.
Berwick and Cranbourne, meanwhile, did battle in another classic between these two powerhouse clubs.
The Wickers had the lead at the first and only trailed by two at the main and final break, but the margin proved too large to reel in, as Cranbourne came away with the 39-36 win.
For Berwick, Hayley Stewart was excellent, while Tiana Butler was impressive for the Eagles.
A strong first half set up the win for Upwey Tecoma over Wandin.
The Tigers got the jump in the opening half, leading 31-22 at the main break.
The margin proved enough, with the home side finishing 55-48 winners.
Emily Priddle was stupendous for Upwey, scoring 24 goals and always providing a contest.
For the Bulldogs, Abigail Gedge again loaded up on the goal front, scoring 33 of her sides 48.
Tash Sinclair was also excellent for Wandin.
Narre Warren, meanwhile, goes into the week off on the winners list, with a strong win over Pakenham.
The Magpies now have moved to two wins, and two losses at the conclusion of its round four.
The Lions are still searching for its first win, after going down to the Magpies 58-35.
Seville escaped a slight scare from Emerald to continue its unbeaten run.
The Blues and the Bombers did battle at Emerald, where the home side tested the undefeated Seville outfit until the final whistle.
While Seville led at every change on its way to the 57-54 victory, the Blues weren’t able to pull away in the sharp-shooting affair.
Leigh Taylor was fantastic for the Bombers, while Carly McDonnell was also terrific.
While the Bombers don’t collect the four points, the close proximity of which the side got to the ladder leader means there isn’t much work to do come finals time.
Mount Evelyn, meanwhile, delivered a whack to Belgrave, landing a huge win over the Pies.
The Rovers, led by Georgia Marsh, smelt blood and a percentage boost on its way to the 69-30 victory.
Marsh scored another 42 goals, while Stephanie Jones linked up for the other 27.
For the Pies, Krystyna Gabell was impressive, as was Georgia Donnelly.
The win for Gembrook Cockatoo over Healesville has launched the Brookers into the top five.
The Brookers led at every change, securing the 46-32 win with an excellent second half.
Chelsea Ingram was placed in attack for the second half, where she scored eight goals in a energy boost for the visiting side.
While Rebecca Christie drove the charge for Gembrook Cockatoo, scoring 22.
Berwick Springs, meanwhile, suffered a hiding at the hands of Monbulk.
The Hawks set up the 59-23 win in the second term, where it piled on 19 goals to three.
Charlie Brooks was the best for the Titans, while Nicole Macdowell scored 35 for the winning team.