Tigers easily

Kyneton captain Teagan Ainslie. Photo: Sophie McLeod

In women’s football, defending premiers Kyneton took on a much-improved Melton on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers unfurled their 2023 premiership flag in front of a home crowd then turned their attention to a match played in ideal conditions.

After some significant pre-season changes to the players’ list, round one was a bit of an unknown quantity on how the team would perform.

Kyneton had a new midfield and forward line, with Teagan Ainslie back as captain.

Tigers’ newcomer Eligh Blume impressed in the midfield and defence on debut, complementing hard onballer Ainslie and seasoned ruck Belinda Hateley.

The addition of Laura Roberts (ex-Macedon Cats) was a success with her ability to work well with established goalkicker Emma Williams. They kicked six goals collectively.

Melton players were generally strong and physically, but Kyneton had the answers and finished strongly to win by 42 points.
Scores: Kyneton 9.8 (62) d Melton 3.2 (20).

Goals – L. Roberts 4, E. Williams 2, M. Maidment 2, S. Harrison 1.
Best: B. Hateley, T. Ainslie, E. Blume, Roberts, J. Savoia, M. Love.

The Tigers head to Harcourt this Friday evening to take on Mt Alexander Falcons for the inaugural Pride match under lights.

Kyneton captain Teagan Ainslie. Photo: Sophie McLeod
Kyneton’s Jordan Savoia. Photo: Sophie McLeod