Tiger women dominate

Kyneton's senior women footballers take to the field. Photo: Sophie McLeod

Saturday delivered real footy conditions when Kyneton women took on Lancefield at the Showgrounds for Pink Round.

With four U19 debutants coming in, it was unknown how Kyneton would fare against the continually improving opposition.

Slow to start, the game offered plenty of back and forth with prolific ball winners Chloe Hodgson and Teagan Ainslie battling it out in the mids.

Kyneton’s experienced ruck Bee Hateley gave players first use of the ball, and this allowed the midfield to settle in by half-time and start making the most of opportunities.

Under 19 players Ella Jeffrey and Jazz Short starred in the midfield, with Carrie Harris and Melia Hayes also contributing well around the ground in their first senior match for Kyneton Tigers.

Laura Roberts snapped outstanding goals from the pocket, and Jeffrey was able to launch a massive goal from 45 metres out in the second quarter to really get the home side up and going.

Overall, the match was played in great spirit and players across all departments wore pink socks to raise funds for two of Australia’s leading organisations for Breast Cancer – BCNA and NBCF.

Kyneton 9.15 (59) d Lancefield 0-2 (2).

Best (K) – Kyneton: Ella Jeffrey, Teagan Ainslie, Jordan Savoia, Natalie Korinfsky, Jasmine Short, Belinda Hateley.

Goals: Jeffrey 4, Laura Roberts 3, Jazz Short , Jorja Bennett.

Best (L) – Chloe Hodgson, Molly Heales, Maddison Coates Cowley, Emily O’Brien, Taleeya Robotham, Stacey Deimos.

In the two other women’s football matches over the weekend, Melton 8.5 (53) defeated Romsey 1.3 (9), and Woodend-Hesket 3.8 (26) beat Mount Alexander Falcons 1.2 (8).

Ladder leader Macedon had the bye.