Tackling the ‘Towards Zero’ campaign is a serious concern for Bass Coast Breakers footballers who this week travelled hundreds of collective kilometres to face the St Kilda Sharks on their home turf. The Breakers were honoured to be participating in the statewide TAC AFL Victoria Towards Zero round, says team president Ella Angarane. “The whole team feels very passionately about the need for a zero road toll,” says Ella. “Road casualties and trauma leave a profound and lasting impact on clubs and communities, and we need to work together on this important issue.” Breakers winger Jessica Bolding wore zero on her jumper.
While the scoreboard wasn’t favourable, the Breakers maintained a disciplined approach to the team’s game plan and structure.
As usual, the experienced Breakers’ midfield worked hard at every contest and there were pleasing performances all over the ground which highlighted the continued development of the team throughout the season. Cassie Willcocks and Lucy Caldwell were competitive in the ruck contests and provided strong targets around the ground. Half time changes, including moving Ella Cargill into the backline, gave the Breakers a lift, conceding just three goals for the quarter and highlighting the teams never say die attitude. Sarah Alweyn battled hard all day at full back. With the ball coming in steady and fast, she had support from the rest of the backline including Christine Abbott who laid some impressive tackles.
With two games left of a challenging season for the Breakers they are playing a good brand of football to watch and showing improvements each week. This week will be their last home game, at Dalyston this Sunday at 2pm as they welcome Port Melbourne for their last home game of the season.South Gippsland Sentinel Times
LADDER AFTER ROUND 12
The Warragul Industrials women’s team are fourth on the SEWF division three ladder after a big win against Mornington in the TAC Towards Zero Round.
The Dusties women travelled to the Main Street oval in Mornington on Sunday afternoon for the round 12 match in which they needed to win to maintain their momentum towards finals.
Dusties started the match in good form with an early centre clearance.
They maintained the football in their forward 50 only to have the Bulldogs quickly send the ball back to their forward line and a resulting goal.
Not to be outdone, the Dusties again took possession from the centre bounce. A quick response of their own gave Dusties the quarter time lead of three points.
Both teams put everything into their game with some hard tackles that congested the game at times. It was the Dusties in the second quarter who were able to dominate with two goals for a very handy 21-point advantage.
The second half of the game was an intense game of football with both sides vying for fourth position. The Dusties maintained the ball down their forward line for much of the time and eventually kicked a goal.
Only minor scores were in order for the final term as both teams continued their enormous effort to limit the other team from scoring.
The Dusties were too strong for Mornington in a fantastic game of women’s football.Warragul & Drouin Gazette
LADDER AFTER ROUND 12
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