One more QAFL Women’s round to decide it all
THE weekend’s action in the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) Women’s is important for more reasons than one.
It is the competition-wide Pride Round, with Yeronga South Brisbane hosting all eight sides in a four game extravaganza tomorrow. It is also the final round of the season, with plenty on the line for several sides.
Five sides can still make finals, only one team’s place in the finals is confirmed and the final ladder position of everyone in the top five is up for grabs.
Two clashes in particular – Bond Uni vs Maroochydore and Coorparoo vs Southport – have a lot riding on them, but the one with the most riding on it is game three of the four game extravaganza as the Bull sharks host the Roos.
With the Kings breathing down their neck, the Roos have to win in order to keep their place in the finals, while Bond Uni will have to win to keep their place in the top two and hope other results go their way if they want that minor premiership. Last time these two sides met, it was a tight thriller.
It was Round 9, and the QAFL Women’s was just coming out of a few weeks where the rain had played havoc on the fixture. After being unable to be split at just about every break, these two teams played out a thrilling draw.
Meara Girvan and Krystal Scott were Bond’s goal kickers that day, and it was Emma Day and Chloe Gregory who got on the board for the Roos that day. Someone else who had a good day that particular afternoon was Lily Postlethwaite. The Maroochydore star finished with a massive 39 touches that day, but with AFLW preseason in full swing she is one less threat Bond will have to contain this weekend.
Mikayla Martin and Kelsee Sills also got plenty of the ball that afternoon and will be playing this time so Bond still have a few threats to quell.
Speaking of Bond, they have plenty of ball magnets in the likes of Caitlin Thorne and Georgia Hutton that the Roos will need to keep an eye on, plus the likes of Isabella Iverach have become more dangerous in front of goal in recent week so the Roos will certainly have plenty on their plate.
In other matches tomorrow, the seasons of both Coorparoo and Southport are on the line when they take on each other, UQ are aiming to sew up the minor premiership when they take on Aspley while Yeronga South Brisbane and Wilston Grange are both looking to end their seasons on a high when they take on each other in the final match of the day.
QAFLW ROUND 16 FIXTURE
Bond University vs Maroochydore
Yeronga South Brisbane vs Wilston Grange
Coorparoo vs Southport
Aspley vs UQ