Long trips away for Yarra Junction

Yarra Junction's footballers managed three wins on the weekend. Picture: ON FILE

By Stacey Davis

Yarra Junction’s women’s footballers headed up to Thornton Eildon on the weekend for their last game of the season. Hoping to finish the season on a high, they started the game strong kicking 2.3 in the first quarter to Thornton Eildon’s 1 point. They controlled the rest of the game, with strong defensive pressure from all players. The final score was YJ 5.12.42 to Thornton Eildon 1.7.13

Emily Spicer finished the game with 2 goals with Sarah Wilcox and Adele Ormsby having great games for the Eagles.

The Reserves and Senior teams were taking on Broadford/Yea at home. Yarra Junction’s reserves got off to a slow start, Broadford winning the first quarter but the halftime address from the coaches worked as they were able to pile on 4 goals and keep Broadford goalless in the second. Broadford came back in the third quarter, with YJ only being up by 3 goals going into the last. Managing to keep Broadford goalless again in the fourth quarter saw the Eagles running out eventual winners by 34 points.

Paul Young (3 goals), Brock Vorhauer and Wayne Robertson all had great games Kyle Ousley and Frank Leo added to the goal tally with 2 each.

The seniors also got off to a very slow start – leading by a single goal at the first break. In a high-scoring second quarter, the Eagles managed a 4-goal lead going into the main break. After halftime, it was all the Eagles, kicking 13 goals to Broadford’s 3, taking the game by 94 points. Sam Morton kicked 6 goals and was named among the best players alongside Brayden Mead, Sam Cannon and Ewan Wadsworth.