Across The Waves Eagles had to dig deep to tough out a three-points AFL Wide Bay Takalvan’s Women’s Premiership victory over hosts Hervey Bay Bombers in difficult conditions on Saturday.
The Eagles took a major step towards the minor premiership by maintaining their perfect record after six rounds with their 3.0 (18) to 1.9 (15) top of the table victory.
The Bombers had been shut out by Waves 4.2 (26) to 0.3 (3) in the season opener back on February 13.
They had more shots at goal this time, but their nine behinds cost them a win.
The Eagles kicked the only goal of the first quarter and added a further two in the third term, but they were held scoreless from then, doing enough hang on with Kayla Osborn, Kasey Stone, Olivia Wightman, Marie Smith, Rachael Maher, and goal kicker Sarah Pizzey their best.
With four rounds remaining, the Eagles moved to 24 points, eight points clear of the Bombers, who now share second position with Bay Power who had to also pull out all stops to defeat an improving Gympie Cats 5.5 (35) to 4.6 (30).
Alex Hailes bagged a double as Brothers-Aston Villa emerged as the only Bundaberg team with two wins after the second round of the Wide Bay Premier League Men’s competition with a 4-0 victory over SC Corinthians at Martens Oval on Saturday night.
Fellow first-round winners Across The Waves had the bye, but Fraser Flames and Maryborough’s Donna Villa both also recorded their second victories, against Sunbury Blues 2-0 and a very competitive Diggers 2-1 respectively.
United Park Eagles (UPE) bounced back from their first-up loss to Granville to strike form and down first-round bye team Bingara 3-0.
In the Women’s Premier League, Sunbury and KSS Jets both posted their second wins, while Bundaberg heavyweights UPE, who were coming off a bye, and Bingera, battled out a 2-2 draw.
Matthew Quaite hammered in four goals for Cities, a feat matched by Colby Zahn for Raiders/Rovers in their 11-3 romp against Arrows/Athletics.
The season proper starts this Saturday.
Here are all the scores:
TAKALVAN’S WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP
AFL WIDE BAY
Round 6: Across The Waves 1.0, 1.0, 3.0, 3.0 (18) d Hervey Bay Bombers 0.5, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9 (15)
ACROSS THE WAVES – Goal Kickers: Kelly Blair, Monica Hung, Sarah Pizzey. Best Players: Kayla Osborn, Kasey Stone, Olivia Wightman, Marie Smith, Rachael Maher, Sarah Pizzey
HERVEY BAY BOMBERS – Goal Kickers: T. Lines. Best Players: S. Shore, K. Elmer, T. King, B. Lewis, G. Eadie, T. Lines
Bay Power 1.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5 (35) d Gympie Cats 1.1, 2.4, 2.5, 4.6 (30)
FOOTBALL WIDE BAY
PREMIER LEAGUE MEN
FRASER FLAMES 2 d SUNBURY BLUES 0
KSS JETS 1 d GRANVILLE 0
UPE 3 d BINGERA 0
DOON VILLA 2 (Joel Neilsen, Adam Young) d DIGGERS 1
BAV 4 (Alex Hailes 2, Jake Brough, Drew Boylan, Lachlan Scarborough) d SC CORINTHIANS 0
FRASER FLAMES 2 d SUNBURY BLUES 0
KSS JETS 4 d GRANVILLE 0
DOON VILLA 3 d DIGGERS 2
BARGARA 2 d SC CORINTHIANS 0
UNITED WARRIORS 2 d ATW 0
PREMIER LEAGUE WOMEN
SUNBURY BLUES 13 (Kirsty Frehmann 4, Kyleigh Christiansen 4, B Howlett 2, T Lesniewski 2, S Philp) d TINANA 0
KSS JETS 2 d GRANVILLE 0
UPE 2 (Taylor Stumer 2) drew BINGERA 2 (Madelyn McCracken 2)
WB NORTH DIVISION 1 MEN
BAV 6 (Tom Martin 2, Casey Smith 2, Miguel Vitale-D’Amico, Jacob Green) d SC CORINTHIANS 0
UPE GREEN 4 (Nick Maas 2, Julian Bond, Nicholas Drew) drew ATW 4 (Ralph Falabella, Jordan Roebuck, John Giovannoni, own goal)
DIGGERS 6 d GIN 1 (Tom Stehbens)
BINGERA 1 (Cameron Brauer) d BARGARA 0
WB NORTH DIVISION 1 WOMEN
ATW DEVELOPMENT 5 (Alex Brunker 3, Amity Palmer 2) d BARGARA 0
ATW MASTERS 4 (Brooke Land 3, Tasha Giovannoni) d SC CORINTHIANS 1 (Allyssa Samways)
ATW HOTSPURS 1 (Ryan Korner) d UPE 0
ATW UNITED 30 (Blake Hunter 9, William Harris 5, Flynn Murphy 5, Lachlan Brown 3, Sam Brillante 2, Ryan Royall 2, Brenton Catasti, Jayden Black, Luca Brillante, own goal) d DIGGERS 0
ATW SAINTS 8 d SC CORINTHIANS 1 (William Holzberger)
UPE RED 11 d BAV VILLAINS 1 (Zedd Peters)
BINGERA 16 (Alex Wedel 4, Ari Maatta 3, Ethan McKeown 3, Josh Montford, Kaelan Meech, Cameron Manski, Jack Cooper, Liam Giles, Toby Houston) d GIN GIN 2
ATW UNITED 6 d BAV VILLAINS 2 (Swarith Chand, Baydyn McInnes)
UPE 2 d BARGARA 1 (Flynn Schiffke)
GIN GIN 14 (Harley Lange 5, Ty Lavercombe 5, Ethan Bramble-Bashford 2, B Schneider, P Smith) d UPE 4 (Riley Bennier 4)
BINGERA 2 (Rowan Mitchell, Cale Stayte) d ATW 1 (Tariq Munkayilar Moore)
SC CORINTHIANS 1 (Callum Horton) d BAV VILLAINS 0
BARGARA STINGRAYS 3 (Archer Morgan 2, Zephanian Spencer) d DIGGERS 0
Week 2 of trial matches:
Arrows Athletics 1 (Hamish Cook) drew with Raiders Rovers 1 (Stress Dwyer)
Waves Cities 9 (Cooper Pashley 2, Sophie Aitkenhead 3, Brock Green 4) defeated All Blacks 0
Forfeited game to Arrows Athletics over Raiders Rovers 3
Waves Cities 8 (Gabi Aitkenhead 1, Campbell Baldwin 1, Lilly Potter 1, Connor Castelli 2, Ava McCaig 3) defeated All Blacks 0
Arrows Athletics 10 (Jake McCaig 2, Damon Pegg 3, Liam Taske 5) defeated Raiders Rovers 2 (Hailey Kendall 1, Bayley Fagg 1)
Waves Cities 6 (Connor Castelli 1, Sam Aitkenhead 2, Harrison Baldwin 3) defeated All Blacks 3 (Isaac Wales 3)
Div 2 Women
Waves Cities 0 drew with All Blacks 0
Raiders Rovers 4 (Kerri-Anne Lund 1, Zoe McDonnell 1, Reegan Wightman 1, Annalea Vowles 1) defeated Arrows Athletics 0
Div 2 Men
Arrows Athletics vs Raiders Rovers – forfeit win to Arrows Athletics
Div 1 Women
Waves Cities 4 (Anna Smith 1, Ella McCaig 1, Milee Flanders 1, Katie Yick 1) defeated All Blacks 1 (Jackki Greiner 1)
Div 1 Men
Raiders Rovers 11 (Ryan Lee 1, Simon Cutler 1, Colby Zahn 4, Luke Randle 5) defeated Arrows Athletics 3 (Liam Dorgan 1, Harry Gardiner 2)
Waves Cities 6 (Joel Latham 1, Lachlan McLennan 1, Matthew Quaite 4) defeated All Blacks 3 (Dale Veivers 1, Isaac Wales 1, Thomas Chadwick 1).