Wildcats on top

By Southern Riverina News

The Finley Wildcats have stamped their authority as Shepparton and Districts Junior Football League Youth Girls flag favourites following an impressive 27 point victory over ladder leader Shepparton United on Sunday.

Played at Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre, the Wildcats looked comfortable against their toughest rival, with the ball spending the majority of the time in their forward half.

The home side’s defence was the highlight, holding strong to keep Finley’s unbeaten record in tact to take top spot on the ladder.

Final score, Finley Wildcats 4.11 (35) to Shepp United 1.2 (8).

Theodora Miaoudis was declared the Wildcats’ best on ground standing tall as the general in defence and showcasing her physicality and skills, with great support from fellow defenders Grace Leeds and Holly Robinson.

Hannah Stewart, who travels from Hay to play, opened up the centre and gave the midfield and forwards plenty of the ball with Eloise Ashley-Cooper showing composure under pressure and reading the play well.

Paris Crelley also showed her value to the side again with her run and carry throughout the game.

Sam Rourke top scored for the day with two goals with Olivia Cicolini and Sarah Hanmer kicking one each.

Awards: Boomerang Motors - Theodora Miaoudis, Xerri Evans - Hannah Stewart, Sid Pascoe - Grace Leeds, Isedale Family - Nicola Denny, Pizza Hut - Sarah Hamner and Hayley Doohan.

In their last game for the home and away season the Wildcats take on Euroa at Euroa on Sunday, followed by a bye in the final round.