Kyneton untroubled

Kyneton women take to the field. Photo: Sophie McLeod

If Kyneton women’s football players were feeling nervous for their first finals outing, they certainly didn’t show it.

The players ran out in front of a boisterous home crowd on Saturday, with a squad of junior Tigers taking part in the warm-up with the players.

It was an exciting atmosphere and the undefeated hot favourites were able to take it all in and get to work from the first bounce in the Riddell League qualifying final.

The Tigers soon gained control against a full squad of tough and determined Melton Bloods.

Fast moving around the ground, the Tigers had plenty of inside 50m entries in the first half, but did not convert as many chances as they had hoped.

A lead of 30 points at the long interval made home supporters happy.

In the second half Kyneton opened up the game.

Wingers and the all-star midfield dominated with five goals coming in 10 minutes at one stage.

With 14 goals shared among seven players, the Tigers are going to be extremely hard to toss heading into the first RDFNL women’s grand final on Saturday, August 5, Location to be confirmed.

Macedon Cats defeated Woodend-Hesket 5.6 to 3.2 in the preliminary final, and the Cats now take on Melton in the preliminary final this Saturday for a chance to make the grand final.

Kyneton 14.13 (97) d Melton 0.2 (2).

Goals – Whittem, Savoia 3, Meadows, Gibson, Moore 2, Williams, Erasmus.

Best – Ainslie, Savoia, Gibson, White, Whittem, Erasmus.

Photo: Sophie McLeod
Photo: Sophie McLeod
Photo: Sophie McLeod
Photo: Sophie McLeod